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duchessofmalfi 12 Jan 2020

Any mildly informed opinion about the prospects for Scottish winter climbing mid Feb?

From here (down south) the hills look black and the weather looks a bit miserable, hovering around 2-7C with various forms of damp, making the mid Feb prospects look poor unless there is an unexpected turn to winter cold.

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mrphilipoldham 12 Jan 2020
In reply to duchessofmalfi:

There are signs of a colder second half of January according to various twitter weather folk. Only signs, but they're cautiously optimistic.

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gravy 12 Jan 2020
In reply to mrphilipoldham:

Are you sure it's not toying with me?

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In reply to gravy:

By the end of this week there will be a substantial build up of snow on the tops. Started today. Key will be what happens to weather thereafter. Very stormy this week.

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duchessofmalfi 14:28 Thu
In reply to The Watch of Barrisdale:

Ohh - that's the second report I've had that it might be white...

Surely it's toying with me now?

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OwenM 14:38 Thu
In reply to duchessofmalfi:

I went up to Spayside on Tuesday, it was quite white over the Cairngorms. But it's now peeing down, start building your arch type rain. Freezing levels above the summits.

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gravy 19:09 Thu
In reply to OwenM:

Bugger, it is toying with me...

I'm not going you hear? I'm not going so it is ok to snow now. Arse!

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Pefa 11:06 Sun
In reply to duchessofmalfi:

Snowing in the Cairngorms on Friday night and freezing up then and last night with ice on the A9 up to Aviemore a few hours ago. 

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Michael Gordon 17:59 Sun
In reply to Pefa:

And due to be very warm next week. Neither of which has a huge amount of bearing on what conditions will be like mid-Feb.

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Pefa 18:56 Sun
In reply to Michael Gordon:

> And due to be very warm next week. Neither of which has a huge amount of bearing on what conditions will be like mid-Feb.

It is the building blocks for future good conditions on North faces though, although I didn't know there was to be warmer weather next week. 

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