Rather cloudy with frequent heavy, blustery showers. The showers may merge to give some longer spells of rain this morning, especially in west, before becoming less frequent in the afternoon with some sunny spells developing. Strong westerly then northwesterly winds. Maximum temperature 8 °C.
Showers become increasingly confined to the Caithness this evening before dying out overnight. Otherwise, mainly dry overnight with clear spells and easing winds, although the far west becomes cloudier later. Minimum temperature 0 °C.
A bright start for most with sunny spells, the best of these towards Inverness. However cloud in the far west edges east through the day with patchy rain or drizzle. Maximum temperature 10 °C.
Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:
Rather cloudy but mild through the coming days with outbreaks of rain, heaviest and most persistent in the west on Wednesday. Eastern parts seeing the best of any sunnier spells.
UK long range weather forecast
Through the latter part of next week, high pressure will continue to dominate bringing widely settled, if at times rather cloudy weather. That said, in any sunshine it will feel pleasantly warm, especially where winds are light. Any rain is likely to be confined to the far north and northwest. As we head through next weekend and into the following week, many areas are likely to turn more unsettled. Cloudier, wetter and breezier conditions across the northwest are likely to move southeastwards at times, but tend to fragment as they do so, meaning relatively little rain for parts of the south. Brighter, showery interludes will then affect the north at times. Temperatures are likely to trend close to average, with some colder interludes possible, particularly in the north.
At the start of this period it looks most likely that we will see changeable conditions as spells of wet and windy weather spread southeastwards across the UK. The most unsettled conditions are likely to be in the northwest, with more settled weather across southeastern areas. Temperatures should be near average for most. Towards the middle of the month confidence is low; however there is a possibility that we may see a return of more widely settled and drier weather. Some wetter interludes are still possible, particularly in the northwest. It could well turn warm at times, particularly in the south.