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West Sandwick Beach

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Monday   (26 June 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   (27 June 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: 0200 on Mon 26 Jun 2017

Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Sunshine and scattered showers but becoming mainly dry.

Today:

Showers will slowly become more scattered with most parts becoming dry with sunny spells. Best of the sunshine in the afternoon across Orkney. Still feeling cool but the fresh northerly breeze will ease down. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.

Tonight:

A bright evening with just the odd shower lingering near Shetland. Clear spells and light winds will lead to a chilly night. Minimum Temperature 5 °C.

Tuesday:

Mainly dry and bright but still one or two showers near Shetland. Cloud will thicken across Orkney in the afternoon heralding the arrival of rain in the evening. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Unlike most of Scotland, the Northern Isles should stay largely dry and bright although some rain is possible on Thursday. Feeling cool in a freshening east or northeasterly breeze.

Updated at: 0357 on Mon 26 Jun 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mainly dry, but rain arriving across Northern Ireland later.

Today:

Dry for most with bright or sunny spells, the best of these likely across southeast England where it will be warm. Scattered showers across Scotland, but cloud will thicken in the west with rain setting in across Northern Ireland later.

Tonight:

Rain will become heavy and persistent across Northern Ireland before spreading into Scotland and northern England later. Elsewhere, generally dry, cloudy and mild but chilly across the Northern Isles.

Tuesday:

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain for many, these often heavy across the north although tending to ease through the day. Perhaps brighter in the west later.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Unsettled with spells of rain, heavy at times and only occasionally drier and brighter. Windier from Thursday and generally feeling cool, although warmer and humid at times in the south.

Updated at: 0226 on Mon 26 Jun 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 30 Jun 2017 to Sunday 9 Jul 2017:

Friday is likely to become breezy and showery across the country. Saturday could well be drier for a time before further rain moves in during the evening or overnight. Sunday and the following week will stay changeable with showers or longer spells of rain. There will also be some drier and brighter spells, which will be most likely in the south and east. In the northwest, showers are likely to be heavier, perhaps bringing a risk of thunder at times. It will sometimes be windy, especially in the north and west where there will be a risk of local gales at times. Temperatures are expected to stay near the seasonal average throughout, or be rather cool.

Updated at: 1326 on Sun 25 Jun 2017

UK Outlook for Monday 10 Jul 2017 to Monday 24 Jul 2017:

The changeable weather is likely to continue in the north 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 in the south and these may spread further north as we head into the second half of the month. These would bring more in the way of sunshine and higher temperatures, and there could be some very warm spells. However, an increase in temperatures would pose the threat of some thundery showers.

Updated at: 1326 on Sun 25 Jun 2017