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Wednesday   (29 March 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   (30 March 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   (31 March 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   (01 April 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   (02 April 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   (03 April 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   (04 April 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: 1100 on Wed 29 Mar 2017

Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Dry for much of Wednesday. Rain reaching Orkney during evening.

Today:

A mainly dry day with broken cloud allowing some bright or sunny intervals. Moderate east to northeast breeze, becoming a fresh to strong southeasterly over Orkney later. On the cold side. Maximum Temperature 7 °C.

Tonight:

A dry bright start to the evening then cloud thickening to bring outbreaks of rain to Orkney around dusk and on to Shetland towards midnight. Drier by morning, winds easing. Minimum Temperature 3 °C.

Thursday:

Much of the day dry and bright with some sunny intervals, then some patchy light rain for a time in the afternoon. Noticeably milder, with lighter winds. Maximum Temperature 12 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday mainly dry bright and mild, some rain possible later. Saturday cloudy with some rain at times, then Sunday mainly dry and bright.

Updated at: 0435 on Wed 29 Mar 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain in west. Drier, brighter and warmer in east.

Today:

Rather windy with cloud and outbreaks of rain or drizzle in the north and west, edging into central parts at times. The rain will turn heavy over western hills. Meanwhile the south-east and north-east will be drier, brighter and warm.

Tonight:

Staying breezy overnight with further rain in the west. Drier elsewhere, with some outbreaks of rain for central parts. Staying mild and frost free for all.

Thursday:

Rather cloudy and breezy with rain over western parts, persistent over hills. Drier and brighter in the north and east, particularly south-east where it will be rather warm.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Staying breezy in the west as rain moves eastwards on Friday. Saturday will see sunshine and showers, these locally heavy, before it turns drier and brighter on Sunday. Turning cooler.

Updated at: 0213 on Wed 29 Mar 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 2 Apr 2017 to Tuesday 11 Apr 2017:

After a cold start to Sunday it should turn drier for all, with some good spells of sunshine. We could see the cloud thicken from the west later, with some rain in the far northwest. By early next week, high pressure will begin to build in from the southwest bringing drier, brighter weather with some sunny spells, particularly in the south. It'll stay more unsettled in the northwest however, and it will be windy here, with the risk of coastal gales later in the period. There will be some drier interludes here also though. It will also feel warm in any spring sunshine, particularly in the south and east. It may then turn more generally unsettled later in the period.

Updated at: 1319 on Tue 28 Mar 2017

UK Outlook for Wednesday 12 Apr 2017 to Wednesday 26 Apr 2017:

Much of this period will see a good deal of settled and dry weather across the UK, especially in the south. We are however likely to see unsettled conditions with cloud, rain and strong winds particularly affecting the far north and west of the UK at times. Such unsettled spells of weather are expected to be short-lived though. Temperatures are likely to be warmer than average, but with rather chilly nights at times, leading to frost in places. Any colder spells are likely to be short-lived too, although there some hints that these may become more prevalent later in the month.

Updated at: 1320 on Tue 28 Mar 2017