Doing a ton on Cairngorm

Hurricane force winds atop Cairngorm this afternoon with mean winds of 80 knots and gusts to 105 knots. That’s a ten minute mean speed of 92 mph – extended Beaufort force 13 – with gusts to 121 mph at 15 UTC, with the worst still yet to come. Conditions must be truly horrendous up there at the moment as the temperature are currently -2.6°C in snow and blowing snow. That wind speed and temperature makes the JAG windchill -16.1°C.

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