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Forecast Summary

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Mainly dry with sunny spells.

Today:

Apart from the risk of an odd light shower over Shetland this morning, today will be dry with some reasonable sunny spells. The warmest spots will be in Kirkwall and Lerwick. Fresh to strong southwesterly winds. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Tonight:

Dry through this evening and overnight with some clear spells, the best of these over Orkney. The strong southeasterly will ease away light. Minimum Temperature 10C.

Wednesday:

Risk of a shower over Shetland but mainly dry with bright or sunny spells. A warm day in Kirkwall which is where we will see the best of the sunshine. Maximum Temperature 19C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Dry with sunny intervals on Thursday with moderate southerly winds. Staying dry with sunny intervals the best of these in Shetland on Friday and Saturday.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Variable amounts of cloud and some sunny spells.

Today:

Early mist and fog patches will clear. Otherwise a mainly dry day for many with variable cloud and some warm sunny spells. Cloudier in parts of eastern and southeastern England and also northwestern areas with the odd light shower possible.

Tonight:

It will remain mostly dry overnight, with light winds, but further low cloud, mist or fog patches are likely to form in places.

Wednesday:

Early mist and fog patches will lift and break, then it will be another mainly fine and dry day with variable amounts of cloud and some warm sunny spells.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Remaining largely fine, with variable cloud allowing some warm sunny spells at times. Cloud may occasionally be thick enough for some light rain or drizzle.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 7 Sep 2014 to Tuesday 16 Sep 2014:

Variable, in places large, amounts of cloud and some sunny spells on Sunday. The cloud may be thick enough for the odd drizzly shower. However, cloud and outbreaks of rain, locally heavy, may affect southwestern parts at times. Into next week, still a good deal of dry and bright weather, especially towards the north and northwest, but probably becoming more unsettled across southern areas with outbreaks of rain developing, heavy at times. Light winds at first, but becoming breezy from the southwest. Temperatures generally near or a little above average. Into the latter part of next week and beyond, the most likely scenario is for the unsettled conditions to migrate towards the northwest of the UK, with the best of the drier and warmer conditions towards the southeast.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 17 Sep 2014 to Wednesday 1 Oct 2014:

During mid to late September most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these fine periods may well be interspersed with occasional spells of cloudier, more unsettled conditions bringing showers or longer spells of rain. Northern and western parts are probably most likely to see the more frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts should see the better fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures are likely to be above average during fine weather leaving conditions feeling pleasantly warm. Nights, however, may well be on the chilly side. During any unsettled weather daytime temperatures are more likely to be near or below average leaving conditions feeling cool.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 02 Sep 2014