8th April 2021
The Scottish Avalanche Information Service issues information to support permitted activity under current Scottish Government guidance.
Please be aware of current mandatory travel restrictions inÂ Local AuthorityÂ areas within Scotland and respect local communities by referring toÂ Scottish Government guidanceÂ and safe route choices for exercise. For further guidance please refer to the following information forÂ hillwalkers and climbersÂ andÂ snowsports on ski and board.
This blog is intended to provide hazard and mountain condition information to help plan safer mountain trips.
Strong winds today with some serious gusts blowing through. The freezing level rose to around 1100 metres so most of the light and occasional precipitation fell as rain. The surface layers of the recent soft snow were damp and will become very firm and icy as the freezing level drops to around 250 metres tonight. Just a few centimetres of new snow expected but some limited drifting will occur in the strong winds. Poor day for photography, partially due to the low cloud and poor light but mostly due to the fact that you had to hide behind something solid to avoid being flattened by the wind.
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