Scottish Mountain Weather Reports

MWIS forecasts are published for the following day at 16.30, with an update when conditions deem it to be appropriate the following morning at 07.30.

Special arrangements apply during winter months when MWIS publishes forecasts at 13:30 each day. This is done as an aid to safe decision making for hill walkers and climbers, allowing for earlier forward planning. On most days an amendment is made at around 07:30, but it should be noted that other amendments may well take place during the course of the day should changing conditions dictate.

Summary - Upland gales north from northernmost England; less windy progressively southwards. Almost blanket fog most mountains, but the cloud base will rise eastwards giving breaks to some higher eastern tops. Pockets drizzle western hills, but band rain moving SE across Highlands.
Northwest Highlands
Upland severe gales and increasingly wet.
West Highlands
Upland gales or severe gales. Rain from northwest, mainly afternoon.
Cairngorms National Park, Monadhliath
Upland gales or severe gales. A little rain, mainly west of A9.
Southeastern Highlands
Upland gales or severe gales. Persistent low cloud, a little rain.
Southern Uplands
Upland gales; low cloud, a little rain.
Outlook - The period of westerly winds will be short lived. Models run by the main centres continue to show 'anomalous' conditions well into November. Winds will only rarely be westerly, minimising rainfall on western mountains, indeed most or all mountain areas will continue drier than normal. Temperatures will remain above normal on the hills for a week or so, but then a significant number of forecasts flip to a colder northerly. There may well be a lengthy period next week where fog, haze and general murk shroud lower slopes, but higher areas (above an inversion) may well be in exceptionally clear air).
Forecasts provided by and copyright of mwis.org.uk
Avalanche Join Us