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Tuesday   (01 September 2015)
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Issued at: 0000 on Tue 01 Sep 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Cloudy with showers, mainly over Orkney.

This Evening and Tonight:

A rather cloudy night with scattered, occasionally heavy, showers. These mainly across Orkney, with Shetland seeing a drier night with showers more isolated. Fresh northerly winds, strong across Orkney. Minimum Temperature 10°C.

Tuesday:

A few bright or sunny intervals otherwise mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Cool and windy with strong north or northeasterly winds. Maximum Temperature 14°C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Mostly cloudy and cool with a few showers. Windy with strong northerly winds, risk of northerly gales midweek.

Updated at: 1641 on Mon 31 Aug 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Becoming dry in the east, showers continuing further north.

This Evening and Tonight:

Any lingering rain will gradually clear eastern areas this evening, leaving a dry night for the south, but with scattered heavy showers in the north and west. Turning chilly where the cloud breaks, with patchy mist developing in rural areas.

Tuesday:

Variable cloud with some sunny spells, with the best of these in the south and southwest. Scattered locally heavy showers will continue in the north, and parts of the midlands.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Cool northerly winds will bring sunny spells and showers throughout, these locally heavy in the east. Chilly nights, especially in the west, with a touch of frost possible.

Updated at: 1506 on Mon 31 Aug 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 5 Sep 2015 to Monday 14 Sep 2015:

Saturday is likely to be quite cloudy and cool with a few showers, more especially in the north and east. Sunday remains on the cool side, but there should be more in the way of bright spells, with any showers becoming increasingly confined to the east. Into the following week settled conditions should become established across all parts, bringing mostly fine and dry weather, with some cool misty starts followed by sunny spells followed by spells of bright Autumn sunshine. Temperatures on the whole will be a little below average, although it will feel pleasantly warm in the sunshine with generally light winds. Overnight temperatures are likely to be on the chilly side, with a risk of some localised rural grass frosts, most especially in the north.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 15 Sep 2015 to Tuesday 29 Sep 2015:

The second half of September is expected to start with generally fine and settled conditions, with plenty of dry and bright weather with some pleasant sunshine, and with only a brief spells of cloudier, wetter weather. Eventually a northwest to southeast split develops in the weather, with the southeast holding on to the best of the drier weather while the northwest sees occasional bouts of rain and strong winds. Temperatures will be generally close to average, but with some chilly nights, more especially in the north.

Updated at: 1506 on Mon 31 Aug 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Kirkwall

Kirkwall Kirkwall – Light rain 58.954 -2.9
Durness Durness – Overcast 58.567 -4.75
Lairg Lairg – Cloudy 58.0223 -4.401
Aberlour Aberlour – Cloudy 57.4751 -3.2155
Lerwick Lerwick – Cloudy 60.1536 -1.1435
Ullapool Ullapool – Overcast 57.8956 -5.16
Aberdeen Aberdeen – Cloudy 57.1498 -2.0927
Craig Craig – Cloudy 57.4889 -5.2754
Stornoway Stornoway – Cloudy 58.2111 -6.3842
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Partly cloudy night 56.7045 -3.7283
Portree Portree – Partly cloudy night 57.4127 -6.1949
Fort William Fort William – Partly cloudy night 56.8199 -5.104
Dundee Dundee – Partly cloudy night 56.4621 -2.9692
Strathyre Strathyre – Partly cloudy night 56.3257 -4.3234
Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport – Light rain 57.4836 -7.3599
Edinburgh Edinburgh – Light rain 55.9533 -3.1868
Glasgow Glasgow – Cloudy 55.8643 -4.2505
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed – Cloudy 55.7702 -2.0038
Tarbert Tarbert – Partly cloudy night 55.87 -5.42
Jedburgh Jedburgh – Light rain 55.4777 -2.5534

Location Details

Kirkwall

Location: 58.954, -2.9

Altitude: 26m above mean sea level

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