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Follow the latest musings of our MWIS forecasters discussing the intricacies of the British weather in the mountain environment. In addition our MWIS Ambassadors will be blogging on all aspects of adventure and safety in the mountains. A brief bio of our ambassadors can be found at the following link:


*The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by MWIS Ambassadors in this blog belong solely to the author, and are not necessarily those of MWIS, or any organisation, employer or other persons associated with the individual. 


Dangers of falling in cold water
POSTED BY Cory // 16th Feb 21

Immersing yourself in cold water is increasingly being touted to provide many health benefits, but sudden immersion in water less than 15ºC, can be very dangerous, even deadly.
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Easterly streamers
POSTED BY Garry // 10th Feb 21

Bands of snow originating from southern Scandinavia.
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A beastly easterly ahead
POSTED BY Garry // 4th Feb 21

Significantly cold air sweeps across all of Britain by the weekend.
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Covid and mountain safety
POSTED BY Garry // 28th Jan 21

Advice for walkers, climbers and skiers on keeping it safe.
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How white were my hills….?
POSTED BY Richard // 6th Jan 21

Memories of snow and thoughts for the future.
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#ThinkWINTER
POSTED BY Garry // 10th Dec 20

Safety campaign for winter mountaineers and outdoor enthusiasts.
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Here comes the 528 line!
POSTED BY Garry // 30th Nov 20

A look 'behind the scenes' of forecasting charts, and what's so special about that fabled line?
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High Pressure = Great Weather??
POSTED BY Richard // 27th Nov 20

Whilst high pressure usually means good weather, it can also be fickle!
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Thinking about winter
POSTED BY Garry // 26th Oct 20

Does the Pacific Ocean give us clues about the season ahead?
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Take a torch for the hills
POSTED BY Garry // 23rd Oct 20

Hill walkers urged not to be left in the dark when the clocks go back this weekend.
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Why should I register my phone for text 999 service?
POSTED BY Cory // 15th Oct 20

Don’t forget to register your phone to text 999, for work and play in remote areas.
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