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The Lecht Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for The Lecht at 640 m altitude issued: 6 am24 Apr 2017 (local time)
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The Lecht Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 The Lecht Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Mon afternoon. Becoming milder with light rain (total 8.0mm) on Wed night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 2°C on Mon morning, min -4°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (light winds from the N on Mon morning, strong winds from the N by Tue morning).

Days 4-6 The Lecht Weather Summary:

Moderate rain (total 15.0mm), heaviest on Thu afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 5°C on Thu afternoon, min 0°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri afternoon, strong winds from the SSE by Sat night).
Monday 24Tuesday 25Wednesday 26Thursday 27Friday 28Saturday 29
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snow showers
moderate snow
snow showers
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
rain showers
light rain
partly cloudy
km/h
Wind (km/h)
30 WNW30
45 NNW45
35 NNW35
50 N50
45 N45
30 NNW30
25 NNW25
20 NW20
35 NW35
30 NNW30
35 NNW35
25 NW25
10 NW10
5 WSW5
10 SSW10
25 SSW25
35 S35
40 S40
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T scotland snow sum24.cc23
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Snow cm
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mm
Rain mm
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max°C
Max °C
2-2-2-1-1-3-112453452554
min°C
Min °C
0-3-3-1-2-4-201342350553
chill°C
WChill°C
-7-12-11-9-10-11-8-5-5-3-2-304-400-3
Humid.%779396929396989699999395837988848590
Freezing level (m)5502003004504502003507001050105013001250105011501050110012501300
The Lecht freezing level scale
snowy slopeThe Lecht freezing level
Sunrise5:41--5:39--5:37--5:33--5:31--5:28--
Sunset-8:40--8:43--8:45--8:47--8:50--8:52-

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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