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Kirkwall last 24 hours
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    Light rain
  • 14°C 8°C
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    Heavy shower day
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Wednesday   (28 September 2016)
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Thursday   (29 September 2016)
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Friday   (30 September 2016)
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Saturday   (01 October 2016)
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Sunday   (02 October 2016)
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Monday   (03 October 2016)
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Tuesday   (04 October 2016)
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Issued at: 0300 on Wed 28 Sep 2016

Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Dry, bright morning. Lighter winds. Wet, windy weather returning later.

Today:

Lighter winds with some sunshine and only a few showers during the morning. Then cloudy with rain reaching Orkney early in the afternoon, extending to Shetland by early evening. Winds strengthening later with southwesterly gales developing this evening. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.

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. 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 more 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: 0453 on Wed 28 Sep 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Fine and dry in the south-east. Windy in the north.

Today:

Dry with variable cloud and occasional bright or sunny spells in the south and east, but cloudy with occasional rain and drizzle in the west. Scotland will be cloudy with rain in the west, and gales further north.

Tonight:

A band of rain will move south-east overnight. Cloudy conditions to the south-east of this, and clearer conditions, although with some showers, to the north-west. Very windy in the north.

Thursday:

Cloud and rain will slowly clear through the south-east. Mostly dry with sunny spells elsewhere, although with showers in the north-west. Gales, or severe gales are expected for Scotland.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Sunshine and showers on Friday and Saturday, the showers perhaps heavy and prolonged on Saturday. Winds easing, although still breezy. Sunday should be drier, with light winds and sunny spells.

Updated at: 0207 on Wed 28 Sep 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 2 Oct 2016 to Tuesday 11 Oct 2016:

Generally a brighter end to the weekend, with sunshine and a few showers on Sunday and lighter winds, though becoming cloudier and windier later as outbreaks of rain spread in from the west during the start of the week. Changeable conditions are then expected to continue through the remainder of the period bringing showers or longer spells of rain interspersed by drier and brighter periods. The heaviest and most persistent rain along with the stronger winds are likely to occur in the west and northwest, whereas eastern and southeastern parts should see more prolonged drier and brighter spells. Temperatures near normal at first, though soon rising to slightly above average and perhaps even warm at times in the southeast.

Updated at: 1219 on Tue 27 Sep 2016

UK Outlook for Wednesday 12 Oct 2016 to Wednesday 26 Oct 2016:

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

Updated at: 1220 on Tue 27 Sep 2016