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Thursday   (23 March 2017)
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Issued at: 1100 on Thu 23 Mar 2017

Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Mainly dry and bright with some sunshine today.

Today:

A mainly dry and bright day with some sunshine, the best of this across Orkney, where the winds will be light. More in the way of clouds and a freshening southwesterly breeze Shetland, with perhaps the odd light shower. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

Tonight:

Some clear spells during the evening across Orkney, otherwise cloudy overnight with patchy light rain over Shetland, perhaps affecting the north of Orkney later. Strengthening southwesterly winds. Minimum Temperature 4 °C.

Friday:

Mainly cloudy with some patchy light rain, mainly across Shetland, and dying out here later with perhaps some bright or sunny spells to end the day as the winds ease. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Rather cloudy with some patchy light rain or drizzle at times, this mainly across Shetland. Brighter for a time on Sunday with some sunshine. Breezy at first.

Updated at: 0252 on Thu 23 Mar 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Turning drier and brighter for all by the weekend.

Today:

A chilly start, but a fine day for many. Northern England, Southern Scotland and Northern Ireland will have rain and hill snow at first, but this will ease. Windy in south and often cloudy here with some rain. Feeling chilly.

Tonight:

Dry and cold for many overnight with a widespread frost. The south, however, will stay windy and rather cloudy with any rain becoming limited to southern counties.

Friday:

Chilly start, but dry and sunny for much of UK. Cloudier with some light rain/drizzle towards the far north and south of the country, but with some intervals of sunshine.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

It stays generally dry over the weekend and into next week with some long sunny spells. Turning cloudier from the east from Sunday. Warm by day, but with overnight frost.

Updated at: 0204 on Thu 23 Mar 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 28 Mar 2017 to Thursday 6 Apr 2017:

Many places will be mostly dry with sunny spells on Tuesday and Wednesday, once any early mist and fog patches clear. However, we may see the increasing chance of outbreaks of showery rain affecting south-western parts during Tuesday. Becoming more unsettled generally across the UK from Wednesday onwards. The most unsettled conditions are likely to be across north-western parts, where it will be wet and windy at times, with gales in places. Meanwhile, much of southern and eastern parts will hold onto the driest conditions, although even here some rain and windier conditions are likely. Temperatures will stay generally rather warm, and frosts becoming less likely. The start of April will see a good deal of settled and dry weather across the UK, with unsettled conditions likely in the northwest.

Updated at: 1208 on Thu 23 Mar 2017

UK Outlook for Friday 7 Apr 2017 to Friday 21 Apr 2017:

Much of this period will see a good deal of settled and dry weather across the UK. However, we are likely to see unsettled conditions with cloud, rain and strong winds affecting the far north and west of the UK at times, particularly at the start of the period. However, such unsettled spells of weather are likely to be short-lived. Temperatures are likely to be warmer than average, but with rather chilly nights at times, with frost and fog in places. Any colder spells are likely to be short-lived, although there slight indications these may be more prevalent later in the month.

Updated at: 1208 on Thu 23 Mar 2017