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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Dry but with mist and low cloud developing.

This Evening and Tonight:

Staying dry and there will be some sunny spells early evening before low cloud and mist spreads in on the South wind across Orkney by dusk and Shetland early tonight. Winds will be light to moderate Southerly backing Easterly tonight. Minimum Temperature 4C.

Monday:

A dry day but starting rather misty with low cloud shrouding headlands and hills, but brighter later with some sunny spells. Light to moderate easterly breeze. Maximum Temperature 10C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Tuesday staying dry with fresh northeast winds. Wednesday cloudy with some light rain, drier on Thursday.

Issued at: 1600 on Sun 20 Apr 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain easing tonight, then sunny spells for many on Monday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain will continue northwest across southern England and Wales, but turn more showery. It will stay cloudy in eastern Britain with patchy drizzle, and clear with low temperatures in the northwest. Winds will ease too.

Monday:

Sunny spells developing for many and warmer than Sunday, but cloudier and drizzly in northeastern Britain. Showers across southern areas including Wales, perhaps thundery. Breezy in central and northern parts.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Remaining generally unsettled throughout, with showers or longer spells of rain on Tuesday and Thursday. Some drier spells are also possible. More prolonged rain moving across the UK on Wednesday.

Issued at: 1600 on Sun 20 Apr 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 25 Apr 2014 to Sunday 4 May 2014:

An unsettled end to next week with showers or longer spells of rain, heavy at times, although there will be some drier, brighter spells too, most likely in the northwest of the UK. Generally windy with a risk of gales in the southwest. Chilly in the rain and along windward coasts, however it will feel warm where it remains bright. The end of April is likely to remain changeable, especially for southern parts. Brighter periods too, these most lengthy in the north or northwest where it should be driest. Rather warm in brighter spells, though an easterly breeze will tend to keep northern and eastern areas cooler. This pattern of weather is expected to continue into May, but temperatures may decrease with some colder nights possible.

UK Outlook for Monday 5 May 2014 to Monday 19 May 2014:

There remain no strong, discernable signals for any particular weather type to dominate through the first half of May. This leaves conditions more likely than not to be mixed with unsettled spells and showers or longer outbreaks of rain, interspersed with periods of largely fine and dry weather. By day, temperatures are likely to often be near average, though at this time of year this would still leave conditions feeling pleasant in sunshine when winds are light. Southern regions probably have the best chance of above average maxima, whilst some north-western parts may be slightly below average at times. Nights, meanwhile, may be chilly with a touch of frost possible.

Issued at: 1600 on Sun 20 Apr 2014