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Wednesday

Heavy Snow

4°C 39°F -1°C 30°F Westerly
34km/h 21mph
Thursday

Light Snow

3°C 37°F 0°C 32°F Westerly
26km/h 16mph
Friday

Light Cloud

6°C 43°F 3°C 37°F Northerly
39km/h 24mph
Saturday

Heavy Rain Shower

6°C 43°F 3°C 37°F Northerly
40km/h 25mph
Sunday

Light Rain Shower

5°C 41°F 3°C 37°F North North Westerly
47km/h 29mph

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Last updated 18:09

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.
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Weather Conditions Light Snow Shower Heavy Snow Shower Light Snow Light Snow Light Snow Heavy Snow Light Snow Light Snow Sleet Light Cloud Sleet              
Temperature (°C/°F) 0°C 32°F 0°C 32°F 0°C 32°F 1°C 34°F 1°C 34°F 1°C 34°F 2°C 36°F 2°C 36°F 1°C 34°F 2°C 36°F 1°C 34°F              
Wind Speed (mph/km/h) 32km/h 20mph West South Westerly 42km/h 26mph Westerly 35km/h 22mph West South Westerly 35km/h 22mph Westerly 39km/h 24mph Westerly 34km/h 21mph Westerly 40km/h 25mph West North Westerly 37km/h 23mph Westerly 29km/h 18mph Westerly 31km/h 19mph Westerly 26km/h 16mph West North Westerly              
Wind Direction WSW W WSW W W W WNW W W W WNW              
Humidity 88% 89% 88% 83% 89% 94% 91% 90% 87% 82% 85%              
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) E M M VG G M G G VG VG VG              
Pressure (Millibars) 977 977 976 975 974 974 973 972 972 971 970              

Highland and Eilean Siar

Forecast Summary

  • This Evening and Tonight

    Snow showers will give difficult travelling conditions, especially over the higher routes, with strong westerly winds. There will be some clear spells between the showers, these mainly towards Inverness and Nairn. A 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

    From:
    1130 on Wed 28 January
    To:
    2355 on Thu 29 January
    Updated 28 January at 11:24 Active

    Warning

    Showers of snow across parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland on Wednesday morning will extend to parts of northern England and Wales by evening, then continue overnight and into Thursday.

    Over Scotland, Northern Ireland and parts of northern England 5 cm or more may fall even at some lower levels, with more than 15 cm possible over higher ground. See separate amber warning for main risk areas. Over Wales only 1-3 cm is likely in places at low levels with 5-10 cm possible over higher ground. Strong, gusty winds will lead to drifting and temporary blizzard conditions over high ground, while icy surfaces and lightning pose additional risks in some areas.This is an update to the warning issued on Monday to extend the warning a little further south into parts of Wales.

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

  2. Amber warning of snow

    From:
    1700 on Wed 28 January
    To:
    1100 on Thu 29 January
    Updated 28 January at 10:47 Active

    Warning

    Snow showers will become widespread and heavier across Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England during Wednesday evening and will continue through the night into Thursday morning. Snow amounts will be very variable but over 5 cm will accumulate at lower levels in places with over 15 cm on high ground. Strong and gusty winds will lead to drifting and blizzard conditions at times, especially over higher routes.

    The public should be prepared for travel disruption and hazardous driving conditions.

  3. Yellow early warning of snow

    From:
    1200 on Sat 31 January
    To:
    2345 on Sat 31 January
    Updated 28 January at 17:48

    Alert

    Further snow showers will affect parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland from Saturday afternoon and through Sunday leading to some locally large accumulations. These will be associated with strong winds so drifting and temporary blizzard conditions are likely.The public should be aware of the potential for disruption from these conditions. This alert is likely to be updated in the coming days.

  4. Yellow early warning of snow

    From:
    0015 on Sun 1 February
    To:
    2345 on Sun 1 February
    Updated 28 January at 13:00

    Alert

    Further snow showers will affect parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland on Sunday leading to some locally large accumulations and the showers may spread along eastern and western coasts of England and Wales. The showers will be associated with strong winds so drifting and temporary blizzard conditions are possible as well as icy stretches. The public should be aware of the potential for disruption from these conditions. This alert is likely to be updated in the coming days.

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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Reporting Scotland Forecast Last updated 13:13, Wednesday 28 Jan Forecast updated 7 days a week

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Observations

Observed at 17:00, Wednesday 28 January

Light Snow Shower

1°C 34°F

35km/h 22mph Westerly

Humidity: 100%

Visibility: Good

Pressure: 980mb, Falling

Observation station: Wick

(Lat: 58.45 | Lon: -3.083)

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