Ben Nevis snow free for first time in 11 years

Ben Nevis snow free for first time in 11 years

Mon, 21/08/2017 - 14:09
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Snow expert, Iain Cameron, confirms that for the first time in 11 years there is no snow on Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis.

Across Scotland, only three patches of snow survive in Scotland's mountains - one on Aonach Beag in Lochaber and two on Braeriach in the Cairngorms – but these could also vanish by the middle of September, for the first time since 2006.

Mr Cameron, said: "The situation this year is mainly down to a lack of snow last winter.”

"The summer is not a main factor. The ambient temperature over the summer was not much different than it has been before."

The earliest time all Scotland's snow patches disappeared previously was in 2003 when all had melted away by 24 August.

Iain Cameron’s interview on BBC Radio Cumbria can be heard here >> (approx 08:45am)