Bright start in east, otherwise cloudy with some rain.
Bright morning from Caithness down through the Great Glen with warm sunny spells developing. However cloudier conditions across the Western Isle and far west with patchy drizzle and mist edge southeast to leave a cloudier the afternoon with occasional rain. Maximum temperature 20 °C.
Cloudy this evening and overnight with outbreaks of rain, heaviest and most persistent across the Western Isles. However drier conditions with some clear spells develop towards Inverness towards dawn. Minimum temperature 6 °C.
The Great Glen, Inverness area and up towards Caithness largely dry with warm sunny spells developing. Cloudy further west with outbreaks of rain, persistent and heavy across the Western Isles. Maximum temperature 20 °C.
Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:
Rain across the west clears westwards through Monday morning, otherwise Monday and Tuesday largely dry with warm sunny spells. Becoming cloudier Wednesday with rain spreading north later. Strengthening southeasterly breeze.
UK long range weather forecast
Showers with thunderstorms will clear northwards on Thursday. However, further showers will continue in the southwest, spreading across many areas through the day, again with the risk of hail and thunder. Thereafter, for the remainder of April there is lower confidence in the forecast, but the weather will perhaps be more unsettled and generally less warm. There will be a chance of showers or longer spells of rain and some periods of stronger winds, especially in the west and southwest. However, some drier, brighter and warmer interludes are still likely at times, these most probable across southern and southeastern parts. Overall into early May, temperatures will most likely be near normal in the west, and warmer than average in the south and southeast.
Early May is likely to begin with unsettled conditions dominating, however, a shift towards more settled conditions is probable. Whilst some rain is possible at times, a good deal of fine and dry weather is most likely, with temperatures above the seasonal average. Any warmer conditions are most likely in the south and southeast.