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  • Fri Friday
    11°C 8°C
    Sunny day
  • Sat Saturday
    12°C 7°C
    Light rain
  • Sun Sunday
    11°C 7°C
    Cloudy
  • Mon Monday
    13°C 7°C
    Heavy rain
  • Tue Tuesday
    11°C 5°C
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Friday
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Sunrise: 08:10 Sunset: 17:41 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 08:12 Sunset: 17:38 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:14 Sunset: 16:36 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:17 Sunset: 16:33 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:19 Sunset: 16:30 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 2100 on Fri 24 Oct 2014

* Daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.

Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Sunny intervals and showers. Windy.

This Evening and Tonight:

There will be a mixture of clear spells and a few showers, some again heavy especially for Shetland. Strong south to southwest winds, with some gusts to gale by morning. Minimum Temperature 8C.

Saturday:

Another day of sunny intervals and occasional showers. South to southwest winds will be strong to gale force, increasing to severe gale later in the day. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Frequent blustery showers on Sunday, though severe southwesterly gales will ease in the afternoon. Monday dull with rain and strong winds. Tuesday much brighter, sunshine and a few showers, breezy.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 24 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain clearing the southeast. Windy and showery in the northwest.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain will slowly clear southeastern England this evening. A dry night will follow, bar the odd coastal shower, with clear spells allowing the odd fog patch to form. Windy in the northwest with coastal gales and frequent showers.

Saturday:

Frequent showers and strong winds will continue across western Scotland with severe gales affecting coastal areas. Less windy and showery elsewhere, with the best of the sunshine across eastern areas.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Very wet and windy in the northwest Sunday and Monday. Rain pushes southeastwards on Tuesday with cooler, brighter conditions following. Drier and mild further south, but with isolated drizzly outbreaks.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 24 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 29 Oct 2014 to Friday 7 Nov 2014:

A slow moving band of rain over the central parts on Wednesday is expected to slowly weaken. To the north, largely fine with sunny spells after a chilly start. Dull, damp and mild to the south with occasional drizzle. Brighter across southern parts on Thursday with sunny spells. However, rain and strong winds are likely to extend into northwestern areas, before reaching central parts by the end of the day. A north-south split looks most likely to predominate thereafter with the most frequent bouts of wind and rain likely in the north and northwest, with the best of the drier weather in the south and southeast; although there is likely to be some rain here at times. Temperatures generally near normal, although feeling cold in strong winds and rain.

UK Outlook for Saturday 8 Nov 2014 to Saturday 22 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north-south split during the second week of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, mostly affecting northern and some western areas, but perhaps reaching other areas as well, this interspersed with drier intervals. However, southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of drier and settled conditions increasing the likelihood of some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. After this it looks like unsettled weather will spread to much of the UK. Daytime temperatures will probably be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 24 Oct 2014

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Fri 2200

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

Location Details

Kirkwall

Location: 58.954, -2.9

Altitude: 26m above mean sea level

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