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Cullivoe Heavy shower night 60.70586 -1.00926
Tresta Sands (Beach) Heavy shower night 60.5917 -0.8945
Stenness Heavy shower night 60.47841 -1.61112
Sullom Voe Heavy shower night 60.4517 -1.3125
Brae Heavy rain 60.3973 -1.3523
Foula Airstrip Light rain 60.1231 -2.0522
Sumburgh Airport Heavy shower night 59.8786 -1.2931
West Voe Sands (Beach) Heavy shower night 59.8753 -1.2947
Westray Airfield Heavy rain 59.3506 -2.9475
Sanday Airfield Light rain 59.25 -2.5746
Orkney: Loch of Hundland Partly cloudy night 59.11257 -3.22773
Dounby Light shower night 59.06812 -3.22598
Stromness Cloudy 58.9665 -3.2949
Foubister Heavy shower night 58.9185 -2.8368
St. Margaret's Hope Heavy rain 58.82518 -2.95781

Latest forecasts

Cullivoe Heavy shower night 4 °C
Tresta Sands (Beach) Heavy shower night 4 °C
Stenness Heavy shower night 3 °C
Sullom Voe Heavy shower night 4 °C
Brae Heavy rain 3 °C
Foula Airstrip Light rain 5 °C
Sumburgh Airport Heavy shower night 4 °C
West Voe Sands (Beach) Heavy shower night 3 °C
Westray Airfield Heavy rain 4 °C
Sanday Airfield Light rain 4 °C
Orkney: Loch of Hundland Partly cloudy night 3 °C

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Cold with wintry showers.

This Evening and Tonight:

Wintry showers will continue with occasional clear spells. Some lying snow possible over higher ground with icy patches in shelter. The northerly winds will become strong to gale force. Minimum Temperature 0 °C.


Wintry showers and occasional bright or sunny spells. Feeling cold or very cold in the strong to gale force northerly winds, these moderating later over Orkney. Maximum Temperature 7 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

The winds will ease and the showers become well scattered on Wednesday with sunny spells. Bright with occasional showers Thursday and Friday, winds turning into the southwest later.

Updated at: 1629 on Mon 24 Apr 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Becoming much colder, with wintry showers initially

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain in the far south will soon clear leaving a clear and frosty night for many. Wintry showers will continue in Scotland and spread down the east coast of England. A few showers will affect Wales and the West Midlands.


Heavy showers will spread southwards to all areas, bringing hail to the south, and sleet or snow in the north. A strong northerly wind will make it feel chilly everywhere.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Wednesday will be cold for most with more wintry showers in the south, but less cold in Scotland. Showers and wind will decrease on Thursday, and die down by Friday.

Updated at: 1558 on Mon 24 Apr 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 29 Apr 2017 to Monday 8 May 2017:

Saturday is likely to be mainly dry and bright with temperatures less cold than recently, though it will still be rather cool for the time of year. However, rain is likely overnight in the far north and west and this may well spread across the rest of the UK on Sunday, with the best chance of drier weather in the east. There may be some further rain around on Bank Holiday Monday, but also some drier and brighter spells. As we move into the first week of May, we're expecting more settled weather to become established, with temperatures rising significantly giving us a warm week, perhaps very warm in some parts. The dry and settled weather is likely to last to the end of this period.

Updated at: 1309 on Mon 24 Apr 2017

UK Outlook for Tuesday 9 May 2017 to Tuesday 23 May 2017:

High pressure appears more likely to be dominant in the second week of May meaning that below average rainfall is most probable during this time. However, there is a chance of less settled conditions at times, especially across southern and southwestern areas. Temperatures are likely to be above average for the time of year with a chance of some very warm weather at times, with limited risk of frost. The forecast for the third week is less certain, though on balance, we might expect these settled and warmer than average conditions to continue.

Updated at: 1313 on Mon 24 Apr 2017

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