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Highlands & Eilean Siar regional forecast

Highlands & Eilean Siar forecast map

Glencoe Sunny day 56.685 -5.099
Dalganachan Heavy rain 58.339 -3.693
Callakille Sunny intervals 57.522 -5.854
Halkirk Heavy rain 58.514 -3.49
Ullapool Sunny intervals 57.896 -5.16
Dingwall Sunny intervals 57.596 -4.427
Fort William Sunny day 56.82 -5.104
Cassley Heavy rain 58.167 -4.733
Scardroy Sunny intervals 57.519 -4.988
Glen Affric Youth Hostel Cloudy 57.23 -5.188
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  • UK 6-30 days

Regional Forecast for Highlands & Eilean Siar


Southwest brightening up, northeast seeing rain.


Mostly cloudy this morning with outbreaks of rain, these heavy at first in the northeast. The southwest will be dry with some warm sunshine this afternoon, the northeast remaining cloudy with further rain possibly heavy. Maximum temperature 20 °C.


Mainly dry with clear periods, although rain lingering across Caithness well into the night. A few showers developing across the southwest later in the night. Minimum temperature 11 °C.


Some bright or sunny intervals and scattered showers, these most frequent and heaviest in the west. Becoming cloudier in the southwest later. Warm around Inverness. Maximum temperature 19 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Unsettled with sunshine and showers, occasionally heavy and perhaps merging into longer spells of rain at times.

Updated: 03:02 on Wed 23 Aug 2017 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days


Rain clearing from the north-east. Drier and fresher elsewhere.


Heavy rain in Scotland as well as northern and eastern England will gradually clear eastwards. Further south, cloud will move to the east during the afternoon. In the west, brighter, fresher weather will follow, with showers, mainly in Northern Ireland.


The last of the rain will clear from northeast Scotland during the evening, leaving much of the UK dry overnight. A few showers will affect western parts.


England and Wales will be mostly dry and breezy with sunny spells. A few showers are likely in parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and the far west of England.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday will be dry and bright for most, though rain will affect the far north and west. Sunny spells are likely over the weekend, with showers, mainly in the northwest.

Updated: 03:01 on Wed 23 Aug 2017 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 28 Aug 2017 to Wednesday 6 Sep 2017:

On Monday, a band of thick cloud some outbreaks of rain and strong winds are likely to spread eastwards across the country. The rain will be heaviest in the NW and it may remain dry and warm in the southeast, although there is a small risk of one or two thundery showers continuing. Into next week, we are likely to see unsettled conditions, with spells of wet and windy weather, particularly in the northwest. It will be drier in general across the southeast, although there is a risk of some thundery showers here at times. There may be a longer spell of more settled weather in early September. Temperatures will probably be near normal, though perhaps warm at times in the south.

UK Outlook for Thursday 7 Sep 2017 to Thursday 21 Sep 2017:

During this period, we are most likely to see changeable weather conditions featuring across the United Kingdom. However, there will be some dry and fine weather at times too. On balance spells of rain and strong winds are likely to dominate in the north and west, with drier and brighter weather more common in the south and east. Temperatures will probably remain close to normal for the time of year in most parts, though they may become warm or very warm at times in the south which may generate some thunderstorms.

Updated: 03:01 on Wed 23 Aug 2017 BST

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