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 31st October - 07:00 GMT
Cairngorm (1245m) 7.1C S      49 gusts 63mph
Aonach Mor (1130m) 8.9C SW  34 gusts 48mph
Cairnwell (933m) 8.8C S      34 gusts 46mph
Great Dun Fell (N. Pennines) (847m) 10.1C SW  38 gusts 47mph
Bealach na ba (Wester Ross) (773m) 10.0C SSE 29 gusts 42mph


Planning video, updated Thursday 30th 

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.

Keep safe in the mountains this winter

Mountaineering Council of Scotland annual mountain safety lecture series; November 2014

A series of entertaining but informative illustrated mountain safety lectures are being delivered around Scotland by leading mountaineering safety experts. All meetings are at 7.30pm; places should be booked in advance either by calling in at the venues or by phone, as demand is expected to be high.

Wednesday 12th - Cotswold Outdoor Store, 9 The Atrium, Guild Square, Aberdeen  (01224 593639)

Friday 14th          - Cotswold Outdoor Store, Dobbies Garden Centre, Drip Road, Craigforth, Stirling  (01786 241200) 

Wednesday 19th - Tiso, Edinburgh Outdoor Experience, 41 Commercial Street, Leith (0131 554 0804)

Thursday 20th  -   Tiso, Glasgow Outdoor Experience, 50 Coupar Street, Glasgow  (0141 559 5450)m

Tuesday 25th      - Tiso, Longman Industrial Estate, Inverness (01463 729171)

Thursday 27th    - Tiso, Highland Gateway, Inveralmond Roundabout, Perth (01738 634464)

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