Welcome to the Mountain Weather Information Service

MWIS currently produce forecasts for 8 different mountain areas of the UK as an aid to mountain safety.

Forecasts are produced manually using information from a range of forecast models and forecasters 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 with the support of The Mountaineering Council of Scotland.

As always, please continue to give us feedback about what you think of our website, service and future development plans.

Observations from mountain summits

Friday 28th  November - 07:00 GMT
Cairngorm (1245m) 1.3C SE  34mph
Aonach Mor (1130m)  2.0C S    10 gusts 30mph
Cairnwell (933m)  5.2C?
Considered 2C too warm
SE  16 gusts 32mph
Great Dun Fell (N. Pennines) (847m)  3.9C E    17mph
Bealach na ba (Wester Ross) (773m)  4.4C SE    6mph


Planning video, updated Wednesday 26th   

We are trialling forecast videos concentrating on the outlook period (not updated daily). They do take time to prepare, and may well be updated two or three times a week: around Tuesday and Thursday, concentrating on the weekend to come, and Saturday with a look to the week to come. However, as with our forecasts, please give us feedback.

In association with
Mountaineering Council of Scotland sportscotland Association of Mountaineering Instructions