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Wednesday   (24 August 2016)
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Issued at: 2100 on Wed 24 Aug 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Staying dry, mist and low cloud early Thursday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Dry this evening with some late sunshine across Orkney. The rest of the night will remain dry with some misty low cloud and patchy fog. Light winds. Minimum Temperature 10 °C.

Thursday:

A misty start with some low cloud and fog, this tending to lift through the morning to allow some afternoon brightness. Best of the sunshine across Orkney. Freshening southeasterly winds. Maximum Temperature 17 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Heavy showers at times on Friday. Mainly dry over the weekend with just isolated showers.

Updated at: 1553 on Wed 24 Aug 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Muggy overnight, thundery showers likely in the south.

This Evening and Tonight:

A sunny evening, giving way to a warm and muggy night. Showers are likely across much of the south and Midlands, with some of these turning thundery. Drier further north but with some showers pushing into the west later.

Thursday:

Showers, occasionally heavy and thundery across central and southern areas, with further showers across the far northwest. Temperatures generally warm but very warm in the southeast.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Sunny and dry on Friday away from the far north. Heavy and perhaps thundery showers spreading north over the weekend. Warm in the south, temperatures near normal elsewhere.

Updated at: 1503 on Wed 24 Aug 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 29 Aug 2016 to Wednesday 7 Sep 2016:

Bank Holiday Monday is likely to see showers across much of the country, with most of these in the north and east. It should become drier through the day, but with more rain likely from the west overnight. Rain is possible across many areas next Tuesday, with the south east probably staying dry throughout. It is likely to be breezy in places with a fresher feel to the temperatures, but still warm in the sunshine. The rest of the period is looking unsettled, with bands of rain, some stronger winds in the north, but some drier interludes, especially in the south and south east. Temperatures on the whole may be around normal, but possibly warmer in the south.

Updated at: 1215 on Wed 24 Aug 2016

UK Outlook for Thursday 8 Sep 2016 to Thursday 22 Sep 2016:

A generally changeable pattern of weather through the outlook period, with the north and west of the country seeing the wettest and windiest conditions, with a risk of gales at times.. Drier and more settled conditions in the south and east, but still with a chance of rain. Temperatures are expected to be around normal for the time of year, although slightly warmer in the south east.

Updated at: 1215 on Wed 24 Aug 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Kirkwall

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