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Follow the latest musings of our MWIS forecasters discussing the intricacies of the British weather in the mountain environment. In addition our MWIS Ambassadors will be blogging on all aspects of adventure and safety in the mountains. A brief bio of our ambassadors can be found at the following link:


*The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by MWIS Ambassadors in this blog belong solely to the author, and are not necessarily those of MWIS, or any organisation, employer or other persons associated with the individual. 


A beastly easterly ahead
POSTED BY Garry // 4th Feb 21

Significantly cold air sweeps across all of Britain by the weekend.
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Here comes the 528 line!
POSTED BY Garry // 30th Nov 20

A look 'behind the scenes' of forecasting charts, and what's so special about that fabled line?
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High Pressure = Great Weather??
POSTED BY Richard // 27th Nov 20

Whilst high pressure usually means good weather, it can also be fickle!
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Gusty easterlies ahead
POSTED BY Garry // 16th Sep 20

A squeeze of air across the hills. Possible Helm Wind over Pennines.
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Waves and ripples
POSTED BY Garry // 3rd Sep 20

An inversion above the hills creates interesting cloud forms.
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Late summer chills
POSTED BY Garry // 28th Aug 20

Cold northerly winds and overnight frost are in the forecast this weekend.
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A chance of thunder and lightning
POSTED BY Richard // 11th Aug 20

The high hills aren’t a good place to be when there is a thunderstorm and lightning, particularly when you’re up on a high ridge or plateau.
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June chill and springtime variations
POSTED BY Garry // 6th Jun 20

Within the space of a few days, we've jumped from basking in hot sunshine at the end of May, to shivering in a chilly northerly gale by the first weekend of June.
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Classic winter westerlies
POSTED BY Garry // 11th Feb 20

Textbook meteorology in action currently...
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Storm Ciara by numbers
POSTED BY Garry // 10th Feb 20

A day of violent winds and torrential rain.
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Inversion and downslope winds
POSTED BY Geoff // 7th Feb 20

Unusual occurrences in some valleys this morning...
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Stormy Monday ahead!
POSTED BY Garry // 1st Feb 20

Latest forecasting thoughts for a wild start to the week...
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