After a dry start in northeast Highland, it will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain, this becoming persistent and heavy across Skye and Lochaber. Becoming windy, with strong to gale southeasterly winds across the Isles veering south or southwesterly overnight. Minimum temperature 5 °C.
West Highland cloudy with rain, easing off in the afternoon. Mainly cloudy and mostly dry elsewhere, perhaps some occasional rain, but brighter later. Quite mild. Maximum temperature 11 °C.
Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:
A mostly dry but very mild few days, some occasional rain possible in the west. Windy at times, strong southwesterly winds, gales in the west.
UK long range weather forecast
Sunday 24 Feb - Tuesday 5 Mar
Sunday and Monday will be largely fine and very mild with some sunshine, although northwest Scotland could be cloudier with rain and strong winds at times. The southeast may see some early mist and fog, but this will clear through the morning. The largely dry, sunny and mild conditions are likely to continue until the end of February, although rain and strong winds will affect the northwest at times. Temperatures may gradually become closer to normal. Any spells of rain will tend to weaken as they move southeast, just bringing cloudier skies. Overnight frosts are still possible with mist and fog patches too. By early March we are more likely to see Atlantic fronts crossing the whole of the UK bringing stronger winds and rain at times.
Wednesday 6 Mar - Wednesday 20 Mar
Into early March there are signals for Atlantic fronts to cross the whole of the UK, bringing a mixture of wet and windy weather to many parts, but also intermittent drier spells. Snow remains possible over higher ground in the north. There are weaker signals for snow to lower levels elsewhere should a cold easterly develop; this remains a small possibility. However, milder conditions remain more likely, with occasional overnight frosts.