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Monday   (12 December 2016)
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Issued at: 2300 on Sat 10 Dec 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

showers dying out on Sunday, gales over Orkney easing.

This Evening and Tonight:

Showers will become more frequent and prolonged later this evening and tonight. Strong to gale force westerly winds developing across Orkney later in the night, while winds ease over Shetland. Minimum Temperature 6 °C.

Sunday:

Frequent showers at, first, soon brightening up across Shetland, and then Orkney becoming brighter and less windy by the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Monday mild and breezy, a lot of dry weather though some patchy rain. Tuesday dry with some sunshine at times, then Wednesday windy with some rain.

Updated at: 1531 on Sat 10 Dec 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain clearing in the south, drier for all tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Tonight, the rain in the south will clear, leaving a mostly dry and chillier for England and Wales. Further north, it will be windy with some showers, although these will ease through. Fog patches will form in the south-west.

Sunday:

Sunday will be largely dry, albeit fresher, with some sunshine. However, patchy rain may affect northwestern areas and fog may affect the south-west overnight. Winds easing in the north.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Changeable. It will often be cloudy with patchy rain spreading eastwards across the British Isles. Windy at times in the north. Patchy frost at first, otherwise generally mild.

Updated at: 1519 on Sat 10 Dec 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 15 Dec 2016 to Saturday 24 Dec 2016:

Towards the end of next week, it looks like a west-east split will develop. Frontal systems are likely to move into the west bringing outbreaks of rain, easing as they move eastwards. Pressure then looks more likely to build over the UK during next weekend, bringing drier and, at times, brighter weather for southern parts, although the north may hold onto cloud and outbreaks of rain. Temperatures are likely to be near normal, with frost patches forming where the cloud breaks. There is a large degree of uncertainty as we head towards the Christmas period, however, high pressure looks more likely to dominate leading to drier weather. Nonetheless, there are suggestions that frontal systems will move in from the west bringing spells of rain and milder interludes.

Updated at: 1159 on Sat 10 Dec 2016

UK Outlook for Sunday 25 Dec 2016 to Sunday 8 Jan 2017:

There is a good deal of uncertainty for this period as the UK remains in a battleground between higher pressure across the near continent and lower pressure in the Atlantic. The exact orientation of these will dictate conditions across the country. Currently western parts are most likely to see outbreaks of rain at times, along with relatively mild conditions, whilst eastern areas will see drier and perhaps colder conditions. There will probably also be some milder, unsettled interludes though, especially into early January.

Updated at: 1158 on Sat 10 Dec 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Kirkwall

Kirkwall Kirkwall – Heavy rain 58.954 -2.9
Kirkwall Kirkwall – Heavy rain 58.985 -2.9607
Durness Durness – Light rain 58.567 -4.75
Lairg Lairg – Partly cloudy night 58.0223 -4.401
Aberlour Aberlour – Partly cloudy night 57.4751 -3.2155
Lerwick Lerwick – Heavy rain 60.1536 -1.1435
Ullapool Ullapool – Cloudy 57.8956 -5.16
Aberdeen Aberdeen – Clear night 57.1498 -2.0927
Craig Craig – Clear night 57.4889 -5.2754
Stornoway Stornoway – Partly cloudy night 58.2111 -6.3842
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Cloudy 56.7045 -3.7283
Portree Portree – Light shower night 57.4127 -6.1949
Fort William Fort William – Cloudy 56.8199 -5.104
Dundee Dundee – Partly cloudy night 56.4621 -2.9692
Strathyre Strathyre – Cloudy 56.3257 -4.3234
Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport – Partly cloudy night 57.4836 -7.3599
Edinburgh Edinburgh – Light shower night 55.9533 -3.1868
Glasgow Glasgow – Cloudy 55.8643 -4.2505
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed – Clear night 55.7702 -2.0038

Location Details

Kirkwall

Location: 58.954, -2.9

Altitude: 26.0 m above mean sea level

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