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

    Regional forecast for Highlands & Eilean Siar

    Cloudy and windy with rain becoming persistent. Drier towards Inverness.


    Mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain becoming persistent with heavy bursts in the far north in the afternoon. Largely dry and bright morning towards Inverness and Nairn where feeling quite warm. Strong south-westerly winds, touching gale in far north. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.


    Rain clearing south during the evening to leave clear spells and a few scattered showers. Winds becoming lighter for a time but strong westerly picking up again in the north. Minimum Temperature 3 °C.


    Sunny spells and scattered showers. The showers mainly across Lewis and north Highland. Fresh westerly winds, strong in north where feeling quite cold. Patchy rain spreading into the west later. Maximum Temperature 12 °C.

    Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

    Early rain then mainly dry with bright spells and lighter winds on Saturday. Showers or longer spells of rain on Monday and Tuesday but staying mainly dry towards Inverness.

    Updated at: 0417 on Thu 27 Oct 2016

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Mostly dry, mild and settled, but with rain for Scotland.


    A murky start in the south with low cloud, mist and fog slow to clear, but brightening by afternoon. Cloudier further north, with a little rain, mainly over hills, and more persistent rain and strong winds for north-west Scotland.


    Band of rain affecting southern Scotland and northern England, but largely dry elsewhere with some clear spells. Mist and fog may affect southern parts again, although will be less widespread.


    Rather cloudy for parts of northern England, with outbreaks of rain through the morning, but still mild. Brighter elsewhere, although with rain likely in the west of Scotland later.

    Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

    Saturday largely fine and dry, although rather cloudy, Sunday and Monday similar but with some showers or rain in the north-west. Still feeling mild for many.

    Updated at: 0203 on Thu 27 Oct 2016

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Tuesday 1 Nov 2016 to Thursday 10 Nov 2016:

    It will be settled in the south at first, with a good deal of fine and dry weather but with overnight patchy fog and chilly nights are likely. Meanwhile, the north of the UK is likely to be wetter and windier at times, more so further west. The rain in the north will probably move southwards by midweek, although it'll be lighter in the south, especially in the southeast. Colder air will then move in behind this from the northwest, bringing showers that may be wintry over high ground in the north. There'll be more widespread night frosts, and generally northerly or north-westerly winds over the UK, with generally drier and brighter weather and lighter winds further south.

    Updated at: 1302 on Thu 27 Oct 2016

    UK Outlook for Friday 11 Nov 2016 to Friday 25 Nov 2016:

    The outlook for mid November remains uncertain however spells of windier and stormier weather look to be less likely than would normally be expected at this time of year. Indications suggest that at first northerly or north-westerly winds are likely to predominate over the UK, leading to lower than average temperatures for many and a widespread risk of frosts. The expectation is for windier and more showery conditions to be possible in the north, perhaps with snow over some higher ground, with drier, more settled weather in the south. Towards the end of the period confidence continues to be low, with the most likely scenario looking to be a continuation of the mainly drier, settled weather, although there is a signal for below average temperatures to continue.

    Updated at: 1303 on Thu 27 Oct 2016

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    Location: 57.6102, -5.7258

    Altitude: 53.0 m above mean sea level

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