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Issued at: 1900 on Sun 25 Sep 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Mainly dry on Monday with sunny spells.

This Evening and Tonight:

A dry start evening and start to the night for Shetland with some clear spells. There will be a few showers affecting Orkney and the odd one will extend to Shetland later tonight. Fresh southwest winds. Minimum Temperature 10 °C.

Monday:

A few showers at first, but otherwise a dry day with some good periods of sunshine. Southwesterly winds will ease slightly and back southerly in the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Heavy rain later on Tuesday. A further spell of heavy rain is likely on Wednesday. Brighter with blustery showers on Thursday. Windy few days with strong to gale force winds.

Updated at: 1632 on Sun 25 Sep 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Wet for most on Monday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Showers will continue in the north and west, heavy in places. It should become largely dry further southeast although showery rain and strengthening winds will soon arrive in far southwest and spread northeastwards overnight

Monday:

Outbreaks of rain will continue to spread northeastwards, turning most persistent and heavy in the southwest. Some southeastern parts and parts of Northern Ireland and northern Scotland will stay dry.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Feeling autumnal this week. Frontal systems will progress eastwards bringing periods of wet and windy weather, especially in the north. Some dry spells too especially in the southeast.

Updated at: 1456 on Sun 25 Sep 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 30 Sep 2016 to Sunday 9 Oct 2016:

Cool with sunshine and showers on Friday and Saturday with strong wind perhaps giving gales in the north or northwest with the showers most frequent here. There is low confidence by early next week but an unsettled pattern is most likely to continue, with spells of rain mixed with brighter, drier but occasional showery interludes. The northwest should see the most of the wet weather, with a risk of gales at times. Drier in southeastern parts, but some rain and breezy conditions are still possible. There is the slight chance that drier weather may spread to all parts for a few days from mid-week. Temperatures will vary but should average out to around normal for the time of year with some overnight frosts.

Updated at: 1229 on Sun 25 Sep 2016

UK Outlook for Monday 10 Oct 2016 to Monday 24 Oct 2016:

Low confidence for the weather details for the rest of October. Currently, it is most likely that the unsettled weather will continue. Rain and strong winds possible at times for much of the country, especially in the north, intermixed with quieter, drier spells perhaps lasting a few days particularly in the south. Temperatures around, or slightly below average, with an increasing chance of some chilly nights and local frosts, especially in the north.

Updated at: 1229 on Sun 25 Sep 2016