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The Lecht Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for The Lecht at 640 m altitude issued: 11 pm17 Jan 2018 (local time)
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The Lecht Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 The Lecht Weather Summary:

Mostly dry. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -2°C on Thu morning, min -5°C on Fri afternoon). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 4-6 The Lecht Weather Summary:

Mild with light rain (total 4.0mm) on Sun morning Becoming colder with a light covering of snow, mostly falling on Mon afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 5°C on Tue afternoon, min -5°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat night, gales from the SSW by Tue afternoon).
WedThursday 18Friday 19Saturday 20Sunday 21Monday 22Tue
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snow showers
cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
snow showers
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
clear
rain showers
km/h
Wind (km/h)
20 W20
25 WNW25
30 WNW30
35 W35
35 WSW35
20 W20
35 W35
35 NW35
25 NW25
15 SSE15
50 S50
45 W45
25 W25
15 SSW15
10 SSE10
40 WSW40
50 WSW50
60 SW60
Summary
snow shwrs
cloudy
some clouds
some clouds
cloudy
cloudy
some clouds
clear
clear
snow shwrs
light snow
light snow
some clouds
some clouds
light snow
snow shwrs
clear
rain shwrs
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Snow cm
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Rain mm
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max°C
Max °C
-3-2-2-4-3-3-4-3-3-323-100225
min°C
Min °C
-4-3-3-4-4-5-4-4-5-5-11-1-10-113
chill°C
WChill°C
-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-12-11-5-10-6-8-5-4-7-7-5
Humid.%828275767669737172569089898198868184
Freezing level (m)15020040015002001005025007501850600850800145010001600
The Lecht freezing level scale
snowy slopeThe Lecht freezing level
Sunrise-8:37--8:36--8:33--8:33--8:30--8:30-
Sunset--4:08--4:10--4:13--4:15--4:16--4:19
Eyeball snow report
  1. eyeball reporterSnow Forecast User Report: Snow falling heavily in The Lecht.
  2. eyeball reporterSnow Forecast User Report: Snowing at a moderate rate in Cairngorm.
  3. eyeball reporterSnow Forecast User Report: It is snowing heavily in Cairngorm.
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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.

Click here to read further information on freezing levels and how we forecast our temperatures.

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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