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Issued at: 0200 on Tue 27 Sep 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Wet for a time on Tuesday. Becoming windy.

This Evening and Tonight:

A mainly dry evening, perhaps the odd shower at first over Orkney. Staying dry tonight with some clear spells. A light to moderate southerly breeze, backing southeasterly and strengthening towards morning. Minimum Temperature 9 °C.

Tuesday:

A dry start but cloud soon thickening with a band of quite heavy rain moving through, followed by brighter weather with blustery showers later. Strong southeasterlies, then severe gale west-south-westerlies. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Bright start on Wednesday with easing winds, but wet and windy later. Bright but showery on Thursday and Friday and not so windy.

Updated at: 1607 on Mon 26 Sep 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Outbreaks of rain tonight, gradually brightening up on Tuesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

This evening and tonight will be cloudy with occasional outbreaks of rain. Much of the rain should be light, but some heavier bursts are possible. Fog is likely to affect western coasts and hills later.

Tuesday:

Rain at first, but becoming brighter with a few showers across Scotland and Northern Ireland during the morning. Wales and England brightening up from the west after midday, feeling warmer.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Wet and windy across the north on Wednesday, breezy further south with rain in the west. Rain in the south on Thursday, otherwise sunshine and blustery showers , feeling cooler.

Updated at: 1416 on Mon 26 Sep 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 1 Oct 2016 to Monday 10 Oct 2016:

The weekend will be breezy, with a risk of gales at times in the north and west. Showers or longer spells of rain are likely, which will be most persistent in northern and western parts, with the best of any bright spells in the southeast. Changeable conditions are expected to continue through the rest of the period with mainly west or southwesterly winds dominating. This will bring showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed by some brighter periods. The most persistent rain occurring in the northwest, where there is also the risk of occasional gales. Some good brighter spells are possible in the southeast. Temperatures a little below average at first, but then rising to near or above average in the south, and perhaps also at times further north.

Updated at: 1205 on Mon 26 Sep 2016

UK Outlook for Tuesday 11 Oct 2016 to Tuesday 25 Oct 2016:

There is currently low confidence for the forecast during the second half of October. However, the most likely scenario is for a continuation of mainly west or southwesterly winds. This will bring changeable weather with showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed with some dry and bright periods. The north and west is likely to see the heaviest and most persistent rain, with also strong winds or gales at times. The south and east is likely to see the best of the dry and bright conditions, with the possibility of some more prolonged settled spells. Temperatures will vary through the period, but probably averaging out slight above average for the time of year, with an increasing risk of overnight frost in the more settled spells.

Updated at: 1205 on Mon 26 Sep 2016

Weather map

Tue 0300

Weather forecast map for Kirkwall Airport

Kirkwall Airport Kirkwall Airport – Clear night 58.9585 -2.8939
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
Lerwick Lerwick – Partly cloudy night 60.1536 -1.1435
Aberlour Aberlour – Partly cloudy night 57.4751 -3.2155
Ullapool Ullapool – Partly cloudy night 57.8956 -5.16
Aberdeen Aberdeen – Partly cloudy night 57.1498 -2.0927
Craig Craig – Light shower night 57.4889 -5.2754
Stornoway Stornoway – Cloudy 58.2111 -6.3842
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Cloudy 56.7045 -3.7283
Portree Portree – Cloudy 57.4127 -6.1949
Fort William Fort William – Cloudy 56.8199 -5.104
Dundee Dundee – Partly cloudy night 56.4621 -2.9692
Strathyre Strathyre – Cloudy 56.3257 -4.3234
Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport – Light rain 57.4836 -7.3599
Edinburgh Edinburgh – Partly cloudy night 55.9533 -3.1868
Glasgow Glasgow – Cloudy 55.8643 -4.2505
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed – Partly cloudy night 55.7702 -2.0038

Location Details

Kirkwall Airport

Location: 58.9585, -2.8939

Altitude: 11.0 m above mean sea level

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