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Wednesday   (18 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   (19 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.

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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.

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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.

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Issued at: 0500 on Wed 18 Jan 2017

Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Rain for Shetland later.

Today:

Mostly cloudy across Shetland with some light rain or drizzle by afternoon. Orkney mainly dry with some brighter spells, particularly in the south. Strong southwesterly winds, easing later. Mild again. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.

Tonight:

Cloudy across Shetland with some drizzly rain, becoming dry and clearer later in the night. Dry with variable amounts of cloud across Orkney. Fresh southwesterly winds, strong over Shetland. Mild. Minimum Temperature 8 °C.

Thursday:

Staying quite mild and often cloudy with some occasional rain. West or southwesterly winds becoming strong at times. Maximum Temperature 9 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Staying reasonably mild and often rather cloudy but becoming drier. Strong westerly winds on Friday, becoming lighter over the weekend.

Updated at: 0301 on Wed 18 Jan 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rather cloudy and mostly dry. Brighter in the south-east.

Today:

Another rather cloudy and mild day for most with a little light rain or drizzle, mainly in the north-west, although more persistent over Shetland. Chilly in southern, south-eastern and central England, but with some sunshine in the south and south-east.

Tonight:

Rather cloudy and mild for most with a little drizzle and hill fog in places. Clearer and colder in the south and south-east with a frost, turning cloudier later.

Thursday:

Cloudy for most with patchy drizzle in the north-west. Perhaps a little cloudier in the south-east, best of the brightness in the south, south-west and north-east. Chilly in the south.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Remaining generally settled through the weekend, rather cloudy at first but more in the way of sunny spells by Sunday. Turning colder for most with overnight frosts becoming more widespread.

Updated at: 0036 on Wed 18 Jan 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 22 Jan 2017 to Tuesday 31 Jan 2017:

High pressure is likely to continue to dominate across the UK on Sunday, bringing rather cloudy skies across much of the north. However, southern counties will see generally colder and brighter conditions, though with a risk of frost and fog forming overnight too. Looking ahead into the next working week, more unsettled conditions may spread into the north and west which will bring some spells of rain at times here. The unsettled and at times windy conditions are likely to spread south and east through the week, which will bring milder conditions to most and outbreaks of rain at times across the country. The bulk of the rain is likely to be in the west.

Updated at: 1214 on Tue 17 Jan 2017

UK Outlook for Wednesday 1 Feb 2017 to Wednesday 15 Feb 2017:

Looking ahead to the start of February the most likely scenario is that Atlantic low pressure systems will bring spells of wet and windy weather to all at times, though this will be interspersed with drier and brighter interludes. Temperatures will generally be around average for this time of year, though it will turn milder again at times. There is a possibility that an area of high pressure will become dominant again, towards the middle of February, bringing more settled conditions with the return of overnight frost and patches of fog. However, confidence regarding this detail is low.

Updated at: 1212 on Tue 17 Jan 2017