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The Lecht Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for The Lecht at 640 m altitude issued: 12 am17 Aug 2017 (local time)
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The Lecht Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 The Lecht Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 46.0mm), heaviest during Thu night. Very mild (max 14°C on Thu morning, min 7°C on Fri morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the SW on Thu night, strong winds from the WNW by Fri night).

Days 4-6 The Lecht Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 45.0mm), heaviest during Mon afternoon. Very mild (max 14°C on Sun afternoon, min 6°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SW on Sat night, near gales from the W by Mon morning).
WedThursday 17Friday 18Saturday 19Sunday 20Monday 21Tue
nightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPM
 
light rain
clear
rain showers
rain showers
heavy rain
moderate rain
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
moderate rain
rain showers
light rain
heavy rain
moderate rain
light rain
rain showers
km/h
Wind (km/h)
30 SSW30
30 WSW30
30 SW30
20 SSW20
40 WNW40
35 WSW35
40 WNW40
40 WNW40
40 WNW40
15 W15
20 S20
30 SSW30
40 WSW40
50 W50
35 NW35
40 NNW40
35 NNW35
35 NNW35
Summary
light rain
clear
rain shwrs
rain shwrs
heavy rain
mod. rain
rain shwrs
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mod. rain
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light rain
heavy rain
mod. rain
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rain shwrs
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Snow cm
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mm
Rain mm
3-212166412221033111022
max°C
Max °C
12141499991213911141311109910
min°C
Min °C
91213879811127111291010689
chill°C
WChill°C
6911525479499556145
Humid.%966476818985928978897194858996969381
Freezing level (m)290026002550250019501950225022502350250032503600245022502350230028502650
The Lecht freezing level scale
snowy slopeThe Lecht freezing level
Sunrise-5:41--5:43--5:46--5:48--5:50--5:52-
Sunset--8:50--8:46--8:45--8:42--8:38--8:37

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.

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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