Clear sunny morning
20th March 2021
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The snowpack had firmed up after a calm clear night but quickly started to soften particularly on aspects exposed to the morning sun. Cloud developed during the day and westerly winds picked up to strong, the freezing level remained above the summits and the snowpack continued to very gradually thaw and diminish particularly at lower levels where cover is very patchy below 900 metres. Above this cover is still good especially on summit plateau areas. There are glide cracks starting to appear in the snow pack after the recent warm weather, particularly around coire rims and crag aprons. A colder day tomorrow will temporarily slow their development.
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