Weather and Access

Weather forecasts, avalanche forecasts, mountain webcams and access information; below you will find arguably the best and most essential weather forecasting, meteorological and other resources for mountaineering based activities in Britain:

Mountain Weather Information ServiceMountain Weather Information Service

MWIS produce forecasts for 8 different mountain areas of the UK as an aid to mountain safety.

Sport Scotland Avalanche Information Service (SAIS)Sport Scotland Avalanche Information Service (SAIS)

Daily forecasts of the avalanche hazard for the 6 most popular areas of Scotland during the most popular period of the winter season.


The British Mountaineering Council: Regional Access Database provides the latest access advice for crags in England and Wales.

Met OfficeMet Office: Weather and climate change

The Met Office is the UK's National Weather Service. They also produce many mountain specific forecasts.

Glencoe MountainGlencoe Mountain

Webcams for the Glencoe Mountain Resort on Rannoch Moor, with views on to Buchaille Etive Mor, giving an idea of current snow conditions in the Glen Coe area.

Glenshee Ski CentreGlenshee Ski Centre

Panoramic webcam with a useful current conditions section.

Cairngorm MountainCairngorm Mountain

Webcams from the Cairngorm Mountain: Ptarmigan and base station showing the current snow conditions.

Visit Fort WilliamVisit Fort William

Ben Nevis Webcam located at Tomacharich, Fort William. Rotating every 5 minutes it provides views of Ben Nevis North face, Carn Mhor Dearg and Aonoch Mor.