Coll Weather Forecast

July 22, 2018, 12:18 am
Fog
Fog
14°C
wind speed: 7 mph WSW
wind gusts: 7 mph
UV-Index: 0
sunrise: 5:06 am
sunset: 9:58 pm
Forecast July 21, 2018
day
Mostly cloudy with showers
Mostly cloudy with showers
15°C
wind speed: 7 mph WSW
wind gusts: 13 mph
max. UV-Index: 3
night
Showers
Showers
13°C
wind speed: 7 mph SW
wind gusts: 11 mph
max. UV-Index: 3
Forecast July 22, 2018
day
Rain
Rain
17°C
wind speed: 11 mph SW
wind gusts: 13 mph
max. UV-Index: 1
night
Rain
Rain
13°C
wind speed: 7 mph SW
wind gusts: 9 mph
max. UV-Index: 1
Forecast July 23, 2018
day
Rain
Rain
17°C
wind speed: 7 mph SW
wind gusts: 9 mph
max. UV-Index: 3
night
Intermittent clouds
Intermittent clouds
11°C
wind speed: 7 mph SW
wind gusts: 7 mph
max. UV-Index: 3
 

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.