No Plover today
17th March 2022
After yesterdays warm and sunny day, it was back to wet and windy conditions in Torridon.
Starting initially dry and quite bright the persistent showers and strong to gale force winds arrived just as we left the car!Â Between the clouds, a dusting of new snow was evident on the highest summits, especially on the wind sheltered North to East aspects.
The old snow was still firm and generally well bonded and requiring a determined kick to produced useable steps. As the freezing level rose these snow patches softened and we occasionally broke through to our thighs, especially around rocks or where the patches transitioned from deep to shallow.
The freezing level is expected to fall to around 400 metres overnight, before a period of high pressure brings some warmer temperatures and some welcome sunshine.
(Above) White horses on Loch Torridon showing the strength of the wind, a brief interlude of sunshine between the showers.
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