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Tuesday   (27 September 2016)
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Wednesday   (28 September 2016)
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WSW 52 68 WSW 51 68 WSW 46 62 WSW 37 50 SW 31 42 S 39 50 SW 50 70 SW 40 60 WSW 42 63
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Issued at: 0000 on Tue 27 Sep 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Highlands & Eilean Siar

Dull, damp start to Tuesday. Becoming drier, brighter and windy.

This Evening and Tonight:

Any showers dying out with some clear spells this evening and early tonight, turning chilly for a time. Clouding over overnight and turning milder with some rain arriving by morning. Minimum Temperature 5 °C.

Tuesday:

Cloudy, misty start with occasional rain soon clearing to drier, brighter weather. Blustery showers following to Western Isles and Northwest Highlands. Southwesterly gales developing, locally severe late afternoon and evening. Maximum Temperature 16 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Becoming cloudy with rain, heavy and persistent in west, clearing later as gales return, possibly severe. Thursday and Friday bright and showery with strong winds, gales possible.

Updated at: 1607 on Mon 26 Sep 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Outbreaks of rain tonight, gradually brightening up on Tuesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

This evening and tonight will be cloudy with occasional outbreaks of rain. Much of the rain should be light, but some heavier bursts are possible. Fog is likely to affect western coasts and hills later.

Tuesday:

Rain at first, but becoming brighter with a few showers across Scotland and Northern Ireland during the morning. Wales and England brightening up from the west after midday, feeling warmer.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Wet and windy across the north on Wednesday, breezy further south with rain in the west. Rain in the south on Thursday, otherwise sunshine and blustery showers , feeling cooler.

Updated at: 1416 on Mon 26 Sep 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 1 Oct 2016 to Monday 10 Oct 2016:

The weekend will be breezy, with a risk of gales at times in the north and west. Showers or longer spells of rain are likely, which will be most persistent in northern and western parts, with the best of any bright spells in the southeast. Changeable conditions are expected to continue through the rest of the period with mainly west or southwesterly winds dominating. This will bring showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed by some brighter periods. The most persistent rain occurring in the northwest, where there is also the risk of occasional gales. Some good brighter spells are possible in the southeast. Temperatures a little below average at first, but then rising to near or above average in the south, and perhaps also at times further north.

Updated at: 1205 on Mon 26 Sep 2016

UK Outlook for Tuesday 11 Oct 2016 to Tuesday 25 Oct 2016:

There is currently low confidence for the forecast during the second half of October. However, the most likely scenario is for a continuation of mainly west or southwesterly winds. This will bring changeable weather with showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed with some dry and bright periods. The north and west is likely to see the heaviest and most persistent rain, with also strong winds or gales at times. The south and east is likely to see the best of the dry and bright conditions, with the possibility of some more prolonged settled spells. Temperatures will vary through the period, but probably averaging out slight above average for the time of year, with an increasing risk of overnight frost in the more settled spells.

Updated at: 1205 on Mon 26 Sep 2016

Weather map

Tue 0200

Weather forecast map for Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis Ben Nevis – Mist 56.7965 -5.0013
Strathyre Strathyre – Cloudy 56.3257 -4.3234
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Cloudy 56.7045 -3.7283
Craig Craig – Cloudy 57.4889 -5.2754
Portree Portree – Cloudy 57.4127 -6.1949
Tarbert Tarbert – Cloudy 55.87 -5.42
Glasgow Glasgow – Partly cloudy night 55.8643 -4.2505
Tiree Tiree – Light rain 56.497 -6.887
Ullapool Ullapool – Partly cloudy night 57.8956 -5.16
Dundee Dundee – Partly cloudy night 56.4621 -2.9692
Aberlour Aberlour – Partly cloudy night 57.4751 -3.2155
Lairg Lairg – Clear night 58.0223 -4.401
Edinburgh Edinburgh – Partly cloudy night 55.9533 -3.1868
Cumnock Cumnock – Partly cloudy night 55.4535 -4.2645
Biggar Biggar – Partly cloudy night 55.6234 -3.5226
Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport – Cloudy 57.4836 -7.3599
Stornoway Stornoway – Cloudy 58.2111 -6.3842
Aberdeen Aberdeen – Clear night 57.1498 -2.0927
Durness Durness – Partly cloudy night 58.567 -4.75

Location Details

Ben Nevis

Location: 56.7965, -5.0013

Altitude: 1344.0 m above mean sea level

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