Zaid al-Hilli told ITV News that his family was "very encouraged" by the arrest made in the investigation into the death of his brother and his family.
"We are very encouraged by the recent developments. Hopefully we will get to the truth," he said.
But he added: "I don't want to raise my hopes."
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By Sunday it should become drier with spells of winter sunshine but temperatures will still remain on the cool side.