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Issued at: 0100 on Fri 31 Jul 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Cloud thickening from the west after midnight, with fresh winds.

This Evening and Tonight:

A few isolated showers over Shetland at first this evening, then across Orkney later overnight. Clear skies affording some pleasant evening sunshine, before cloud builds over Orkney from the southwest overnight. Minimum Temperature 7°C.

Friday:

A dry and sunny start for Shetland, but cloud and showery rain across Orkney will push erratically across Shetland during the afternoon as the winds freshen. Maximum Temperature 13°C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Sunshine and a few showers on Saturday. Sunday mostly dry and sunny. A little warmer with mainly light winds. Rain returning for Monday, as winds freshen.

Updated at: 1646 on Thu 30 Jul 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Dry and sunny in the south. Unsettled for the north.

Today:

Cloudy picture for the Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern parts of England and Wales, with showery outbreaks of rain pushing in from the west. Elsewhere, dry and fine after a chilly start with light winds. Feeling pleasant in the sunshine.

Tonight:

Becoming windier in northern Britain and staying unsettled with showers, these turning heavy and frequent later. Elsewhere, drier and clearer, with some rain over northern parts of Wales and England.

Saturday:

Mostly dry and sunny in the south, although some outbreaks of showery rain at times. Breezy further north with frequent heavy showers, especially for Scotland. Warmer than recent in south.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Dry and bright Sunday before showery rain arrives in west later. Monday and Tuesday stays unsettled in the north whilst drier, brighter and warmer further south, with showers at times.

Updated at: 0251 on Fri 31 Jul 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 4 Aug 2015 to Thursday 13 Aug 2015:

Cloudy and humid conditions in the far east at first on Tuesday, soon clearing as much fresher and windier weather arrives from the west. Scattered, blustery showers will affect many areas, heaviest and most frequent in northern and western parts, whilst southern and eastern areas will see the best of any drier and brighter conditions. Showers are likely to turn lighter and less frequent on Wednesday, and thereafter changeable conditions are expected to continue. The north is most likely to see more frequent spells of wind and rain. Southern areas should see the best of any drier and settled weather, but some rain at times too. Temperatures likely to be near or just below normal in the north, and around normal in the south, however some warmer spells are possible.

UK Outlook for Friday 14 Aug 2015 to Friday 28 Aug 2015:

The changeable conditions are likely to continue into the latter half of August. Northern areas remain most likely to see the more frequent spells of wind and rain, with the best of the drier and more settled conditions in the south, although some outbreaks of rain are likely to reach here at times too. There is a weak signal for some periods of drier and more settled weather to develop towards the end of the month, however confidence in this is currently low. Temperatures on the whole will be near or below average for the time of year, especially in the north, although during any settled spells of weather in the south later on it could turn rather warm at times.

Updated at: 1203 on Thu 30 Jul 2015

Weather map

Fri 0200

Weather forecast map for Kirkwall

Kirkwall Kirkwall – Cloudy 58.954 -2.9
Durness Durness – Overcast 58.567 -4.75
Lairg Lairg – Cloudy 58.0223 -4.401
Aberlour Aberlour – Light shower night 57.4751 -3.2155
Lerwick Lerwick – Cloudy 60.1536 -1.1435
Ullapool Ullapool – Cloudy 57.8956 -5.16
Aberdeen Aberdeen – Partly cloudy night 57.1498 -2.0927
Craig Craig – Cloudy 57.4889 -5.2754
Stornoway Stornoway – Heavy rain 58.2111 -6.3842
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Cloudy 56.7045 -3.7283
Portree Portree – Cloudy 57.4127 -6.1949
Fort William Fort William – Heavy shower night 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 – Cloudy 57.4836 -7.3599
Edinburgh Edinburgh – Cloudy 55.9533 -3.1868
Glasgow Glasgow – Heavy rain 55.8643 -4.2505
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed – Partly cloudy night 55.7702 -2.0038
Tiree Tiree – Heavy shower night 56.497 -6.887
Biggar Biggar – Cloudy 55.6234 -3.5226

Location Details

Kirkwall

Location: 58.954, -2.9

Altitude: 26m above mean sea level

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