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Ben Nevis Climate History

Past weather including monthly averages for Ben Nevis

United Kingdom

Country Overview For United Kingdom

The climate in United Kingdom is typically temperate; moderated by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current; more than one-half of the days are overcast. The terrain: mostly rugged hills and low mountains; level to rolling plains in east and southeast. For London in January the daily average maximum temperatures is 7°C with the average minimum 3°C, while in June the average maximum is 19°C with a minimum of 11°C. The wettest month for London is October with an average of 87.3mm of precipitation falling while the driest month is March with 46.0mm falling.



The information presented below gives detailed historical monthly average weather conditions along with exceptional weather occurrences. To maintain relevance to current weather trends the displayed information has been calculated using data collected over the past two decades. The climate profile is taken from closest available data source to Ben Nevis.


Throughout the month of October daytime temperatures will generally reach highs of around 4°C that's about 40°F. At night the average minimum temperature drops down to around 0°C, that's 32°F.

In recent times the highest recorded temperature in October has been 13°C that's 56°F, with the lowest recorded temperature -8°C, about 17°F.

Relative Humidity

The average daily relative humidity for October is around 95%.

Heat Index

The Heat Index is a measure of how hot it feels when relative humidity is added to actual air temperature. From this a comfort level is calculated providing categories on how heat conditions might adversely affect someone.

Comfort Levels: Given average maximum temperatures and humidity levels generally you should not anticipate any discomfort from heat (see heat index for more information).


The average monthly amount of precipitation has been recorded at around 0 mm, that's 0 inches.


The average daily wind speed in October has been around 38 km/h, that’s the equivalent to about 24 mph, or 21 knots. In recent years the maximum sustained wind speed has reached 124 km/h, that’s the equivalent of around 77 mph, or 67 knots.



The following charts show yearly weather trends with information on monthly weather averages and extremes.


The chart below plots the average high and low temperature for each month of the year. It also shows the maximum and minimum recorded temperatures.

Precipitation Amount

The chart below plots the average monthly precipitation amount.

Wind Speed

The chart below plots the average daily wind speed you can expect for any month. It also shows the maximum recorded sustained wind speed for each month.