Cloudy and Mild

26th February 2021

Covid -19

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This blog is intended to provide hazard and mountain condition information to help plan safer mountain trips.

The thawing conditions continue. The snowpack is generally wet and patchy, particularly at lower to mid levels, with most snow remaining above 800m on NW to NE aspects. Southerly aspects are mostly bare.

I drove through the Torridon forecast area from the Fannaichs in the north to the Applecross hills in the south for snow distribution observations. Unfortunately, it was more cloudy the further south and west I went…!

(Above) Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich. Cloud base around 800m. Lower snow patches around 450m.

(Above) Mullach an Rathain of Liathach above Torridon village. Cloud base around 700m. Patchy rain and drizzle in the more coastal mountains today.

(Above) Beinn Bhan in the Applecross hills. Cloud base around 500m. and lower snow patches around 600m.


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