Highlands & Eilean Siar weather

Highlands & Eilean Siar weather forecast


Dry day with sunshine. Rain reaching West Coast this evening.


Much of the day will be dry and bright with sunny spells. Clouding over on the West Coast later this afternoon with rain edging in this evening. Warm in the east. Lighter winds. Maximum temperature 19 °C.


A mostly cloudy night with occasional rain, mainly over Western Isles, Lochaber and Skye. It will be a mild night with southerly winds, fresh along the West Coast. Minimum temperature 12 °C.


Rather cloudy with scattered showers, these mostly over Lochaber and the Western Isles. Drier, brighter and warmer around Inverness, Easter Ross and over Caithness. Southerly winds becoming light. Maximum temperature 19 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

A mostly dry few days with some sunshine. There will be a little rain on the West Coast later on Saturday and again on Monday.


UK long range weather forecast

Predominantly fine and settled through the period and for much of the country turning much warmer than we have seen in recent weeks. At first some thicker cloud could bring some outbreaks of mostly light rain, this mainly affecting northwestern areas. However for most it will be dry throughout, and likely to turn increasingly warm as we move into next week. There is a chance that this could persist for much of the rest of the period, turning increasingly hot, however by the latter part of next week we see a large range of outcomes, some of which allow for a return of temperatures closer to average. However the trend toward much warmer conditions continuing through next week is preferred.


There is little sign for any one type of weather pattern to dominate during this period. As such, typical conditions for the UK are most probable with a mixture of weather types. All areas can expected to see some spells of drier, sunnier weather, but there will also be showers or longer spells of rain at times. Currently the only signals, weak as they are, hint that rain and showers will tend to be more biased towards the north and west, with any more prolonged drier interludes favouring the south. Temperatures are slightly more likely than normal to be above average, than below.


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