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Issued at: 0100 on Thu 23 Feb 2017

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Dry Thursday morning with sunny spells for some. Showers later.

Today:

The day will start dry with bright or sunny spells in places. Scattered wintry showers will develop later across Shetland. Isolated wintry showers across Orkney towards the evening. Winds remaining fairly light. Maximum Temperature 4 °C.

Tonight:

A mixture of clear spells and a scattering of showers, with the showers mostly across Shetland and Fair Isle. A rather cold night with frost developing in places. Minimum Temperature -2 °C.

Friday:

Any remaining showers will soon clear away, with a dry and bright day to follow. Thick cloud and rain will arrive later in the evening along with strengthening winds. Maximum Temperature 5 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

A mostly cloudy Saturday with some rain at times. Drier brighter Sunday with a scattering of showers later. Remaining unsettled with scattered showers on Monday.

Updated at: 0210 on Thu 23 Feb 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Storm Doris brings widespread gales, and snow in southern Scotland.

Today:

Very strong winds and rain will affect much of the country today, particularly north Wales, the Midlands, northern England and East Anglia. There will be lighter winds in Scotland, but significant snowfall in the southern Uplands and the central belt.

Tonight:

The wind will die down and rain will clear most parts, but there will be wintry showers in Wales, north-west England and western Scotland and a risk of patchy ice.

Friday:

Tomorrow will be dry and cooler for most with light winds and plenty of sunshine. There will be more rain and strong winds in Northern Ireland and western Scotland later.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

The next few days will stay rather unsettled with spells of rain and strong winds, especially in the northwest. It will turn colder on Monday with sunshine and blustery showers.

Updated at: 0232 on Thu 23 Feb 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 27 Feb 2017 to Wednesday 8 Mar 2017:

A fairly unsettled picture is likely at first, as further weather systems affect the UK from the Atlantic. Showery spells could affect many areas, particularly in the north-west where these may be thundery at times and could bring snow to higher ground, and even lower levels further north. Milder, cloudier weather is likely to be more prevalent further south and east at first, but all areas are likely to turn colder by the mid-week with an increasing risk of overnight frost. The changeable Atlantic influence is likely to remain in place as we go into March, with cloudy spells accompanied by rain and strong winds at times, falling as snow further north. There is a smaller likelihood of more settled conditions with overnight fog and frost by early March.

Updated at: 1226 on Wed 22 Feb 2017

UK Outlook for Thursday 9 Mar 2017 to Thursday 23 Mar 2017:

For March there is a fair amount of uncertainty, but the weather is most likely to be unsettled at first. There will be spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed with brighter and showery conditions with some snow possible across the north of the UK. There will, however, also be some drier and brighter spells, particularly in the south and east where we may see some local frost and fog at times overnight. Temperatures are expected to be around average for the time of year but there remains a small chance of seeing a more prolonged cold spell, if settled conditions were to develop more widely. This is more likely later in the period.

Updated at: 1227 on Wed 22 Feb 2017

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Weather forecast map for Skara Brae Heart of Neolithic Orkney

Skara Brae Heart of Neolithic Orkney Skara Brae Heart of Neolithic Orkney – Partly cloudy night 59.0485 -3.3452
Wick (Highland) Wick (Highland) – Cloudy 58.4392 -3.0922
Durness Durness – Cloudy 58.567 -4.75
Lairg Lairg – Cloudy 58.0223 -4.401
Ullapool Ullapool – Cloudy 57.8956 -5.16
Lerwick Lerwick – Cloudy 60.1536 -1.1435
Aberlour Aberlour – Cloudy 57.4751 -3.2155
Stornoway Stornoway – Cloudy 58.2111 -6.3842
Craig Craig – Cloudy 57.4889 -5.2754
Aberdeen Aberdeen – Cloudy 57.1498 -2.0927
Portree Portree – Overcast 57.4127 -6.1949
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Overcast 56.7045 -3.7283
Fort William Fort William – Light rain 56.8199 -5.104
Dundee Dundee – Light rain 56.4621 -2.9692
Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport – Heavy rain 57.4836 -7.3599
Strathyre Strathyre – Heavy rain 56.3257 -4.3234
Edinburgh Edinburgh – Heavy rain 55.9533 -3.1868
Tiree Tiree – Heavy rain 56.497 -6.887
Glasgow Glasgow – Heavy rain 55.8643 -4.2505

Location Details

Skara Brae Heart of Neolithic Orkney

Location: 59.0485, -3.3452

Altitude: 18.0 m above mean sea level

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