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Issued at: 1600 on Wed 25 May 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Rather cloudy overnight but becoming brighter on Thursday

This Evening and Tonight:

Dry through the evening with some late sunshine around, especially across Shetland. It remains dry overnight but cloud increases. The occasionally fresh northeasterly breeze will ease a little overnight. Minimum Temperature 7 °C.

Thursday:

Staying dry with cloud expected to thin and break during the morning to leave a mixture of bright and sunny spells. The northeasterly breeze will be moderate at times. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

A mainly dry and settled spell of weather can be expected. Cloud amounts will vary, perhaps some mistiness at times too. Winds moving into the southeast, mainly light to moderate.

Updated at: 1507 on Wed 25 May 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Variable cloud with rain in places.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain across northern England, north Wales and the Midlands will spread into southern Scotland and Northern Ireland overnight, becoming lighter and patchier by dawn. Elsewhere will be largely dry with variable cloud and clear spells.

Thursday:

Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and northern England rather cloudy with some patchy rain and hill and coastal fog. Brighter and warmer elsewhere, but scattered afternoon showers over southern England.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Variable cloud throughout but also plenty of sunshine. Patchy rain easing in the north, but scattered heavy afternoon showers developing in places. Generally warm, but cooler near eastern coasts.

Updated at: 1529 on Wed 25 May 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 30 May 2016 to Wednesday 8 Jun 2016:

Much of the United Kingdom, especially the northwest, will see dry, bright and reasonably warm weather for the end of May. Southeastern areas, however, should be cloudier and cooler, and increasingly likely to see outbreaks of rain, which could turn heavy and thundery and perhaps more prolonged for a time, accompanied by strengthening winds. This pattern of weather looks to continue for the start of June, with showers or longer spells of rain most likely in the east and southeast, with the best of the warmer, drier and brighter weather in the west and northwest. However, there is a signal for the weather to become more generally drier and brighter across the UK towards the end of the period, although there remains a threat of showers in the south.

Updated at: 1234 on Wed 25 May 2016

UK Outlook for Thursday 9 Jun 2016 to Thursday 23 Jun 2016:

Currently it looks likely that generally settled conditions will continue through the start of this period. This means we can expect a good deal of dry and bright weather for many parts of the country, particularly in the north and northwest. There will probably be some wetter intervals mixed in, these most likely in the south, where they could turn thundery at times. Towards mid-to-late June, there is a chance that more unsettled conditions could become established, although the timing and likelihood of this change remains uncertain. Temperatures, on the whole, will probably be slightly above the June average, especially in the west and south.

Updated at: 1235 on Wed 25 May 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Kirkwall

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

Location Details

Kirkwall

Location: 58.954, -2.9

Altitude: 26.0 m above mean sea level

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