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Monday   (23 January 2017)
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* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Tuesday   (24 January 2017)
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* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Wednesday   (25 January 2017)
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* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Thursday   (26 January 2017)
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* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

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* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Saturday   (28 January 2017)
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* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Sunday   (29 January 2017)
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* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

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Issued at: 1500 on Mon 23 Jan 2017

Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Mild and breezy, some patchy rain in west.

This Evening and Tonight:

Dry with clear periods this evening and for much of tonight. Light rain will edge in from west towards morning. A mild and windy night with southerly winds increasing strong, with perhaps gales over Shetland later. Minimum Temperature 4 °C.

Tuesday:

Cloudy with light rain at first then dry with some bright spells developing. A windy day with strong to gale force southerly winds. Maximum Temperature 7 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

It will stay mostly dry and rather cloudy but there will also be some sunshine. A windy few days with the strong to gale force southerly wind continuing.

Updated at: 1441 on Mon 23 Jan 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Further fog tonight. Some rain in the north-west tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Frost and locally dense patches of freezing fog will return across England and Wales tonight. Meanwhile across Scotland and Northern Ireland it will become breezy and cloudier with some light and patchy rain.

Tuesday:

Fog possibly slow to clear across the south. Elsewhere, mostly cloudy with sunny spells especially across south-east England and north-east Scotland. Milder, breezier with a little rain in the north-west.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Staying largely dry and often cold with patchy fog and frost. Milder and at times wetter in the north and west. Becoming breezy with gales in the north-west.

Updated at: 1302 on Mon 23 Jan 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 28 Jan 2017 to Monday 6 Feb 2017:

The weekend will bring a change to more unsettled conditions for many parts of the UK. Outbreaks of locally heavy rain are likely to affect western and northern parts, where it'll be mild and windy with gales possible in the north-west. Staying drier in the east and south-east, where some cold nights remain possible. Similar conditions are likely as we move through into the first week of February. Bands of rain will probably cross the country, interspersed with brighter and showery interludes. Windy at times, with gales likely in the northwest. The heaviest rain is also likely across northern and western parts. Temperatures are likely to be mild into the start of February, however there is a chance that the southeast may be drier and colder at times.

Updated at: 1051 on Mon 23 Jan 2017

UK Outlook for Tuesday 7 Feb 2017 to Tuesday 21 Feb 2017:

At the start of this period the most likely scenario is for more unsettled weather with wet and windy spells interspersed with brighter and showery interludes. This would bring gales at times, especially in the northwest. Temperatures are likely to be slightly above normal for the time of year. South-eastern parts may well stay drier and brighter. From the middle of February, confidence in the forecast reduces but there is a possibility that high pressure will return, bringing more settled weather with lighter winds. As a result, temperatures may become colder at times, with overnight frost and fog again possible.

Updated at: 1052 on Mon 23 Jan 2017