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  • Fri Friday
    13°C 9°C
    Light rain
  • Sat Saturday
    12°C 8°C
    Sunny day
  • Sun Sunday
    11°C 6°C
    Light shower day
  • Mon Monday
    10°C 5°C
    Thunder shower day
  • Tue Tuesday
    10°C 6°C
    Cloudy
Friday (31 October 2014)
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Sunrise: 07:27 Sunset: 16:23 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Sunrise: 07:29 Sunset: 16:20 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Sunrise: 07:36 Sunset: 16:13 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Issued at: 2000 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Patchy rain tonight. Mainly dry and bright on Saturday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Outbreaks of rain reaching Orkney this evening and extending into Shetland by midnight. Becoming drier and somewhat clearer later in the night from the west. Strong southeasterly winds veering southwesterly and easing by midnight. Minimum Temperature 8C.

Saturday:

Apart from the odd light shower over Shetland it'll be a dry day with some reasonable sunny spells. Feeling colder with southerly winds freshening in the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunny spells and showers on Sunday, mainly in Shetland. A few showers on Monday and turning cooler. Much colder on Tuesday with wintry showers.

Issued at: 1600 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain pushing east overnight with clearer and fresher conditions following.

This Evening and Tonight:

A dry end to the day for many, but cloud and outbreaks of rain will push continue to push southeastwards through the night and reach the southeast by dawn. This rain will be followed by cooler conditions and coastal showers.

Saturday:

Cloud and occasional rain across southeast England slowly clearing to brighter conditions. Elsewhere, largely dry with some sunshine, before further rain and strong winds arrive into western areas by afternoon.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Rain gradually clearing the southeast on Sunday, with brighter and showery weather prevailing thereafter. Turning progressively cooler with overnight frosts becoming increasingly likely, especially across northern parts. Windy at times.

Issued at: 1600 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 5 Nov 2014 to Friday 14 Nov 2014:

Mainly dry on Wednesday and Thursday with just a few showers in the northeast at first. There will be a marked fall in temperature during the Wednesday evening with a sharp frost likely overnight, especially in the north. Later on Thursday, it will turn wet and windy in the west with some heavy rain possible for a time, and strong to gale force winds, and perhaps reaching severe gale force locally in the far northwest. Thereafter, a return to more unsettled and windy weather from the west looks the most likely scenario, with spells of rain pushing northeastwards across the country interspersed by brighter, showery and colder days. Some particularly wet and windy weather is a possibility at times. Temperatures are likely to return to nearer normal for November.

UK Outlook for Saturday 15 Nov 2014 to Saturday 29 Nov 2014:

During this period, the generally west or southwesterly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, especially to northern and western parts of the UK. However, southern and eastern areas may see some 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. Spells of unsettled weather are still likely across the south and east though. Daytime temperatures may well be near normal, although it will feel colder during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 1600 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

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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 shower night 57.4751 -3.2155
Lerwick Lerwick – Cloudy 60.1536 -1.1435
Ullapool Ullapool – Light rain 57.8956 -5.16
Aberdeen Aberdeen – Cloudy 57.1498 -2.0927
Craig Craig – Heavy rain 57.4889 -5.2754
Stornoway Stornoway – Cloudy 58.2111 -6.3842
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Heavy rain 56.7045 -3.7283
Portree Portree – Cloudy 57.4127 -6.1949
Fort William Fort William – Heavy rain 56.8199 -5.104
Dundee Dundee – Heavy shower night 56.4621 -2.9692
Strathyre Strathyre – Heavy rain 56.3257 -4.3234
Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport – Cloudy 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 – Cloudy 55.7702 -2.0038
Tiree Tiree – Light rain 56.497 -6.887
Biggar 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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