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

    Regional forecast for Highlands & Eilean Siar

    Sunny spells and a few showers. Feeling cool.


    Sunny spells and scattered showers, with the odd heavy one possible. The showers will be most frequent across Caithness and Sutherland. Drier across Lochaber but a few showers will develop in the afternoon. Feeling cool with a northerly breeze. Maximum Temperature 16C.


    Most showers will die out during the evening with some late sunshine. Mainly dry overnight, clear spells with the odd shower continuing in the north. Cold night in some glens. Minimum Temperature 4C.


    Sunny spells and scattered showers, these mainly across Caithness and Sutherland. Best of the sunshine along west coast but most places becoming dry and sunny by evening. Cool northwesterly breeze. Maximum Temperature 15C.

    Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

    A cold, locally frosty, start on Sunday then dry with sunny spells. Monday and Tuesday are expected to remain mostly dry with the best sunshine across the Northwest Highlands.

    Issued at: 0500 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Sunshine and scattered showers, most frequent in the northeast.


    Early rain should clear the far southeast during the morning, with sunny spells ands showers following for all parts. Showers will be most frequent in the cloudier north and east, where they could be heavy at times.


    Isolated showers will continue in places, however most will have a dry and increasingly clear night. With the wind gradually easing, this will lead to it feeling rather chilly.


    A generally fine and dry day, with sunny periods. However showers will continue to affect some northern and eastern areas, where they could be heavy at first, before easing later.

    Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

    A cold start Sunday, but mostly fine and dry with some sunshine. Rain then spreads eastwards Monday, although much of Scotland staying drier and brighter. Further showers are likely Tuesday.

    Issued at: 0500 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 to Friday 5 Sep 2014:

    Rather unsettled in the south for the latter part of next week, whilst northern areas will generally see drier and brighter weather. A quieter start to next weekend, though the general trend is for more changeable conditions later with heaviest and most persistent rain in the west, winds could be locally strong in the north and west, with a risk of gales. It then stays rather unsettled through the period with scattered showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed with brighter spells. Wettest weather is likely to be in the northwest, whilst the best of the drier and brighter interludes will be towards the southeast and possibly becoming lengthier with time. Temperatures will be near normal, but warm at times during drier spells and towards the southeast.

    UK Outlook for Saturday 6 Sep 2014 to Saturday 20 Sep 2014:

    Current signals continue to suggest a broadly changeable spell of weather. As such, most regions can expect to see spells of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these spells will then be interspersed with more unsettled conditions bringing showery outbreaks and perhaps more prolonged spells of rain. Northern and western parts are then likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts are likely to see the most frequent and prolonged fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures, meanwhile, are likely to be warm during the fine spells and near or below average during unsettled weather.

    Issued at: 0500 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

    Location Details

    Fort William

    Location: 56.8199, -5.104

    Altitude: 7m above mean sea level

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