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

    Regional forecast for Central Tayside & Fife

    Showery start, but turning more settled particularly in the south.


    Showers, mostly of rain at lowest levels, occasional during the first half of morning, then isolated from late morning, with many in Central Belt staying dry with plentiful weak sunshine through the afternoon. Northerly winds brisk near coast, easing inland. Maximum Temperature 5 °C.


    A few isolated light showers across Angus and northern Tayside, but central and southern areas should stay dry with plentiful clear spells and easing winds bringing another widespread frost. Minimum Temperature -4 °C.


    Most remaining dry with plenty of weak winter sunshine, but a few showers may reach Tayside and western Central region. Winds northwest, initially fresh around the coast. Maximum Temperature 5 °C.

    Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

    A series of rain bands will cross the country from the west with any heavier outbreaks expected to be confined to Sunday. Turning increasingly mild.

    Updated at: 0243 on Fri 15 Dec 2017

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Brightening up with showers and some sunshine.


    After starting cloudy with some outbreaks of rain and hill snow in some areas, Friday will be a chilly day with increasing amounts of sunshine. However, brisk northerly winds will bring a scattering of showers to windward coastal regions throughout.


    Showers will continue across Scotland and in other coastal areas on Friday night, but elsewhere it will be largely dry and clear with a widespread frost developing.


    A bright and cold on Saturday with showers in the north and west. Scattered showers, 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 much milder on Monday and Tuesday with patchy rain mainly in the north and west.

    Updated at: 0155 on Fri 15 Dec 2017

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Tuesday 19 Dec 2017 to Thursday 28 Dec 2017:

    In the run up to Christmas the UK should see temperatures return near to or above average for the time of year, with a north-south split developing by around the 21st Dec. In northern parts of the UK the weather is likely to be changeable with strong winds, rain or showers, at times; 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. Around Christmas Eve the north-south split should begin to break down with unsettled, often windy, conditions developing thereafter, with any snow most likely across the north of the UK.

    Updated at: 1259 on Thu 14 Dec 2017

    UK Outlook for Friday 29 Dec 2017 to Friday 12 Jan 2018:

    Through the last days of December 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 at: 1259 on Thu 14 Dec 2017

    Location Details

    Cruach Ardrain

    Location: 56.3548, -4.5815

    Altitude: 1045.0 m above mean sea level

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