Regional forecast for Highlands & Eilean Siar
A fine evening but wet and windy on Thursday.
This Evening and Tonight:
A fine evening with some pleasant sunny spells. It will remain dry tonight with clear spells, these more prolonged across Skye, Lochaber and western isles. Freshening Northeast winds, especially along Moray Firth coasts and the northern Hebrides. Minimum Temperature 6 °C.
A dry and bright start for west coast but dull rainy weather quickly spreads from Inverness and the Great Glen westwards across all parts. Some heavier rain. Cool and windy. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Rain clearing and becoming drier and brighter later Friday. Further rain arrives on Saturday, clearing to scattered showers by evening, these continuing into Sunday. Windy and cool on Sunday.
Updated at: 1552 on Wed 28 Jun 2017
UK forecast for the next 5 days
Outbreaks of rain for many today.
Rain across northern, western and some central parts today, gradually inching northwestwards through the day, allowing more in the way of drier interludes for some later. Further south and east, cloudy skies with some heavy showers possible. Windy for many.
Staying windy in the north and west overnight, with outbreaks of rain continuing throughout the night. Remaining rather cloudy elsewhere with further patchy rain for some central parts.
Patchy rain slowly returning southeastwards across northern and western parts through Friday. Some brighter spells elsewhere, although some occasionally heavy, possibly thundery, showers developing too.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday:
Rain clearing southeastern areas Saturday morning. Many places then having reasonable dry spells with some sunshine. More changeable further north, where windy at times. Warmer than recently in the northeast.
Updated at: 0206 on Thu 29 Jun 2017
Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days
Next week should get off to a dry start for much of the UK, though some rain may spread in from the southwest and there is a low risk of thundery outbreaks towards the southeast by mid-week. Thereafter there is some uncertainty but at the moment it looks set to turn more changeable, especially across northwestern parts where some wet and windy weather is likely. Towards the south and east it should be drier and brighter though there is still the risk of thundery rain at times here. Temperatures will remain generally around average for the time of year, but there is an increasing chance of a very warm spell, most likely towards the southeast.
Updated at: 1301 on Wed 28 Jun 2017
Further changeable weather is likely at first, especially in the north with some rain. In the south the drier and warmer spells are likely to become more prevalent, and these could well spread across the rest of the UK through much of July.
Updated at: 1300 on Wed 28 Jun 2017