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Issued at: 2000 on Thu 23 Feb 2017

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Clear or sunny spells and isolated wintry showers.

This Evening and Tonight:

A mixture of clear spells and a scattering of wintry showers, these mostly across Shetland and Fair Isle. There could be slight snowfall in places. A rather cold night with a touch of frost and some ice. Moderate northerly breeze. Minimum Temperature -2 °C.

Friday:

Any remaining wintry showers will become isolated, so a mainly dry bright day with sunshine and lighter winds. However rain and strong southerly winds arrive in the evening. Maximum Temperature 5 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Saturday morning mild wet and windy, then brighter and drier. Bright with a few showers on Sunday. Colder with wintry showers on Monday.

Updated at: 1445 on Thu 23 Feb 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Strong winds easing with more settled weather for Friday

This Evening and Tonight:

Remaining breezy through England and Wales this evening with gales in East Anglia at first. Scattered showers will affect western areas, falling as sleet and snow over hills, but these easing with the wind through the night, but feeling cooler.

Friday:

Feeling much more settled with some good bright and sunny spells and a lighter north-westerly breeze. Growing cloudier from the north-west with rain following later, elsewhere remaining dry and bright.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

A return to more unsettled weather over the weekend; cloudy with strong winds and rain; heaviest in the north-west. Brighter spells and cooler, showery interludes will follow into next week.

Updated at: 1439 on Thu 23 Feb 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 28 Feb 2017 to Thursday 9 Mar 2017:

A fairly unsettled picture is likely at first, as further weather systems affect the UK from the Atlantic. Sunshine and showers are likely for many areas at first. Further frontal zones then bringing cloudier, wetter weather, particularly in the north west; with some snow over northern hills. Feeling colder than of late, especially further north, with temperatures closer to average in the south. The changeable Atlantic influence could remain in place through early March, with stronger winds and rain more likely in north and western areas; drier and brighter further south and east, but temperatures returning to around normal. There is a smaller probability of more settled conditions developing on the continent, which could bring a greater risk of overnight fog and frost particularly for eastern UK.

Updated at: 1259 on Thu 23 Feb 2017

UK Outlook for Friday 10 Mar 2017 to Friday 24 Mar 2017:

For the rest of March signals are weak and confidence is low. There could be spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed with brighter and showery conditions with some snow possible across the north of the UK. There could, however, also be some drier and brighter spells, particularly in the south and east where we may see some local frost and fog at times overnight. Temperatures are expected to be around average for the time of year but there remains a small chance of seeing a more prolonged cold spell, if settled conditions were to develop more widely. This is more likely later in the period.

Updated at: 1306 on Thu 23 Feb 2017

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Kirkwall

Kirkwall Kirkwall – Clear night 58.954 -2.9
Kirkwall Kirkwall – Partly cloudy night 58.985 -2.9607
Durness Durness – Cloudy 58.567 -4.75
Lairg Lairg – Partly cloudy night 58.0223 -4.401
Aberlour Aberlour – Partly cloudy night 57.4751 -3.2155
Lerwick Lerwick – Clear night 60.1536 -1.1435
Ullapool Ullapool – Light shower night 57.8956 -5.16
Aberdeen Aberdeen – Clear night 57.1498 -2.0927
Craig Craig – Sleet 57.4889 -5.2754
Stornoway Stornoway – Cloudy 58.2111 -6.3842
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Cloudy 56.7045 -3.7283
Portree Portree – Light rain 57.4127 -6.1949
Fort William Fort William – Cloudy 56.8199 -5.104
Dundee Dundee – Partly cloudy night 56.4621 -2.9692
Strathyre Strathyre – Light snow 56.3257 -4.3234
Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport – Light shower night 57.4836 -7.3599
Edinburgh Edinburgh – Light rain 55.9533 -3.1868
Glasgow Glasgow – Light rain 55.8643 -4.2505
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed – Cloudy 55.7702 -2.0038

Location Details

Kirkwall

Location: 58.954, -2.9

Altitude: 26.0 m above mean sea level

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