Time: At the summit around 1000
Snow above:no snow observed
Route taken: PyG path
Next report: Friday 23-2-2024
No snow or ice was seen during today's observations.
A foggy and wet day with rain and a strong gusty wind.
Seasonally appropriate walking equipment, including lighting (such as a head torch).
From Thursday onwards, carrying snow goggles (like ski goggles) will provide a way to protect the eyes from cold winds and windblown snow, making it easier to see in order to travel more safely on the mountain.
From Thursday onwards carrying an ice axe and some form of crampons will give options to keep safe on the mountain when ice and snow are present (see Additional Information below)
On the Tuesday of the report the forecast suggests that the temperature at the summit will be above freezing through Wednesday, but then fall, being below freezing for the rest of the period until the next report on Friday. Temperatures are forecast to drop on Thursday morning, with temperatures as low as -3˚C (feeling as low as -11˚C in the wind). Although temperatures are forecast to be several degrees above freezing on Wednesday, it will still feel very cold in the strong wind and rain (feeling as low as -5˚C).
As the temperature drops on Thursday it looks like the weather will turn more wintry once again, with ice and snow likely to develop higher on the mountain. By Friday it looks a little colder again, with the possibility of more extensive snow and ice across the mountain.