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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Early light rain for some. Then dry with sunny spells.


A cloudy, murky start, with some patchy light rain across Shetland. It will brighten up through the day, mainly over Shetland and western Orkney, with low cloud and possible coastal mist or fog persisting over eastern Orkney. Moderate southeast breeze. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.


Some evening sunshine, but soon low cloud and mist or fog will spread from the east. Some clear spells towards Sandness and Skeld. Light northeasterly wind. Minimum Temperature 7 °C.


A mostly cloudy start with coastal mist or fog, but it will brighten up through the day with a few sunny spells across southwestern parts of Shetland and Orkney. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Cloudy throughout the outlook period with some outbreaks of rain, this mainly on Tuesday night. Fresh to strong northeasterly winds. Cooler than of late.

Updated at: 0358 on Sun 29 May 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Some warm sunshine. Heavy showers in the west.


Many will have a dry day with warm sunshine, although some eastern coasts will be cooler and cloudier at times. Scattered heavy and locally thundery showers will affect northwest Scotland and Northern Ireland. Cloudier and breezier in the southeast later.


Heavy showers in the west and northwest will ease to leave a dry night with clear spells. However, further east low cloud will gradually spread westwards overnight.


Monday looks to be mostly fine in the west with some warm sunshine. Further east it will be cloudier and windier with rain developing across east and south-east England later.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Generally more unsettled through Tuesday and Wednesday, although still with some drier, brighter and warmer spells. Perhaps more sunshine likely on Thursday but remaining cloudier and damper in the east.

Updated at: 0109 on Sun 29 May 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 2 Jun 2016 to Saturday 11 Jun 2016:

Cloud and rain, locally heavy, especially over northeastern England and southern Scotland possible through Thursday and Friday. Sunshine and showers are likely further south, with western Scotland and Northern Ireland seeing rain later. As we move through next weekend, many places could see dry spells, although further thundery showers are possible, especially in the south. Northern parts should have the driest, brightest weather, with some prolonged sunny spells. Eastern areas probably feeling cooler with plenty of cloud and a brisk easterly breeze. Towards the end of the period some rain or showers are possible across most parts, with the east seeing the driest weather. Temperatures probably coolest along northeastern coasts at first, with warmer conditions elsewhere. Later in the period warmer conditions are likely to reach all areas.

Updated at: 1311 on Sat 28 May 2016

UK Outlook for Sunday 12 Jun 2016 to Sunday 26 Jun 2016:

Starting mainly dry in the east and northeast at first, but most areas seeing some rain or showers at times. Towards mid-June there is a signal for more unsettled weather to develop, with northwestern areas seeing wetter and windier weather, while warmer conditions are favoured in the south and east.

Updated at: 1251 on Sat 28 May 2016