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Wednesday (29 March 2017)
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Sunrise: 06:48 Sunset: 19:46 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
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Sunrise: 06:45 Sunset: 19:48 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Friday (31 March 2017)
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Sunrise: 06:31 Sunset: 20:00 Moon phase: First quarter

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional Forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Rain overnight and early tomorrow. Brightening up during the afternoon.

This Evening and Tonight:

A dry, bright start to the evening then cloud thickening to bring outbreaks of rain to Orkney around dusk and on to Shetland towards midnight. Drier by morning, winds easing. Minimum Temperature 3C.

Thursday:

A cloudy start with some patchy rain but gradually brightening up, with some sunny intervals developing by afternoon. Noticeably milder, with lighter winds. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday mainly dry bright and mild, some rain possible later. Saturday cloudy with some rain at times, then Sunday mainly dry and bright.

Updated: 14:56 on Wed 29 Mar 2017 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Rain in the west. Dry and mild in the east.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain and strong winds will persist in the west, including heavy bursts in Northern Ireland at first, and for longer in south Wales, south-west England and Scotland. Eastern and central parts of England will be cloudy, mild and mostly dry.

Thursday:

The north-western half of the UK will be rather wet and breezy again tomorrow. The south-east will be warm and dry with some cloud but also bright or sunny periods.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Rain in the north-west will slowly ease leaving the UK bright and breezy with a few showers. Sunshine and heavy showers will follow on Saturday, with Sunday dry and bright.

Updated: 15:01 on Wed 29 Mar 2017 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 3 Apr 2017 to Wednesday 12 Apr 2017:

Monday is likely to be cloudy with bands of rain and strong winds in the north-west. These may well spread into central areas later in the day. However, the south-eastern half of the UK will probably stay dry all day with sunny spells. Temperatures will stay above normal everywhere and it is likely to be warm in the east. By midweek, high pressure will become more dominant and the dry, bright weather will spread to the whole country for a few days. Winds will be light nearly everywhere. The best of the sunshine and the warmest temperatures will be in the south, with more cloud in the north. More changeable weather will probably become established by the start of the following week, especially in the north-west.

UK Outlook for Thursday 13 Apr 2017 to Thursday 27 Apr 2017:

The middle of April may see more unsettled conditions for a while with short periods of cloud, rain and strong winds particularly affecting the north and west of the UK. Dry and calm conditions are more likely to dominate, especially in the south and later in the month. Temperatures are expected to be warmer than average, but with rather chilly nights at times, leading to frost in a few places. Any colder spells are likely to be short-lived too, although there are some hints that these may become more prevalent later in the month.

Updated: 15:01 on Wed 29 Mar 2017 BST

Location details

Kirkwall

Location: 58.954, -2.9
Altitude: 26.0 m above mean sea level

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