A dry day

30th March 2021

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Today turned out to be a largely dry day despite the forecasted showers. The cloud base gradually lifted giving some brighter spells over the main Cairngorm massif to the north.

The snowpack continues to slowly diminish but remains well bonded and stable throughout. The freezing level will be above the summits tomorrow, falling to around 900 metres at the end of the day, with some light sleet and snow on the highest summits. A colder outlook for tomorrow.

 

Canberra B2 WJ615 crash site on Carn an t-Sagairt Mor with the main cairngorm summits behind showing patchy spring snow cover. Details at: https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/21102

 

 

Exploring the patchy snow cover with the impressive Creag an Dubh Loch behind.

 

 

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