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

    Regional forecast for Highlands & Eilean Siar

    Mostly cloudy with a few spots of rain.


    Mostly cloudy with patchy rain and drizzle, especially across western coasts and hills. Some brighter spells are expected towards Inverness and perhaps later for Lochaber and the southern Outer Hebrides. Occasionally strong southwesterly winds across the Isles, otherwise winds light. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.


    Still rather a lot of cloud around and a few spots of drizzle, but also some clearer spells, especially across the east, perhaps with a touch of frost. Minimum Temperature 1 °C.


    A brighter day across more central and western parts than of late with some sunny spells. Most places dry, although cloudier northern parts may see the odd spot of drizzle. Maximum Temperature 9 °C.

    Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

    Rather cloudy, especially across the west with patchy rain, although eastern parts will see the best of any brighter spells, especially on Saturday and Monday. Freshening southwesterly winds on Monday.

    Updated at: 0244 on Thu 19 Jan 2017

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Cloudy skies for most, clear and sunny in the south.


    It will be a grey day for many, with the odd spot of light rain and drizzle possible, and some hill fog. Southern England and some parts of eastern Scotland will be mostly clear and sunny.


    Overnight it will stay cloudy and frost-free for most. However in the clear skies across southern England and South Wales, it will be colder and frosty.


    A brighter day for parts of Wales and Northern Scotland, and the sunshine will stay across much of southern England. Elsewhere it'll be mostly cloudy but mainly dry.

    Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

    Mostly settled and dry but rather cloudy and cold, with some bright spells. Some light showers are possible, perhaps giving a wintry mix for parts of England and Wales.

    Updated at: 0110 on Thu 19 Jan 2017

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Monday 23 Jan 2017 to Wednesday 1 Feb 2017:

    High pressure is likely to continue to dominate across the UK on Monday and Tuesday, with mostly dry and settled conditions expected, aside from in the far north-west where rain and strong winds are possible. Temperatures will be mostly either around average or a little colder. Looking further ahead, more unsettled conditions are expected to slowly spread further into the north and west bringing spells of rain and strong winds, although it will be more settled further south and east. The unsettled and at times windy conditions are expected to continue to slowly spread south and east through the period, eventually bringing milder conditions to most and outbreaks of rain at times across the country, this likely heavier further west and lighter and less frequent further east.

    Updated at: 1135 on Wed 18 Jan 2017

    UK Outlook for Thursday 2 Feb 2017 to Thursday 16 Feb 2017:

    Looking ahead to the start of February confidence is fairly low. However, the most likely scenario is that Atlantic low pressure systems will bring spells of wet and windy weather to all at times, though this will be interspersed with drier and brighter interludes. Temperatures will generally be around average for this time of year, though with occasional milder spells. There is a possibility that an area of high pressure will become dominant again towards the middle of February, bringing more settled conditions with the return of overnight frost and patches of fog. However, confidence regarding this detail is low.

    Updated at: 1135 on Wed 18 Jan 2017

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    Achininver Youth Hostel

    Location: 57.9968, -5.3138

    Altitude: 21.0 m above mean sea level

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