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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

Friday 19th December - 07:00 GMT
Cairngorm (1245m) Not available W       49 gusts 86mph
Aonach Mor (1130m) -4.6C WSW 45 gusts 69mph
Cairnwell (933m) -3.5C W       36 gusts 55mph
Great Dun Fell (N. Pennines) (847m) -0.9C W       39 gusts 49 mph
Bealach na ba (Wester Ross) (773m) -1.7C W       36 gusts 58mph 


Planning video, updated Thursday 18th December - Signs of very cold conditions at least temporarily from Christmas.

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.

SportScotland Avalanche Information Service - Note this starts for the winter season Thursday 11th December. . .

Get yourself prepared for winter on the hills. Winter skills courses are available at a number of centres; Glenmore Lodge have told us they have plenty of spaces left on one and two day courses just after Christmas.

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Mountaineering Council of Scotland sportscotland Association of Mountaineering Instructions