A biting Easterly wind

3rd April 2024

Overnight and above 800 metres, there was a superficial dusting of fresh snow. This slowly disappeared off any sun exposed areas as the day progressed.  Although not particularly cold – minus 0.17 degrees at 776m metres at noon – it felt bitterly cold in the Easterly wind. The existing snowpack has refroze and is firm and icy especially at higher elevations and it will remain like this tomorrow as the freezing level lowers to 400 metres. Coastal hills are pretty much snow free with the inland hills still holding onto winter.

Above: Western aspects of Mullach an Rathain (1023m) and Spidean a’Choire Leith (1055m) catching a dusting of fresh snow. 

Above: The Bealach na Gaoithe viewpoint looking towards the Ben Damph Forest.

Above: Southern flank of Liathach looking across Lochan an lasgair.

Above: South-West flank of Beinn Eighe

Above: Coire an Laoigh

Above: the famous Torridonian sandstone

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