This Evening and Tonight:
Dry with clear spells at first. However westerly winds will strengthen during the early hours, particularly over the northern hills and coastline. An early frost is also expected, before thicker cloud and the stronger winds spread in later. Minimum temperature -2 deg C (28 deg F).
Increasingly windy through the day, with gales expected across the north. A band of rain then spreads south during the afternoon, with blustery and wintry showers following. Maximum temperature 10 deg C (50 deg F).
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Feeling cold Friday with winds and isolated wintry showers easing later. Thereafter generally cloudy and quiet, although with some outbreaks of rain, and perhaps temporary hill snow, before turning milder.