Coll Weather Forecast

April 29, 2017, 4:31 pm
Partly sunny
Partly sunny
10°C
wind speed: 25 mph SSE
wind gusts: 25 mph
UV-Index: 2
sunrise: 5:44 am
sunset: 9:04 pm
Forecast April 29, 2017
day
Partly sunny with showers
Partly sunny with showers
11°C
wind speed: 22 mph SE
wind gusts: 47 mph
max. UV-Index: 5
night
Mostly cloudy
Mostly cloudy
8°C
wind speed: 20 mph SE
wind gusts: 25 mph
max. UV-Index: 5
Forecast April 30, 2017
day
Mostly cloudy
Mostly cloudy
13°C
wind speed: 20 mph SE
wind gusts: 25 mph
max. UV-Index: 4
night
Intermittent clouds
Intermittent clouds
8°C
wind speed: 13 mph E
wind gusts: 22 mph
max. UV-Index: 4
Forecast May 1, 2017
day
Mostly cloudy
Mostly cloudy
13°C
wind speed: 7 mph E
wind gusts: 13 mph
max. UV-Index: 4
night
Clear
Clear
8°C
wind speed: 9 mph E
wind gusts: 16 mph
max. UV-Index: 4
 

Weather on Coll

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Weather is very important on Coll – understanding it, forecasting it, experiencing it, surviving it, and talking endlessly about it. The most important aspect of weather is probably the wind.

The Isle of Coll enjoys a relatively mild climate, influenced by the Gulf Stream, with frosts and snow being a rarity. Tiree, the next island to Coll, has been recorded as being the sunniest place in Britain. 
The disadvantage of being out in the Atlantic is wind. We do get a fair bit of it, but at least it keeps what few midges survive here at bay.
 Being a low-lying island, rain often passes by to plague the higher peaks of Mull, Ardnamurchan and Rum. One is often rewarded with bright, clear blue skies whilst all around the panorama shows pendulous clouds over the distant hills (in particular, we often pity the residents of Mull). This is the reason national TV weather forecasts have little relevance to Coll and probably why every Collach is a weather guru!

One thing we all agree on, you will require high factor sun cream!
 Unlike many mainland areas, the weather here can change in minutes. Always be prepared for a complete change which can come without warning. The weather here is generally always exciting and in excess.