Ben Nevis Race – good weather prospects?

The 2010 edition of the Ben Nevis Race is nearly upon us. The big question is: What will Mother Nature deliver? The MWIS forecast for the west Highlands predicts an 80 per cent chance of cloud-free Munros, no rain, but quite breezy. Sounds promising.

For Fort William, the BBC expects a day of cloud with sunny intervals, with rain only moving in during the late-afternoon. The Met Office concurs: dry and bright, with a maximum temperature of 21C.

Still, I am sceptical, since I have never had a clear view from the top of the Ben. What is the betting the weather will be more like this on the summit plateau?

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