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Saturday   (01 October 2016)
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* 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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* 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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* 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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SSE 19 33 SSE 18 32 SSE 20 35 SSE 21 38 SSE 21 38 SSE 19 34 SSE 18 32 SSE 16 28
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Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
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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.

Wednesday   (05 October 2016)
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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.

Thursday   (06 October 2016)
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SSE 18 32 SSE 19 32 SSE 19 31 SSE 18 31 SSE 19 32 SSE 17 28 SSE 16 26 SSE 16 26
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84% 85% 83% 79% 72% 72% 80% 82%
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Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
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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.

Friday   (07 October 2016)
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SSE 16 26 SSE 15 24 SSE 14 23 SSE 15 24 S 15 26 SSE 13 23 SSE 13 21 SSE 12 21
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83% 84% 84% 80% 75% 79% 84% 86%
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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 Sat 1 Oct 2016

Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Highlands & Eilean Siar

Mainly dry with long sunny spells, a few scattered showers.

Today:

After a chilly start with some patchy mist, fog and grass frost, mainly dry and bright with good sunny spells, along with light winds. A few scattered heavy showers are possible, particularly for the Western Isles and the mainland coast. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.

Tonight:

Showers becoming very isolated overnight, with long clear spells developing. This will give a cold night, with sheltered spots seeing a frost, and some patchy mist and fog. Minimum Temperature -1 °C.

Sunday:

Sunday will start chilly with a patchy frost, and mist and fog in places, this soon burning off to give a dry and sunny day. Winds freshening later on. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Monday will be mainly dry and bright, but with strengthening southeasterly winds and some rain in the far west. Rain spreading further east on Tuesday. Mainly dry on Wednesday.

Updated at: 0437 on Sat 1 Oct 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Showery rain in the south. Drier and brighter further north.

Today:

Mostly dry in the north today, with spells of sunshine and isolated heavy showers for some. Meanwhile, bands of showery rain will spread across much of England and Wales, turning heavy with hail and thunder likely at times.

Tonight:

Showery rain slowly clearing to the east overnight, lingering over East Anglia until dawn. Elsewhere, lengthy clear spells leading to another chilly night in the north and west.

Sunday:

A chilly start for many with lingering cloud over south-eastern counties at first. Fine and dry conditions for the rest of the day though, with plenty of sunshine for all.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Remaining fine and dry in the south and east Monday and Tuesday, although turning wet and windy in the north and west. Meanwhile, cloudier Wednesday with patchy rain for some.

Updated at: 0208 on Sat 1 Oct 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 5 Oct 2016 to Friday 14 Oct 2016:

Dry and bright for many areas to end the working week with some warm sunshine by day, however nights will turn chilly under clear skies with a risk of fog and local grass frost. More unsettled weather with rain and stronger winds will probably return to northern and western parts by the weekend, however some southeastern areas could remain fine until the start of the new week. Thereafter a changeable weather pattern is expected to dominate across all areas, most unsettled, wet and windy in the northwest, while southeastern parts will see drier, calmer conditions with only infrequent spells of rain. Temperatures are generally expected to be above average, but feeling cooler in wet and windy spells, and with some chilly nights where skies stay clear.

Updated at: 1251 on Fri 30 Sep 2016

UK Outlook for Sunday 16 Oct 2016 to Sunday 30 Oct 2016:

The most likely weather scenario for the second half of October is for changeable conditions to dominate across most parts. The north and northwest are likely to see the most unsettled weather, with strong winds and showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed with some drier interludes. Further south and southeast there is a greater likelihood of drier, brighter weather, although still with the risk of some rain at times. Temperatures will vary through the period, probably averaging out slightly above normal for the time of year, though with an increasing risk of overnight frost in the more settled spells, especially in the north.

Updated at: 1211 on Sat 1 Oct 2016