Highlands & Eilean Siar regional forecast
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Highlands & Eilean Siar weather forecast
Rain clearing to brighter weather on Monday.
This Evening and Tonight:
Mainly dry this evening with the best of the cloud breaks around Inverness and the Black Isle. However, cloudy with patchy rain over the Western Isles, this rain then extending into most areas in the early hours. Breezy. Minimum temperature 5 °C.
Cloudy with outbreaks of rain in the morning, heaviest over the Northwest Highlands. However, drier, brighter conditions soon reaching the Western Isles, these brighter conditions spreading steadily south and east. Maximum temperature 10 °C.
Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:
Patchy rain developing across the west on Tuesday, mainly dry and bright in the east. Colder on Wednesday and Thursday with wintry showers.
UK long range weather forecast
The period will start unsettled across all parts of the UK, with areas of heavy rain and showers, locally of soft hail, sleet and snow likely, and possibly more widespread snow over some hills and mountains. Often windy, especially around coasts, but in quieter interludes overnight there will remain the potential for some patchy frost, and isolated mist and freezing fog. Temperatures are expected to be a below average overall. Later in this period, it could turn drier and more settled with a chance of high pressure moving in from the north, bringing brisk easterly winds. Again, where winds fall lighter, overnight frost and patchy fog is likely, this perhaps most likely in the north. Near, to slightly below, average temperatures are most likely.
Despite some mixed signals, typical early winter weather with periods of persistent rain and showery interludes seems slightly more likely, with winds and weather systems more likely to arrive from the Atlantic. Although confidence is low, in this pattern the best of the driest and brightest weather will be in the south and east. Frost and fog patches are likely during any settled spells, and any wintry precipitation is most likely over high ground of the north and northwest. Conditions in the southwest could turn more settled through the month. There is a risk of gales at times, with the strongest winds being seen to the north and northwest.