Cold with drifting snow

6th April 2021

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Today was very cold with snow drifting in the strong North-North-Westerly winds. Unstable windslab is continuing to form in wind sheltered areas on East through South to South-East aspects above 900 metres. Accumulations will continue to gain depth with further drifting overnight, gully tops and coire rims will be most affected. Slopes exposed to the recent strong winds will remain firm and stable.

Plenty of snow drifting in Coire Cas on strong North-North-Westerly winds.

A fresh cornice on a small cross loaded gully at 960 metres.

A view into Coire an t-Sneachda during a brief clearing in the weather.

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