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The Saddle

  • Light snow -3 °C

    -6 °C

  • Mist -3 °C

    -4 °C

  • Light snow 1 °C

    -4 °C

  • Cloudy 1 °C

    0 °C

  • Drizzle 5 °C

    0 °C

  • Light snow 1 °C

    -1 °C

  • Heavy snow shower day 0 °C

    -1 °C

Friday (Friday 15 December 2017)
Now 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Heavy snow Light snow shower night Light snow Light snow Fog Light snow Cloudy Mist
90% 40% 60% 50% 30% 50% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
-4 ° -4 ° -4 ° -4 ° -5 ° -5 ° -5 ° -5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-13 ° -14 ° -14 ° -14 ° -14 ° -14 ° -14 ° -13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 27 36 NNW 30 38 N 30 35 NNW 30 36 NNW 29 35 NNW 30 35 NNW 25 31 NW 21 26
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VP G VP VP VP VP M P
Humidity Expand
98% 97% 99% 99% 98% 98% 98% 97%
UV index Expand
Sunrise: 08:55 Sunset: 15:38 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Saturday (Saturday 16 December 2017)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Light snow Cloudy Light snow shower night Light snow shower night Light snow shower night Light snow shower night Light snow Light snow shower night Light snow Cloudy Cloudy Mist Mist Mist Mist Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy
10% 10% 50% 10% 30% 40% 40% 40% 60% 40% 50% 10% 10% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
-5 ° -5 ° -4 ° -5 ° -5 ° -5 ° -5 ° -5 ° -4 ° -4 ° -4 ° -4 ° -4 ° -3 ° -3 ° -3 ° -4 ° -3 ° -3 ° -3 ° -3 ° -3 ° -2 ° -2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-13 ° -13 ° -12 ° -12 ° -12 ° -12 ° -12 ° -11 ° -11 ° -10 ° -10 ° -10 ° -10 ° -10 ° -10 ° -10 ° -10 ° -10 ° -9 ° -9 ° -9 ° -9 ° -9 ° -10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 22 28 WNW 22 27 WNW 19 23 WNW 18 22 WNW 18 21 WNW 16 18 W 14 17 W 13 15 WSW 13 15 WSW 13 16 W 14 17 WSW 15 19 WSW 15 19 W 17 22 WSW 15 19 WSW 16 19 WSW 16 20 SW 16 19 SW 14 17 S 13 16 S 13 16 SSE 17 20 SSE 20 24 SSE 23 28
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G M P M G G M G G G G M M P P P P VG VG VG VG VG VG M
Humidity Expand
96% 96% 97% 97% 96% 92% 91% 92% 91% 92% 92% 94% 97% 98% 98% 96% 94% 88% 87% 89% 90% 91% 93% 96%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:56 Sunset: 15:38 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Sunday (Sunday 17 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Light snow Heavy snow Sleet shower Sleet shower Heavy snow Light snow Light snow Cloudy
60% 90% 90% 90% 90% 60% 60% 10%
Temperature (°C)
-2 ° -1 ° 1 ° 1 ° -1 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-10 ° -9 ° -7 ° -7 ° -10 ° -10 ° -10 ° -9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 25 31 SSE 32 39 S 31 40 WSW 33 43 WNW 34 46 WNW 29 39 WNW 27 37 WNW 21 33
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
P P P VP P M M VG
Humidity Expand
96% 96% 95% 95% 97% 95% 96% 95%
UV index Expand
1 1
Sunrise: 08:57 Sunset: 15:39 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Monday (Monday 18 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sleet shower Sleet shower Drizzle
10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 60% 60% 50%
Temperature (°C)
-3 ° -3 ° -3 ° -2 ° -1 ° 0 ° 1 ° 2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-9 ° -9 ° -9 ° -9 ° -8 ° -7 ° -6 ° -5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 17 25 SW 15 21 SSW 17 24 SSW 19 27 SSW 23 33 SSW 26 37 SSW 26 37 SSW 26 39
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG G M P P
Humidity Expand
95% 93% 95% 96% 97% 97% 97% 97%
UV index Expand
1 1
Sunrise: 08:57 Sunset: 15:39 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (Tuesday 19 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Drizzle Drizzle Drizzle Drizzle Drizzle Drizzle Heavy rain Heavy rain
50% 40% 50% 50% 50% 50% 90% 90%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-4 ° -3 ° -3 ° -3 ° -3 ° -2 ° -2 ° -3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 27 40 SSW 28 41 SSW 29 45 SSW 30 47 SW 33 52 SW 34 54 SW 34 54 SW 30 49
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
P VP P P M P P P
Humidity Expand
98% 98% 97% 98% 98% 98% 97% 97%
UV index Expand
1 1
Sunrise: 08:58 Sunset: 15:39 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 20 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Heavy rain Light snow Light snow shower night Light snow Light snow Light snow Light snow Heavy snow shower night
80% 60% 40% 60% 60% 60% 60% 60%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 1 ° 0 ° 0 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-3 ° -5 ° -6 ° -7 ° -6 ° -6 ° -7 ° -7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 25 39 WSW 22 34 SW 23 33 SW 24 35 SW 26 39 SW 28 43 SW 28 43 WSW 29 45
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M G G G G M
Humidity Expand
96% 95% 95% 95% 94% 94% 94% 93%
UV index Expand
1 1
Sunrise: 08:59 Sunset: 15:39 Moon phase: New
Thursday (Thursday 21 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Heavy snow shower night Heavy snow shower night Heavy snow shower night Heavy snow shower night Heavy snow shower day Heavy snow shower day Heavy snow shower night Light snow
60% 60% 60% 60% 60% 60% 60% 60%
Temperature (°C)
0 ° 0 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-7 ° -8 ° -9 ° -9 ° -8 ° -8 ° -8 ° -8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 30 47 WSW 30 47 WSW 29 46 WSW 30 47 WSW 30 48 WSW 30 48 WSW 29 46 WSW 29 46
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
93% 93% 92% 93% 92% 93% 93% 94%
UV index Expand
1 1
Sunrise: 08:59 Sunset: 15:40 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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Met Office 17:00, Fri
Updated: 15:00 on Fri 15 Dec 2017 GMT
Tiree Partly cloudy night 56.497 -6.887
Birmingham Cloudy 52.486 -1.889
Glasgow Clear night 55.864 -4.25
Manchester Clear night 53.479 -2.247
Brighton Clear night 50.822 -0.136
Dover Cloudy 51.126 1.318
Exeter Clear night 50.718 -3.533
Lincoln Partly cloudy night 53.23 -0.539
Norwich Partly cloudy night 52.63 1.299
Peterborough Partly cloudy night 52.569 -0.239
Swindon Cloudy 51.556 -1.778
York Heavy shower night 53.962 -1.079
Aberdeen Partly cloudy night 57.15 -2.093
Pembroke Partly cloudy night 51.673 -4.908
Ullapool Cloudy 57.896 -5.16
Inverness Partly cloudy night 57.478 -4.223
Kendal Clear night 54.328 -2.745
Londonderry (Derry) Partly cloudy night 54.995 -7.323
Newtown (Powys) Partly cloudy night 52.512 -3.312
Fort William Partly cloudy night 56.82 -5.104
Belfast Light shower night 54.596 -5.93
Caernarfon Clear night 53.139 -4.273
Camborne Light rain 50.212 -5.294
Cardiff Partly cloudy night 51.481 -3.178
Dumfries Clear night 55.071 -3.604
Edinburgh Clear night 55.953 -3.187
Lerwick Partly cloudy night 60.154 -1.143
London Cloudy 51.508 -0.125
Newcastle Upon Tyne Partly cloudy night 54.978 -1.616
Pitlochry Partly cloudy night 56.705 -3.728
Southampton Partly cloudy night 50.909 -1.403
Stornoway Light shower night 58.211 -6.384
Wick (Highland) Partly cloudy night 58.439 -3.092
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Regional Forecast for Highlands & Eilean Siar

Headline:

Clear spells and scattered wintry showers overnight.

This Evening and Tonight:

Wintry showers becoming mainly confined to the north and west overnight. Clear spells and winds easing to bring another widespread frost away from windward coasts. Icy patches are still possible. Minimum temperature -4 °C.

Saturday:

Mostly dry with occasional bright spells, these most widespread towards Inverness and Nairn. A few light scattered showers will feed in on the moderate to fresh northwest breeze. Maximum temperature 5 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

A series of rain bands will cross the country from the west with heaviest outbreaks expected during Sunday and across the west. Turning increasingly mild, particularly towards Inverness.

Updated: 14:52 on Fri 15 Dec 2017 GMT

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Cold with icy patches, and showers around the coasts.

This Evening and Tonight:

A few showers will continue across Scotland and in other coastal areas on Friday night, but elsewhere it will be largely dry and clear. A widespread frost will develop, with icy stretches where surfaces remain wet.

Saturday:

A bright and cold start with showers in the north and west. Scattered showers, perhaps wintry on hills, will spread across Wales and some central parts through the day.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Wind and rain arriving from the northwest on Sunday. Often cloudy and becoming milder on Monday and Tuesday with patchy rain mainly in the north and west.

Updated: 13:31 on Fri 15 Dec 2017 GMT

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 20 Dec 2017 to Friday 29 Dec 2017:

In the run up to Christmas it is most probable that the UK should see temperatures return near to or above average for the time of year, with a north-south split developing. In northern parts of the UK the weather is likely to be changeable with strong winds and rain or showers; as well as drier, brighter interludes. Across the south of the UK it will be drier and more settled although probably rather cloudy. Any rain will only be a brief interruption and any breaks in the cloud cover will give foggy or frosty overnight conditions. Over the Christmas period the north-south split looks mostly likely to begin to break down with unsettled, often windy, conditions developing thereafter, with any snow most likely across the north of the UK.

UK Outlook for Saturday 30 Dec 2017 to Saturday 13 Jan 2018:

Through the final days of December, and perhaps the start of January, it is likely to be unsettled and often windy across much of the UK. Temperatures will be near to or below average and snow is likely, at times, especially across northern parts of the country. Through the first half of January a gradual reduction in the frequency of Atlantic westerlies seems most likely, this will be coupled with an increase in the frequency of colder and drier periods, although confidence is low at this stage. Milder, wetter, and windier spells should become more short-lived during this period with the colder and drier spells of weather bringing an increased likelihood of overnight frost and fog, as well as some snow, wintry showers, and below-average temperatures.

Updated: 13:31 on Fri 15 Dec 2017 GMT

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1010.0 m above mean sea level

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