We will never know if the wind didn’t veer more sharply into the northwest on the passage of that cold front, and allow the wind to funnel directly up Coire Cas and produce that record gust seen at the Ptarmigan station.
Conditions must be truly horrendous up there at the moment as the temperature is currently -2.6°C in snow and blowing snow.
When does a hill become a mountain?
Can these observation from Cairnwell be believed?
A day of very low dew points on the mountain tops.