Safety – Weather

Understanding weather and forecasts

Weather and weather forecasts

Key points

Notes from Hampshire Scouts
  • Hills are more likely to have their own micro-climate and localised wind. Temperature drops as you go up.
  • High pressure:
    •   Summer – protect yourself against the sun
    •   Winter – wrap up warm
  • Low pressure:
    •   Layers; wet weather gear
  • Forecasts do not take account of wind chill.
  • Be prepared to change your plans in bad weather.
  • Check the forecast before going into the hills.