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Dornoch Firth last 24 hours
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Wednesday   (22 February 2017)
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Thursday   (23 February 2017)
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Friday   (24 February 2017)
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Issued at: 0700 on Wed 22 Feb 2017

Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Highlands & Eilean Siar

Windy with scattered heavy showers on Wednesday.

Today:

The day will start rather cloudy with frequent showers, wintry on higher ground. Showers becoming less in number in the afternoon and confided across Northwest Highlands. Very windy morning with severe gales in north, easing through the day. Maximum Temperature 6 °C.

Tonight:

Showers clearing from most areas away from Caithness, with some clear spells in the evening. Cloud and some rain and hill snow arrives across southern areas overnight. Minimum Temperature -2 °C.

Thursday:

Cloudy start with rain and snow, this clearing east through the morning. Scattered heavy wintry showers for the rest of the day. Strong winds developing in west. Cold. Maximum Temperature 3 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Scattered wintry showers on Friday. Cloudy Saturday with rain this heavy and persistent across the Highlands. Showery weather on Sunday. Occasionally windy.

Updated at: 0239 on Wed 22 Feb 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Wet and very windy at times over the coming days.

Today:

Very windy in the north at first, with a scattering of showers persisting through the day. Fine and mostly dry across northern England, Northern Ireland and southern Scotland. Meanwhile, cloudy skies prevailing further south, accompanied by outbreaks of rain.

Tonight:

Turning windy from the south overnight as cloud and rain, heavy and at times persistent, gradually spreads north-eastwards, turning to snow across parts of Scotland and northern England.

Thursday:

Very windy with a stormy spell across central parts. Rain for many at first, with heavy snow for northern hills, clearing to showers later, these wintry in places.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Occasional showers Friday, allowing sunny spells for some. Rain and strengthening winds arriving later, spreading eastwards through Saturday. Meanwhile, cloud and outbreaks of rain spreading northwards on Sunday.

Updated at: 0220 on Wed 22 Feb 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 26 Feb 2017 to Tuesday 7 Mar 2017:

Late February and early March look generally mild, changeable and unsettled at times, with Atlantic depressions pushing across the UK. This means there will be spells of rain, some of which could be heavy across high ground in the north and west, and accompanied by windy conditions, perhaps with gales at times, again more likely in the north and west. Showers in between these Atlantic systems could be wintry over northern hills. Some wind and rain is likely for the south and east too, though with more prolonged spells of drier and brighter weather in-between. Throughout this period there remains a lower chance that high pressure centred to the southwest of the UK may become more dominant and this would mean rather more settled conditions establishing themselves, with overnight frosts.

Updated at: 1207 on Tue 21 Feb 2017

UK Outlook for Wednesday 8 Mar 2017 to Wednesday 22 Mar 2017:

For March there is a fair amount of uncertainty, but the weather is most likely to be unsettled at first. There will be spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed with brighter and showery conditions with some snow possible across the north of the UK. There will, however, also be some drier and brighter spells, particularly in the south and east where we may see some local frost and fog at times overnight. Temperatures are expected to be around average for the time of year but there remains a small chance of seeing a more prolonged cold spell, if settled conditions develop more widely. This is most probable later in the period.

Updated at: 1207 on Tue 21 Feb 2017