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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. 


Gusty easterlies ahead
POSTED BY Garry // 16th Sep 20

A squeeze of air across the hills. Possible Helm Wind over Pennines.
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Waves and ripples
POSTED BY Garry // 3rd Sep 20

An inversion above the hills creates interesting cloud forms.
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Late summer chills
POSTED BY Garry // 28th Aug 20

Cold northerly winds and overnight frost are in the forecast this weekend.
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A chance of thunder and lightning
POSTED BY Richard // 11th Aug 20

The high hills aren’t a good place to be when there is a thunderstorm and lightning, particularly when you’re up on a high ridge or plateau.
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Cairngorm 2020 so far
POSTED BY Garry // 5th Aug 20

The seasonal ups and downs of our weather!
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A change in the weather
POSTED BY Richard // 24th Jul 20

Another fine day on Friday 24 July, great for walking in the hills.
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June chill and springtime variations
POSTED BY Garry // 6th Jun 20

Within the space of a few days, we've jumped from basking in hot sunshine at the end of May, to shivering in a chilly northerly gale by the first weekend of June.
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The Indoor Mountain Forecast: Your Interpretation Guide
POSTED BY Emily // 12th Apr 20

A light-hearted guide to help us cope with mountain withdrawal symptoms...
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Covid-19, MWIS Statement
POSTED BY Garry // 22nd Mar 20

Coronavirus and current social responsibilities.
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