Early rain clearing away south in the morning, perhaps continuing to affect Lochaber for most of the day. Dry for a time with some bright spells before rain returns north later in the afternoon but patchy in east. Maximum temperature 13 °C.
Cloudy with outbreaks of rain initially in far northwest, this will clear by midnight but staying cloudy with some drizzle and gales developing. Further rain into the Hebrides by dawn. Minimum temperature 8 °C.
A band of heavy squally rain will push southeast during the morning. A fresher, brighter afternoon will follow but showers soon developing, these wintry on high ground. Maximum temperature 12 °C.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday:
A showery outlook for the weekend accompanied by gales, wintry on the hills. Showers heavy and squally particularly on Sunday. Drier and brighter on Monday with winds easing.
UK long range weather forecast
On Monday the far southwest will probably have a dry day with sunny spells, but elsewhere it will be cloudier with showers. Windy for many, with a risk of gales in the northeast and east. Through much of the rest of the week high pressure is expected to dominate, bringing some fine and dry weather, especially in the east and southeast. However the far northwest will be breezier and cloudier, with occasional outbreaks of rain. During the final days of March and into the start of April the changeable conditions in the northwest are likely to become more widespread. Temperatures often close to normal in the north, but with some warmer periods elsewhere, particularly during the earlier part of this period.
During the first week of April it looks most likely that we will see changeable conditions more widely across the UK. Wet and windy weather may be interspersed with drier and brighter spells, with the most unsettled conditions still probable in the north. By the middle of the month confidence is low, however there is a possibility that we may see a return of more widely settled, drier weather. Some wetter interludes are still likely at times, particularly in the northwest, and with showers perhaps coming up from the south at times. Temperatures overall probably a little warmer than average, but they may fall nearer to normal for a time early in the month.