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    Forecast summary

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

    Regional forecast for Highlands & Eilean Siar

    Mainly dry and bright at first, windy with rain later.

    Today:

    A few isolated showers over the Isles at first, otherwise dry at first with some ground frost and mist. Sunny spells for a time but high cloud increases with some light rain later. Southerly winds picking up strong, especially Minches. Maximum Temperature 9 °C.

    Tonight:

    Cloudy with patchy light rain in the evening but heavy and prolonged rain moves into the Western Isles and west Highlands overnight, mostly dry in east. Windy, severe gales Minches. Minimum Temperature 9 °C.

    Tuesday:

    Cloudy and wet start with heavy rain in places. The rain easing across the Western Isles late morning then also elsewhere in afternoon. Some brightness later in west. Gales easing. Maximum Temperature 9 °C.

    Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

    A showery weather pattern for the next few days with some fine dry and clear or sunny spells to be had. Breezy on Wednesday but winds easing light thereafter.

    Updated at: 0210 on Mon 17 Dec 2018

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Mostly fine today. Turning windy in west with some rain.

    Today:

    After a locally frosty and foggy start many areas will be dry on Monday with sunny spells. However, cloud will increase from the west, with wet and windy weather developing across Northern Ireland, and later west Wales and western England.

    Tonight:

    Monday night will be mild, but rather cloudy and windy, with severe gales in the west. Patchy rain in the north and west, which will become heavier and persistent later.

    Tuesday:

    Tuesday morning looks mostly dry in the southeast. However, wet and windy weather will move east across the British Isles. Brighter, showery, less windy conditions then follow into the west.

    Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

    Sunshine and showers on Wednesday and Thursday. Strong winds, especially in the south. Some rain could reach many areas from the southwest on Friday, although Scotland may remain more settled.

    Updated at: 0109 on Mon 17 Dec 2018

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Friday 21 Dec 2018 to Sunday 30 Dec 2018:

    Friday starts dry for most with patchy frost and fog, but cloud and rain already in the southwest will spread northeastwards through the day. Clearer, windy and showery conditions follow from the southwest later, these lasting into Saturday. Unsettled weather is likely to continue into the Christmas period, with further spells of rain possibly preceded by hill snow, and with strong winds at times. However during the last week of December there is a chance that the weather pattern will become slow-moving, with some more settled drier conditions developing, and with any rain increasingly confined to the north and west. Temperatures are likely to fluctuate around average, but turning colder should more settled conditions develop.

    Updated at: 1216 on Sun 16 Dec 2018

    UK Outlook for Monday 31 Dec 2018 to Monday 14 Jan 2019:

    Going into the New Year there is an increasing likelihood of the weather pattern becoming slow-moving or even "blocked", with Atlantic frontal systems held at bay by slow-moving areas of high pressure. This may result in more generally settled and cold weather conditions becoming established. This brings and increased risk of winter hazards, especially frost, and fog or freezing fog which may be slow to clear. When any frontal systems do push across the UK there will be an increased risk of snow. Temperatures are likely to be below normal, and often cold.

    Updated at: 1214 on Sun 16 Dec 2018

    Location Details

    Ben Nevis

    Location: 56.7965, -5.0013

    Altitude: 1344.0 m above mean sea level

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