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Strathy Bay (Beach)

Strathy Bay (Beach) last 24 hours
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    Heavy rain
  • 11°C 8°C
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  • 12°C 6°C
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  • 12°C 5°C
    Sunny intervals
  • 13°C 9°C
    Sunny day
  • 14°C 12°C
    Cloudy
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Wednesday   (28 September 2016)
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Overcast Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Clear night Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C)
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W 7 9 SSW 7 10 S 8 12 S 10 16 S 9 15 SE 11 19 SE 12 21 SE 14 26 S 16 28 SSW 18 31 SW 23 38 SW 24 40 SW 25 42
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Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
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1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Thursday   (29 September 2016)
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Light shower night Light shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Light shower night Light shower night Light rain Overcast Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
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Moderate Moderate Rough Rough Rough Rough Moderate Moderate
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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Friday   (30 September 2016)
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Temperature (°C)
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<5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5%
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W 15 25 WSW 14 23 WSW 14 22 W 17 28 W 19 32 W 20 34 WNW 17 29 W 12 21 WSW 9 15
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76% 77% 76% 77% 78% 67% 66% 77% 85%
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Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
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0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Saturday   (01 October 2016)
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Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny intervals Light shower day Clear night Clear night
Temperature (°C)
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6 6 5 8 11 10 9 7
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SW 7 12 SW 6 9 SW 5 8 SSW 5 9 NW 5 12 NNW 6 12 N 4 7 SW 4 7
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VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
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88% 89% 91% 82% 71% 68% 85% 88%
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Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Sunday   (02 October 2016)
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Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night Clear night
Temperature (°C)
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6 5 4 8 11 10 7 6
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<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
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SW 5 8 SW 5 8 S 6 9 SSE 5 10 SSE 9 17 SSE 11 20 SE 11 18 SE 14 23
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VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
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87% 87% 87% 80% 63% 64% 79% 81%
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Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Monday   (03 October 2016)
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Temperature (°C)
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SSE 15 25 SSE 17 28 SSE 19 31 SSE 19 32 SSE 20 34 SSE 20 33 SSE 19 32 SSE 19 32
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
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84% 85% 86% 82% 74% 75% 80% 84%
On or Off Shore Winds [BETA] arrow down
Offshore Sea State* [Beta] arrow down
Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Tuesday   (04 October 2016)
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Temperature (°C)
13 12 12 13 14 13 12 12
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SSE 19 32 SSE 19 33 SSE 19 32 SSE 18 31 S 18 31 S 15 25 S 12 20 S 13 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G M G VG G G G G
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85% 85% 85% 81% 79% 79% 84% 85%
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Offshore Sea State* [Beta] arrow down
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

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Issued at: 1000 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 Sunday 2 Oct 2016 to Tuesday 11 Oct 2016:

Generally a brighter end to the weekend, with sunshine and a few showers on Sunday and lighter winds, though becoming cloudier and windier later as outbreaks of rain spread in from the west during the start of the week. Changeable conditions are then expected to continue through the remainder of the period bringing showers or longer spells of rain interspersed by drier and brighter periods. The heaviest and most persistent rain along with the stronger winds are likely to occur in the west and northwest, whereas eastern and southeastern parts should see more prolonged drier and brighter spells. Temperatures near normal at first, though soon rising to slightly above average and perhaps even warm at times in the southeast.

Updated at: 1219 on Tue 27 Sep 2016

UK Outlook for Wednesday 12 Oct 2016 to Wednesday 26 Oct 2016:

There is currently low confidence for the forecast during the second half of October, however the most likely scenario is a continuation of the more changeable conditions. The north and northwest is 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 slight above average for the time of year, with an increasing risk of overnight frost in the more settled spells.

Updated at: 1220 on Tue 27 Sep 2016