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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Sunny spells between isolated showers.

Today:

The fresh southwesterly breeze will continue to bring a few showers to the Northern Isles, as well as some patchy cloud. There will be some good sunny spells though, especially over Shetland in the morning. Maximum Temperature 17°C.

Tonight:

Isolated showers will continue, especially over Orkney, with Shetland likely to see some longer clear spells. Most showers will ease by the end of the night. Minimum Temperature 10°C.

Saturday:

A largely dry morning with sunny spells. A few showers will develop in the afternoon, mainly across Orkney, but most will continue to see some sunshine. Fresh southwesterly winds. Maximum Temperature 16°C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Continuing with a mixture of sunshine and showers. Winds easing with showers possibly becoming slow moving on Sunday. Then northerly winds will bring cooler weather on Monday and Tuesday.

Updated at: 0426 on Fri 28 Aug 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunshine and showers, brightest in the southeast.

Today:

There will be a good deal of dry and bright weather across the country today, particularly in southeastern parts. Showers in the north and west could be heavy at times, these may progress eastwards through the day.

Tonight:

Showers will start to fizzle out into this evening and overnight, though will continue across parts of northwestern Scotland. Elsewhere there will be largely clear skies but feeling mild.

Saturday:

It'll be a similar picture of sunshine and showers into Saturday across the country, though slightly more in the way of cloud in the far south with rain arriving later.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Rain across southern parts will push northwards into the Midlands and Anglia on Sunday with sunshine and showers continuing elsewhere. This will clear away by Monday, leaving showers once again.

Updated at: 0200 on Fri 28 Aug 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 1 Sep 2015 to Thursday 10 Sep 2015:

A mixture of sunshine and showers at the start of the period, with a risk of persistent heavy rain in the east. Drier in the west, as settled weather begins to spread east, but with some showers still possible. The settled weather is then likely to become dominant across most areas through the first week of September, with plenty of dry and sunny weather, but windy in the northeast for a time. Northwestern parts may see a change to generally wet and windy conditions later in the period, with southeastern parts holding on to more settled weather. Temperatures start on the cool side with a risk of some overnight frost and fog, but return closer to normal as the month progresses.

UK Outlook for Friday 11 Sep 2015 to Friday 25 Sep 2015:

The northwest is expected to stay unsettled through the remainder of the month, with rain and strong winds likely. Southeastern areas in contrast should see less in the way of rain, and maybe the best of any dry and sunny spells, but with a chance of overnight mist and fog patches. Temperatures should generally be around normal, but with warmer spells under any prolonged sunny periods in the southeast. North and western parts are most likely to see cooler nights throughout with a chance of overnight frosts.

Updated at: 0200 on Fri 28 Aug 2015