Mountain Weather & Climbing Conditions

UK Forecasts

Select the relevant mountain area from the map or list below to view the forecast:

UK Mountain Weather Forecasts Peak District Lake District North Wales Brecon Beacons North East Highlands North West Highlands

Overview

Knowing what the weather has been doing over the last few days or weeks and what is likely to happen in the coming hours, can be really useful when deciding what to do and where to go. This is especially true of those of us undertaking sporting activities in a mountain environment, where changes in the weather can be more dramatic and can have serious consequences. Being forewarned is definately being forearmed when in the mountains!

Links to some of the best UK Mountain forecasts and the latest synoptic charts can be found on the right. We have also included forecasts for further afield plus links to the latest tide tables and the UK Rain Radar.

Also be sure to check out our weather and conditions related articles below, including an overview of winter climbing conditions and links to some of the best mountain web cameras currently available.

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Mountain Web Cameras

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Web cameras have come a long way since a group of students at Cambridge University thought it would be a great idea to publish a picture of their coffee pot webcam on the Internet. There are now tens of thousands of web cameras across the globe providing shots of people, places and landscapes every hour of the day.

From a mountaineering perspective, the useful ones are those that are showing the current conditions in mountain areas, of which there are numerous in the UK. In this article we have pulled together a selection of the best ones available.

Winter Climbing Conditions

Winter climbing in the UK is becoming more and more fickle as the years go by.  However, the excellent condition reports combined with a basic understanding of climatic conditions that lead to good conditions, mean that you stand a good chance of being in the right place at the right time. 

In this article we’ll give you some hints and tips on how to predict when the best time to climb is and also point you towards other useful resources on the web

Tide Tables

When sea cliff climbing not only is it useful to know what the weather is going to be like, but you also need to know what the tide will be doing.  Without this information you could get to your climb and find the base of the route is not accessible or, if having to retreat, you could face a long swim home. 

UK Rain Radar

Knowing where the rain has fallen or where the rain is coming from can be really useful when planning a day out at the crag.  In the UK the Met Office kindly supplies a Rain Radar on their website and is really useful allowing you to check where its been raining in the last 6 hours. Excellent!

European & World Weather Forecasts

Links to the best mountain weather forecasts for the European Alps

Brecon Beacons Weather Forecasts

Links to the best mountain weather forecasts for the South Wales and the Brecon Beacons

North Wales & Snowdonia Weather Forecasts

Links to the best mountain weather forecasts for the North Wales and Snowdonia

Peak District Weather Forecasts

Links to the best mountain weather forecasts for the Peak District, England

Lake District Weather Forecasts

Links to the best mountain weather forecasts for the English Lake District

North West Highland Weather Forecasts

Links to the best mountain weather forecasts for the North West Highlands of Scotland

North East Highland Weather Forecasts

Links to the best mountain weather forecasts for the North East Highlands of Scotland

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