Mountain walking

On top of the mountain

7 November 2013

Our mountain weather forecasts have been enhanced following consultation with members of the public.

Even the most experienced and well-prepared hill walkers and mountaineers should not underestimate the weather. Mountain areas can experience weather of a ferocity seldom seen elsewhere so we've improved our mountain weather forecasts to help keep you safe.

The refreshed mountain forecast web pages are now easier to read, providing forecasts for a selection of the main mountain areas. Forecasts are issued twice each day and, as a direct result of feedback, these now cover the full 24-hour period where previously only daylight hours were provided.

You can simply click on the region where you are planning your expedition to see indispensable planning information. Details include a weather overview, warnings and weather hazards, maps and links to useful information services.

So the latest forecast can easily be taken on expeditions, or displayed in local youth hostels and climbing clubs, mountain forecast web pages are now printable. Ensuring that as many people as possible are made aware of weather conditions is crucial, especially considering the unforgiving nature of mountain weather.

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