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Regional forecast for Highlands & Eilean Siar

Turning cold, wintry showers in the north


A colder day, but with some good spells of sunshine, the best of this to the south of the Great Glen. There will be occasional scattered showers, mainly in the far north, which will be wintry over high ground. Maximum Temperature 10C.


Showers, wintry over high ground, turn frequent overnight. However, there will be some lengthy clear spells too with a touch of frost in some rural places. Turning cloudier by dawn. Minimum Temperature -1C.


Another cold day with further scattered wintry showers. It will be cloudier than today, but with some sunny spells too. Showers dying out for many places in the evening. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Remaining unsettled with scattered showers, wintry on Monday. Turning breezy on Tuesday with a risk of gales in the far north. Winds fall light on Wednesday with less frequent showers.

Updated at: 0334 on Sat 25 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rather unsettled through the weekend and turning cooler for all.


Rain across northern UK will push south and become patchier, reaching central areas by evening. Turning colder to the north with wintry showers in the far northwest. Southern areas will be warmer with sunny spells and scattered heavy showers.


Rain continuing to move southeastwards, reaching all parts by dawn. Turning drier but colder with wintry showers in the far northwest and frost and ice in places.


Rain across southern parts moving south but probably not clearing the far southeast until late afternoon. Colder, sunnier weather following with scattered showers, wintry over northern hills.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Rather cold and breezy throughout with sunshine and showers on Monday and Tuesday, wintry across some northern areas. Risk of more persistent rain and strong winds in places on Wednesday.

Updated at: 0237 on Sat 25 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 29 Apr 2015 to Friday 8 May 2015:

It looks likely to be unsettled and rather cold as we move from April into May, becoming winder than of late. There will be a period of wet, windy and cold weather early in the period. Otherwise sunny spells and some showers are expected, these are likley to turn heavy at times with a risk of hail and thunder, and also snow on northern hills. Although drier interludes are likely towards the end of the period, the changeable conditions are likely to continue, but it will probably become less cold, with rain likely becoming focussed towards western and central parts, with the best chance of some drier and brighter conditions in the south and east.

UK Outlook for Saturday 9 May 2015 to Saturday 23 May 2015:

Changeable and at times unsettled conditions are more likely to persist for the first half of May, though it may turn drier mid-month. Central and western areas are likely to see the most of any rainfall, while southern and eastern districts and the far north have the best of any drier weather. However, there are no strong signals, with weather conditions likely to be fairly typical for the time of year with spells of fine and bright weather interspersed with more changeable conditions. Daytime temperatures likely to be above average when conditions are fine and near or a little below during unsettled spells. As is common for the time of year, spells of settled weather are likely to be accompanied by chilly evenings with isolated overnight frost in rural areas.

Updated at: 1319 on Fri 24 Apr 2015