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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

A drier Wednesday with sunny spells, but few showers too.

This Evening and Tonight:

The evening will be cloudy with further outbreaks of rain or drizzle. Drier, clearer weather will reach Shetland early in the night, extending to Orkney towards dawn. Feeling colder by morning with fresh to strong northerly winds. Minimum Temperature 8°C.


Bright or sunny spells and scattered showers during the day. Showers mostly light and passing by quickly, so still a lot of dry weather. Feeling cold in fresh northerly wind. Maximum Temperature 12°C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Sunny spells with still a few showers on Thursday. Cool with northwesterly winds becoming lighter. Dry, sunny Friday morning then rain later in the day. Becoming drier, brighter on Saturday.

Updated at: 1555 on Tue 07 Jul 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cool, breezy and often cloudy with occasional rain.


Today will be cooler than of late, particularly in the northeast, with a northerly breeze. Staying rather cloudy but dry for many with occasional sunny spells, especially later. There will be some showers, the heaviest of these in the east.


Any remaining showers will slowly fade away leaving a mixture of clear spells and cloudy skies. A chilly night with light winds.


A fine, dry day with plenty of sunny spells, and feeling warmer than today. During the afternoon cloud will start to thicken in the northwest with rain arriving by dusk.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Staying mostly fine in the south for Friday, but cloudier with rain in the north. Showers for the weekend, and the risk of some rain in the south on Sunday.

Updated at: 0230 on Wed 08 Jul 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 12 Jul 2015 to Tuesday 21 Jul 2015:

After some initial cloud and rain across the south, it should brighten up later on Sunday, but further north and west it will be more unsettled with further spells of rain. A period of generally unsettled weather is expected to continue, particularly across the northwest UK, into the start of next week. The north and west may be breezy at times, and will have the most frequent periods of rain, while further south and east conditions will generally be drier, brighter and often warm. Temperatures are expected to be close to or a little above normal, though perhaps cooler at times in the northwest and rather warm at times in the southeast, particularly in any sunnier interludes.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 22 Jul 2015 to Wednesday 5 Aug 2015:

A two way split in the weather seems most likely through this period, with southern and central parts seeing the best of the fine and dry conditions, with temperatures here often warm. Further north and northwest, more unsettled and breezy weather will prevail with rain or showers at times, but also some drier brighter interludes possible. Temperatures are likely to be close to or a little below normal in the north, with temperatures in the south and southeast occasionally feeling warm for the time of year.

Updated at: 1317 on Tue 07 Jul 2015