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Forecast Summary

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

Highlands & Eilean Siar

Headline:

Patchy rain this morning, brighter with showers this afternoon.

Today:

Cloudy this morning with outbreaks of rain, these clearing from the northwest. This afternoon will see some bright or sunny periods along with a few showers, these mostly in the north. Westerly winds becoming strong in the north later. Maximum temperature 12 °C.

Tonight:

Clear periods and a few showers, these most frequent across the north. Drier weather likely in the south. Windy, westerly gales in the Western Isles and far north mainland. Minimum temperature 6 °C.

Monday:

A few showers at first, then many places becoming mainly dry and cloudy. Rain developing across Caithness and Sutherland by afternoon, persistent and heavy at times. Windy with westerly gales. Maximum temperature 12 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Very windy on Tuesday with rain at times, heavy across the far north at first. West or northwesterly gales, easing later. Mostly cloudy midweek with patchy rain, less windy.

Updated: 03:09 on Sun 21 Oct 2018 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Cloud and patchy rain moving south on Sunday.

Today:

Rain across northwestern areas will move slowly southeastwards, becoming lighter. Fog patches in the south slowly clearing to sunny spells through the morning. Turning brighter from the northwest, but windy with blustery showers in northern Scotland.

Tonight:

Cloud and patchy rain will clear southern areas. Staying windy with showers across northern Scotland. Dry and largely clear elsewhere with isolated fog patches. Colder, with a frost for some.

Monday:

A windy day for many northern areas, with gales and heavy rain developing across northern Scotland. Dry elsewhere with some sunshine, especially in the south, although cooler than of late.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Patchy rain will affect northwestern areas at times. Largely dry elsewhere with some sunny spells and overnight fog patches. Rather windy on Tuesday but feeling rather warm in any brightness.

Updated: 01:51 on Sun 21 Oct 2018 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 26 Oct 2018 to Sunday 4 Nov 2018:

Much colder weather will establish itself across all parts by the end of Friday. The cold feel will be exacerbated by strong northerly winds, touching gale force in parts of the north and northeast. These will blow in plenty of showers, turning wintry, especially across the high ground of northern Britain, but perhaps to lower levels at times in the far north. Widespread overnight frost is likely, with icy stretches where showers have occurred. Then becoming drier from the northwest into the following week, although spells of rain could affect the east and southeast for a time, before a more generally changeable pattern develops as we move into November. Generally staying on the cold side with further overnight frost.

UK Outlook for Monday 5 Nov 2018 to Monday 19 Nov 2018:

The weather looks changeable and windy at times with bands of rain or showers, interspersed with drier, quieter spells. The wettest and windiest weather is most likely across parts of the north, with perhaps some snow at times over the mountains. Towards the middle of the month, there are signs that high pressure may become more dominant to the north, bringing more generally settled conditions here, but with a greater incidence of overnight frost and fog. Meanwhile, more changeable weather may remain dominant across the south, with some rain here at times, although with any milder spells being short-lived.

Updated: 01:51 on Sun 21 Oct 2018 BST

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