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UK Mountain Weather Forecasts

These are the sites we use for weather forecasting and observations in the mountains of the UK. We tend to gather information from several forecasts as the mountainous and coastal areas in our country are notoriously difficult to predict accurately for.

We are not affiliated with nor endorse the following websites, we just find them useful and hope you will do too.

Mountain Weather Information Service (MWIS)

The Mountain Weather Information Service is possibly the most-used of the UK mountain weather forecasts. It provides daily 3-day text forecasts for the main mountain activity areas.

The forecasts are divided into mountainous areas, and are updated at around 4:30pm each day. Below are links to each forecast.

Peak District and Yorkshire Dales
The Peak District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks and the area immediately between them.
http://www.mwis.org.uk/pd.php

Snowdonia National Park
The Snowdonia National Park , covering Snowdon and outlying mountain ranges.
http://www.mwis.org.uk/sd.php

Lake District National Park
Includes the whole of Cumbria, and also the western Pennines North from Ingleborough.
http://www.mwis.org.uk/ld.php

Southern Uplands
The Galloway hills eastward to the Lammermuir hills. The Cheviots (including higher hills within the adjacent Northumberland NP).
http://www.mwis.org.uk/su.php

Southeastern Highlands
Hills accessed from Callander, Loch Tay and Loch Rannoch areas. Areas east of Loch Ericht, and south of Dalwinnie, upper Glen Feshie and the River Dee (includes southernmost Cairngorm NP).
http://www.mwis.org.uk/sh.php

Cairngorms National Park and Monadhliath
Also includes the Ben Alder area hills between Loch Ericht and Loch Laggan.
http://www.mwis.org.uk/eh.php

West Highlands
Western Highlands accessible from, and south of, Glenfinnan (Road to the Isles) and Glen Spean (includes Creag Meagaidh). This area include Ben Nevis and the mountains around Glencoe. In the east, includes Ben Alder south to Loch Lomond and Trossachs NP. Includes Arran and Mull.
http://www.mwis.org.uk/wh.php

Northwest Highlands
Western Highlands accessible from, and North of, Glenfinnan (Road to the Isles) and Glen Spean. This area does not include Mull and areas west of Loch Linnhe, these are found in the West Highlands forecast
http://www.mwis.org.uk/nw.php

MWIS also link to mountain webcams, mountain-related news stories, blogs and range of other services. It truly is an invaluable resource!

Scottish Avalanche Information Service

An absolutely vital resource for hillwalkers and climbers heading into Scotland during winter. Updated forecasts and conditions reports for avalanches for the winter climbing seasons.

Scottish Avalanche Information Service

Met Office Mountain Forecasts

After a redesign a few years ago the dedicated UK mountain forecasts became a truly useful resource once again. The regions are separated out with clear displays of weather warnings etc.

Met Office UK Mountain Forecast

Mountain Forecast.com

A per-summit commercial forecast. We haven’t tested this one over a long period but it’s quite promising.
Mountain-Forecast.com

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