Weather in the Highlands

One of our favourite subjects to talk about!

   

Ah, yes. Weather. Of course it always rains in Scotland, doesn't it? Actually - NO! For example, the summer of 2012 had Wester Ross as one of the driest areas of the entire Uk.

The month of March featured a heatwave (temperatures up to 23 degrees C), then April was quite calm and warm - May was variable, and with a very wet day on the 13th, when we had 109 mm of rain between morning and evening. But then.....little or no rain for the next three months!

   

While the rest of the UK was seemingly underwater for most of summer 2012, the whole of the North-West was enjoying one of the best periods of good weather for some time!

The weather station at Inverewe Gardens (conveniently located pretty much in the middle of Wester Ross) has provided Rainfall Statistics and Sunshine Statistics   

Here's the weather in Wester Ross today

 

Weather Websites

Posted on Friday, February 8th 2019

Gairloch Museum heads towards the finishing line.....

Visitors to Gairloch and Wester Ross in 2019 will be witness to the impressive new Gairloch Museum, scheduled to open in June. The Museum will be housed in a new location, based in one of Gairloch’s better kept Full Story...

Posted on Thursday, January 10th 2019

Mountain for Sale?

A conservation charity is hoping to raise £1.6 million to buy a mountain in the north-west Highlands. TThe Woodland Trust Scotland plans to buy its first mountain – the 543-metre ((1,781ft) Ben Shieldaig i Full Story...

A simply beautiful part of the world. I stayed near Gairloch with my family recently, and we'll certainly be back.
Jeff Gilberston, Florida

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