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Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Highlands & Eilean Siar

Rain in the west, drier across the east.


Mostly cloudy with rain across the west, persistent across the West Highlands. Staying mostly dry in the east with some early brightness. Drying up in the northwest later. Windy with southwesterly gales along exposed northwestern coasts, easing later. Maximum Temperature 11C.


Drier weather across the far north edging south this evening. Further rain returning northeast later, becoming heavy across Lochaber and Wester Ross. Staying mainly dry in northeast. Windy later. Minimum Temperature 3C.


Cloudy, mild and very windy with rain across the west, heaviest and most persistent across Lochaber and Wester Ross. Drier across the northeast. Severe southwesterly coastal gales. Maximum Temperature 10C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Mild and windy on Saturday with persistent and heavy rain across the west, mainly dry in the east. Colder and drier on Sunday and Monday with wintry showers.

Updated at: 0611 on Thu 05 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Largely dry with sunny spells. Rain in the far northwest.


Dry with bright or sunny spells for most. Patchy rain, mainly in the far northwest where it will turn heavier and more persistent later. Windy in the north with gales in the northwest. Milder than of late.


Rain continuing across some northwestern areas with clearer, showery conditions across the far north. Dry elsewhere with some clear skies but mild and frost free. Remaining windy in the northwest.


Generally rather cloudy but with some sunny spells, particularly in the south and east. Persistent rain continuing across northwest Scotland. Windy with gales in the northwest. Staying mild.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Windy with gales and persistent rain across northwestern areas on Saturday, mostly dry elsewhere. Rain moving southeast during Sunday but becoming lighter. Further wind and rain spreads northeast on Monday.

Updated at: 0233 on Thu 05 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 9 Mar 2015 to Wednesday 18 Mar 2015:

On Monday a frontal band, with quite widespread rainfall, will move slowly southeast and ease. It will be mild to the south, with colder air to the north. Into Tuesday the frontal band may well pivot and move back northwards with a risk of the rain becoming heavy for a time in the west. Also turning windy in the west and northwest with a risk of gales. From Wednesday, there looks to be generally more settled conditions across most parts of the UK. However, occasional weather systems will likely still bring cloudier interludes with rain, mainly to northern and western parts. Away from cloud and rain temperatures often near or above average leaving conditions often feeling pleasant in sunshine.

UK Outlook for Thursday 19 Mar 2015 to Thursday 2 Apr 2015:

It looks probable that pressure will remain higher than average across the UK at first. This would bring generally drier than average conditions, but it is likely that there could also be some cloud at times, with some occasional rain or showers, particularly across the north. There are signs that a more unsettled regime will return to at least some regions in late March with wetter than average conditions probably developing in the northwest, whilst drier than average conditions perhaps persist in the southeast.

Updated at: 1158 on Wed 04 Mar 2015