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Issued at: 1300 on Tue 6 Dec 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Strathclyde

Dry, cold morning then rain arriving later. Windy over Isles.

Today:

A dry and cold morning with frost and patchy fog slowly lifting. A cloudy afternoon with outbreaks of rain extending east later. Milder with strong southeasterly winds across Kintyre and the Isles but light winds elsewhere. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

Tonight:

Outbreaks of rain continue to spread east across all parts during the evening. Turning milder overnight with cloudy skies and freshening southerly winds, strong over Kintyre and the Isles. Minimum Temperature 6 °C.

Wednesday:

Rain, heavy in the morning across Argyll, but turning lighter and patchier in the afternoon. A much milder day compared to recently with fresh to strong southwesterly winds. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Sunny spells and scattered showers on Thursday. Rain on Friday then further showers on Saturday. Often windy, with a chance of gales at times across the Isles.

Updated at: 0231 on Tue 6 Dec 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Dull and cloudy with some rain in the north-west.

Today:

After a bright start for Scotland, cloud and rain will spread into western parts as winds strengthen. Elsewhere overcast but dry with early fog patches slow to clear. Some brightness in north-east Scotland. Feeling less cold than recent days.

Tonight:

Staying cloudy overnight and dry with some clear spells for northern England and Wales. Rain and strong winds continue to affect Northern Ireland and Scotland. Staying frost free for many.

Wednesday:

Outbreaks of rain will erratically spread southwards, although many will remain dry. Remaining cloudy, with some sunshine developing through the afternoon for central England. Windy in north. Mild for all.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Remaining unsettled with outbreaks of rain at times, mainly in the north and west, where it will also be windy. Drier and bright interludes are likely, particularly on Saturday. Mild.

Updated at: 0124 on Tue 6 Dec 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 10 Dec 2016 to Monday 19 Dec 2016:

It is likely to be cloudy with spells of rain across southern and south-eastern parts of the UK on Saturday. The rest of the UK should be brighter with blustery showers. During the rest of the weekend and 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: 1216 on Tue 6 Dec 2016

UK Outlook for Tuesday 20 Dec 2016 to Tuesday 3 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: 1214 on Tue 6 Dec 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Ben Cruachan

Ben Cruachan Ben Cruachan – Heavy rain 56.4257 -5.1314
Fort William Fort William – Light rain 56.8199 -5.104
Strathyre Strathyre – Overcast 56.3257 -4.3234
Tarbert Tarbert – Heavy rain 55.87 -5.42
Glasgow Glasgow – Mist 55.8643 -4.2505
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Cloudy 56.7045 -3.7283
Tiree Tiree – Heavy rain 56.497 -6.887
Craig Craig – Cloudy 57.4889 -5.2754
Cumnock Cumnock – Light shower day 55.4535 -4.2645
Portree Portree – Cloudy 57.4127 -6.1949
Edinburgh Edinburgh – Cloudy 55.9533 -3.1868
Dundee Dundee – Cloudy 56.4621 -2.9692
Biggar Biggar – Cloudy 55.6234 -3.5226
Ullapool Ullapool – Cloudy 57.8956 -5.16
Aberlour Aberlour – Cloudy 57.4751 -3.2155
Stranraer Stranraer – Heavy rain 54.9033 -5.0228
Dumfries Dumfries – Overcast 55.0708 -3.6038
Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport – Heavy rain 57.4836 -7.3599
Lairg Lairg – Cloudy 58.0223 -4.401
Jedburgh Jedburgh – Cloudy 55.4777 -2.5534

Location Details

Ben Cruachan

Location: 56.4257, -5.1314

Altitude: 1126.0 m above mean sea level

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