Patchy low cloud across Caithness soon clearing this morning, otherwise dry and largely sunny, although the sunshine is likely to be rather hazy at times. Warm or very warm generally but a cool southeasterly breeze continues across Caithness. Maximum temperature 22 °C.
Dry night for most with clear spells, especially towards Inverness and the Great Glen. Becoming cloudier in west with low cloud, fog and drizzle affecting the coast and Western Isles. Minimum temperature 7 °C.
Some early brightness towards Inverness, but generally cloudy with patchy rain or drizzle, although low cloud and fog on the west coast should gradually lift. Mainly light southwesterly winds. Maximum temperature 19 °C.
Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:
Rather cloudy Sunday with patchy rain but becoming brighter from south later. Western Isles cloudy with rain Monday but elsewhere sunny spells. Cloudier again Tuesday with outbreaks of showery rain.
UK long range weather forecast
The fine weather will continue for many on Tuesday, with plenty of warm sunshine. Perhaps cloudier in the west or southwest with the risk of a few heavy showers by the afternoon or evening. Thereafter, for the remainder of April there is lower confidence in the forecast, but the weather will perhaps become more changeable and generally less warm, at least for a time with showers or longer spells of rain and some periods with stronger winds. However, some drier, brighter and warmer interludes are still likely at times, these most probable across southern and southeastern parts, although overall, temperatures will still be close to average for late April. At times, there may be some marked variations in temperatures across the country though.
During the first half of May, there is very low confidence in the forecast. On balance, there is a slightly greater chance that it will be settled, with some longer spells of dry and bright weather for many places, but especially so across the south. Rain is still possible at times, although with a good deal of fine weather temperatures will be mostly above average.