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New website for mountain weather forecasts

Tuesday 4th February 2020, 2:53pm

The Mountain Weather Information Service is pleased to announce the launch of a new website design, bringing a fresh and user friendly new look to start the 2020s.

The site is fully functional and responsive for desktop and smartphone use, optimised to ensure the mountain forecasts are just a simple click or tap away!

All ten MWIS forecast regions are now prominent at the top of the homepage, alongside the popular planning video published twice weekly to the MWIS YouTube channel.

The signature MWIS PDF forecasts are formatted exactly the same as people know and love, and can be downloaded and printed out where necessary.

New features include a brand new blog, which will be updated by the MWIS forecasting team with general thoughts, snippets of information and background learning on all things mountain weather.

There is also a new 'MWIS Ambassadors' project - these are trusted individuals and professionals in the mountain community who love to share their knowledge of the great outdoors and promote safety on the hills. They will contribute to the new blog section of the site, so expect to hear from them! If you want to get involved with this, please get in touch with MWIS via the website contact us page.

Another new initiative is 'A day with MWIS', where people can come and learn all about mountain weather forecasting directly from a professional MWIS meteorologist, whether to complete training for Mountain Leadership qualification, or just for general interest.

MWIS is active on social media too, with reports and images through the day posted to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

The new website is only the beginning of further new additions due to be added throughout the year ahead. These include more app content for both iOS and Android in the near future, plus mapping tools and lots of learning content.

Garry Nicholson, forecaster and project manager, said: "We’re excited to evolve with the times and bring new features to the MWIS package, complementing our much-loved traditional forecasts with new content so people can find out all the information they need, learn about mountain weather and how to stay safe on the hills.”