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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Dry with sunny spells on Monday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Some evening sunshine across Shetland then clear spells overnight and becoming quite chilly. Remaining rather cloudy further south over Orkney but staying dry. A light east or northeasterly breeze. Minimum Temperature 2C.


A bright day with sunny spells over Shetland. Cloudier start for Orkney but good sunny spells developing by the afternoon. Light winds. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

A mostly cloudy period with limited amounts of sunshine. Dry for most of the period but there will be a little light rain at times and patchy mist. Light winds.

Updated at: 1557 on Sun 19 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Showers across some northern parts overnight. Clear spells elsewhere.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloud and showers across central parts will gradually drift northwards into Scotland and Northern Ireland overnight. Elsewhere, clear spells continuing overnight, with some patchy mist and fog forming, and also a slight frost in more rural areas.


Outbreaks of rain across Northern Ireland and southern Scotland will clear northwest during the morning. Dry with sunny spells elsewhere. Less windy and feeling quite pleasant in the sunshine.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Many areas fine and dry with some spells of warm sunshine, however eastern coasts cloudier and cooler at times. Thicker cloud and rain perhaps reaching the far southwest late Thursday.

Updated at: 1513 on Sun 19 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 24 Apr 2015 to Sunday 3 May 2015:

Cloudier conditions with outbreaks of rain are expected to spread northeastwards across the UK during Friday heralding a change to a more unsettled spell of weather for the last few days of April and early May. During this time many areas will be affected by bouts of unsettled weather with showers and rain. Some heavy showers are possible, and during the last few days of April some of the showers may also be wintry over hills. In spite of the rain and showers there should be some brighter periods too. Conditions are also likely to turn cooler than of late during late April, more especially in the north, and this change may happen as early as next weekend. Windy at times too, especially in the north.

UK Outlook for Monday 4 May 2015 to Monday 18 May 2015:

Unsettled conditions becoming established during late April are likely to persist into early May. Beyond this, there are no strong signals regarding likely weather types for the first half of May. As such, the most likely scenario is for weather conditions during this period to be fairly typical for the time of year with spells of fine and bright weather interspersed with occasional bouts of more unsettled and changeable conditions. Daytime temperatures are likely to be above average when conditions are fine and near or a little below average during unsettled weather. As is common for the time of year, spells of settled weather may be accompanied by chilly evenings with isolated overnight frost in rural areas.

Updated at: 1215 on Sun 19 Apr 2015