of St Kilda
patterns on St Kilda are strongly influenced by the North Atlantic
Drift. Winters are mild and summers cool. The islands are exposed
to Atlantic depressions and experience high rainfall and strong
winds. The prevailing wind is south-westerly, and often blows at
force 3 or less. However, gales with gusts of over 100 knots are
not uncommon, and severely restrict movement on the islands. On
the other hand, it can sometimes be really hot and sunny.