Mainly dry and bright start. Rain and strengthening winds later.
Best of dry, bright, conditions during morning from Inverness, through Black Isle and across Sutherland, Caithness. Elsewhere rather cloudy with some patchy rain, which turns more organised and pushes east to all during afternoon. Winds increasing gale force in west. Maximum temperature 14 °C.
A dull, overcast night with rain, perhaps some moderate outbreaks initially across western hills, but otherwise quite patchy. Winds strong to gale southwesterly, easing by dawn. Minimum temperature 7 °C.
A dull, overcast day with occasional rain, quite patchy towards Inverness, but persistent and heavy at times over western areas. Maximum temperature 14 °C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Cloudy with rain Friday, occasionally heavy. Frequent showers for the weekend, some heavy particularly through Sunday. Occasional strong to gale winds developing in west. Temperatures lowering back to seasonal averages.
UK long range weather forecast
Confidence in details is low for Sunday and Monday, but southern districts will probably be dry with sunny spells whilst further north blustery showers may be wintry in the far north and northwest where there's also a risk of gales. Rather cold in the north with some overnight frost, with temperatures closer to normal in the south. During the last week of March and into early April, there is likely to be a good deal of dry weather across central and southeastern parts of the UK, with bright or sunny spells. It will be more changeable across the northwest, with rain and strong winds from time to time. Temperatures will be mainly near normal in the north, and with some warmer periods in the southeast. .
There is considerable uncertainty in the forecast during this period, and confidence is currently low. However, during the first week of April it does look most likely that we will see changeable conditions becoming established across the UK once again. 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, there is a possibility that we may see a return of more widely settled weather. Temperatures probably starting off a little warmer than average, but they may fall nearer to normal for a time early in the month