Highlands & Eilean Siar regional forecast

Highlands & Eilean Siar weather forecast


Some rain on Tuesday, most persistent in south.


Some bright or sunny spells in morning over north Highland and Lewis, otherwise cloudy with some rain or drizzle. Rain most persistent and occasionally heavy to south of Skye. Misty with extensive fog over the hills. Moderate westerly winds. Maximum temperature 9 °C.


Cloudy and murky with rain, this heavy and prolonged towards the west coast, but drier over Caithness and towards Inverness later in night. Moderate occasionally fresh west or northwest winds. Minimum temperature 6 °C.


Mostly cloudy with light rain or drizzle, but drier with perhaps some brighter interludes towards Inverness and over Caithness in morning. Moderate westerly winds, but fresh near coasts. Mild. Maximum temperature 10 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Cloudy, mild and rather murky with rain at times, but drier, brighter and cooler much of Friday. Strong westerly winds Thursday, less windy Friday but strong or gale southwesterlies Saturday


UK long range weather forecast

Into the weekend, it will be staying cloudy for most. A spell of rain is likely for a time in the northwest, spreading southeast across most parts, accompanied by strengthening winds. Next week, it looks like the south will see the driest weather, whilst the north could be wetter and windier at times. Later on in this period, some rain may briefly spread further southeast across the UK, although the most unsettled weather is likely to remain in the north and northwest, where some hill snow is possible. Further southeast drier spells will be accompanied by the best of any brightness, along with the greatest risk of fog and frost. Temperatures will generally be near average, although a little below at times in the north.


Through the first half of February, we are likely to see a north/south split continuing; with the north being more unsettled than the south. The heaviest of the rainfall and strongest winds are likely to be seen across the northwest. The south is more likely to see drier, brighter conditions with light winds. There is potentially a greater risk of frost and fog patches developing towards the south. During colder, showery interludes, any snow will most likely be over higher ground in the north, but it could fall to lower levels at times. Temperatures will remain close to or above average through the period, though will likely fluctuate as frontal systems pass through, especially in the north.


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