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The Connoisseurs Mountain Marathon

Kindly Provided by David Braine at the BBC Weather Centre

General Situation for the weekend:

A weather front remains close to the NW Highlands for the next two days keeping it generally cloudy with the risk of rain and hill fog. A new area of low pressure arrives near to the Outer Hebrides by late Sunday, ahead of this the winds will strengthen to become strong S or SE’ly by the end of the day.


Cloudy with patchy rain and drizzle, feeling humid. Hill fog 800-1000ft and above, lifting to 1500ft during the day.

S’ly 10-15kts at sea level
SW’ly 15-20kts at 3000ft

Moderate in rain/drizzle at sea level
Poor in hill fog above 800ft

Sea level 15-16C max, 14-15C min
At 3000ft 9Cmax, 8C min


Cloudy with showers then more persistent rain later in the day. Less hill fog around at first but returning in the rain later in the day.

S/SE’ly 15-20kts increasing 20-25kts later at sea level
S’ly 25-30kts at 3000ft

Mainly good falling to moderate in rain, poor in hill fog
Poor in hill fog/mist above 2000ft lowering to 1000ft in rain

Sea level 14-16C max, 12-13C min
At 3000ft 8Cmax, 7C min

Note high wind chill factor on the mountain on Sunday

Here are the Charts At Present For:

Route planning above Loch Duich

The clouds over mid camp

Racing together - the spirit of the event

Lowe Alpine Mourne Mountain Marathon