Hill Conditions and other Information
Montain Weather Information Service (MWIS) is a Scottish Government funded service. It provides a detailed
three day weather forecast split into five areas of Scotland. For the majority of Scottish hillgoers, this is the first
port of call when planning a day in the hills.
Another Scottish gorernment funded service. In winter time hardy forecasters walk up hills in six different popular
mountainous areas in Scotland to examine the snow conditions, then create an avalanche hazard report. They also produce
a very useful daily conditions blog.
Walkhighlands is an exhaustive free website which details thousands of walking routes in Scotland.
You can view mapped routes with detailed descriptions on virtually all of the Scottish hills and
create your own account to track which peaks you have climbed. It also has frequent articles
by a wide range of Scottish authors.
For a more general weather forecast, the BBC provide regional information and frequent video updates
The MET office provides weather forecasts for a selection of the main hill and mountain areas of the UK.
Webcams provide a useful glance at current conditions on hills and roads. Click on the image to go to the
website providing the picture. Note these are live and may sometimes be offline (check the dates on the photos), and of course
at night they will be in the dark!
Faicaill Ridge, Cairngorm Ski