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

    Regional forecast for Highlands & Eilean Siar

    Cloudy in the north, some warm sunshine in the south.


    Southern areas mostly dry and bright with some warm sunny intervals, highest temperatures around Spean Bridge. The north and northeast mostly cloudy with scattered showers around, perhaps turning heavy across Speyside. Cool towards Caithness and North Sutherland. Light winds. Maximum Temperature 21 °C.


    Any heavy showers over Speyside and the Northeast will clear away this evening with some warm sunshine for Skye and Lochaber. Mainly dry overnight, rain in west by morning, windier. Minimum Temperature 10 °C.


    Rain, some heavy, sweeping northeast in morning, then much brighter drier weather returning to all but Caithness through in the afternoon. Windy for a time. Maximum Temperature 18 °C.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Sunny intervals and showers, these more frequent in the west. Windy too especially on Thursday when southerly gales are likely across the Isles.

    Updated at: 0918 on Tue 25 Jul 2017

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Fine and warm for many today, before rain arrives tonight.


    A cloudy start in the east with the odd spot of drizzle, but brightening up here through the morning. Otherwise a generally fine day elsewhere with warm sunny spells, although isolated showers in northeast Scotland and perhaps the southwest.


    Any showers will ease through the evening to give a dry start to the night. However, rain and strengthening winds will arrive in the west through the early hours.


    Strong winds and heavy rain will spread across all parts. Turning drier in the west with sunny spells and scattered showers across Northern Ireland and western Scotland later. Cooler.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Unsettled, windy and fresher with sunshine and blustery showers throughout this period, these heaviest in the northwest. Perhaps a spell of rain through Friday night into Saturday.

    Updated at: 0206 on Tue 25 Jul 2017

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Saturday 29 Jul 2017 to Monday 7 Aug 2017:

    A generally unsettled spell of weather is expected over the weekend with a mixture of sunshine and showers for most. Heavy showers and strong winds are most likely in the north west with a risk of hail and thunder, as well as a possibility of gales in exposed areas. The unsettled regime looks set to continue until early August with further frontal systems affecting the UK, interspersed with clearer or perhaps showery weather and some unseasonably windy conditions across many areas. Temperatures should be around normal to cool, with perhaps only the far south east seeing some warmer conditions at times, although there is low confidence on this. There are no signals for any significant change from these changeable conditions during the period.

    Updated at: 1258 on Mon 24 Jul 2017

    UK Outlook for Tuesday 8 Aug 2017 to Tuesday 22 Aug 2017:

    Changeable or unsettled conditions are likely at first with periods of rain interspersed with clearer or showery weather. There are some signals for high pressure to build which would allow for more settled conditions and rising temperatures, mostly likely in western parts. By the middle of August signals become mixed and confidence is low, however the preferred solution is for an Atlantic driven setup with the most unsettled conditions in the north west but drier in the south east.

    Updated at: 1405 on Mon 24 Jul 2017

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    John O' Groats Youth Hostel

    Location: 58.6321, -3.1192

    Altitude: 42.0 m above mean sea level

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