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 - A lull in the wind and a temporary improvement in general weather for a few hours middle of day or into afternoon from west. Rain, or on higher Scottish Highlands snow, low cloud and then severe upland gales will follow later on and overnight.
Northwest Highlands
Upland gales easing a little. Snow late in day.
West Highlands
Upland gales easing temporarily. Rain/snow afternoon.
Cairngorms National Park, Monadhliath
Upland gales easing temporarily. Rain/snow later afternoon.
Southeastern Highlands
Upland near gales easing temporarily. Rain/snow afternoon.
Southern Uplands
Deteriorating from west afternoon: rain, low cloud; upland gales.
Outlook - Little change in the weather pattern until the middle of next week: frequent upland gales and considerable precipitation focussed western mountains, particularly the W & NW Highlands. Snow will fall to lower slopes Monday and Tuesday. Later next week, as pressure rises, much drier. Indeed, pressure will remain high close to southern Britain for perhaps a week or more. However, precipitation and periods of upland gales may return to the Scottish Highlands and from the end of next week, one or two periods of significant thaw likely.
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