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Alness

Alness last 24 hours
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Wednesday   (28 September 2016)
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Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light shower night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C)
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90% ≥95% ≥95% ≥95% 90% 90% 90% 80% 40% 10% 10%
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SSW 7 16 S 4 10 SE 4 10 ESE 3 10 SE 2 7 SSW 4 17 SW 8 23 SW 11 28 SW 16 36 SW 18 39 SW 17 36
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1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Thursday   (29 September 2016)
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Partly cloudy night Light shower night Heavy rain Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Light shower day Heavy rain Heavy shower day Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
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SW 17 37 SW 19 39 SW 19 40 SW 20 41 SW 21 44 SW 22 45 WSW 22 45 WSW 22 46 WSW 20 42 WSW 19 38 W 18 36 W 17 33 W 16 30 WNW 14 26 WNW 13 26 WNW 12 22 WNW 10 18 W 10 18 W 9 16 W 8 15 W 8 15 W 8 15 W 8 15 W 8 15
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76% 74% 74% 77% 75% 77% 78% 77% 76% 77% 78% 76% 76% 78% 75% 74% 74% 77% 77% 79% 83% 85% 86% 87%
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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Friday   (30 September 2016)
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Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C)
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10% 20% 40% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5%
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WSW 8 14 WSW 8 13 W 10 16 WSW 11 20 WSW 13 23 W 13 25 WSW 11 21 WSW 7 11 WSW 6 10
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VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG
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87% 88% 88% 88% 81% 70% 69% 82% 90%
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0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0
Saturday   (01 October 2016)
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Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Light shower night Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C)
7 7 6 8 11 12 9 8
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6 5 5 8 11 11 9 8
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<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 30% <5%
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WSW 5 9 W 4 7 W 4 7 WSW 3 7 WSW 3 9 E 4 10 NNW 4 8 NNW 3 6
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0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0
Sunday   (02 October 2016)
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Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Clear night Clear night
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10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
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NW 3 6 WSW 4 7 SW 3 6 SW 3 7 SE 5 12 ESE 8 15 ESE 10 16 SE 11 18
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VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
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91% 92% 93% 88% 75% 69% 82% 84%
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0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0
Monday   (03 October 2016)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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ESE 11 19 SE 14 23 SE 14 23 SE 13 22 SSE 14 22 SSE 14 22 SSE 13 21 SSE 16 25
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86% 85% 86% 82% 75% 74% 80% 81%
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Tuesday   (04 October 2016)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C)
13 13 13 13 14 14 13 12
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11 10 10 11 11 12 11 11
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SSE 15 24 SSE 16 25 SSE 15 25 S 14 24 S 14 24 S 12 19 SSW 10 16 S 9 15
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
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Issued at: 1200 on Wed 28 Sep 2016

Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Highlands & Eilean Siar

Dry, bright start. Soon becoming wet and windy.

Today:

A mainly dry, bright start. Soon becoming cloudy with rain reaching Lochaber and Outer Hebrides, extending to all parts but midday. Rain will be heavy, persistent over west Highlands this afternoon. Lighter winds at first but southwesterly gales developing later. Maximum Temperature 17 °C.

Tonight:

Very windy with clear periods and blustery showers. Showers becoming frequent and heavy overnight. Southwesterly gales increasing to severe gale force later tonight, especially over Western Isles and north Highlands. Minimum Temperature 6 °C.

Thursday:

Very, windy, showery morning. Gale to severe gale force southwest winds veering northwest by the afternoon then easing a little. Also showers becoming fewer during the afternoon with more sunshine. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Heavy showers on Friday with a little sunshine and strong westerly winds moderating. Lighter winds, fewer showers and more sunshine on Saturday, then mainly dry with sunny spells on Sunday.

Updated at: 0453 on Wed 28 Sep 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Fine and dry in the south-east. Windy in the north.

Today:

Dry with variable cloud and occasional bright or sunny spells in the south and east, but cloudy with occasional rain and drizzle in the west. Scotland will be cloudy with rain in the west, and gales further north.

Tonight:

A band of rain will move south-east overnight. Cloudy conditions to the south-east of this, and clearer conditions, although with some showers, to the north-west. Very windy in the north.

Thursday:

Cloud and rain will slowly clear through the south-east. Mostly dry with sunny spells elsewhere, although with showers in the north-west. Gales, or severe gales are expected for Scotland.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Sunshine and showers on Friday and Saturday, the showers perhaps heavy and prolonged on Saturday. Winds easing, although still breezy. Sunday should be drier, with light winds and sunny spells.

Updated at: 0207 on Wed 28 Sep 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 3 Oct 2016 to Wednesday 12 Oct 2016:

A dry and bright start to the week in the east and south, however windy and cloudy across northern and western parts with outbreaks of rain, perhaps turning heavy and persistent. This rain is likely to make slow, erratic progress eastwards during Tuesday. Through the remainder of the period, a continuation of the changeable conditions are likely with stronger winds and showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed with drier, brighter periods. The heaviest and most persistent rain along with the stronger winds, gales at times, are likely to occur in the west and northwest, whereas eastern and southeastern parts should see more prolonged drier and brighter spells, though even here some rain is possible at times. Temperatures generally above normal and warm at times in the east and southeast.

Updated at: 1240 on Wed 28 Sep 2016

UK Outlook for Thursday 13 Oct 2016 to Thursday 27 Oct 2016:

There is currently low confidence for the forecast during the second half of October, however the most likely scenario is for a continuation of the more changeable conditions. The north and northwest are likely to see the most unsettled weather, with strong winds and showers or longer spells of rain, intermixed with some drier interludes. Further south and southeast there is a greater likelihood of drier, brighter weather with a low possibility of more prolonged settled spells here. Temperatures will vary through the period, but probably averaging out slightly above average for the time of year, though with an increasing risk of overnight frost in the more settled spells.

Updated at: 1240 on Wed 28 Sep 2016