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The Lecht Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for The Lecht at 640 m altitude issued: 6 pm27 Sep 2016 (local time)  
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The Lecht Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 The Lecht Weather Summary:

Moderate rain (total 19.0mm), heaviest on Wed afternoon. Very mild (max 13°C on Wed afternoon, min 3°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (moderate winds from the WSW on Wed morning, severe gales from the WSW by Thu morning).

Days 4-6 The Lecht Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 3.0mm), mostly falling on Fri afternoon. Very mild (max 11°C on Mon morning, min 1°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat afternoon, strong winds from the SSE by Mon morning).
TueWednesday 28Thursday 29Friday 30Saturday 1Sunday 2Mon
PMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAM
 
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
moderate rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
partly cloudy
km/h
Wind (km/h)
65 WSW65
75 W75
40 W40
50 SW50
65 WSW65
80 WSW80
40 NW40
35 WNW35
35 W35
30 W30
5 SW5
5 SSE5
5 SE5
10 NW10
0 WSW0
15 SSE15
35 SSE35
40 SSE40
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T scotland snow sum28.cc23
T scotland snow sum29.cc23
T scotland snow sum30.cc23
T scotland snow sum01.cc23
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Snow cm
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mm
Rain mm
2118412--2------1-
max°C
Max °C
899131386488389299711
min°C
Min °C
8891177436526516549
chill°C
WChill°C
225710-2-311055-161-15
Humid.%858287949285938573797472816867577781
Freezing level (m)340031003350315021501600140012501550160016501650165017501750210029003100
The Lecht freezing level scale
snowy slopeThe Lecht freezing level
Sunrise--7:11--7:13--7:15--7:16--7:18--7:22
Sunset6:55--6:52--6:51--6:47--6:45--6:43--

Other resorts in United Kingdom are reporting: powder (0) / good piste (0)

The above table gives the weather forecast for The Lecht at the specific elevation of 640 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of The Lecht. To access the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider view of the weather, check out the Weather Map of United Kingdom.

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Visitor Reviews of The Lecht

Matt from United Kingdom writes:

We visited the Lecht on the 6th Feb 2013. This was our first time Snowboarding in Scotland.

We arrived late because the road from Tomintoul was blocked by 3 cars that could not get up the snow covered road - we hadn't expected this as the Lecht website had earlier said the roads were fine, they were anything but. No one was offered any assistance from the Lecht staff in their tractor and we eventually freed the cars ourselves.

On arrival we hired our gear and were rather disappointed with the quality, the boots had certainly seen some hard times, were looking very ragged and didn't even lace up properly.

Once on the slopes we were further shocked, the snow condition report on their site that morning said:

"Main runs complete good cover of new snow, some icy patches. Ample areas for beginners.There is good snow cover across the whole ski area."

In reality, all of the green runs were solid sheet ice that you could not snowboard safely on. The blue runs were considerably more difficult and as we are relativly inexperienced they were beyond our skill level. There is no good learner snow here, the green runs have no gradient and are only a few tens of metres long before they flatten out completely. There are no intermediate runs for beginners.

Several other things that we were not impressed by:

* No obvious signposting of runs or routes and no one around to help you out.
* No maps of piste outside to let you work out where to go.
* Car park snow clearance poor - massive drifts in the car park and no help getting out, a group of us had to get together to help each other out of the car park.
* No information on road conditions posted anywhere and no staff who knew what was going on.

We will not be going here again, ever; I strongly recommend you do not either. In contrast, the next day (today), we went to Cairngorm mountain and had a fantastic day on some great snow with good pistes and friendly, helpful staff.

I hope this report prevents somebody else from wasting their time and money at the Lecht - go somewhere else instead!

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