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Bu Sands last 24 hours
  • 13°C 11°C
    Heavy rain
  • 12°C 9°C
    Heavy shower day
  • 12°C 9°C
    Light shower day
  • 11°C 9°C
    Sunny intervals
  • 12°C 11°C
    Sunny day
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    Cloudy
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    Cloudy
Wednesday   (28 September 2016)
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Temperature (°C)
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≥95% ≥95% 90% ≥95% 90% 50% 50% 30%
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SSE 13 16 SSE 18 23 SSE 21 28 SE 23 32 SSE 22 32 S 21 33 SW 25 37 SW 29 43
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Slight Moderate Moderate
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1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Thursday   (29 September 2016)
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Clear night Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Heavy shower night Heavy rain Heavy rain Light shower day Heavy shower day Light shower day Heavy rain Heavy rain Light shower day Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower day Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C)
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SW 29 42 SW 33 47 SW 34 48 SW 29 43 SW 33 47 SW 33 47 SW 35 51 SW 43 61 WSW 43 61 W 37 52 W 32 44 WNW 33 48 WNW 32 45 NW 29 42 WNW 28 39 WNW 27 37 WNW 26 37 WNW 25 35 WNW 24 33 WNW 23 32 WNW 22 31 WNW 22 30 W 22 30 W 23 31
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Moderate Moderate Rough Moderate Slight Slight Smooth (wavelets) Smooth (wavelets)
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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Friday   (30 September 2016)
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Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Light shower night Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower night Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C)
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W 23 31 W 24 33 W 26 37 W 26 37 W 25 35 WNW 25 35 WNW 21 29 WNW 16 22 WNW 13 17
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E E VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
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72% 73% 75% 79% 77% 72% 75% 79% 82%
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Slight Slight Slight Smooth (wavelets) Slight Slight Smooth (wavelets) Smooth (wavelets)
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0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Saturday   (01 October 2016)
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Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
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WNW 9 14 NW 8 12 NW 7 11 N 8 12 NW 7 11 NNW 7 11 N 7 11 NNE 7 11
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VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG
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81% 80% 81% 75% 69% 68% 73% 73%
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Smooth (wavelets) Smooth (wavelets) Smooth (wavelets) Smooth (wavelets) Smooth (wavelets) Smooth (wavelets) Smooth (wavelets) Smooth (wavelets)
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0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Sunday   (02 October 2016)
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Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
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10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
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N 6 10 NNE 7 10 NNE 7 11 E 8 12 SE 11 16 SE 13 19 SE 17 23 SE 20 28
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VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
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75% 75% 76% 68% 65% 67% 73% 74%
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Smooth (wavelets) Smooth (wavelets) Smooth (wavelets) Smooth (wavelets) Smooth (wavelets) Smooth (wavelets) Slight Slight
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0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Monday   (03 October 2016)
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Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13
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8 8 8 8 9 9 9 9
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<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20%
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SSE 22 30 SSE 24 33 SSE 25 35 SSE 26 36 SSE 26 36 SSE 26 35 SSE 26 35 SSE 26 36
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
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76% 77% 79% 79% 79% 80% 83% 84%
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Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
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0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Tuesday   (04 October 2016)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
13 13 13 13 14 13 13 13
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9 9 8 9 9 9 9 9
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20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 20%
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SSE 26 36 SSE 27 36 SSE 27 37 SSE 27 37 S 26 36 S 24 33 S 22 30 S 21 29
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G VG VG VG VG G G VG
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85% 84% 85% 83% 82% 83% 84% 84%
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Offshore Sea State* [Beta] arrow down
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

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Issued at: 1500 on Wed 28 Sep 2016

Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Evening rain. Severe gales developing overnight, slolwy easing Thursday afternoon.

This Evening and Tonight:

Persistent rain soon giving way to clear intervals and blustery showers, becoming frequent and heavy overnight. A very windy night, southwesterly gales increasing severe gale force later tonight. Strongest winds expected across Orkney, not quite as strong for Shetland. Minimum Temperature 10 °C.

Thursday:

A very windy, showery first half of morning. Severe gale force southwesterly winds veering northwesterly later in morning and easing a little during afternoon. Then fewer showers and some sunshine. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Sunny intervals and scattered showers on Friday and Saturday but strong winds gradually easing down. Sunday will be a dry day with sunny spells.

Updated at: 1600 on Wed 28 Sep 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Very windy, with showers or outbreaks of rain.

This Evening and Tonight:

A band of rain will push southeastwards across the UK tonight reaching southern England by dawn and clearing elsewhere to cooler and showery conditions. Very windy too, especially in the north with gales or severe gales.

Thursday:

Cloud and rain gradually clearing the southeast during the morning. Showers continuing across northwestern parts and largely drier elsewhere. Still very windy across northern and central parts.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Sunshine and showers for most, Friday and Saturday, the showers heavier, more frequent and thundery on Saturday. Winds easing, though still breezy. Largely drier, Sunday, with sunny spells.

Updated at: 1455 on Wed 28 Sep 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 3 Oct 2016 to Wednesday 12 Oct 2016:

A dry and bright start to 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. This rain is likely to make slow, erratic progress eastwards during Tuesday. Through the remainder of the period, a continuation of the changeable conditions are likely with stronger winds and showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed with drier, brighter periods. The heaviest and most persistent rain along with the stronger winds, gales at times, are likely to occur in the west and northwest, whereas eastern and southeastern parts should see more prolonged drier and brighter spells, though even here some rain is possible at times. Temperatures generally above normal and warm at times in the east and southeast.

Updated at: 1240 on Wed 28 Sep 2016

UK Outlook for Thursday 13 Oct 2016 to Thursday 27 Oct 2016:

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

Updated at: 1240 on Wed 28 Sep 2016