Many UK SOTA activators (especially in GM, The Lakes and Pennines) will have used the Mountain Weather Information Service (MWIS). This has provided accurate, area specific, weather forecasts for the main Northern mountain areas and now it is threatened because its funding is under threat. The option of using the Met Office forecasts is not an alternative as they are both very broad brush and are not compiled by somebody with in-depth knowledge of mountain weather.
There is a petition underway to try to influence the “powers that be” and it might help if those of us who have relied on this service were to sign it. There is no overt political stance in this; I, for one, would be greatly disadvantaged when activating in high mountain areas of Scotland if this service disappeared.