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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

Sunday 25th January - 08:00 GMT 
Cairngorm (1245m)  3.6C  W   60 gusts 78mph
Aonach Mor (1130m)  5.2C SW 45 gusts 81mph
Cairnwell (933m)    n/a     n/a
Great Dun Fell (N. Pennines) (847m)  -0.3C SW 27 gusts 38mph
Bealach na ba (Wester Ross) (773m)  3.5C SW 50 gusts 63mph 


Planning video, updated Wednesday 21st January 

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.

Talk: 'Weather forecasting - how good have we got?'

Geoff Monk of MWIS will be giving a talk in Inverness on Wednesday 21st January, at 7.00pm, preceded by a cup of tea at 6.30pm. The meeting, open to all, is part of a series of winter meetings organised by the Royal Meteorological Society (most meetings in Edinburgh). We are advertising the meeting, in particular because it is many years since we have held a meeting as far north as Inverness, and we will hope to do so again. Meeting details are on the RMetS website.
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