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Baltasound Sunny intervals 60.749 -0.854
The Sands of Breckon (Beach) Cloudy 60.7264 -1.0351
Mid Yell Sunny intervals 60.6004 -1.0664
Tresta Sands (Beach) Cloudy 60.5917 -0.8945
Mossbank Sunny intervals 60.45953 -1.18028
Brae Sunny intervals 60.3973 -1.3523
Hellister Sunny intervals 60.23172 -1.2999
Lerwick Youth Hostel Sunny intervals 60.1551 -1.1454
St Ninians Isle (Beach) Sunny intervals 59.9702 -1.3363
Sanday Airfield Cloudy 59.25 -2.5746
Eday Youth Hostel Cloudy 59.182 -2.7679
St Catherine's Bay Sunny intervals 59.1199 -2.6326
Wide Firth Sunny intervals 59.022 -3.0308
Kirkwall Youth Hostel Sunny intervals 58.9714 -2.9639
St. Margaret's Hope Sunny intervals 58.82518 -2.95781

Latest forecasts

Baltasound Sunny intervals 11 °C
The Sands of Breckon (Beach) Cloudy 12 °C
Mid Yell Sunny intervals 12 °C
Tresta Sands (Beach) Cloudy 11 °C
Mossbank Sunny intervals 11 °C
Brae Sunny intervals 14 °C
Hellister Sunny intervals 13 °C
Lerwick Youth Hostel Sunny intervals 12 °C
St Ninians Isle (Beach) Sunny intervals 12 °C
Sanday Airfield Cloudy 12 °C
Eday Youth Hostel Cloudy 13 °C

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Murky start on Sunday, but drier brighter later.

This Evening and Tonight:

Dry with some warm sunshine this evening. Haar will develop overnight. Orkney seeing an increasing risk of thundery rain towards dawn. Mainly light southeasterly then northeasterly winds. Minimum Temperature 10 °C.


Outbreaks of showery rain over Orkney will spread to Shetland in the afternoon. The haar will gradually clear as winds turn northwesterly and drier, but still cloudy, conditions spread east. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Mainly dry and bright on Monday, perhaps rain later for Orkney. Cloudy with outbreaks of rain on Tuesday, this clearing through Wednesday morning with dry and bright conditions following.

Updated at: 1453 on Sat 27 May 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cooler and fresher tonight. Thundery downpours in the south tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain, some heavy and thundery, will gradually pull away northwards, although this is likely to persist across the far north, before easing. Dry with broken cloud and clear spells elsewhere, and it will feel cooler and fresher than previous nights.


Cloud and patchy rain across northern Scotland. Feeling cooler in the north. Sunny spells developing in the south, before heavy thundery rain spreads into parts of England and Wales later.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Humid with thundery downpours in southeast on Monday, brighter and fresher with some showers elsewhere. Some rain on Tuesday, followed by showers in the north. Dry and sunny on Wednesday.

Updated at: 1610 on Sat 27 May 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 1 Jun 2017 to Saturday 10 Jun 2017:

Thursday and Friday will be mainly dry with sunny spells for most, although cloud and rain could spread southeastwards during the day. Still rather warm and humid in the southeast, with the chance of some thundery showers. Through the rest of the period, we are likely to see a more changeable pattern becoming established across the United Kingdom, with northern and western parts seeing spells of rain or showers at times. Meanwhile, many southern and eastern parts should be drier and brighter overall, with any spells of rain that do spread southeastwards likely to be fairly weak. Windy at times, especially in the northwest. Temperatures are likely to be near normal in the north and west, but warm in many southern and eastern areas.

Updated at: 1444 on Sat 27 May 2017

UK Outlook for Sunday 11 Jun 2017 to Sunday 25 Jun 2017:

Confidence is low during this period, although we are likely to see the changeable pattern continuing across the United Kingdom through the early part of June, with a predominately west or southwesterly flow. The unsettled conditions mainly affecting northern and western parts early on, but gradually these look likely to spread southeastwards, with temperatures near normal. By mid to late June confidence remains low, although on balance we are likely to see a continuation of the changeable conditions for many, with temperatures remaining near the average. However, there is a low probability of a more settled and perhaps warmer spell of weather possible around mid-June, mainly in the southeast.

Updated at: 1443 on Sat 27 May 2017

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