Storm Force North-Westerlies
4th April 2021
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A bright sunny day this morning, but it was already difficult battling into Coire an t-Sneachda in the wind. As forecast the wind increased through the day, with extensive cloud building quickly ahead of the approaching cold front.
This cold front will bring in a cold Arctic Maritime airstream, with light snow expected above 200 metres for the duration of the forecast period. The winds will remain from the North-West depositing new accumulations of Windslab on South and South-east aspects. Instabilities are likely due to the cold temperatures particularly where windslab overlies the existing older snowpack, or where it achieves depth.
In short, it is going to be a cold, windy and unsettled for the next few days.
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