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    Forecast summary

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

    Regional forecast for Highlands & Eilean Siar

    Cloud and patchy rain spreading northwards. Cold and breezy.

    Today:

    Dry and bright in the north during the morning. However, thicker cloud and patchy rain will spread north, becoming persistent over Lochaber with snow on the mountains. Feeling cold with freshening southeasterly winds, touching gale force over the Hebrides. Maximum Temperature 7°C.

    Tonight:

    Showers or longer spells of rain will continue overnight with snow over the hills. Winds becoming light for a time inland, with a touch of frost, but strengthening again later. Minimum Temperature 1°C.

    Sunday:

    Bright intervals and showers with snow over high ground. Showers merging into longer spells of rain over the West Highlands but staying drier towards Inverness. Strong southwesterly winds. Maximum Temperature 7°C.

    Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

    Further showers or longer spells of rain on Monday and Tuesday. Showers wintry over high ground. Mainly dry, bright and cold on Wednesday with a few snow showers.

    Updated at: 0219 on Sat 6 Feb 2016

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Very unsettled with spells of wet and very windy weather.

    Today:

    Wet and windy weather will spread to most areas from the southwest, giving a risk of flooding across south Wales and southwest England. Gales will affect southern and western parts. Northeast Scotland and parts of southeast England should escape dry.

    Tonight:

    Rain will move away to the north and east to leave clear spells and blustery showers. Gales will affect exposed areas and showers will be locally wintry in the north.

    Sunday:

    Most areas will have sunny spells on Sunday, although heavy and blustery showers will feed in from the west in locally gale force winds. More persistent rain will arrive later.

    Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

    Monday will be very showery, with severe gales affecting southern areas and showers turning wintry in the north. During Tuesday and Wednesday the strong winds and showers will gradually ease.

    Updated at: 0129 on Sat 6 Feb 2016

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Wednesday 10 Feb 2016 to Friday 19 Feb 2016:

    Wednesday should be dry, bright and cold for most areas, however outbreaks of rain and strengthening winds will extend northeastwards across England and Wales overnight into Thursday. Thereafter it will be generally unsettled across all parts with further spells of cloud and rain interspersed by colder, brighter, showery conditions, the showers turning wintry at times in the north. The wettest weather will always tend to be over western hills. It may be very windy with gales or severe gales at times, most likely across northern and western parts. Temperatures are expected to be mainly near normal, however some colder spells with overnight frost are possible, mainly in the north. There is only a low probability of any more settled weather developing for a time late next week.

    UK Outlook for Saturday 20 Feb 2016 to Saturday 5 Mar 2016:

    The latest indications are that the latter half of February will be dominated by changeable weather coming in from the Atlantic, bringing showers or longer spells of rain to most parts, wettest in northern and western areas. Some snow is likely at times, mainly over northern hills. Temperatures should generally be near normal for the time of year, however occasional frosty nights are possible at where skies become clear, Generally windy with gales or even severe gales at times, mainly in northern and western parts. By early March there is a possibility of more settled weather becoming established across southern and eastern areas, bringing drier and less windy conditions here. However, wet and windy weather will most likely persistent in the north and west.

    Updated at: 0129 on Sat 6 Feb 2016

    Location Details

    Lairg

    Location: 58.0223, -4.401

    Altitude: 89m above mean sea level

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