19th December 2020
The Scottish Avalanche Information Service would recommend that those wishing to enjoy the winter mountains refer to Mountaineering Scotland and Scottish Government advice regarding Covid-19 and outdoor activities.
Mild temperatures and heavy precipitation yesterday have resulted in significant snow loss – Even Lochnagar has been stripped right back. The ground is sodden and the burns are running high and fast. There is very little snow below 1000 metres with the largest areas being found on the 1000-1200 metre mountains. Don’t despair though – the freezing level is lowering and cooler conditions have been forecast for the coming week with some precipitation in the mix. Just be aware that the remaining patches are likely to become firm and icy during the next period, as the freezing level lowers to 800 metres.
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