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Day Weather Maximum Day Temperature Minimum Night Temperature Wind Direction and Speed

Heavy Rain Shower

8°C 46°F 6°C 43°F North Westerly
48km/h 30mph

Heavy Rain

12°C 54°F 10°C 50°F South Westerly
32km/h 20mph

Light Cloud

11°C 52°F 9°C 48°F South Westerly
35km/h 22mph

Light Cloud

10°C 50°F 9°C 48°F South Westerly
37km/h 23mph

Light Rain

11°C 52°F 8°C 46°F South Westerly
48km/h 30mph



Sunrise 08:14 Sunset 18:05

Last updated 06:07

Weather forecast details for Tuesday 21 October. Each column contains hourly forecast details for weather conditions, temperature, wind speed, wind direction, humidity, visibility and pressure.
Time 0700 hours1000 hours1300 hours1600 hours1900 hours2200 hours0100 hours
0400 hours
Weather Conditions Heavy Rain Light Rain Shower Heavy Rain Shower Heavy Rain Shower Light Rain Shower Heavy Rain Shower Light Cloud Partly Cloudy
Temperature (°C/°F) 7°C 45°F 6°C 43°F 5°C 41°F 6°C 43°F 6°C 43°F 7°C 45°F 7°C 45°F 8°C 46°F
Wind Speed (mph/km/h) 34km/h 21mph North Westerly 50km/h 31mph North Westerly 48km/h 30mph North Westerly 45km/h 28mph North Westerly 29km/h 18mph North Westerly 24km/h 15mph West North Westerly 19km/h 12mph West North Westerly 14km/h 9mph Westerly
Wind Direction NW NW NW NW NW WNW WNW W
Humidity 83% 75% 75% 68% 77% 76% 78% 84%
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) E VG E VG E E E E
Pressure (Millibars) 985 992 999 1004 1008 1011 1013 1014

Highland and Eilean Siar

Forecast Summary

  • Today

    The residual rain across Caithness will soon clear east to leave all parts with a mixture of sunny spells and showers. These showers will be heavy with risk of hail and thunder. Gale to severe gale force northwesterly winds.

  • Tonight

    Heavy showers continuing this evening before dying away overnight. Gale to severe gale force northwesterly winds will gradually ease overnight but will still be strong and will go southwesterly.

Environmental Summary

UV: 1

UK Range: 1-7

Pollution: Low

UK Range: Low to Very High

Pollen: Moderate

UK Range: Low to Very High

Met Office Warnings Issued For: Eilean Siar

  1. Yellow warning of wind

    0010 on Tue 21 October
    1800 on Tue 21 October
    Updated 20 October at 16:26 Active


    Gales, and more locally severe gales, are expected to affect much of the country on Tuesday. Whilst Monday night will see wet and windy conditions sweeping eastwards, the strongest winds are expected to occur after the rain clears and winds veer northwesterly through Tuesday morning. Gusts exceeding 55 mph are likely inland, with 60 to 70 mph gusts in some exposed coastal areas in the west and possibly to around 80 mph around coasts in northern Scotland.The public should be aware of the potential for disruption to travel and possible damage to trees. Difficult driving conditions will result, perhaps exacerbated by surface water and spray in places. This is a further update of the warning first issued on Saturday, now including central areas of Scotland, where latest evidence suggests an increased risk of localised disruption.

A list of all UK Warnings can be found on our More UK Weather page.

Weather Warnings Key

  • Red: Take action
  • Amber: Be prepared
  • Yellow: Be aware

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Observed at 05:00, Tuesday 21 October

Light Rain

7°C 45°F

55km/h 34mph North Westerly

Humidity: 85%

Visibility: Good

Pressure: 983mb, Rising

Observation station: Stornoway

(Lat: 58.214 | Lon: -6.325)

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