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John O' Groats Youth Hostel Partly cloudy night 58.6321 -3.1192
Tongue Youth Hostel Partly cloudy night 58.4921 -4.4236
Garenin Youth Hostel Heavy rain 58.2975 -6.7855
Kinbrace Partly cloudy night 58.233 -3.917
Achmelvich Youth Hostel Cloudy 58.1699 -5.3
Cassley Cloudy 58.167 -4.733
Kershader Youth Hostel Heavy shower night 58.084 -6.5125
West Langwell Partly cloudy night 58.0496 -4.205
Brora Cloudy 58.0124 -3.8511
Achininver Youth Hostel Cloudy 57.9968 -5.3138
Loch Glascarnoch SAWS Overcast 57.725 -4.896
Berneray Youth Hostel Heavy rain 57.7196 -7.1577
Letterewe Cloudy 57.6838 -5.4377
Strathpeffer Cloudy 57.5793 -4.5402
Scardroy Cloudy 57.5194 -4.988
Cannich Youth Hostel Cloudy 57.3423 -4.7607
Kyle of Lochalsh Light shower night 57.2813 -5.7121
Foyers Partly cloudy night 57.2557 -4.4898
Broadford Heavy shower night 57.2425 -5.9127
Glen Affric Youth Hostel Cloudy 57.2305 -5.1884
Glenbrittle Youth Hostel Heavy shower night 57.221 -6.2909
Kinloch Hourn Cloudy 57.1089 -5.3842
Loch Lochy Youth Hostel Cloudy 57.0368 -4.8113
Strathan Cloudy 56.9694 -5.3199
Spean Bridge Cloudy 56.8958 -4.9138

Latest forecasts

John O' Groats Youth Hostel Partly cloudy night 4 °C
Tongue Youth Hostel Partly cloudy night 4 °C
Garenin Youth Hostel Heavy rain 6 °C
Kinbrace Partly cloudy night 3 °C
Achmelvich Youth Hostel Cloudy 5 °C
Cassley Cloudy 4 °C
Kershader Youth Hostel Heavy shower night 6 °C
West Langwell Partly cloudy night 3 °C
Brora Cloudy 5 °C
Achininver Youth Hostel Cloudy 6 °C
Loch Glascarnoch SAWS Overcast 3 °C

Forecast summary

  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Highlands & Eilean Siar

Showers or longer spells of rain. Gales later, perhaps evere


A mostly cloudy day with showers or longer spells of rain, these heavier and more persistent around Lochaber and the Northwest, including the Western Isles. Turning showery in the south later. Windy, with gales developing, possibly severe by the evening. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.


More persistent rain in north turning to snow on hills before clearing to occasional wintry showers. Some accumulations on higher ground tonight, with ice. Early gales, possibly severe, easing. Minimum Temperature -1 °C.


A brighter day with some sunshine at times, along with a few showers which could be heavy near western coasts, and wintry at times. Moray Firth coasts probably staying dry. Maximum Temperature 5 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Rather cold with bright and sunny spells and some wintry showers, with a risk of a spell of prolonged rain and high ground snow during Tuesday.

Updated at: 0303 on Sun 26 Feb 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Another windy day, with rain moving in from the west.


Further rain, heavy in places, prolonged across Scotland, will move southeastwards during the day, although not reaching southeast England until later. Turning colder with showers in the west. Windy for many, with severe gales in exposed northern and western parts.


Rain slow to clear southeast England. Turning colder, with showers in the north and west, heavy at times, with snow over northern hills and the risk of ice.


Early rain soon clearing far southeast England. Heavy showers moving across all parts with sunny spells in between. Hail and thunder is likely, with hill snow. Windy in the south.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Unsettled, with heavy showers on Tuesday, wintry over northern hills, with overnight frost and ice. Further bands of rain spreading east on Wednesday and Thursday. Temperatures nearer normal.

Updated at: 0159 on Sun 26 Feb 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 2 Mar 2017 to Saturday 11 Mar 2017:

An unsettled picture is likely as frontal systems move into the UK from the west or southwest, bringing wet and windy weather at times with gales in places. Snow is likely over northern hills, with a low risk of some snow more widely at times across the north. Between frontal systems, there should be some spells of brighter weather with showers which may be wintry at times in the north. Nevertheless, some brief quieter, drier spells are also likely. Temperatures will generally vary around normal for the time of year, often slightly above average in the south but rather cold at times in the north, with night frosts. There remains the possibility of a more widely settled but colder period, perhaps giving wintry showers in the east and north.

Updated at: 1200 on Sat 25 Feb 2017

UK Outlook for Sunday 12 Mar 2017 to Sunday 26 Mar 2017:

For the rest of March signals are weak and confidence is low. It will probably be rather unsettled with spells of wet and windy weather at first, interspersed with brighter and showery conditions. Some snow is also possible across the north of the UK. There should, however, also be some drier and brighter spells, where we may see some local frost and fog at times overnight. Temperatures are expected to be slightly above normal for the time of year. However, there remains the possibility of seeing a more prolonged cold spell, with an increased chance of snow in places. This is more likely later in the period.

Updated at: 1159 on Sat 25 Feb 2017

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