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

Light Rain Shower

5°C 41°F 0°C 32°F West North Westerly
10km/h 6mph

Heavy Rain

10°C 50°F 2°C 36°F South Westerly
11km/h 7mph

Sunny Intervals

6°C 43°F 1°C 34°F West South Westerly
13km/h 8mph


5°C 41°F -1°C 30°F West South Westerly
10km/h 6mph

Light Cloud

4°C 39°F -2°C 28°F West South Westerly
8km/h 5mph



Sunrise 08:53 Sunset 15:33

Last updated 11:08

Weather forecast details for Saturday 20 December. Each column contains hourly forecast details for weather conditions, temperature, wind speed, wind direction, humidity, visibility and pressure.
Time 1200 hours1500 hours1800 hours2100 hours0000 hours
0300 hours  
Weather Conditions Heavy Rain Shower Sunny Intervals Light Cloud Mist Fog Fog   
Temperature (°C/°F) 4°C 39°F 4°C 39°F 2°C 36°F 2°C 36°F 3°C 37°F 4°C 39°F   
Wind Speed (mph/km/h) 10km/h 6mph West North Westerly 8km/h 5mph Westerly 6km/h 4mph South South Westerly 10km/h 6mph South South Westerly 10km/h 6mph South South Westerly 10km/h 6mph South South Westerly   
Wind Direction WNW W SSW SSW SSW SSW   
Humidity 83% 83% 94% 96% 96% 95%   
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) M E VG P VP VP   
Pressure (Millibars) 1017 1019 1019 1018 1015 1011   

Highland and Eilean Siar

Forecast Summary

  • Today

    Occasional showers this morning, heavy and perhaps thundery at times across Caithness, however the showers become increasingly confined to western coasts for the afternoon. Some good spells of sunshine, especially towards Inverness and the Great Glen. Northwesterly winds easing.

  • Tonight

    Cloud and outbreaks of rain soon reaching the Western Isles and spreading east this evening. The rain becomes persistent and heavy in the west overnight. Strengthening southwesterly winds.

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 rain

    0000 on Sun 21 December
    0600 on Mon 22 December
    Updated 20 December at 11:19


    Outbreaks of rain reaching northwest Scotland later on Saturday evening will spread southeast across the country overnight and on Sunday. The rain will become persistent and often heavy across western areas, and as much milder air arrives, lying snow in upland areas will thaw. Clearer showery weather will reach the Northwest Highlands on Sunday evening, the more persistent rain clearing southwards from Argyll by Monday morning.

    The public should be aware of the risk of localised flooding, particularly on the road network, where there will be a lot of surface water and spray.

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

Issued by the Met Office

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Observed at 11:00, Saturday 20 December

Light Cloud

5°C 41°F

11km/h 7mph West South Westerly

Humidity: 61%

Visibility: Very Good

Pressure: 1016mb, Rising

Observation station: Aviemore

(Lat: 57.206 | Lon: -3.827)

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