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Issued at: 0400 on Fri 23 Jun 2017

Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Rain soon clearing then bright and mainly dry. Breezy.

Today:

Cloudy start with outbreaks of occasionally heavy rain but soon becoming drier and brighter with sunny spells developing for the afternoon. A few showers are possible towards the end of the afternoon. Strong southerly then southwesterly winds. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

Tonight:

A bright evening with some late sunshine across both Orkney and Shetland,but showers become heavier and more frequent and continue overnight. Remaining breezy with occasionally strong southwesterly winds. Minimum Temperature 8 °C.

Saturday:

Bright with sunny spells and heavy showers, the showers perhaps merging to give a longer spell of rain during the afternoon. Breezy with near gale force southwesterly winds. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Strong northerly or northwesterly winds and showers easing on Sunday with some sunny spells developing. Monday and Tuesday look bright with just the odd shower around and much lighter winds.

Updated at: 0428 on Fri 23 Jun 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Some rain moving south. Becoming dry in the north.

Today:

Patchy outbreaks of rain, which may be heavy at times mainly in the west, will gradually sink south today. Remaining dry in the far south with some brightness. Mainly dry across the far north later with sunny spells, though breezy.

Tonight:

Cloudy with patchy rain across much of England and Wales, especially western parts. In the north it will be drier but windy with some heavy showers in the far north.

Saturday:

Patchy rain will gradually clear across the south giving some bright spells later in the day. Windy in the far north with some heavy showers. Elsewhere dry, bright and breezy.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Mainly dry on Sunday with some sunshine and winds easing. Becoming cloudy on Monday with some rain later. Drier and brighter on Tuesday though with a few showers.

Updated at: 0403 on Fri 23 Jun 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 27 Jun 2017 to Thursday 6 Jul 2017:

Changeable weather is likely to continue at the start of this period with rain on Tuesday clearing to sunshine and showers on Wednesday. These are likely to be heaviest in the north and northeast, where it may be windy at times, with the best of any drier spells likely in the south and southwest. The rest of this period will remain unsettled with further bouts of showery rain, perhaps heavy and thundery at times, interspersed with brief drier and brighter spells, these most likely in the east. It will often be windy, especially in the north and west where there is a risk of local gales at times. Temperatures will be near normal or rather cool, especially compared to recently, although it may be warmer at times in the southeast.

Updated at: 1247 on Thu 22 Jun 2017

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

The changeable weather is likely to continue at first, bringing further showers or longer spells of rain with only brief bright or sunny spells in between. However, drier and warmer spells are likely to become more prevalent during the second week of July and these may perhaps become more widespread as we head into the second half of the month. This will bring more in the way of sunshine and higher temperatures, with perhaps some very warm spells possible. However, an increase in temperatures also poses the threat of some thundery showers.

Updated at: 1247 on Thu 22 Jun 2017