Issued by the Met Office on 2017-05-01 at 04:00:00
Fine, dry and warm for most. Cloudier, cooler in northeast.
Temperatures peaking well above seasonal averages for most, particularly in the best of sunshine in Wester Ross, Skye and Lochaber. Cloudier across Caithness and Sutherland with fresh southeast breezes making it feel significantly cooler in Wick compared to Applecross. Maximum Temperature 19C.
Clear spells best from Black Isle southwards, particularly during the evening. Cloudier skies across Caithness and Sutherland, perhaps thickening to bring some patchy light rain, this mainly across northeastern hills. Minimum Temperature 5C.
Best weather to south of Black Isle, particularly towards Skye, with warm sunshine and light winds. Cloudier, cooler across northeast with a chance of some light drizzly showers at first. Maximum Temperature 19C.
Settled and dry. Southeast winds backing northeast overnight Wednesday, which will restrict the best of warmth and sunshine towards far west and south, with Inverness cooler and a touch cloudier.
This period will begin mostly dry and fine with the best of the bright or sunny weather likely to be across the west and north-west. The far south may see some showers or longer spells of rain at times and it will continue to be fairly breezy, especially on exposed eastern coasts. Temperatures will be close to normal and it will feel warm in any sunshine, but along the east coast it will be rather cool. Thereafter, it is likely to turn cooler more widely for a time with the best of the dry and bright weather persisting in the west and a risk overnight frost in the north. However, by the end of the period it could gradually turn more unsettled and milder from the southwest.
As we head into the middle of May, it is more likely that drier than average conditions will continue. However there remains the possibility of some occasional wetter interludes, especially in the south and west. After a fairly cold start, temperatures are likely to become warmer with the chance that they could become very warm at times, particularly later in the month.
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