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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 - Widespread upland gales, strongest in Snowdonia. Extensive low cloud and persistent rain, particularly western mountains south from Loch Lomond. Frequent snow showers north-west Scotland, but largely dry in the eastern Highlands.
Northwest Highlands
Upland gales. Frequent snow and rain western mountains.
West Highlands
Upland gales. Frequent snow and rain western mountains.
Cairngorms National Park, Monadhliath
Upland gales. Snow and rain showers toward west. Mostly dry east.
Southeastern Highlands
Upland gales. Extensive cloud on hills; rain and snow toward west.
Southern Uplands
Upland gales. Low cloud and persistent rain, especially west.
Outlook - Frequent upland gales through to Christmas, particularly Scottish Highlands, although a lull developing during Saturday as a transient ridge of high pressure crosses the British Isles. Precipitation almost daily, particularly western mountains. Freezing levels rising above most mountain tops on Sunday as rain moves through, then frequent below freezing on Scottish summits next week. Elsewhere, most precipitation rain with freezing levels often above higher tops (although 600-800m Friday & Saturday). Signs of turning widely colder post-Christmas.
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