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Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Showers of rain on Wednesday with strong westerly winds.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloud will thicken in the evening with outbreaks of rain spreading eastwards. The rain will be mainly light and patchy across Orkney but becoming more persistent over Shetland. Strong southerly winds. Minimum Temperature 8 °C.


A cloudy start with outbreaks of rain, this clearing by midday and followed by blustery heavy showers. Drier in the evening. Strong to gale force westerly winds. Maximum Temperature 12 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

The unsettled regime will continue for the rest of the week with windy conditions and showers, these heavy at times. Turning mainly dry on Saturday with lighter winds.

Updated at: 1601 on Tue 25 Oct 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Wind and rain for Scotland, but drier and settled elsewhere.

This Evening and Tonight:

Outbreaks of rain and strong winds will spread across Scotland, with some rain affecting Northern Ireland later. Variable cloud elsewhere, with fog in the south, and feeling milder in the north.


Blustery showers across northern Scotland with strong winds. Elsewhere staying largely dry with early fog only slowly clearing, but some bright or sunny spells by afternoon and feeling mild.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Staying changeable across Scotland and Northern Ireland with rain and strong winds at times. However, England and Wales will remain mostly dry and mild, with some morning fog in places.

Updated at: 1628 on Tue 25 Oct 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 30 Oct 2016 to Tuesday 8 Nov 2016:

For Sunday and Monday, high pressure remains established across the south, bringing a good deal of dry and quiet weather for many. However, some will see occasional mist and fog form overnight and this may well be slow to clear by day. Temperatures will be mostly above average, but with some cold nights in the south, perhaps with local frost. Meanwhile, the north of the UK is likely to be wetter and windier at times, more so further west. Confidence is quite low from Tuesday on, although the expectation is for colder weather with more widespread night frosts, and generally northerly or north-westerly winds over the UK. Indications suggest unsettled weather with showers and strong winds at times in the north, and generally drier weather with lighter winds further south.

Updated at: 1245 on Tue 25 Oct 2016

UK Outlook for Wednesday 9 Nov 2016 to Wednesday 23 Nov 2016:

The outlook for mid November remains uncertain. Although spells of windier and stormier weather look to be less likely than normally expected at this time of year. At first, indications suggest northerly or north-westerly winds to predominate over the UK, leading to lower than average temperatures for many and a widespread risk of frosts. The expectation is also for windier more showery conditions in the north, with snow over some higher ground, and drier more settled weather in the south. Towards the end of the period confidence continues to be low, with the more likely scenario looking to be a continuation of the mainly, drier, settled weather, although there remains a possibility of a change towards milder more unsettled conditions.

Updated at: 1250 on Tue 25 Oct 2016