Weather

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

 

HEADLINES

TODAY: Cool and bright with scattered wintry showers. Light winds,

TONIGHT: Clear spells, light winds. Local grass frost.

TOMORROW: Bright. Becoming mostly dry. Light breeze later.

DAYS 3-5: Rain and wind later Friday. Rain or showers on Saturday with lighter winds. Dry start Sunday then rain, clearing later. Turning milder.

DAYS 6-10: Changeable some rain or showers and breezy, with drier, brighter less windy interludes.

 

SUMMARY

Brighter today but still feeling cold with scattered, occasionally wintry showers, some heavy with risk of hail and thunder. Moderate N to NW’ly winds falling light. Some clear spells overnight, but with further occasionally wintry showers, but mostly dry by the end of the night with the risk of a grass frost

Bright on Thursday with scattered occasionally wintry showers at first but mainly dry by the afternoon. Light E or SE’ly winds freshening in the afternoon.

Cloudier with some showers on Friday, then heavier rain and strong NE’ly winds later. Cloudy on Saturday with rain or showers and lighter, variable winds. Sunday starting mostly dry and bright then clouding over with strengthening S’ly winds bringing rain from the west around midday. The rain clearing later as winds veer moderate or fresh SW’ly. A milder day.

Next week perhaps changeable and milder than of late, with some rain or showers and fresh or strong SW’ly winds with drier, brighter interludes.

 

GENERAL SITUATION AND SYNOPSIS 06:00 UTC

With low pressure in the North Sea the north of Scotland lies within an easing N to NW’ly airflow.

Pressure is expected to build across the Northern Iles on Thursday with a shallow low, tracking east over central Scotland, pushing fronts north over Scotland on Friday. A shallow depression is forecast to remain slow-moving close to northern Scotland on Saturday. A milder S’ly airflow will  freshen on Sunday, ahead of an Atlantic front driven east towards Scotland by an Icelandic depression.

Though much of next week pressure is predicted to remain low to the north, maintaining a relatively mild SW’ly airflow across northern Scotland.

 

FORECAST FOR NEXT THREE DAYS

Cool with a high of between 7° and 9° Celsius down to 1° to 3° Celsius overnight.

WEDNESDAY 27th: A brighter day with some sunshine but still feeling cold with scattered, occasionally wintry showers, some heavy with risk of hail and thunder – and possibly leaving a temporary covering at low levels. F4 N to NW’ly winds falling light F2-3. Some clear spells overnight, but with further showers, still some wintry and occasionally heavy but mostly dry by the end of the night. Winds remaining light bringing the risk of a grass frost

Sea State: Mostly mderate, with a 2 metre N’ly wind-swell.

THURSDAY 28th: Bright with sunny spells and scattered occasionally wintry showers at first but mainly dry by the afternoon. F2-3 E or SE’ly winds freshening F4 in the afternoon.

Sea State: Mostly moderate, with a 2 metre SE’ly wind-swell.

FRIDAY 29th: Clouding over after a bright start with some showers. Cloud thickening as E to NE’ly winds freshen with occasionally heavy rain by evening accompanied by F5-6 NE’ly winds.

Sea State: Perhaps moderate to rough, with a 2 to 3 metre NE’ly wind-swell.

 

10-DAY OUTLOOK

Turning a little milder over the weekend with a high of 9° or 10° Celsius, and overnight lows around to 5° Celsius.

SATURDAY 30th: Rather cloudy with rain or showers and lighter, variable winds.

Sea State: Mostly moderate, with a 2 metre SW’ly wind-swell.

SUNDAY 1st: Starting mostly dry and bright then clouding over with strengthening S’ly winds bringing rain from the west around midday. The rain clearing later as winds veer moderate or fresh SW’ly. A milder day.

Sea State: Perhaps moderate to rough, with a 2 to 3 metre S or SW’ly wind-swell.

MONDAY 2nd – SATURDAY 7th: Perhaps changeable and milder than of late, with some rain or showers and fresh or strong SW’ly winds with drier, brighter interludes.

Sea State Saturday: Possibly mostly rough, with a 3 metre SW’ly wind-swell.