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Sunday   (11 December 2016)
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Monday   (12 December 2016)
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Tuesday   (13 December 2016)
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Saturday   (17 December 2016)
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Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Shetland starting damp then brightening. Strong winds over Orkney easing.

Today:

Shetland will start dull and damp but will become drier and brighter during the morning. Windy at first in south. Orkney will stay cloudy with some outbreaks of rain, these becoming patchy later as strong to gale westerly winds ease. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.

Tonight:

Mainly dry with variable cloud and some clear intervals, though the odd patch of light rain can't be ruled out. Light winds. Minimum Temperature 6 °C.

Monday:

A little drizzle early and late in the day but mostly dry with some bright or sunny intervals breaking through. Moderate south to southwesterly breeze. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Tuesday starting dry and bright with light winds then clouding over. Wednesday and Thursday windy with rain at times.

Updated at: 0232 on Sun 11 Dec 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mainly dry and mild with light winds.

Today:

Sunday will be dry for most, though fresher than in recent days. There will be some hazy sunshine, especially in the south. Brisk winds in the north will gradually die down and patchy rain will affect some north-western areas.

Tonight:

It will stay dry overnight but fog will develop widely in much of England and Wales. Temperatures will be lower than recently with frost in some rural areas.

Monday:

Fog will slowly clear tomorrow morning leaving it dry and cloudy. A band of mostly light rain in the far south-west will gradually spread north-eastwards. Eastern parts will stay dry.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

It will stay mild and cloudy with patchy rain and some night frost and fog. The north will be windy at times. Thursday will see heavier rain and stronger winds.

Updated at: 0200 on Sun 11 Dec 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 15 Dec 2016 to Saturday 24 Dec 2016:

Towards the end of next week, it looks like a west-east split will develop. Frontal systems are likely to move into the west bringing outbreaks of rain, easing as they move eastwards. Pressure then looks more likely to build over the UK during next weekend, bringing drier and, at times, brighter weather for southern parts, although the north may hold onto cloud and outbreaks of rain. Temperatures are likely to be near normal, with frost patches forming where the cloud breaks. There is a large degree of uncertainty as we head towards the Christmas period, however, high pressure looks more likely to dominate leading to drier weather. Nonetheless, there are suggestions that frontal systems will move in from the west bringing spells of rain and milder interludes.

Updated at: 1159 on Sat 10 Dec 2016

UK Outlook for Sunday 25 Dec 2016 to Sunday 8 Jan 2017:

There is a good deal of uncertainty for this period as the UK remains in a battleground between higher pressure across the near continent and lower pressure in the Atlantic. The exact orientation of these will dictate conditions across the country. Currently western parts are most likely to see outbreaks of rain at times, along with relatively mild conditions, whilst eastern areas will see drier and perhaps colder conditions. There will probably also be some milder, unsettled interludes though, especially into early January.

Updated at: 1158 on Sat 10 Dec 2016