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Stromness last 24 hours
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    Light rain
  • 12°C 11°C
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  • 12°C 9°C
    Heavy rain
  • 11°C 8°C
    Light shower day
  • 11°C 7°C
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Tuesday   (27 September 2016)
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WSW 34 47 WSW 32 49 SW 31 48 SW 31 50 SW 32 51 SW 32 53 WSW 34 56 WSW 32 53 WSW 33 54 WSW 33 55
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Wednesday   (28 September 2016)
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WSW 33 56 WSW 32 54 W 29 51 W 29 50 W 29 50 W 28 48 WNW 25 43 WNW 21 36 NW 16 27 NW 13 23 NW 12 19 WNW 9 15 WNW 7 12 W 5 9 S 6 11 SSE 8 15 SSE 9 17 SSE 13 23 SE 16 29 SE 19 33 SSE 18 32 S 17 30 SSW 18 30 SSW 20 34
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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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Sunday   (02 October 2016)
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Monday   (03 October 2016)
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Issued at: 1300 on Tue 27 Sep 2016

Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Dry start, band of rain, then blustery showers, gales later.

Today:

A dry start but cloud soon thickening with a band of quite heavy rain moving through, followed by brighter weather with blustery showers later. Strong southeasterlies, then swinging southwesterly and increasing gale force, perhaps severe gale later. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

Tonight:

Frequent blustery showers and gale force winds this evening and early tonight, then winds moderating and showers becoming more scattered later in the night. Minimum Temperature 10 °C.

Wednesday:

Lighter winds and mainly dry with some sunshine and a few showers, then rain reaching Orkney by mid afternoon spreading to Shetland later. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Showery on Thursday with northwesterly gales for a time possibly severe. Staying bright with showers on Friday and Saturday with winds gradually easing.

Updated at: 0428 on Tue 27 Sep 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Windy in the north, rain tomorrow. Drier in the southeast.

This Evening and Tonight:

Remaining windy in the north tonight, with showers continuing across northern Scotland. It'll be a drier night elsewhere, with clearer spells, though turning cloudy across Northern Ireland with rain pushing in by the end of the night.

Wednesday:

Rain and strong winds in Northern Ireland will spread into Scotland during Wednesday, with some light rain or drizzle developing across western England and Wales too. Dry and bright elsewhere.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Thursday, cloud and rain slowly clearing southeast, with blustery showers in the north. Very windy in Scotland. Sunshine and further blustery showers on Friday and Saturday and thunder possible too.

Updated at: 1427 on Tue 27 Sep 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 2 Oct 2016 to Tuesday 11 Oct 2016:

Generally a brighter end to the weekend, with sunshine and a few showers on Sunday and lighter winds, though becoming cloudier and windier later as outbreaks of rain spread in from the west during the start of the week. Changeable conditions are then expected to continue through the remainder of the period bringing showers or longer spells of rain interspersed by drier and brighter periods. The heaviest and most persistent rain along with the stronger winds are likely to occur in the west and northwest, whereas eastern and southeastern parts should see more prolonged drier and brighter spells. Temperatures near normal at first, though soon rising to slightly above average and perhaps even warm at times in the southeast.

Updated at: 1219 on Tue 27 Sep 2016

UK Outlook for Wednesday 12 Oct 2016 to Wednesday 26 Oct 2016:

There is currently low confidence for the forecast during the second half of October, however the most likely scenario is a continuation of the more changeable conditions. The north and northwest is 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 slight above average for the time of year, with an increasing risk of overnight frost in the more settled spells.

Updated at: 1220 on Tue 27 Sep 2016