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Welcome to the Mountain Weather Information Service

MWIS currently produce forecasts for 8 different mountain areas of the UK as an aid to mountain safety.

These forecasts are now viewed by 2.3 million visitors to our website a year, and can be read on the appropriate webpage, downloaded as a printable PDF, or accessed via internet enabled mobile phone.

We now produce all 8 of our forecasts 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. The Peak District forecast has been expanded to include the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the area immediately between both parks.

The production of the Scottish forecasts is fully funded by the Scottish Government through sportscotland with the support of The Mountaineering Council of Scotland.

The production of the English and Welsh forecasts is currently unfunded.

The website operating and development costs are funded through commercial sponsorship. This successful partnership between public and private funding allows us to continue to provide a reliable professional service completely free of charge.

As always, please continue to give us feedback about what you think of our website, service and future development plans.

We've been featured on the BBC2 programme, Landward. You can read the article and watch the programme here


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Dog walkers urged to take care around lambs

With lambing season well underway, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), Ramblers Scotland and land management organisations, Scottish Land & Estates and NFU Scotland, are asking dog walkers to be aware of vulnerable young lambs when they’re out walking over the Easter

April 20th, 2014 07:58 AM


A skye full of eagles

Golden EagleAs a nature enthusiast I'm on the lookout for wildlife on any walk I take but I never go expecting to see anything in particular. Hoping, perhaps, but not expecting. Imagine my delight, therefore, when a recent walking holiday on

April 17th, 2014 01:34 PM


John Muir Way officially opens this Easter

John MuirA festival of events celebrating the life of conservationist John Muir kicks off today (Thurs 17 April) and will include the official opening of the new long distance walking route the John Muir Way on Easter Monday. The new trail

April 17th, 2014 09:18 AM


Hillwalkers warned of Easter snow

leum-uilleumThe Mountaineering Council of Scotland is warning hill walkers not to get caught out by weather or late, icy snow patches in the hills. With the Easter weekend approaching, many will be planning trips to the Scottish mountains – for

April 15th, 2014 03:40 PM


Caver dies after collapsing on fell on way to Ease Gill trip

A caver collapsed and died while walking to a route in the western Dales. The 58-year-old was on his way to Top Sink in the Ease Gill system on Cas...

Sunday 20 April 2014 03:23 PM GMT


Boxer dog Murphy airlifted from Lakeland fells after five days in mountains

A missing dog has been found safe and well after spending five nights on the Lake District fells. Searches took place each day on the fells above P...

Sunday 20 April 2014 12:36 PM GMT


Walker airlifted after breaking arm on descent of Great Gable

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after breaking her arm. The 52-year-old woman was coming down from Great Gable with family members...

Saturday 19 April 2014 07:23 PM GMT


Walker dies after falling 500ft on Snowdon

A walker has died after falling 500ft on Wales’s highest mountain. The man was with a friend coming down from Snowdon’s summit yesterday when t...

Saturday 19 April 2014 04:21 PM GMT



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