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The climate of Loch Ness (Scotland)
Loch Ness is a large and deep lake in the Highlands. It has the largest amount of water of all the lakes in Great Britain. There is one island in the lake: Cherry Island. The lake is famous for the many myths and stories about the Loch Ness monster. The Loch Ness monster is also popularly known as Nessie. Despite the many expeditions to confirm or disprove the existence of Nessie there still is no answer. It is commonly thought though that this has more to do with the tourist industry than with Nessie.
Loch Ness has a moderate sea climate. Because the lake is situated in the Great Glen it is influenced by a warm Gulf Stream. Loch Ness is a reservoir for all of the rain that falls in this region. Fog and mist often occur during the dark and rainy days in spring and autumn. The mist over the lake helps to perpetuate the myth of the monster. People think they see all kinds of spectres in the lake, which they use to prove that the monster exists. During the winter months precipitation mostly occurs in the form of snow. The summer months are mostly mild and dry. This is the best time to visit Loch Ness.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Loch Ness:
Local deviations may occur

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 5 0 1 22 n/a
February 5 -1 3 17 n/a
March 7 1 3 21 n/a
April 10 2 4 17 n/a
May 13 5 5 16 n/a
June 16 8 5 17 n/a
July 17 10 4 16 n/a
August 17 10 4 18 n/a
September 15 8 3 20 n/a
October 12 5 2 21 n/a
November 7 2 1 21 n/a
December 6 0 1 22 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

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(very) cool
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chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

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