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Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Highlands & Eilean Siar

Showery rain reaching the northwest, otherwise dry with sunny spells.


Northwest very windy with scattered showers then a longer spell of rain, some heavy, brighter later with winds easing. Elsewhere, a mainly dry day with some sunshine the best in the east, where quite warm. A few showers in Lochaber. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.


A few showers in the far north. Elsewhere dry, with some late sunshine then clear spells overnight. Winds will become light everywhere. Minimum Temperature 3 °C.


Friday mostly dry, some sunshine, the best over the Hebrides, though Strathspey clouding over with patchy rain developing during the afternoon, edging into Inverness and Wick later. Light winds. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Bright start Saturday, sunshine in west but some rain later, coastal haar in the east. Sunday and Monday mostly warm, sunny but misty on east coast.

Updated at: 0433 on Thu 5 May 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Dry, sunny and very warm in south, cloudier in north.

This Evening and Tonight:

England and Wales will be dry and warm this evening with some good, sunny spells before dusk. This will lead to a dry night with clear skies. Scotland and Northern Ireland will be cloudier but mainly dry.


England and Wales will have a dry and warm day with sunny spells. Further north it will be cloudier with the risk of a little rain across Scotland after midday.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Very warm with some sunshine. Risk of isolated thunderstorms breaking out each day, particularly across Wales and western England. Some more persistent rain for Scotland and Northern Ireland on Saturday.

Updated at: 1418 on Thu 5 May 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 10 May 2016 to Thursday 19 May 2016:

Northern and central parts should be mainly dry with sunny spells through to next weekend, although isolated thundery showers may develop during the afternoons. Further south it is likely to be more unsettled with occasional outbreaks of rain which could be heavy and thundery at times. Sea fog may also form in the North Sea which could spread into eastern coastal districts at times, although this threat should diminish towards the weekend. Temperatures will be generally warm or very warm, but near normal at times in the wetter south. Over next weekend and through to the end of the period all parts are expected to become mainly dry with temperatures returning to near normal. However, more unsettled conditions could spread into the northwest later.

Updated at: 1200 on Thu 5 May 2016

UK Outlook for Friday 20 May 2016 to Friday 3 Jun 2016:

There is some uncertainty through this period but the most likely scenario is for mainly dry weather with sunny spells to persist in the south and east. More changeable weather is expected in the north and west with showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed by some drier and brighter conditions. Towards the end of May and into the start of June there are weak signals that the mainly dry and settled weather in the south will spread northwards into other parts of the country. Temperatures are likely to be near normal, though perhaps becoming warm later towards the southeast.

Updated at: 1200 on Thu 5 May 2016