The Weather is wild On the mountains ! It’s that time of year again! Check the forecast and your kit!

The winter may be on the way on the mountains yet as I am down South it seems far away. I travel back early tomorrow and I had a look at next weeks forecast from the Mountain Weather Information Service (MWIS)

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday, 30 September, 2017

Atlantic lows and their fronts will bring in successive bands of strong winds, rain and low cloud across Britain until well into next week. Wettest and windiest will be western mountains, most rain on the west and NW Highlands. windiest conditions will be Sunday, and on the Scottish Highlands on Monday. Snow on higher Scottish summits on Monday and Tuesday. A hint of drier less windy conditions across England and particularly Wales from mid-week.

Top Tip :It is well worth looking in advance to the weather forecasts on a daily basis. They are free and also later to the avalanche forecast to build a picture of what is happening in the high mountains.

Wild weather in the Cairngorms on a Call – out are you ready for winter?

There may be snow on the High tops.

It is the time to check your gear put some warmer kit in ensure you have a serviceable torch and fresh batteries a must for winter walking? Do you have one ? Have you checked it recently?

Sadly my headtorch was  broken when I looked it out so I need a new one . I always carry two one a spare it saves faffing about in the dark changing batteries. Do you ?

About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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