Iain Cameron, a contributor to the Royal Meteorological Society and an avid snow watcher believes only three patches of snow survive in Scotland’s mountains - one on Aonach Beag in Lochaber and two on Braeriach in the Cairngorms.
Mr Cameron believes that these remaining patches could also vanish like the ones atop Ben Nevis - an event that has not happened since 2003, BBC Scotland reported.
A lack of snow last winter has been a major factor, he said.
Mr Cameron, who surveys snow across Scottish mountain, told the BBC: “The situation this year is mainly down to a lack of snow last winter.
“The summer is not really a factor. The ambient temperature over the summer was not much different than it has been before.”
“My belief is that all the snow will be gone before the middle of September.”