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Thursday   (29 September 2016)
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Friday   (30 September 2016)
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Saturday   (01 October 2016)
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Tuesday   (04 October 2016)
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Wednesday   (05 October 2016)
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Issued at: 0900 on Thu 29 Sep 2016

Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Very windy start, especially Orkney. Winds easing this afternoon. Showery.

Today:

A very windy, showery first half of morning. Severe gale force southwesterly winds veering northwesterly later in morning and easing a little during afternoon. Also showers becoming fewer and lighter this afternoon with more sunshine. Feeling cooler. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

Tonight:

Clear periods and further showers, passing by quickly in the fresh westerly wind. It will be a colder night than of late. Minimum Temperature 7 °C.

Friday:

Bright or sunny spells during the day with further passing showers, a few on heavy side but not lasting for long. Feeling cool in the fresh to strong westerly wind. Maximum Temperature 12 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

A much quieter spell of weather. Staying mostly dry with sunny spells. Winds will be very light over the weekend then a freshening southerly wind developing during Monday.

Updated at: 0431 on Thu 29 Sep 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Windy with some rain, but also sunny spells for many.

Today:

Very windy at first for Scotland and the far north of England with gales, and also showery in the north. Elsewhere, breezy and dry with sunny spells, aside from a band of rain and cloud slowly clearing the south-east.

Tonight:

Widespread clear spells across much of the country, although also isolated, occasionally heavy showers, mainly in the west, and especially in north-west Scotland. It'll be noticeably cooler than previous nights.

Friday:

Friday cooler than Thursday, but with widespread sunny spells and showers, perhaps heavy or thundery at times, especially in the west, although some east parts dry. Less windy than today.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Saturday sees showers merging into longer spells of rain for many, with brighter weather in northern Scotland. Sunday and Monday dry and settled, although with rain in west later Monday.

Updated at: 0446 on Thu 29 Sep 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 4 Oct 2016 to Thursday 13 Oct 2016:

Dry and bright through the middle part of the week in the east and south, however windy and cloudy across northern and western parts with outbreaks of rain, perhaps turning heavy and persistent. Through the remainder of the period, changeable conditions are likely in the northwest with stronger winds and showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed with drier, brighter periods. Eastern and southeastern parts should see more prolonged drier and brighter spells, though even here some rain is possible at times, but mostly light. Temperatures generally above normal in the east and southeast, with a warm feel at times. In the northwest temperatures will probably be a little above average, but in the wind and rain it will feel quite cool.

Updated at: 1202 on Thu 29 Sep 2016

UK Outlook for Friday 14 Oct 2016 to Friday 28 Oct 2016:

There is currently low confidence for the forecast during the second half of October, however the most likely scenario is for changeable conditions to dominate across most parts. The north and northwest are likely to see the most unsettled weather, with strong winds and showers or longer spells of rain, intermixed with some drier interludes. Further south and southeast there is a greater likelihood of drier, brighter weather with a low possibility of more prolonged settled spells here. Temperatures will vary through the period, but probably averaging out slightly above normal for the time of year, though with an increasing risk of overnight frost in the more settled spells, especially in the north.

Updated at: 1202 on Thu 29 Sep 2016