Weather fronts approaching….

27th March 2021

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A very cold wind chill today with firm and icy snow in some locations and recent windslab in others. Quite a complex 24 hour period coming up in terms of the weather with two frontal systems crossing the area. Snow, sleet and then rain as the freezing level rises to 1300 metres tonight. A degree of consolidation as it briefly falls to 750 metres before it heads up and over the summits again tomorrow afternoon.

Fairly thin and icy cover on the Glas Maol plateau, deeper cover on the East aspect.


Sheltered locations are holding deeper recent accumulations of moderately bonded windslab.


Recent accumulations tend to be restricted to around corrie rims, convexities and gully tops. Small cornices have formed.

Comments on this post

  • Danny
    27th March 2021 9:08 pm

    Hi, Where is your third pic looking at today? I just can’t place it :o)

    • scairngormsadmin
      28th March 2021 8:43 am

      Hi Danny
      It’s Glas Tulaichean (1051m)
      Team SC

  • Danny
    28th March 2021 9:20 pm

    Cheers, Carn Bhinnein would have given me my bearings, but stolen the limelight…
    Lovely shot!

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