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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Rain spreading north with scattered showers following.

Today:

Orkney sees a cloudy morning with some heavy spells of rain, then a brighter afternoon with scattered showers. Shetland sees a dry start before some occasionally heavy rain develops by late morning and then lingers for much of the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 17 °C.

Tonight:

The showers will become more isolated through the evening and overnight. Scattered cloud will linger across Shetland with the best of the clear spells for Orkney. Minimum Temperature 11 °C.

Saturday:

Mainly dry with isolated showers dying away, lighter southwesterly winds and some bright or sunny spells, although slightly more cloud expected across Shetland. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Remaining mostly dry on Sunday and Monday with some bright or sunny spells although a risk of some low cloud occasionally drifting across. Breezier on Tuesday with rain at times.

Updated at: 0434 on Fri 26 Aug 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly dry and fine with plenty of sunshine

Today:

Scattered showers will affect Northern Ireland and western Scotland today. Elsewhere it'll be generally dry with good sunny spells all day. It'll be a touch cooler and fresher than yesterday, but still warm for most.

Tonight:

Most places dry with clear periods overnight and a risk of isolated mist and fog over England and Wales, with scattered showers continuing to affect parts of NW Scotland.

Saturday:

After a dry start, a band of rain, becoming heavy later, will affect parts of southern and central England and Wales. Otherwise mostly dry and warm with some sunshine.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunday sees sunny spells and showers, occasionally heavy. Monday similar but with more in the way of sunshine. On Tuesday, becoming cloudier with rain arriving in the west later.

Updated at: 0446 on Fri 26 Aug 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 30 Aug 2016 to Thursday 8 Sep 2016:

Outbreaks of rain are expected to spread into the north and west on Tuesday, but the south and east should stay mainly dry with sunny spells. The rain should move southeastwards during Wednesday and Thursday, but it is likely to become light and patchy. Temperatures will be warm in the southeast, but nearer normal temperatures in the northwest are likely to spread across all parts. The weather through the rest of the period is likely to be changeable with showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed by some dry and brighter periods. The best of the brighter weather occurring in the southeast, with some wet and windy spells at times in the northwest. Temperatures will be generally near normal although there is the chance of some temporary warmer spells.

Updated at: 1211 on Thu 25 Aug 2016

UK Outlook for Thursday 8 Sep 2016 to Thursday 22 Sep 2016:

Westerly or southwesterly winds are expected to dominate through this period. This will bring changeable weather, with showers or longer spells of rain interspersed by some dry and bright periods. The heaviest and most persistent rain is expected to occur in the north and west, where it could also be windy at times. The best of the brighter weather probably occurring in the south and east. Temperatures through this period are likely to be generally near normal.

Updated at: 1210 on Thu 25 Aug 2016