Isle of Mull weather is highly changeable and it’s said that you can experience all four seasons in a single day. If you don’t like the weather, wait 15 minutes or drive five miles!
In the same week you can enjoy blue skies and hot sunshine as well as mist and rain. It’s all part of the beauty of the Hebrides. Each type of weather lends a different aspect to the landscape.
The prevailing wind direction – and therefore the weather – is from the west. If you do get poor weather, a common pattern is a three-day Atlantic depression, after which the weather is likely to cheer up. However, even during the rainy days there are frequent sunny spells.
April, May and June are the driest months, July and August the warmest. If you’d like to know more about the climate, the BBC weather summary for Oban has 24-hour and five-day-forecasts plus a monthly outlook and an average conditions table for the year.
Our advice is to prepare for the worst and hope for the best! With the right warm and waterproof gear – see our What to Bring to Mull page – you can still enjoy the great outdoors, what ever the weather’s doing.
You can also tune into the atmospheric Shipping Forecast, prepared by the Met Office and broadcast on BBC Radio 4, while you’re here. Mull comes under the Malin sea area in the forecast, which is broadcast four times a day on 92.4 – 94.6 MHz at 0048, 0520, 1201 and 1754 (local time). All broadcasts are on LW on 1515m (198 kHz) and some transmissions are on VHF.