Warm, Wet and Windy

15th December 2023

It has remained very mild throughout today with 10C at sea level this afternoon. Tomorrow, the freezing level will rise to 2000 metres overnight and we are expecting heavy and persistent rain at all levels in the afternoon with a total of 35mm forecast for the Fannaich area for the 24hr forecast period. And it will very windy with severe gales across the tops. A day for the cafe…..?

Highlights of the Day

Flat light and dark skies made the old Granny pines more prominent in the Caledonian forest of Beinn Eighe NNR. Quiet single track road in Glen Torridon – small victories!

Below are more general views of ‘no snow’ to add to yesterday’s.

(Above) Looking across Loch Maree to the snowless flanks of Slioch.

(Above) Coire an Laoigh, Beinn Eighe with the summit Munro of Spidean Coire nan Clach (993m) and Stuc Coire an Laoigh (840m) prominent on the left.

(Above) Low water levels for this time of year.in A’ Ghairbhe in Glen Torridon. It actually has been very dry this Autumn and start of winter in the North West, mainly due to long periods of an Easterly airflow where the west has been in a rainshadow.

(Above) Liathach from Glen Torridon.

(Above) The north top of Beinn Liath Mor Fannaich (830m). A touch more old wet snow remains on the more inland mountains like the Fannaichs, again, due to historical snow being deposited by Easterly and Northerly airflows.

(Above) An Teallach.

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