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Issued at: 1200 on Sat 04 Jul 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Dull and misty with rain later.

Today:

Dull and misty with a good deal of low cloud, and fog around the coasts. Outbreaks of rain are expected to reach Orkney by late morning, spreading north to Shetland in the afternoon with some heavy bursts at times. Maximum Temperature 13°C.

Tonight:

The heavier outbreaks of rain are expected to die away during the evening. However, low cloud will remain overnight, bringing patchy drizzle. Perhaps turning dry across Orkney later. Minimum Temperature 11°C.

Sunday:

A rather cloudy day for Shetland with some light drizzle at first. Drier and brighter over Orkney with the chance of some sunny spells at times. Maximum Temperature 16°C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Dry on Monday but turning cloudy later. An unsettled period then brings wet and windy weather on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Updated at: 0454 on Sat 04 Jul 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Heavy rain clearing north. Dry, sunny and warm elsewhere.

Today:

Heavy thundery rain will slowly clear away from the north. Dry and sunny elsewhere, perhaps a few thundery showers in the far southeast first thing, and Northern Ireland later. Very warm in the south and east, fresher in the west.

Tonight:

Further showers, possibly heavy and thundery, mainly in the west. Elsewhere, dry with clear spells. Low cloud in the northeast. Perhaps some heavy thundery rain into the far southeast.

Sunday:

Mostly dry with sunny spells for many, and feeling much fresher than of late. Meanwhile, there will be some showers in the west, possibly heavy and thundery at times.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Mostly dry to start Monday, but rain will spread in from the west later. Rain will clear to a mixture of sunshine and showers, possibly heavy, for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Updated at: 0406 on Sat 04 Jul 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 9 Jul 2015 to Saturday 18 Jul 2015:

Bright and breezy on Thursday with a mixture of showers and sunny spells, together with a brisk northerly breeze. Less windy on Friday with a mixture of broken cloud and a few showers across much of the UK, although the southwest may turn cloudier with a little drizzle at times. After this, a fairly quiet period of weather is likely to develop through next weekend and into the following week, with mostly dry conditions across southern parts but some rain at times in the north. Temperatures during this period will tend to drop a little below normal to start with, this feeling much cooler than of late for many places, before slowly rising later, perhaps becoming warm in the southeast.

UK Outlook for Sunday 19 Jul 2015 to Sunday 2 Aug 2015:

Many southern and central parts of the UK are likely to be mostly dry, often with fine, warm conditions. Towards the north and northwest there will be some cloudier conditions with rain at times, although even here some periods of dry weather are expected. Temperatures are likely to be around average in the north, but in the south there may be spells of very warm weather for the time of year. These hot conditions bring a low risk of occasional thundery outbreaks, mainly for the southeast.

Updated at: 1210 on Sat 04 Jul 2015

Weather map

Sat 1300

Weather forecast map for Kirkwall

Kirkwall Kirkwall – Heavy rain 58.954 -2.9
Durness Durness – Light rain 58.567 -4.75
Lairg Lairg – Heavy rain 58.0223 -4.401
Aberlour Aberlour – Heavy rain 57.4751 -3.2155
Lerwick Lerwick – Overcast 60.1536 -1.1435
Ullapool Ullapool – Heavy rain 57.8956 -5.16
Aberdeen Aberdeen – Thunder 57.1498 -2.0927
Craig Craig – Light rain 57.4889 -5.2754
Stornoway Stornoway – Heavy rain 58.2111 -6.3842
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Light shower day 56.7045 -3.7283
Portree Portree – Heavy rain 57.4127 -6.1949
Fort William Fort William – Cloudy 56.8199 -5.104
Dundee Dundee – Overcast 56.4621 -2.9692
Strathyre Strathyre – Light rain 56.3257 -4.3234
Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport – Heavy rain 57.4836 -7.3599
Edinburgh Edinburgh – Cloudy 55.9533 -3.1868
Glasgow Glasgow – Light rain 55.8643 -4.2505
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed – Overcast 55.7702 -2.0038
Tiree Tiree – Light rain 56.497 -6.887
Biggar Biggar – Light rain 55.6234 -3.5226

Location Details

Kirkwall

Location: 58.954, -2.9

Altitude: 26m above mean sea level

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