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West Sandwick Beach

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Friday   (09 December 2016)
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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   (10 December 2016)
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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   (11 December 2016)
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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.

Monday   (12 December 2016)
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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.

Wednesday   (14 December 2016)
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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   (15 December 2016)
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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: 1200 on Fri 9 Dec 2016

Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Patchy rain but drier again later. Mild.

Today:

A dull start for Shetland, brightening somewhat during the morning. A short spell of rain early afternoon then becoming dry with clear intervals. Patchy rain over Orkney clearing this morning then mainly dry. Mild, with moderate to fresh southerly winds. Maximum Temperature 11 °C.

Tonight:

There will be a mixture of clear spells and a few showers, these mainly affecting Shetland. Fresh south to southwesterly winds, occasionally strong around coasts and in showers. Minimum Temperature 7 °C.

Saturday:

A brighter day with a mixture of clear or sunny spells and a few showers, these mainly over Shetland. Fresh to strong southwesterly winds. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Showers becoming more frequent on Sunday, especially across Orkney where westerly gales are possible. Less windy on Monday, some patchy rain. Tuesday mainly dry, bright, but wind and rain later.

Updated at: 0329 on Fri 9 Dec 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain slowly edging southeast. Colder, windier and clear conditions following.

Today:

Outbreaks of rain in the north and west. Some early hill fog and low cloud in the east and southeast. Otherwise, mainly dry with a mixture of cloud and brighter spells. It'll be another mild day for most.

Tonight:

Rain over Northern Ireland and Scotland giving way to clearer skies and showers. Rain over Wales and northern England sinking south-eastwards. A mild night for much of England and Wales.

Saturday:

Outbreaks of locally heavy rain across Wales and southern UK will slowly clear south-east later. Brighter elsewhere, but windy with showers in the north-west. Less mild in the north.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Colder and brighter on Sunday with some rain in the north-west. Turning windier with outbreaks of rain in the west through Monday and Tuesday, staying drier in the south-east.

Updated at: 0153 on Fri 9 Dec 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 14 Dec 2016 to Friday 23 Dec 2016:

As we move through next week we are mostly likely to see a north-west to south-east split developing. During this time periods of wet and windy weather are expected to approach the UK from the west, however their eastward progression at this stage is fairly uncertain. In this type of scenario the most unsettled conditions are likely across the north and west, with drier and brighter weather for southern and eastern areas. It'll be windy at times, with the possibility of gales in the west and northwest, but it will be much less windy further south and east. It'll generally be mild with temperatures above average, however, in between weather systems temperatures will return closer to normal.

Updated at: 1222 on Fri 9 Dec 2016

UK Outlook for Saturday 24 Dec 2016 to Saturday 7 Jan 2017:

There is a good deal of uncertainty for this period as the UK remains in a battleground between higher pressure across the near continent and lower pressure in the Atlantic. The exact orientation of these will dictate conditions across the country. Currently western parts are most likely to see outbreaks of rain at times, along with relatively mild conditions, whilst eastern areas will see drier and perhaps colder conditions. There will probably also be some milder, unsettled interludes though, especially into early January, with the greatest likelihood of changeable conditions in the northwest, giving rain here at times.

Updated at: 1223 on Fri 9 Dec 2016