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North Ronaldsay Firth

North Ronaldsay Firth last 24 hours
  • 5°C 1°C
    Cloudy
  • 5°C 3°C
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  • 9°C 6°C
    Light rain
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    Light rain
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    Light rain
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  • 7°C 5°C
    Light shower day
Thursday   (23 February 2017)
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Heavy rain Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Light snow shower night Partly cloudy night
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3 3 3 3 3 3
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NNE 23 29 NNE 14 21 N 13 20 N 15 21 N 13 19 N 14 19
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Friday   (24 February 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain
Temperature (°C)
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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Saturday   (25 February 2017)
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Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light shower day Light shower night Light shower night
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Sunday   (26 February 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy
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2 2 2 2 1 3 3 2
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WSW 16 21 SW 16 22 SSW 19 26 S 24 33 S 26 36 SSW 24 33 SSW 22 30 SSW 23 31
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Monday   (27 February 2017)
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Light rain Light shower night Light shower night Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night
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Tuesday   (28 February 2017)
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Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Light shower day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Light shower night Light shower night
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Wednesday   (01 March 2017)
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Issued at: 1800 on Thu 23 Feb 2017

Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Clear or sunny spells and isolated wintry showers.

This Evening and Tonight:

A mixture of clear spells and a scattering of wintry showers, these mostly across Shetland and Fair Isle. There could be slight snowfall in places. A rather cold night with a touch of frost and some ice. Moderate northerly breeze. Minimum Temperature -2 °C.

Friday:

Any remaining wintry showers will become isolated, so a mainly dry bright day with sunshine and lighter winds. However rain and strong southerly winds arrive in the evening. Maximum Temperature 5 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Saturday morning mild wet and windy, then brighter and drier. Bright with a few showers on Sunday. Colder with wintry showers on Monday.

Updated at: 1445 on Thu 23 Feb 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Strong winds easing with more settled weather for Friday

This Evening and Tonight:

Remaining breezy through England and Wales this evening with gales in East Anglia at first. Scattered showers will affect western areas, falling as sleet and snow over hills, but these easing with the wind through the night, but feeling cooler.

Friday:

Feeling much more settled with some good bright and sunny spells and a lighter north-westerly breeze. Growing cloudier from the north-west with rain following later, elsewhere remaining dry and bright.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

A return to more unsettled weather over the weekend; cloudy with strong winds and rain; heaviest in the north-west. Brighter spells and cooler, showery interludes will follow into next week.

Updated at: 1439 on Thu 23 Feb 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 28 Feb 2017 to Thursday 9 Mar 2017:

A fairly unsettled picture is likely at first, as further weather systems affect the UK from the Atlantic. Sunshine and showers are likely for many areas at first. Further frontal zones then bringing cloudier, wetter weather, particularly in the north west; with some snow over northern hills. Feeling colder than of late, especially further north, with temperatures closer to average in the south. The changeable Atlantic influence could remain in place through early March, with stronger winds and rain more likely in north and western areas; drier and brighter further south and east, but temperatures returning to around normal. There is a smaller probability of more settled conditions developing on the continent, which could bring a greater risk of overnight fog and frost particularly for eastern UK.

Updated at: 1259 on Thu 23 Feb 2017

UK Outlook for Friday 10 Mar 2017 to Friday 24 Mar 2017:

For the rest of March signals are weak and confidence is low. There could be spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed with brighter and showery conditions with some snow possible across the north of the UK. There could, however, also be some drier and brighter spells, particularly in the south and east where we may see some local frost and fog at times overnight. Temperatures are expected to be around average for the time of year but there remains a small chance of seeing a more prolonged cold spell, if settled conditions were to develop more widely. This is more likely later in the period.

Updated at: 1306 on Thu 23 Feb 2017