Ben Nevis Weather
Your daily source for weather reports on Britian's highest mountain
Ben Nevis is the highest mountain on the British Isles at 4406 feet, 1344m. The Ben is a mountain of vast contrasts, not only of natural beauty and terrain but also of weather. One hundred years ago the former observatory recorded the weather patterns every day of the year. It was noted that the annual average temperature at the summit was -0.5C while the July average was +5C. Rainfall was recorded at 4000mm per year. The summit was covered in mist much of the time, with just one sunny day in five. Up to two metres of snow covered the summit for 8 months of the year, often well into June.
Nowadays as weather patterns may have changed and walkers and climbers need to be ever more vigilant. The weather can be just as severe now as it was then, but with a lot less certainty. A sunny day in June can quickly turn to give blizzards on the summit. Being aware of possible changes in conditions may well be the difference between life a death.
This site is a dedicated weather forecast for Ben Nevis. It is updated daily at 9am. The Mountain Weather Information Service aids the safety of all who climb or walk on The Ben and can be accessed at www.mwis.org.uk/wh.php