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

Light Snow

3°C 37°F -1°C 30°F West North Westerly
31km/h 19mph


3°C 37°F 0°C 32°F West North Westerly
19km/h 12mph


4°C 39°F 0°C 32°F North Westerly
24km/h 15mph


4°C 39°F 0°C 32°F Northerly
31km/h 19mph

Sunny Intervals

3°C 37°F -1°C 30°F North North Westerly
29km/h 18mph



Sunrise 08:29 Sunset 16:45

Last updated 04:04

Weather forecast details for Wednesday 28 January. Each column contains hourly forecast details for weather conditions, temperature, wind speed, wind direction, humidity, visibility and pressure.
Time 0600 hours0900 hours1200 hours1500 hours1800 hours2100 hours0000 hours
0300 hours
Weather Conditions Heavy Rain Light Snow Light Snow Heavy Snow Light Snow Heavy Snow Heavy Snow Shower Light Snow
Temperature (°C/°F) 4°C 39°F 1°C 34°F 2°C 36°F 1°C 34°F 1°C 34°F 0°C 32°F 1°C 34°F 1°C 34°F
Wind Speed (mph/km/h) 24km/h 15mph West North Westerly 26km/h 16mph West North Westerly 31km/h 19mph West North Westerly 34km/h 21mph Westerly 29km/h 18mph Westerly 27km/h 17mph West North Westerly 24km/h 15mph West North Westerly 23km/h 14mph West North Westerly
Humidity 87% 77% 68% 82% 81% 88% 84% 87%
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) VG G E M VG M VG G
Pressure (Millibars) 990 990 992 989 986 983 981 979

Highland and Eilean Siar

Forecast Summary

  • Today

    Bright with sunny intervals and snow showers, heaviest and most frequent in the west, giving slight to moderate falls, even on low ground away form the west coast. Strong to gale westerly winds, causing drifting on high ground.

  • Tonight

    Clear intervals and snow showers, these heaviest and most frequent in the west, with some clear spells towards Inverness and Nairn. Widespread frost with icy patches.

Environmental Summary

UV: 1

UK Range: 1-7

Pollution: Low

UK Range: Low to Very High

Met Office Warnings Issued For: Highland

  1. Yellow warning of snow

    0800 on Wed 28 January
    2355 on Thu 29 January
    Updated 27 January at 12:15


    Showers are expected to turn to snow across parts of northern Scotland during Wednesday morning, the risk then transferring to other areas through the rest of the day, continuing overnight and for much of Thursday.

    Across Northern England 3-8 cm could accumulate by Thursday morning, especially over high ground. Over Scotland and Northern Ireland 5-10 cm may fall even at some lower levels, with more than 15 cm possible over higher ground. Strong, gusty winds will lead to drifting and temporary blizzards over high ground, while icy surfaces and lightning pose additional risks in some areas.This is an update to extend the warning a little further south across the Pennines. Note also that there is some signal that more frequent snow showers may affect parts of southern and central Scotland through the evening peak travel period on Wednesday, and this may lead to eventual issue of an Amber warning.

    The public should be aware of the potential for disruption to travel.

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 02:00, Wednesday 28 January

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1°C 34°F

77km/h 48mph West South Westerly

Humidity: Not Available

Visibility: N/A

Pressure: Not Available

Observation station: Skye: Lusa

(Lat: 57.25 | Lon: -5.8)

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