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Sat 1900
Cullivoe Cloudy 60.70586 -1.00926
Yell Sound Partly cloudy night 60.5747 -1.2442
Brae Partly cloudy night 60.3973 -1.3523
Lerwick Partly cloudy night 60.1536 -1.1435
Scalloway Partly cloudy night 60.1381 -1.2804
Leebotten Cloudy 60.00721 -1.22241
West Voe Sands (Beach) Cloudy 59.8753 -1.2947
Westray Airfield Partly cloudy night 59.3506 -2.9475
Papa Westray Youth Hostel Partly cloudy night 59.3464 -2.8902
Orkney: Loch of Hundland Clear night 59.11257 -3.22773
Wide Firth Clear night 59.022 -3.0308
Kirkwall Clear night 58.985 -2.9607
Stromness Clear night 58.9665 -3.2949
Stromness Youth Hostel Clear night 58.961 -3.3021
Kirkwall Airport Clear night 58.9585 -2.8939

Latest forecasts

Cullivoe Cloudy 9 °C
Yell Sound Partly cloudy night 10 °C
Brae Partly cloudy night 9 °C
Lerwick Partly cloudy night 9 °C
Scalloway Partly cloudy night 9 °C
Leebotten Cloudy 9 °C
West Voe Sands (Beach) Cloudy 9 °C
Westray Airfield Partly cloudy night 12 °C
Papa Westray Youth Hostel Partly cloudy night 10 °C
Orkney: Loch of Hundland Clear night 9 °C
Wide Firth Clear night 11 °C

Forecast summary

  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Mainly dry with plenty of sunshine on Sunday.

This Evening and Tonight:

A few scattered showers continuing into the evening and overnight but generally it'll be dry with long clear spells. With light winds it will turn quite chilly, especially across the Orkney Mainland. Minimum Temperature 2 °C.


After a chilly start, Sunday looks like a mainly dry day with plenty of sunshine, and light winds. There is a low risk of the odd isolated shower though. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Monday will be mainly dry and bright, but with strengthening southeasterly winds. Cloudier on Tuesday with strong, perhaps gale force, southerly winds. Mainly dry and breezy on Wednesday.

Updated at: 1608 on Sat 1 Oct 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain and showers clearing overnight. Dry and sunny on Sunday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Showery rain over the south, locally heavy and thundery, slowly clearing eastwards overnight, but lingering over East Anglia. Elsewhere becoming dry with lengthy clear spells leading to another chilly night in the north and west, with local frost and fog.


A chilly start for many, with lingering cloud and strong winds over south-eastern counties. Fine conditions for the rest of the day though, with plenty of sunshine for all.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Remaining fine and dry for most on Monday. Turning wet and windy in the north and west on Tuesday. Mainly dry and bright on Wednesday once any early rain clears.

Updated at: 1556 on Sat 1 Oct 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 6 Oct 2016 to Saturday 15 Oct 2016:

Dry and bright for many areas to end the working week with some warm sunshine by day, however nights will turn chilly under clear skies with a risk of fog and local grass frost. More unsettled weather with rain and stronger winds across the far northwest of Scotland will probably return to western parts through the weekend, however some eastern areas could remain fine until the start of the new week. Thereafter a changeable weather pattern is expected to dominate across all areas, most unsettled, wet and windy in the west, while some eastern parts will see much less frequent spells of rain. Temperatures are generally expected to be near average, but feeling cooler in wet and windy spells, and with some chilly nights where skies stay clear.

Updated at: 1212 on Sat 1 Oct 2016

UK Outlook for Sunday 16 Oct 2016 to Sunday 30 Oct 2016:

The most likely weather scenario for the second half of October is for changeable conditions to dominate across most parts. The north and northwest are likely to see the most unsettled weather, with strong winds and showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed with some drier interludes. Further south and southeast there is a greater likelihood of drier, brighter weather, although still with the risk of some rain at times. Temperatures will vary through the period, probably averaging out slightly above normal for the time of year, though with an increasing risk of overnight frost in the more settled spells, especially in the north.

Updated at: 1211 on Sat 1 Oct 2016

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