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Wednesday   (24 May 2017)
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* 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   (25 May 2017)
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* 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   (26 May 2017)
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* 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   (27 May 2017)
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* 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   (28 May 2017)
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* 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   (29 May 2017)
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* 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   (30 May 2017)
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* 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: 1200 on Wed 24 May 2017

Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Low cloud and patchy drizzle.

Today:

Some bright or sunny spells early morning for Shetland, otherwise a dull cloudy day. Patchy rain or drizzle spreads northeast across Orkney in the morning, reaching Shetland in the afternoon. Light southwest winds turning moderate from mid afternoon. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

Tonight:

Mild and cloudy this evening and overnight. Patchy rain over Shetland clears away late evening to give a mostly dry night, but with some light drizzle possible. Moderate westerly winds. Minimum Temperature 9 °C.

Thursday:

A dull cloudy morning with a little patchy light drizzle and moderate westerly winds. Dry and brighter in the afternoon with the odd sunny spell. Winds turn southerly and ease. Maximum Temperature 18 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Mostly dry with sunny spells before heavy, thundery rain moves northeast across the Northern Isles Saturday night. This clears to a dry and bright day on Sunday.

Updated at: 0438 on Wed 24 May 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

A warm and dry day for most.

Today:

Dry for most today. Some warm sunny spells can be expected away from the far northwest, where cloudy skies will persist through the day with some drizzle over the hills. Some coastal fog may linger along southwest coasts.

Tonight:

Clear spells developing through the night for many, but staying mild. Some low cloud may persist in the far northwest and along southwest coasts.

Thursday:

A very warm day with sunny spells for most. Early cloud in northwest Scotland soon becoming confined to Shetland. Warmest in the west and the southeast.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Dry, sunny and hot for many places on Friday and Saturday. However, an increasing risk of heavy, thundery showers spreading slowly in from the west from Saturday morning onwards.

Updated at: 0241 on Wed 24 May 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 29 May 2017 to Wednesday 7 Jun 2017:

A very uncertain period, but the more likely scenario is for rather mixed conditions on Bank Holiday Monday and Tuesday, with showery outbreaks of rain, perhaps heavy and thundery, drifting in from the south, but also some brighter spells. Temperatures are likely to be down in comparison to the weekend, although it could stay rather warm and humid, especially in the southeast. Meanwhile, it will probably be cooler and fresher in the north and west, where we may see windier conditions. From Wednesday onwards, we will generally see a mixture of sunshine and showers, particularly across the northwest. However, we may hold on to drier, brighter and perhaps warmer conditions in the far southeast, although some thundery showers are possible.

Updated at: 1326 on Wed 24 May 2017

UK Outlook for Thursday 8 Jun 2017 to Thursday 22 Jun 2017:

Confidence is currently low through this period, though we are more likely to see changeable conditions continue through the early part of June. More settled weather may begin to dominate for a time towards the middle of June, bringing drier and brighter weather for many. Temperatures are likely to be close to normal at first, but may become generally warm, perhaps locally very warm for a time during mid June. By the latter part of June, there is a possibility of more unsettled conditions developing, with spells of rain at times, and temperatures returning closer to average.

Updated at: 1326 on Wed 24 May 2017