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Issued at: 0700 on Mon 27 Apr 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Cold, sunny spells, wintry showers mainly Shetland. Winds easing.

Today:

Shetland will have a mixture of sunny spells and a few wintry showers. Orkney could have a few sleet or snow showers at first but most of the day will be dry with some sunshine. Strong westerly winds easing. Cold. Maximum Temperature 8C.

Tonight:

A good deal of dry weather with some clear spells, though some showers developing overnight, mainly affecting Shetland, where southerly winds will be strong at times. Lighter winds for Orkney. Minimum Temperature 1C.

Tuesday:

A bright day with some sunny spells. Still a few heavy showers around but these mainly of rain or hail. Windy at first over Yell and Unst. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Sunshine and showers on Wednesday, more persistent rain possible Orkney. Strengthening northerly winds on Thursday, and feeling cold, with sunshine and showers. Friday sunny, the odd wintry shower, winds easing.

Updated at: 0443 on Mon 27 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Unsettled and feeling cold for most this week.

Today:

Sunny spells and showers for many. Showers most frequent in the north and west, locally heavy and turning wintry in parts of the north, mainly on hills. Becoming windy in the north and west, with gales likely for a time.

Tonight:

Showers continuing for many northern and western parts, wintry over hills in the north and occasionally to lower levels. Drier elsewhere, and cold for most with a local frost developing.

Tuesday:

A bright, breezy day with showers, mainly across northern and western parts, but also some lengthy sunny spells. Showers may be heavy at times and wintry over some hills.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Strong winds and rain for most on Wednesday, clearing eastwards to sunshine and showers by Thursday. Drier for many on Friday. Staying rather cold, with some hill snow in north.

Updated at: 0437 on Mon 27 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 1 May 2015 to Sunday 10 May 2015:

Friday 1st May is likely to be mainly settled, but cool. Most places should remain dry with some sunny spells, though a few showers are possible, mainly in the north and east. Similar conditions will probably prevail over north and eastern parts through Saturday, but it will turn more unsettled again in the south and west with thicker cloud and some outbreaks of rain developing. These will probably move NE to affect all parts by Bank Holiday Monday. The rest of the period is expected to remain unsettled, with the wettest and windiest conditions being in the north and west, and the best of the drier and brighter spells in the southeast. Temperatures through the period are likely to be below average with local night frosts, especially in the north.

UK Outlook for Monday 11 May 2015 to Monday 25 May 2015:

Changeable and at times unsettled conditions are most likely to persist for much of this period, though it may turn less unsettled from around mid-May onwards. These conditions are fairly typical for the time of year, with most areas experiencing spells of fine and bright weather interspersed with more changeable conditions. The most unsettled conditions are more probable across central and northern areas, with transient spells of more settled weather more likely in the in the south and southeast, especially later on in the month. Daytime temperatures are likely to be near or little below average, especially during any unsettled spells. As is common for the time of year, spells of settled weather are likely to be accompanied by chilly evenings with isolated overnight frost in rural areas.

Updated at: 1306 on Sun 26 Apr 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Kirkwall

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

Location Details

Kirkwall

Location: 58.954, -2.9

Altitude: 26m above mean sea level

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