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  • Mon Monday
    12°C 6°C
    Cloudy
  • Tue Tuesday
    10°C 6°C
    Heavy shower day
  • Wed Wednesday
    13°C 9°C
    Light rain
  • Thu Thursday
    12°C 8°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday
    12°C 7°C
    Light shower day
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Sunrise: 08:00 Sunset: 17:52 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 08:10 Sunset: 17:41 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0300 on Mon 20 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

Mainly dry with sunny spells. Wet and windy tonight.

Today:

A mainly dry and bright morning with some good sunny spells although there is the risk of a light shower over Shetland at first. Becoming cloudier with some patchy rain arriving in Hoy and Birsay late afternoon. Strengthening Southerly winds. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Tonight:

Rain soon spreading to all parts and turning heavy overnight. The southerly wind will increase to gale force. Rain clearing to heavy blustery showers with winds going northwesterly. Minimum Temperature 4C.

Tuesday:

Sunny spells and blustery showers with severe gale force winds across Orkney with gusts to 70mph possible in heaviest showers. Turning colder again. Winds easing in the evening. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Dry and sunny start on Wednesday but becoming cloudier later. Bright with showers on Thursday strong winds. Sunny spells and scattered showers on Friday. Breezy.

Issued at: 0500 on Mon 20 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Breezy with sunshine and showers today. Rain and gales overnight.

Today:

A breezy day across the UK. Fairly cloudy, although there will be some sunny intervals too. Showers feeding into the west, with some reaching eastern parts as well. Wind increases later, with some rain by evening in western Scotland.

Tonight:

Gales developing quite widely as rain moves eastwards across the UK overnight. Some of the rain will be heavy. Rain clearing from the northwest later where it will turn cooler.

Tuesday:

Remaining very windy. Rain soon clears leaving the UK with sunny intervals, and also some showers, perhaps with thunder and hail in the north and west. Noticeably colder than recently.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Remaining windy on Wednesday and Thursday, with outbreaks of rain or showers, mainly in the west. Friday, showers affecting the northwest, but rain moves across much of the country.

Issued at: 0500 on Mon 20 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 24 Oct 2014 to Sunday 2 Nov 2014:

Generally cloudy on Friday with rain likely moving northeastwards across many parts of England and Wales and showers, locally heavy, across the northwest. It will be breezy in the north and perhaps the far south. Temperatures will be near or slightly above normal. From the weekend high pressure is likely to gradually build from the southwest, creating a north south split. There will be generally drier and brighter conditions in the south with a risk of a local frost and fog overnight. More unsettled conditions are likely in the north with outbreaks of rain and a risk of gales which are likely to be interspersed with colder, more showery spells, these possibly turning wintry over Scottish hills at times. The split in conditions will likely continue into November.

UK Outlook for Monday 3 Nov 2014 to Monday 17 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north/south split during the first half of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed with drier intervals. These should mostly affect northern and some western areas, but perhaps reaching other areas as well at times. However southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of the drier and settled conditions. These drier intervals will bring some sunshine at times, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight. Daytime temperatures are likely to be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Mon 20 Oct 2014

Weather Map

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

Location Details

Kirkwall

Location: 58.954, -2.9

Altitude: 26m above mean sea level

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