Mountain area forecasts

Map showing areas used in forecasts
Yorkshire Dales East Highlands Peak District Brecon Beacons Snowdonia West Highland Lake District

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Mountains can be inhospitable and dangerous places for the ill prepared. From one hour to the next, from one hill to the next, they can exhibit a dramatic variation in weather conditions. Whether it's a well-planned expedition or a spur of the moment decision to go to the hills, it is important to check the forecast.
Forecasts cover daylight hours and contain the following information.
  • Hazard risk
  • Overview
  • 3 hourly weather summary
  • Probability of precipitation
  • Visibility
  • Hill fog
  • Maximum winds
  • Valley and summit level temperatures
  • Freezing level
  • Latest pressure chart
  • General outlook for the next few days
The forecasts are issued twice daily.
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