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Ben Nevis, Highland, Scotland, United Kingdom (56.79686 -5.00355)
Ben Nevis has a highland (alpine) maritime (oceanic) polar climate (ET climate in the Köppen classification). Ben Nevis's altitude, maritime location and topography frequently lead to cool and cloudy weather conditions, which can pose a danger to ill-equipped walkers. According to the observations carried out at the summit observatory from 1883–1904, fog was present on the summit for almost 80 per cent of the time between November and January, and 55 per cent of the time in May and June. The average winter temperature was around −5 °C (23 °F), and the mean monthly temperature for the year was −0.5 °C (31.1 °F). In an average year the summit sees 261 gales, and receives 4,350 millimetres (171 in) of rainfall, compared to only 2,050 millimetres (81 in) in nearby Fort William, 840 millimetres (33 in) in Inverness and 580 millimetres (23 in) in London. Rainfall on Ben Nevis is about twice as high in the winter as it is in the spring and summer. Snow can be found on the mountain almost all year round, particularly in the gullies of the north face – with the higher reaches of Observatory Gully holding snow until September most years and sometimes until the new snows of the following season.
Pentland Hills Regional Park, Dreghorn Link, Colinton Mains, Fairmilehead, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, EH13 9QR, United Kingdom (55.84599 -3.30752)
Coordinates: 55.79173 -3.49749 55.90023 -3.19748 - Minimum elevation: 104 ft - Maximum elevation: 1,887 ft - Average elevation: 774 ft