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Wednesday   (10 February 2016)
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Issued at: 1100 on Wed 10 Feb 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Bright with showers on Wednesday, strengthening northeasterly winds.

Today:

Bright spells and occasional showers, these turning wintry across Shetland later as it turns colder. Strengthening north to northeasterly winds, perhaps reaching gale force later over Shetland. Maximum Temperature 6°C.

Tonight:

Mainly dry with some clear spells and just isolated wintry showers. Fresh to strong northeasterly winds, perhaps gale force at first over Shetland. Minimum Temperature 1°C.

Thursday:

A bright but cold day with some sunny spells and a few isolated sleet or snow showers. Fresh to strong northeasterly winds. Maximum Temperature 5°C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Staying cold with wintry showers, with some snow to low levels. Fresh to strong northeasterly winds.

Updated at: 0319 on Wed 10 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Largely dry, with just the odd shower in places.

Today:

Cold start, with frost or ice. The south of the UK will be cloudy with rain to begin. Fairly sunny conditions elsewhere, which will spread to the south by the afternoon. Wintry showers in Northern Scotland most of the day.

Tonight:

Mostly clear skies, but showers in southwest England, Wales and Scotland, wintry on hills. A cold night with a frost likely in the north, and rural areas in the south.

Thursday:

Mist or fog in some western parts, which may be slow to clear. Elsewhere dry with sunny spells, although some showers around coastal areas, these wintry in the northeast.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Mostly dry with sunny spells and scattered showers, wintry in the north. Rain and possibly hill snow in the far south at times. Cold with overnight frosts, especially further north.

Updated at: 0222 on Wed 10 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 15 Feb 2016 to Wednesday 24 Feb 2016:

Rather cold conditions are likely at first, with showery conditions across the east and far southwest, and fine conditions elsewhere. Showers are likely to be a mix of sleet, snow and hail, and there will be a widespread overnight frost. It should then turn drier from the west by Tuesday, but remaining cold with widespread, locally severe, overnight frosts. Later next week, unsettled, changeable conditions should gradually return from the west, with a band of cloud and rain making erratic progress eastwards, which may also give some transient snow in places. Thereafter, it should remain unsettled with northwestern areas seeing the wettest, windiest weather, and southeastern areas likely to see more in the way of drier spells. Temperatures returning to near normal, although with overnight frosts still possible.

UK Outlook for Thursday 25 Feb 2016 to Thursday 10 Mar 2016:

Indications are that the end of February will be dominated by unsettled, changeable weather coming in from the Atlantic. This will bring showers or longer spells of rain to most parts, wettest in northwestern areas, while southeastern parts may benefit from some longer dry spells. Snow is likely at times, mainly over northern hills. Temperatures should generally be near normal for the time of year, with the chance of occasional frosty nights where skies become clear. Generally windy with gales or even severe gales at times, mainly in northern and western parts. Into early March there is a possibility of more settled weather becoming established, mainly across southern areas, bringing drier and less windy conditions here, however, wet and windy weather will more likely persist in the north and west.

Updated at: 0222 on Wed 10 Feb 2016