Mostly dry with sunny spells, cloudy to start in northeast.
A largely dry morning with some good sunny spells, but cloudier conditions spreading into the west coast to give some showery rain. Showers move east across the mainland in the afternoon leaving some good sunshine towards the west coast. Maximum temperature 18 °C.
Showers soon clear the east with late sunshine for many. Thickening cloud spreads east through the evening and night bringing patchy rain, mainly across Lochaber and Wester Ross. Minimum temperature 6 °C.
A few morning showers, the best of any sunshine across Speyside and Caithness. Heavy rain spreads east in the afternoon. Breezy with gales for the Western Isles for a time. Maximum temperature 20 °C.
Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:
Generally cloudy with outbreaks of rain at times, these may well be persistent and occasionally heavy in the west. Breezy on Thursday and Friday. Winds lighter on Saturday.
UK long range weather forecast
There is a lot of uncertainty at this stage for the weekend's weather, but we will probably see the unsettled weather continuing across the far north and northwest, where it will often be wet and windy with a risk of coastal gales. For the rest of the UK though it may well be a largely dry and bright weekend. Temperatures will generally be above average across the south, but remaining closer to normal in the north. During the remainder of the month high pressure should remain close by, bringing periods of settled weather and warmer conditions, especially across southern areas, although with a chance of some thundery showers moving up from the near continent. Northern parts of the UK may see further spells of wet and windy weather.
Confidence remains rather low during this period. However, there are signs that high pressure will dominate the weather across much of the UK. Southern areas are most likely to see the driest and sunniest weather at first, perhaps with some lingering wet and potentially windy conditions affecting the north. However, longer spells of dry and sunny weather may occasionally develop across all parts. Temperatures are generally likely to be warmer than average, although there is little indication of anything exceptional at this time.