A bright start with some sunny spells but blustery showers spreading east through the morning and becoming heavy at times. The showers most frequent and heaviest in the north and west, pushed on by a strong westerly or northwesterly breeze. Maximum temperature 11 °C.
Showers become increasingly confined to the northeast this evening before dying out overnight. Otherwise, dry overnight with clear spells and easing winds, allowing a touch of frost in rural parts. Minimum temperature -1 °C.
A bright and dry day with sunny spells, the best of these across southern Aberdeenshire while northern and western parts become rather cloudy at times. Occasionally fresh northwesterly winds easing. Maximum temperature 11 °C.
Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:
Dry through the coming days with clear or sunny spells, although western Aberdeenshire will see rather more in the way of cloud at times. Mild southwesterly winds, strengthening on Thursday.
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.