Mulhacen, Sierra Nevada & Alpujarra Mountain Weather

The best Mountain weather resources for Mulhacen, Sierra Nevada for mountaineers, walkers and skiers

Personal Weekly Weather Forecast specially prepared for Spanish Highs

Specially prepared for Spanish Highs each week by Weather4Mountain, your own personal weather forecaster. Updated every Sunday evening.

Snow Report from our guides updated:

North Faces (above Ski area) - Some snow but not enough for ski touring nor winter mountaineering. Cold overnight so Ski area producing articial snow on pistes

South Faces (above Capileira, Lanjaron, Trevelez) - Verry little snow excpet thin patches above 3300m

Being mountain guides we are also weather "freaks"! It is vitally important for us to know what is happening or going to happen in the high Sierras. We have collected together below the best and most comprehensive resources available to get the best and most complete picture of the inbound weather.

Weather Stations and Webcams

Lanjaron - Webcam, Weather Station and records
Sierra Nevada - Webcams, Refugio Poqueira and Sierra Nevada Ski
Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia - Weather Station Data - based at 2850m

Weather Sites and Warnings

AEMET weather - Sierra Nevada mountains
Mulhacen summit conditions
6 Day Rain Radar from GFS forecast

10 day visual forecast - wind, rain & temps

Aspects of weather forecasting here in the Sierra Nevada

Many misjudgements of the weather come from the changing of the seasons and the related mountain risks that brings. Traditionally, the autumn and spring are the most unpredictable, as it may be t-shirt and shorts weather on the Costa Tropical, yet people could well be fighting in blizzard conditions at 3000m. A fine day on the coast can lead unprepared people into the mountains unsuitably equipped. There have been accidents and in fact the Guardia Civil do place people at strategic access points during these times if they know bad weather is coming in, to check that trekkers are suitably aware and equipped.

Strangely enough, the winter is more predictable. Most mountain goers seem to know that we have severe weather then and at a bare minimum it will be very cold and windy. Similarly, summer is generally great high level walking and trekking with not too much required in the way of protective clothing save for the odd afternoon thunderstorm.

Latest Mulhacen Photo taken daily by Laura Collins from 1400m on the western side of the Barranco de Poqueira opposite the village of Bubion