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Saturday   (13 February 2016)
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Warnings for Highland
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Sunday   (14 February 2016)
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Thursday   (18 February 2016)
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Issued at: 0400 on Fri 12 Feb 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Highlands & Eilean Siar

Sleet and snow for central parts, mainly dry, bright elsewhere.

Today:

Rain, sleet with snow over higher ground will be slow moving from Sutherland to Speyside, giving moderate falls of snow in places. Mainly dry and bright elsewhere with some sunshine, the best of this over Lochaber. Windy in north. Maximum Temperature 6°C.

Tonight:

Rain, sleet and snow will edge slowly south and die out, then most places dry with some clear spells, leading to a fairly widespread frost, despite the easterly winds. Minimum Temperature -4°C.

Saturday:

A few wintry showers will feed into the north and east, otherwise most places dry and bright with the best of the sunshine over Skye and Wester Ross. Breezy. Maximum Temperature 5°C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Bright with wintry showers across the north and east, with strong northerly winds for a time. Clouding over after a bright start on Tuesday with some rain later.

Updated at: 0248 on Fri 12 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Snow across northern Scotland. Elsewhere, variable cloud and some showers.

Today:

An area of rain, sleet and snow will drift south across northern and eastern parts of Scotland. Elsewhere, there will be variable amounts of cloud, some sunny spells and a few showery outbreaks of rain, these wintry over the hills.

Tonight:

Wintry showers across eastern Scotland will spread into northeastern England, whilst rain spreads into southwest England and Northern Ireland. Elsewhere, clear spells allowing a patchy frost and isolated fog patches.

Saturday:

Wintry showers will continue to affect eastern Scotland and northeast England. Cloudy across southern parts with occasional rain, sleet and perhaps hill snow. Elsewhere, dry with sunny spells, but cold.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Turning colder with overnight frosts, but also plenty of dry, bright weather by day. However, strong northeasterly winds will drive snow showers into northern and eastern parts Sunday and Monday.

Updated at: 0043 on Fri 12 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 16 Feb 2016 to Thursday 25 Feb 2016:

Cold and predominantly fine on Tuesday, with a hard frost and potentially some freezing fog patches morning and night. On Tuesday night, it is expected to turn milder and breezy with rain across Scotland and Northern Ireland. The rain perhaps preceded by some snow for a time. During Wednesday and Thursday, the rain and hill snow is expected to spread across Wales and England, but is likely to stall across central parts whilst dying out. Brighter weather with scattered wintry showers follows into northern and western areas. Thereafter, the weather looks set to be rather cold and changeable, with some wet and windy weather, but also some frosty conditions around too during quieter interludes. Probably cold enough for snow at times, though mainly on higher ground and towards the north.

UK Outlook for Friday 26 Feb 2016 to Friday 11 Mar 2016:

A continuation of rather cold and changeable weather conditions looks the most likely trend at this stage, with winds predominantly blowing from the west or northwest. Probably wettest and windiest towards the north, with a greater likelihood of longer settled periods of weather in the south. By mid March, there are signs of more settled weather across other parts of the country too. Temperatures probably averaging out at near or just below the seasonal norm.

Updated at: 0043 on Fri 12 Feb 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis Ben Nevis – Clear night 56.7965 -5.0013
Strathyre Strathyre – Partly cloudy night 56.3257 -4.3234
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Clear night 56.7045 -3.7283
Craig Craig – Partly cloudy night 57.4889 -5.2754
Portree Portree – Clear night 57.4127 -6.1949
Tarbert Tarbert – Clear night 55.87 -5.42
Glasgow Glasgow – Clear night 55.8643 -4.2505
Tiree Tiree – Clear night 56.497 -6.887
Ullapool Ullapool – Partly cloudy night 57.8956 -5.16
Dundee Dundee – Partly cloudy night 56.4621 -2.9692
Aberlour Aberlour – Cloudy 57.4751 -3.2155
Lairg Lairg – Cloudy 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 – Clear night 57.4836 -7.3599
Stornoway Stornoway – Overcast 58.2111 -6.3842
Aberdeen Aberdeen – Overcast 57.1498 -2.0927
Durness Durness – Sleet 58.567 -4.75

Location Details

Ben Nevis

Location: 56.7965, -5.0013

Altitude: 1344.0m above mean sea level

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