Mountain Kingdoms

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Where possible we use wording that indicates the impact of the weather on the user, and particularly when there is the possibility of severe conditions, we try to include this eventuality in the forecast as a probability, even when the risk is low. We provide forecasts for a selection of the main hill and mountain areas in the UK. This content is designed for walkers, mountaineers and others taking part in outdoor activities. Forecasts are issued in the afternoon before 6pm every day and cover the evening period, the full 24 hours from midnight to midnight for the next two days then a brief outlook for the following 3 days.

We are blessed with at a variety of altitudes which make for a varied landscape with an array of walking opportunities. They range from hills like Blorenge which stands above Blaenafon at 571m, to Pen y Fan which, at 886m, is the highest mountain in Southern Britain. A sublime range of mountains, running all the way from the west to the east, forms the backbone of our National Park.

From Inverey, west of Braemar, past the ruins of Altanour Lodge, is a circuit linking five Munros; Glas Tulaichean , Beinn lutharn Mhor , Carn an Righ , Carn Bhac and An Socach . Look out for the Glas Tulaichean Uphill Race in June, one of only two races up a Munro in Scotland for hill runners. The Munros fall into three groups, four on the west of the A9; Beinn Udlamain , Sgairneach Mhor , A’Mharconaich and Gael Charn . The Carn na Caim and A’Bhuidheanach Bheag on the eastern side, and further north Meall Chuaich sitting out on its own.

With stunning scenery and awe-inspiring views it’s all part of a great day out for you and your family in North Wales. Cairn Toul is the third highest Munro in the Cairngorms National Park, the fourth in Scotland and is the second highest point in the western massif of the Cairngorms. Braeriach, the third highest mountain the UK, second highest in the Cairngorms and the highest point in the western massif of the Cairngorms, sits separated from the central section of Ben Macdui and Cairn Gorm, by the pass of the Lairig Ghru. With a crescent-shaped summit and steep craggy corries, Braeriach is one of the more spectacular Munros. Expect to see snow all year round; as the snow on the north-facing corrie of Garbh Coire Mor has only completely melted five times in the last century, the patches that have remained are the longest-lying snow patches in Scotland. The Lairig Ghru is the best-known mountain pass in Scotland, climbing to an altitude of 835 metres and crossing through the Central Cairngorms, through some of the wildest country; it’s a classic walk taking you from Speyside to Deeside.

We are committed to delivering outstanding alpine mountain experiences. Attend one of our training days and learn all about mountain weather forecasting from an MWIS meteorologist. MWIS forecasts contain detailed and accessible information aimed at both novice and experienced mountain users. We write forecasts largely in the form of warnings; generally when there is little text, the conditions are fairly benign.