Is Bute set for a late blast of winter?

Rothesay has been basking in the warm glow of the sun - but temperatures are expected to drop close to freezing point by the start of next week.
Rothesay has been basking in the warm glow of the sun - but temperatures are expected to drop close to freezing point by the start of next week.

Bute may have been enjoying plenty of warm spring sunshine this week - but that’s set to dramatically change over the next few days.

The Met Office’s five-day UK forecast predicts that temperatures will drop noticeably by Sunday and into the early part of next week, with wintry showers possible on some northern hills as an icy blast of air sweeps across the country.

The five-day forecast for Rothesay is not quite as extreme as that, although the wind chill factor could make it feel below zero at some points during the night, and no more than two or three degrees Centigrade during the day.

The forecast for Rothesay for the next few days is as follows:

Friday: A cloudy day with light showers increasingly likely in the evening. Temperatures will be slightly cooler than of late, though with a daytime maximum of 11°C and an overnight low of 9°C and light winds, it will still feel fairly mild.

Saturday: Heavier overnight rain giving way to sunshine and showers later in the day. Temperatures will drop to between five and eight degrees, though northerly winds, while still fairly light in strength, will make it feel slightly cooler.

Sunday: A drier morning, giving way to a mixture of sunshine and showers later on. Temperatures noticeably cooler, and with a north-west wind gusting up to 30mph at times it could feel close to freezing.

Monday: More sunshine and showers during the day, with temperatures and wind speeds similar to Sunday.

The cloud and rain should begin to clear from Tuesday onwards, though temperatures will be closer to the seasonal norm than has been the case this week.