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Ben Nevis weather

  • Fog 9 °C

    0 °C

  • Heavy snow 5 °C

    -1 °C

  • Light snow 1 °C

    -2 °C

  • Heavy snow shower day 0 °C

    -2 °C

  • Heavy snow shower day 0 °C

    -3 °C

  • Heavy snow shower day 2 °C

    -3 °C

  • Cloudy 1 °C

    -2 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 18 September 2018)
Now 23:00
Warnings
Fog Fog
20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 3 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-3 ° -6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 41 49 SSW 51 61
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VP VP
Humidity
100% 98%
UV index
Sunrise: 06:56 Sunset: 19:31 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 19 September 2018)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Fog Sleet shower Sleet shower Light snow Heavy snow shower night Heavy snow shower night Light snow Heavy snow Heavy snow Sleet shower Heavy shower day Heavy rain Heavy snow Sleet shower Sleet shower Heavy snow shower day Heavy snow Heavy snow Heavy snow shower day Heavy snow shower day Heavy snow shower night Heavy snow shower night Heavy snow shower night Heavy snow shower night
30% 70% 60% 60% 60% 70% 50% 80% 80% 70% 70% 90% 90% 60% 70% 70% 80% 80% 60% 70% 60% 70% 60% 70%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 1 ° 3 ° 4 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 0 ° 0 ° -1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° -1 ° 0 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-7 ° -9 ° -9 ° -8 ° -8 ° -8 ° -8 ° -9 ° -9 ° -8 ° -6 ° -5 ° -10 ° -10 ° -9 ° -10 ° -11 ° -11 ° -11 ° -11 ° -11 ° -11 ° -11 ° -11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 57 70 SSW 65 79 SSW 57 69 SSW 53 65 SSW 47 58 SSW 51 62 SSW 46 57 S 43 54 S 44 55 SSE 50 62 SSE 65 80 S 67 84 SSW 76 95 SSW 78 100 SW 75 97 SW 65 85 WSW 65 84 WSW 62 81 SW 61 79 SW 60 77 SW 58 76 SW 58 75 SW 60 77 SW 58 75
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VP VP VP VP M M VP VP VP VP M P VP VP VP M VP VP M M M M M M
Humidity
99% 98% 99% 99% 99% 99% 98% 98% 98% 96% 96% 97% 97% 96% 97% 97% 97% 97% 97% 97% 96% 96% 95% 95%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:58 Sunset: 19:28 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 20 September 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Heavy snow shower night Heavy snow shower night Heavy snow shower night Heavy snow Light snow Heavy snow shower day Cloudy Heavy snow Heavy snow shower night
60% 70% 80% 70% 60% 60% 20% 70% 90%
Temperature (°C)
0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° -1 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-11 ° -11 ° -10 ° -10 ° -9 ° -8 ° -6 ° -5 ° -6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 58 75 SW 60 77 SW 52 68 SW 46 60 SW 39 52 SW 33 45 SSW 22 31 S 14 19 W 16 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M P P M M M M
Humidity
96% 96% 95% 96% 96% 94% 92% 95% 96%
UV index
1 3 1 1
Sunrise: 07:00 Sunset: 19:26 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 21 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Heavy snow shower night Heavy snow shower night Heavy snow shower night Heavy snow shower day Heavy snow shower day Heavy snow shower day Heavy snow shower day Heavy snow shower night
70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70%
Temperature (°C)
-2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -1 ° 0 ° 0 ° -1 ° -1 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-8 ° -9 ° -9 ° -8 ° -7 ° -8 ° -9 ° -10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 22 30 WSW 25 35 W 26 38 W 25 37 W 26 39 W 28 43 W 31 45 W 34 49
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M M M G M M
Humidity
96% 96% 96% 95% 92% 87% 92% 92%
UV index
1 2 1 1
Sunrise: 07:02 Sunset: 19:23 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 22 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Heavy snow shower night Heavy snow shower night Heavy snow shower night Heavy snow shower day Heavy snow shower day Heavy snow shower day Heavy snow shower day Light snow
70% 70% 70% 60% 60% 60% 60% 60%
Temperature (°C)
-2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 ° -1 ° -2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-10 ° -11 ° -11 ° -10 ° -8 ° -7 ° -8 ° -8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 33 47 W 33 46 W 32 45 W 30 44 W 26 41 W 22 36 WSW 19 27 SW 18 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M M M G G G
Humidity
91% 91% 90% 88% 82% 81% 86% 91%
UV index
2 2 1 1
Sunrise: 07:04 Sunset: 19:20 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 23 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Heavy snow shower night Heavy snow Light snow Heavy snow shower day Heavy snow shower day Heavy snow shower day Heavy snow shower day Heavy snow shower night
60% 70% 60% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70%
Temperature (°C)
-2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -1 ° 0 ° 0 ° -1 ° -2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-8 ° -8 ° -8 ° -8 ° -7 ° -8 ° -10 ° -10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 19 24 S 20 26 SSW 23 31 WSW 28 39 WNW 29 43 NW 32 49 NW 35 49 NW 34 46
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G
Humidity
93% 93% 94% 90% 87% 86% 87% 89%
UV index
1 2 1 1
Sunrise: 07:06 Sunset: 19:17 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Monday (Monday 24 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Heavy snow shower night Heavy snow shower night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
60% 60% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
-2 ° -3 ° -3 ° -1 ° 0 ° 0 ° -1 ° -1 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-11 ° -11 ° -11 ° -9 ° -6 ° -6 ° -6 ° -7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 32 43 WNW 29 38 WNW 27 34 W 23 32 WNW 19 29 W 17 27 WSW 17 23 SSW 17 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
89% 89% 90% 83% 78% 79% 85% 92%
UV index
1 2 1 1
Sunrise: 07:08 Sunset: 19:15 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
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Updated:
Tiree Light shower night 56.497 -6.887
Birmingham Light rain 52.486 -1.889
Glasgow Clear night 55.864 -4.25
Manchester Cloudy 53.479 -2.247
Brighton Cloudy 50.822 -0.136
Dover Partly cloudy night 51.126 1.318
Exeter Light shower night 50.718 -3.533
Lincoln Partly cloudy night 53.23 -0.539
Norwich Clear night 52.63 1.299
Peterborough Partly cloudy night 52.569 -0.239
Swindon Partly cloudy night 51.556 -1.778
York Cloudy 53.962 -1.079
Aberdeen Partly cloudy night 57.15 -2.093
Pembroke Partly cloudy night 51.673 -4.908
Ullapool Clear night 57.896 -5.16
Inverness Partly cloudy night 57.478 -4.223
Kendal Partly cloudy night 54.328 -2.745
Londonderry (Derry) Heavy shower night 54.995 -7.323
Newtown (Powys) Partly cloudy night 52.512 -3.312
Fort William Cloudy 56.82 -5.104
Belfast Partly cloudy night 54.596 -5.93
Caernarfon Cloudy 53.139 -4.273
Camborne Cloudy 50.212 -5.294
Cardiff Light shower night 51.481 -3.178
Dumfries Partly cloudy night 55.071 -3.604
Edinburgh Clear night 55.953 -3.187
Lerwick Cloudy 60.154 -1.143
London Partly cloudy night 51.508 -0.125
Newcastle Upon Tyne Partly cloudy night 54.978 -1.616
Pitlochry Clear night 56.705 -3.728
Southampton Cloudy 50.909 -1.403
Stornoway Partly cloudy night 58.211 -6.384
Wick (Highland) Cloudy 58.439 -3.092
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Regional Forecast for Highlands & Eilean Siar

Headline:

Heavy rain and strong winds at times on Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

A mixture of clear intervals and scattered showers, these becoming frequent and heavy across the Isles and Northwest Highlands. Becoming windy with southwesterly gales developing towards the west coast and over the Hebrides. Minimum temperature 10 °C.

Wednesday:

Showers soon merging into a longer spell of heavy rain in the morning, then blustery showers again later. Winds easing for a time then westerly severe gales developing. Maximum temperature 15 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Bright with some showers Thursday but some rain spreading from south later. Lighter winds. Sunny intervals and showers on Friday, mainly dry with isolated showers on Saturday.

Updated: 14:32 on Tue 18 Sep 2018 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

An autumnal week with wet and windy weather at times.

This Evening and Tonight:

Staying mild tonight, but breezy. It will be wet and windy across Scotland, with particularly strong winds across the far northwest. Elsewhere across the UK a mainly dry night but there will be a few showers in places.

Wednesday:

Storm Ali will bring severe gales and heavy rain to some northern parts of the UK. Elsewhere it will be fairly windy, with sunny spells and showers for a time.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Thursday, wet and windy across central parts with rain throughout the day. Sunshine and showers on Friday. Fine on Saturday, before heavy rain and strong winds are possible later.

Updated: 15:02 on Tue 18 Sep 2018 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 23 Sep 2018 to Tuesday 2 Oct 2018:

A wet and windy spell of weather is likely for many on Sunday, the rain probably becoming increasingly confined to Scotland later, with the risk of gales, perhaps severe gales at times in the north and northwest. Temperatures will be near average for most, but warm for parts of the southeast. Atlantic weather systems are then likely to continue to arrive from the west through the rest of the period bringing generally wetter conditions in the northwest, and drier conditions persisting for longest in the southeast. Strong winds are likely at times, particularly in the northwest with a low risk of gales. In between spells of rain there will be some pleasant sunshine and these more settled spells may become more dominant with time.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 3 Oct 2018 to Wednesday 17 Oct 2018:

October will see periods of dry and fine weather at times, especially in the south and southeast where there may be some warm days. Occasional spells of more unsettled weather are likely, mainly in the northwest where there is a risk of gales and heavy rain at times. These conditions will perhaps occasionally extend across other areas too. Overall daytime temperatures are likely to be close to or slightly above average in the southeast with a cooler feel under cloud and rain in the northwest. However the lengthening nights means that there will be some cool overnight temperatures, with an accompanying risk of patchy morning fog in prone spots.

Updated: 15:02 on Tue 18 Sep 2018 BST

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Ben Nevis

Location
56.797, -5.001
Altitude
1,344 m above mean sea level

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