Highland & Eilean Siar Weather Forecast

The latest weather forecast from the Met Office for Highland & Eilean Siar Scotland.


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Weather Forecast Summary: Headline:

Cold with sleet or snow showers. Drier in east.

Weather Forecast for Today:

Some icy stretches possible. A day of sunny spells and sleet or snow showers, most frequent in west. Lying snow mainly across higher ground with just temporary accumulatons near coasts. Mainly light northwesterly winds, but gusty in showers. Maximum Temperature 3C.

Highland & Eilean Siar: Weather for Tonight:

Wintry showers in the west giving further light snow accumulations and ice in places, mainly over high ground. Dry in the east. A widespread frost, severe in the inland glens. Minimum Temperature -9C.

Weather Outlook for Wednesday:

A bright and cold day with sunny spells and light winds. Scattered wintry showers, mainly in the north and west. Another widespread frost overnight. Maximum Temperature 4C.

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Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Mostly cold and dry Thursday but patchy rain spreading east later. Mild and breezy on Friday with occasional rain, drier towards Inverness. Windy with showers on Saturday, wintry on hills.

UK Outlook for Sunday 27 Jan 2019 to Tuesday 5 Feb 2019:

Sunday will be cold with a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers. The showers will arrive on a strong northerly wind, which will ease as the day progresses, and bring some snowfall over exposed northern hills. The snow may reach lower levels later in the day, especially across the northern half of the UK. Thereafter, the final few days of January and early February are likely to remain rather unsettled with brisk winds, outbreaks of rain and hill snow, as well as some showery interludes in between. It will remain cold for most with widespread overnight frosts as well as the risk of ice. Snow remains a possibility to lower levels, particularly in the north.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 6 Feb 2019 to Wednesday 20 Feb 2019:

The weather will continue to be mixed through early February with a continuation of the generally cold conditions. This will bring spells of rain and hill snow, interspersed by showery interludes, with a continued risk of snow to lower levels, especially in the north. As we head through February there is an increased chance of seeing very cold conditions developing with a greater probability of northerly or easterly winds. This will bring an increased risk of snow to all areas and more widespread frosts. In this scenario the driest conditions will be across the northwest, whilst the south could see wetter and occasionally milder spells, and these will bring a risk of some significant snow, but only if very cold air becomes established across much of the UK.

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