Cloud Cap on the Tops.

8th March 2024

It was a cold day with a strong and gusty SE wind. As often the case with a South Easterly the hills held onto the cloud throught most of the day, while there were some nice sunny spells in the glens. Summit temperatures where around minus four degrees. Although it was dry ay lower levels higher up there was some very light snow fall. This was blown around a bit in the strong winds, but all the deposits observed were shallow and avoidable.  The forecast is generally remaining cool with East or South-East winds and generally dry, or at precipitation amounts remaining small.

The view toward Aonach Mor from Roy Bridge this early this morning. It did clear a bit through the day, but not completely.

The view up the Allt a’ Mhuilinn around midday. Some nice sunshine where the photo was taken, but the summits remained on the tops through the day.

Carn Dearg Buttress. Not a great deal of snow at this level. 

Looking back into Coire na Ciste. A bit more snow in the back of the high coires such as this one. 

The first platform through to Observatory Gully. There looks like there is some ice about, more than I have seen so far this season, but that is not saying much. 

There was some snow blowing about on Aonach Mor, but not much of it was sticking anywhere.

A few pockets of windslab were found, but these tended to be shallow and avoidable.

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