Another “probable” frost in the “steep sided valleys” of Scotland

Well Chris Fawkes got it right, well probably right, yesterday he said that there would be a frost in the “steep sided valleys” of Scotland in his weather forecast yesterday on the BBC. Chris, this may be news to you, but we don’t have steep sided valleys here in Scotland Chris, they are known as “glens“, and broader valleys are known as “straths“. That makes six consecutive air frosts at both Loch Glascarnoch and Aboyne at the eastern edge of the Cairngorms. It’s true that Aboyne is surrounded by high ground to the north, south and west, but I would say that Aboyne itself sits in a strath alongside the river Dee rather than in a Glen, much like Strathpeffer.

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