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Friday   (09 December 2016)
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10 9 8
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8 7 5
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SW 10 27 SSW 11 24 SSW 11 22
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Slight
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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.

Saturday   (10 December 2016)
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Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy Clear night Light shower night Light shower night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
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8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 7 7 8 8 8 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 7 7
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5 5 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 2 3 3 3
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SSW 11 21 SSW 10 20 SSW 11 21 SSW 12 24 SW 13 24 SW 12 24 SW 13 25 SSW 13 24 SSW 12 23 SSW 12 23 SSW 12 22 SSW 11 21 SSW 13 23 SSW 12 21 SSW 12 22 SSW 12 22 SW 12 22 SW 13 24 SW 13 24 SW 14 26 SW 15 26 SW 15 26 WSW 16 28 WSW 16 28
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Slight Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 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.

Sunday   (11 December 2016)
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Cloudy Overcast Light rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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WSW 17 30 WSW 19 33 W 23 41 W 29 51 WNW 23 40 NW 16 26 WNW 8 14 WSW 5 8
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Rough Rough Rough Very rough Rough Rough Moderate Moderate
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0 0 0 0 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.

Monday   (12 December 2016)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Heavy rain Light shower night
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S 6 9 S 7 12 SSE 10 16 S 10 17 S 10 16 S 10 17 SSW 10 16 SW 10 16
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94% 94% 93% 92% 89% 88% 92% 93%
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Moderate Moderate Moderate Slight Slight Slight Moderate Moderate
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0 0 0 0 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   (13 December 2016)
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Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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WNW 12 19 WNW 9 14 SSE 8 13 SE 8 13 SE 11 16 SSE 12 18 SE 14 22 SSE 15 23
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92% 92% 92% 95% 90% 92% 93% 93%
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Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
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0 0 0 0 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   (14 December 2016)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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3 4 3 4 5 5 4 4
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SSE 16 26 SSE 17 28 SSE 19 31 SSE 19 31 SSE 19 31 S 18 27 S 16 25 S 15 23
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91% 91% 91% 91% 89% 89% 90% 90%
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Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 0 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.

Thursday   (15 December 2016)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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7 7 7 7 8 8 7 7
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4 3 3 2 3 3 3 3
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S 15 23 SSE 16 24 SSE 17 24 SSE 18 27 SSE 20 30 SSE 22 33 SSE 24 36 SSE 24 36
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90% 89% 91% 91% 88% 88% 88% 87%
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0 0 0 0 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: 2000 on Fri 9 Dec 2016

Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Highlands & Eilean Siar

Bright with sunny spells and showers on Saturday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Any persistent rain in Lochaber clearing early evening. Then a mixture of clear spells and showers, heaviest and most frequent in the west. Moderate to fresh southwesterly winds, strong to gale towards northwestern coasts. Minimum Temperature 5 °C.

Saturday:

A brighter day with a mixture of sunshine and occasional showers. Moderate to fresh southwesterly winds, strong to gale towards northwestern coasts. Less mild. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunday mainly cloudy with some showery rain, though east drier. Monday cloudy, patchy rain, then a clear cold evening. Tuesday starting bright then windy with rain, heaviest in west.

Updated at: 1432 on Fri 9 Dec 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

The mild theme continues with temperatures above average.

This Evening and Tonight:

For England and Wales it'll be cloudy and mild with rain at times. For Scotland and Northern Ireland it will be clearer with a scattering of showers in the west, feeling colder then recent nights.

Saturday:

A north-south split. It'll be fresher than of late in the north with sunshine and showers. Further south it'll be mild, cloudy and often wet with rain moving eastwards.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Fine and mostly dry on Sunday bar the odd shower in the west. On Monday rain will push slowly east, leaving a legacy of cloud on Tuesday. Still feeling mild.

Updated at: 1512 on Fri 9 Dec 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 14 Dec 2016 to Friday 23 Dec 2016:

As we move through next week we are mostly likely to see a north-west to south-east split developing. During this time periods of wet and windy weather are expected to approach the UK from the west, however their eastward progression at this stage is fairly uncertain. In this type of scenario the most unsettled conditions are likely across the north and west, with drier and brighter weather for southern and eastern areas. It'll be windy at times, with the possibility of gales in the west and northwest, but it will be much less windy further south and east. It'll generally be mild with temperatures above average, however, in between weather systems temperatures will return closer to normal.

Updated at: 1222 on Fri 9 Dec 2016

UK Outlook for Saturday 24 Dec 2016 to Saturday 7 Jan 2017:

There is a good deal of uncertainty for this period as the UK remains in a battleground between higher pressure across the near continent and lower pressure in the Atlantic. The exact orientation of these will dictate conditions across the country. Currently western parts are most likely to see outbreaks of rain at times, along with relatively mild conditions, whilst eastern areas will see drier and perhaps colder conditions. There will probably also be some milder, unsettled interludes though, especially into early January, with the greatest likelihood of changeable conditions in the northwest, giving rain here at times.

Updated at: 1223 on Fri 9 Dec 2016