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Regional forecast for Highlands & Eilean Siar

Windy with showers or prolonged spells of rain.

Today:

The Western Isles and western Highlands will see frequent showers, turning heavy and prolonged with strong southerly winds. Towards Inverness and the Great Glen the showers will be scattered with a few bright spells, breezy at times. Maximum Temperature 17°C.

Tonight:

Heavy showers in the west will ease with some evening sunny spells for Eilean Siar and over Skye. Showers elsewhere dying out overnight, but returning to western parts later. Minimum Temperature 8°C.

Saturday:

Some bright or sunny spells for Inverness and the Black Isle, however cloud and showers in the west spreading east through the day. Breezy at times in the west. Maximum Temperature 17°C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Dry with sunny spells for much of Sunday but cloud and rain spreading northwards later. Then unsettled for Monday and Tuesday with showers and fresh or strong winds.

Updated at: 0425 on Fri 31 Jul 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Dry and sunny in the south. Unsettled for the north.

Today:

Cloudy picture for Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern parts of England and Wales, with showery outbreaks of rain pushing in from the west. Elsewhere, dry and fine after a chilly start with light winds. Feeling pleasant in the sunshine.

Tonight:

Becoming windier in northern Britain and staying unsettled with showers, these turning heavy and frequent later. Elsewhere, drier and clearer, with some rain over northern parts of Wales and England.

Saturday:

Mostly dry and sunny in the south, although some outbreaks of showery rain at times. Breezy further north with frequent heavy showers, especially for Scotland. Warmer than recent in south.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Dry and bright Sunday before showery rain arrives in west later. Monday and Tuesday stays unsettled in the north whilst drier, brighter and warmer further south, with showers at times.

Updated at: 0433 on Fri 31 Jul 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 5 Aug 2015 to Friday 14 Aug 2015:

On Wednesday, scattered, blustery showers will affect many areas, these heaviest and most frequent in northern and western parts, whilst southern and eastern areas will see the best of any drier and brighter interludes. Showery conditions are likely to persist in the north on Thursday, but better conditions are likely further south with only isolated showers and some pleasant sunny spells. Thereafter, changeable conditions are expected to continue. The north is most likely to see more frequent spells of wind and rain. Southern areas should see the best of any drier and settled weather, but some rain here at times too. Temperatures are likely to be near or just below normal in the north, and around normal in the south, however some warmer spells are possible.

UK Outlook for Saturday 15 Aug 2015 to Saturday 29 Aug 2015:

The changeable conditions are likely to continue into the second half of August. Northern areas remain most likely to see the more frequent spells of wind and rain, with the best of the drier and more settled conditions in the south, although some outbreaks of rain are likely here at times too. There is a weak signal for some periods of drier and more settled weather to develop towards the end of the month, however confidence in this is currently low. Temperatures on the whole will be near or below average for the time of year, especially in the north, although during any settled spells of weather it could turn rather warm at times.

Updated at: 1253 on Fri 31 Jul 2015