Temperatures remain above average this weekend, before heavy rain – initially in the north - pushes its way southwards as we head into next week.

For today (Friday) strong winds may be seen in Scotland and northern England and as we move into Saturday, it’s a cloudy, drizzly day for most, with some sunshine peeking through. As we move into Sunday we begin to see things change as a low-pressure system moves in across the north of Scotland.

The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for rain from 18:00 on Sunday until 21:00 on Monday for parts of western Scotland.

Deputy Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office, David Hayter said: “There’s likely to be some persistent rain for northern Scotland – perhaps wintry at times for Shetland - on Sunday. The rain will slowly push north through Sunday, before pivoting and then returning south later on Monday.

Some southern parts of the warning area may see a drier interlude for a time on Monday and there is some uncertainly as to how far north the rain gets. 40-75 mm of rain may fall quite widely in the warning areas, but there is potential for 120-170 mm in the wettest areas, this perhaps most likely in parts of Argyll, Lochaber and Wester Ross.”

Look ahead

It looks to be an unsettled time as we look ahead. It turns colder across northern areas with showers, which will turn wintry at times especially over higher ground but potentially to lower levels too as the week progresses. There is a chance of wintry conditions developing more widely through the second half of next week as rain pushes up from the south for a time, but there is still uncertainty about the details of this.