Cold and more snow.

8th February 2021

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It was another cold day with drifting snow. There were light showers in the morning with heavier snow showers in the afternoon. Additional windslab is accumulating on top of persistent weaknesses in the snowpack, with South-West to North-West aspects above 500 metres most affected. Cold temperatures are expected to maintain these weaknesses for at least the next few days.

Looking across to the Cairngorms from Meall a’Bhuachaille. You can see evidence of snow drifting in the Easterly winds.

Looking across to Creagan Gorm from Meall a Bhucaille where the weather was a lot calmer. You can see evidence of wind scouring on the North East aspect.

A cornice over a hollow at about 500 metres. This has formed in the recent strong easterly winds.

 

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