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Thursday   (29 September 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.

Friday   (30 September 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.

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.

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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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* 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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* 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: 0300 on Thu 29 Sep 2016

Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Highlands & Eilean Siar

Very windy at first then winds easing. Blustery showers.

Today:

Very windy start today. Gale to severe gale force southwest winds veering northwesterly later this morning then easing a little. Frequent showers, some heavy this morning becoming fewer this afternoon with more in the way of sunshine. Feeling cooler. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.

Tonight:

Showers will continue off and on through the night over Western Isles and western fringes of the mainland. A drier night further east with clear periods. Lighter westerly winds. Minimum Temperature 5 °C.

Friday:

Scattered showers and sunny intervals over Western Isles and West Highlands. Drier, brighter towards Inverness and Caithness with fewer showers and more sunshine. Light westerly winds. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Mainly dry and bright over the weekend with sunny spells and light winds. Cold on Saturday night. Southerly winds strengthening during Monday with rain reaching Western Isles and west Highlands.

Updated at: 0431 on Thu 29 Sep 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Windy with some rain, but also sunny spells for many.

Today:

Very windy at first for Scotland and the far north of England with gales, and also showery in the north. Elsewhere, breezy and dry with sunny spells, aside from a band of rain and cloud slowly clearing the south-east.

Tonight:

Widespread clear spells across much of the country, although also isolated, occasionally heavy showers, mainly in the west, and especially in north-west Scotland. It'll be noticeably cooler than previous nights.

Friday:

Friday cooler than Thursday, but with widespread sunny spells and showers, perhaps heavy or thundery at times, especially in the west, although some east parts dry. Less windy than today.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Saturday sees showers merging into longer spells of rain for many, with brighter weather in northern Scotland. Sunday and Monday dry and settled, although with rain in west later Monday.

Updated at: 0446 on Thu 29 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