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Issued at: 1000 on Wed 7 Dec 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Strathclyde

Rain in the northwest this morning. Mild.

Today:

Cloudy this morning with some patchy rain across northern and western Argyll, mainly dry elsewhere. This afternoon will be largely dry with a few bright or sunny spells developing in places. Brisk southwesterly winds. Feeling very mild. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.

Tonight:

Dry this evening with clear periods. The rest of the night will remain dry with variable amounts of cloud and some clear spells. Minimum Temperature 7 °C.

Thursday:

A dry day to come with some spells of sunshine, and still quite mild for early December. Less windy with light to moderate westerly winds. Maximum Temperature 11 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Rain extending northeast across all parts on Friday, becoming drier later. Bright with the chance of a few showers over the weekend, brisk westerly winds on Saturday.

Updated at: 0331 on Wed 7 Dec 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain for some today. Sunny spells in the south later.

Today:

Low cloud, fog and hill fog in the south-east will tend to lift and break, allowing some sunshine here later. Meanwhile, windy but generally cloudy in the north, with a band of rain slowly spreading south-eastwards into central parts.

Tonight:

Occasional rain, heavy at times, across Wales, parts of northern and south-west England overnight. Otherwise, mostly dry with clear spells in the south and east. Very windy in the north.

Thursday:

Rain, sometimes heavy, clearing Wales, central and northern England during the morning, leaving cloudy skies with patchy drizzle in the south. Breezy, but drier and brighter in the north.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Turning cooler with spells of rain for most on Friday and Saturday, though some sunshine too. Windy in the north with showers at times. More settled on Sunday.

Updated at: 0246 on Wed 7 Dec 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 11 Dec 2016 to Tuesday 20 Dec 2016:

Sunday will start generally dry and bright for most, but it is likely to turn wetter from the north-west later in the day as a frontal band arrives from the Atlantic. Into the following week, further periods of wet and windy weather are expected to move across the UK. The most unsettled conditions are likely across the north and west with drier and brighter weather for southern and eastern areas. By mid December there will probably be some longer, drier spells between the wet weather, perhaps heralding a change to something generally more settled. It will also be fairly mild initially but temperatures are likely to return closer to normal, although passing weather systems may raise them at times.

Updated at: 1516 on Tue 6 Dec 2016

UK Outlook for Wednesday 21 Dec 2016 to Wednesday 4 Jan 2017:

Whilst there is a good deal of uncertainty, it is most likely during this period that more settled conditions may dominate associated with high pressure affecting the UK. If the pressure does build, then we can expect drier than average conditions for most areas with lighter winds. Temperatures are also then likely to be below average with an increased risk of frost and fog, especially where skies remain clear overnight. However, there will probably also be some milder, unsettled interludes too, and as we head into the New Year this may become more of a feature in our weather.

Updated at: 1439 on Tue 6 Dec 2016

Weather map

Wed 1100

Weather forecast map for Sound of Islay

Sound of Islay Sound of Islay – Cloudy 55.8199 -6.0898
Tarbert Tarbert – Overcast 55.87 -5.42
Tiree Tiree – Light rain 56.497 -6.887
Glasgow Glasgow – Overcast 55.8643 -4.2505
Londonderry (Derry) Londonderry (Derry) – Overcast 54.9952 -7.3227
Cumnock Cumnock – Cloudy 55.4535 -4.2645
Stranraer Stranraer – Cloudy 54.9033 -5.0228
Strathyre Strathyre – Heavy rain 56.3257 -4.3234
Fort William Fort William – Heavy rain 56.8199 -5.104
Belfast Belfast – Overcast 54.596 -5.9301
Biggar Biggar – Fog 55.6234 -3.5226
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Heavy rain 56.7045 -3.7283
Portree Portree – Light rain 57.4127 -6.1949
Dumfries Dumfries – Overcast 55.0708 -3.6038
Edinburgh Edinburgh – Sunny intervals 55.9533 -3.1868
Newry Newry – Light shower day 54.1707 -6.3348
Enniskillen Enniskillen – Overcast 54.3446 -7.6313
Craig Craig – Light rain 57.4889 -5.2754
Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport – Overcast 57.4836 -7.3599
Dundee Dundee – Overcast 56.4621 -2.9692

Location Details

Sound of Islay

Location: 55.8199, -6.0898

Altitude: 0.0 m above mean sea level

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