Sunny today, all change tomorrow.

27th March 2023

Today was a cold, clear sunny day with great views. There is a covering of fresh snow on top of a friable crust on much of the plateau area. While many people were out enjoying this fresh snow today, much of it will be redistributed in the Southerly winds tonight and tomorrow. Precipitation tomorrow will start as snow above around 700 metres, turning to rain at all but the highest summits during the afternoon. Fresh windslab will be particularly unstable as it will build on top of a layer soft snow and rime which overlies a crust with another soft layer below.


Rime growing into the wind on the snow surface. This just below the coire rim on a North aspect. (above the Forty Thieves area in Coire an t-Sneachda) This is what the new windslab will develop on top of tomorrow.

Looking across the plateau to Ben Macdui

Looking towards Cairngorm Summit, rockier on the west aspect (left of picture) with skiers on the South aspect (right of picture)

Beinn Mheadhoin on the left, Shelter Stone crag on the right.

A closer view of Shelter Stone Crag, Ben Macdui behind.

Fiacaill Buttress, Coire an t-Sneachda.

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