Poor Visibility on the Tops.

28th March 2024

It was a day of poor visibility at high levels, not a great day for photos. The temperature rose through the day, and below about 1000 metres the snow was getting quite sticky by the time I came down. More of the same expected tomorrow.

The view over towards Carn Mor Dearg.  Not much snow given the time of year.

Looking South along the West face of Aonach Mor. Although the wind has been from East recently, there is not a great deal of snow on Westerly aspects.

The summit hut. Visibility was very poor at higher levels.

Breaking out of the cloud on the way down the hill. This picture was taken at an altitude of about 900 metres. Although there were some patches of sunshine in the glens (in this picture you can see Caol being lit up), the tops of the hills remained in the could throughout.

Aonach Mor summit temperature over the past 5 days. It can be seen that although the temperature fluctuates a fair bit, the warmest temperature everyday is during the afternoon. At this time of the year the sun is strong enough to increase the temperature during the day. This tends not to be the case earlier in the winter when the temperature fluctuations are driven much more by the air mass/wind direction, and a daily cycle is only seen if the weather is particularly settled.

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