Mountain Weather

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Met Office Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather Information Service (MWIS)

Avalanche Information

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Scottish Avalanche Information Service

'Be Avalanche Aware' resources.

Download Library

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Course handbooks, programs and kit lists.

Mountain Weather

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Met Office Mountain Specialist Forecast

The Met Office now have a much improved Mountain specific forecast.  Detailed forecasts include a break down of elevation to show temperature, wind, gusts and wind chill.


https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/specialist-forecasts/mountain

Mountain Weather Information Service

This is the traditional mountain weather forecasting site.  You'll often find this forecast printed in cafe's, hostels, tourist information so it's worth becoming familiar with the format.


https://www.mwis.org.uk/

Rain Radar App

We also regularly use a weather app with a rain radar on it.  This is great for extremely accurate local rainfall forecasting.  There are a number of apps available for Android and iPhone - Home and Dry, Rain Today.

Avalanche Information

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Scottish Avalanche Information Service

The SAIS publish daily reports of observed and  forecast, avalanche, snow, and mountain conditions for the 5 most  popular mountain areas of Scotland.  They provide a daily avalanche hazard report which will be displayed in cafe's, hostels, tourist information, etc. So it's worth becoming familiar with the format and how to understand the content.

Be Avalanche Aware (SAIS) App

The latest tool for winter adventurers is a handy app with a host of features to help you stay safe in the mountains. Slope aspect and angle tools, avalanche hazard reports, snow stability observations.

Lake District Fell Top Assessors

Each winter, usually from December to March, Fell top assessors walk up Helvellyn.  They check conditions, take photos and supply a report to add to the Met Office weather forecast that appears 365 days a year . 


https://www.lakedistrictweatherline.co.uk/about