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.
Mountain weather forecast
Mountain regions map
We provide forecasts for a selection of the main hill and mountain areas in the UK. This content is designed for walkers, mountaineers and others taking part in outdoor activities. Forecasts are issued in the afternoon before 6pm every day and cover the evening period, the full 24 hours from midnight to midnight for the next two days then a brief outlook for the following 3 days. They are updated in the early hours of each morning before 6am so it is worth checking on the day for any updates to the forecast.