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Sunday   (28 May 2017)
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Issued at: 1000 on Sun 28 May 2017

Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Murky start on Sunday, but drier brighter later.

Today:

Outbreaks of showery rain over Orkney will spread to Shetland in the afternoon. Any haar will gradually clear as drier, but still mostly cloudy, conditions spread east. Moderate to fresh northwest winds, perhaps strong for a time over Shetland. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

Tonight:

A few sunny intervals will develop this evening. Tonight it will be mainly dry and rather cloudy, and the winds will become light. Minimum Temperature 7 °C.

Monday:

A cloudy but mainly dry day with light easterly winds. Rain will edge into Orkney towards evening. Maximum Temperature 11 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Tuesday. Mainly cloudy with outbreaks of rain. Wednesday and Thursday will be dry and bright with some sunshine. Light to moderate winds.

Updated at: 0410 on Sun 28 May 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Further thundery rain spreading north over the next 24 hours.

Today:

Scotland will see patchy rain ease to leave northern Britain largely dry with some sunshine. Much fresher than yesterday though. Meanwhile England and Wales can expect some warm sunshine, but with thundery rain spreading across southern England and south Wales.

Tonight:

Rain, some torrential and thundery, will spread north across England and Wales, reaching Northern Ireland and southern Scotland. Northern Scotland will stay mostly dry. Turning very humid in the south.

Monday:

Rain across central areas, is likely to move north to affect most of Scotland. Southern England and Wales will be warm and may brighten up. However, further thunderstorms are possible.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

A weakening rain-band will spread southeastwards on Tuesday. Perhaps windy in the north. Wednesday and Thursday look more settled with some warm sunshine. Further rain in the west later.

Updated at: 0343 on Sun 28 May 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 1 Jun 2017 to Saturday 10 Jun 2017:

Thursday and Friday will be mainly dry with sunny spells for most, although cloud and rain could spread southeastwards during the day. Still rather warm and humid in the southeast, with the chance of some thundery showers. Through the rest of the period, we are likely to see a more changeable pattern becoming established across the United Kingdom, with northern and western parts seeing spells of rain or showers at times. Meanwhile, many southern and eastern parts should be drier and brighter overall, with any spells of rain that do spread southeastwards likely to be fairly weak. Windy at times, especially in the northwest. Temperatures are likely to be near normal in the north and west, but warm in many southern and eastern areas.

Updated at: 1444 on Sat 27 May 2017

UK Outlook for Sunday 11 Jun 2017 to Sunday 25 Jun 2017:

Confidence is low during this period, although we are likely to see the changeable pattern continuing across the United Kingdom through the early part of June, with a predominately west or southwesterly flow. The unsettled conditions mainly affecting northern and western parts early on, but gradually these look likely to spread southeastwards, with temperatures near normal. By mid to late June confidence remains low, although on balance we are likely to see a continuation of the changeable conditions for many, with temperatures remaining near the average. However, there is a low probability of a more settled and perhaps warmer spell of weather possible around mid-June, mainly in the southeast.

Updated at: 1443 on Sat 27 May 2017