Very mild

28th January 2024

Today was very mild, with Southerly winds increasing to storm force this afternoon. A dry morning gave a chance to get a look at snow cover across the area before heavy rain set in during the afternoon. River levels were high with a combination of yesterdays rain and snow melt. The midday reading from the weather station on Aonach Mor at 1130 metres was 8.3 degrees Celsius today, unusually high for January. We have had very variable weather recently with some big temperature fluctuations. Looking back at the midday temperature readings from Aonach Mor just under 2 weeks ago on 15 January the midday summit temperature was -9.2 degrees Celsius a difference of 17.5 degrees Celsius compared to todays reading.

Becoming colder again tomorrow and Tuesday and the snowpack will begin to refreeze. Plenty snow remains in high North and East facing Corries.

Photos were also sent in from other forecasters giving a variety of images from across Lochaber.

South-East side of Ben Nevis


Some ice hanging in there at the top of the Little Brenva Face. This photo was taken at 1130 this morning and it has been thawing since.


Binnien Mor on the left, An Gearanach in the centre and Am Bodach at the back on the right


Sgurr a Mhaim in the foreground on the left and Mullach nan Coirean on the right.


Steall falls with An Gearanach behind.


Stob Coire na Ceannain in the Grey Corries


East face of Aonach Mor

Comments on this post

  • Jon Eden
    28th January 2024 7:44 pm

    Looks almost like spring.

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