Sunny spells for a time on Thursday, showers early, late.
This Evening and Tonight:
Some late sunshine in west then clear spells, but cloudier across East Highland, and increasingly misty with some haar and patchy drizzle developing. A few showers will spread to Lochaber Skye and the Isles overnight Minimum temperature 9 °C.
Cloud and patchy rain soon clearing away to the northwest, then all areas will become sunny for a time. Cloud increasing later with a few showers, coastal haar in east. Maximum temperature 17 °C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Unsettled with showers or even some longer spells of rain at times, but some sunshine around too especially on Sunday. Less warm for most but still pleasant in sunshine.
UK long range weather forecast
Mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain on Monday, although a dry start for southeastern parts of the UK, perhaps. Rain and cloud will slowly clear to scattered showers and some sunny spells from the west for the afternoon. For the end of April changeable weather is likely to dominate, with a chance of showers or longer spells of rain and some periods of stronger winds, especially in the west and southwest. These will be interspersed with drier but probably short-lived sunny spells. Temperatures will most likely be near normal in the west, and slightly warmer than the seasonal average in the south and southeast. There is a chance of a shift towards drier warmer weather by the bank holiday weekend but this is far from certain.
For the middle of May, a trend back to some wet and windy weather is possible. However, there are indications of a return towards more settled weather as the month progresses. A good deal of fine and dry weather is possible, with temperatures perhaps above the seasonal average. The highest temperatures are most likely in the south and southeast.