Contrasting fortunes for Scottish ski resorts

Temperature during February across the high ground of central and northern Scotland were in stark contrast to the extremely mild conditions of last year when temperatures on the 14th reached 14.5°C. This year 24 hour mean temperatures on Cairngorm have remained below zero since the last week in January, this coupled with lot of precipitation, has plastered the hills and mountains above 2,000 feet with a blanket of heavily drifted snow. The cornices on the northern corries of Cairngorm itself must be quite spectacular at the moment, but further west the mountains must have received much more snow, as precipitation there this month has been much heavier, thanks to the almost perpetual zonal flow we have been experiencing.

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