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New forecast areas

We are pleased to announce an upgrade to forecasts for northern England. Separate forecasts are now offered for the Peak District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks, previously covered as one area.

The Yorkshire Dales forecast region will now also include the North Pennines, previously attached to the Lake District area, to better serve walkers following the route of the Pennine Way northwards beyond Swaledale and Middleton-in-Teesdale.

See for more geographic info on our forecast areas.

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Observations from mountain summits

Saturday 20th April: 09:00 BST
Cairngorm (1245m)  10.9C W    25 gusts 37mph
Aonach Mor (1130m)    Not available
Cairnwell (933m)    Not available
Great Dun Fell (N. Pennines) (847m)  13.1C SW    5mph
Bealach na ba (Wester Ross) (773m)  6.3C S   23 gusts 30mph

The Mountain Weather Information Service

The Mountain Weather Information Service provides weather forecasts to aid mountain safety for 9 upland regions across the UK.

MWIS forecasts contain detailed and accessible information aimed at both novice and experienced mountain users. We write forecasts largely in the form of warnings; generally when there is little text, the conditions are fairly benign. Where possible we use wording that indicates the impact of the weather on the user, and particularly when there is the possibility of severe conditions, we try to include this eventuality in the forecast as a probability, even when the risk is low.

Forecasts are produced manually using information from a range of forecast models and forecaster knowledge of mountain weather. New forecasts for the next three days are produced by 4:30pm daily, normally earlier in the winter, and amended as necessary.

The production of the Scottish forecasts is fully funded by the Scottish Government through sportscotland.

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