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Issued at: 2000 on Tue 24 Jan 2017

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Mild and dry with clear spells and brisk winds.

This Evening and Tonight:

A dry evening and night with patchy cloud and some clear spells. The fresh to strong southerly breeze will continue so it will remain mild. Minimum Temperature 5 °C.

Wednesday:

A dry and bright day with some sunshine at times, though high cloud could make this rather hazy. Strong southerly winds, this increasing gale force at times across Shetland. Mild. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Thursday will be dry and sunny, but colder, with strong to gale southerly winds. Friday cloudier but mainly dry and bright, less windy too. Saturday bright with scattered showers.

Updated at: 1426 on Tue 24 Jan 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Fog and frost in the south. Breezier in the northwest.

This Evening and Tonight:

Locally dense fog or freezing fog will quickly re-form across central and south-eastern parts of England, with frost and icy patches. Elsewhere, it'll be milder, cloudier and breezier with some rain and drizzle in the west. Gales in the northwest.

Wednesday:

Fog should either lift or clear across central and south-eastern parts of England, although it will stay cold for many. Cloudier, windier and milder with some rain in the northwest.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Colder and windier for all on Thursday and Friday, with sunny spells by day and frosty nights. Winds easing into Saturday with some rain, mainly in the north and west.

Updated at: 1427 on Tue 24 Jan 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 29 Jan 2017 to Tuesday 7 Feb 2017:

We are likely to see a gradual change to more unsettled conditions across the UK early next week, with outbreaks of rain, heavy at times, affecting northern and western parts, where it'll be mild and windy with gales possible in the north-west. Staying drier in the east and south-east, where some cold nights remain possible. Similar conditions are likely as we move through into the first week of February. Bands of rain will probably cross the country, interspersed with brighter and showery interludes. Windy at times, with gales likely in the northwest. The heaviest rain is also likely across northern and western parts. Temperatures are likely to be mild into the start of February, however there is a chance that the southeast may be drier and colder at times.

Updated at: 1200 on Tue 24 Jan 2017

UK Outlook for Wednesday 8 Feb 2017 to Wednesday 22 Feb 2017:

At the start of this period the most likely scenario is for more unsettled weather with wet and windy spells interspersed with brighter and showery interludes. This would bring gales at times, especially in the northwest. Temperatures are likely to be slightly above normal for the time of year. South-eastern parts may well stay drier and brighter. From the middle of February, confidence in the forecast reduces but there is a possibility that high pressure will return, bringing more settled weather with lighter winds. As a result, temperatures may become colder at times, with overnight frost and fog again possible.

Updated at: 1200 on Tue 24 Jan 2017

Weather map

Tue 2200

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 – Overcast 57.1498 -2.0927
Craig Craig – Cloudy 57.4889 -5.2754
Stornoway Stornoway – Cloudy 58.2111 -6.3842
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Cloudy 56.7045 -3.7283
Portree Portree – Partly cloudy night 57.4127 -6.1949
Fort William Fort William – Cloudy 56.8199 -5.104
Dundee Dundee – Overcast 56.4621 -2.9692
Strathyre Strathyre – Fog 56.3257 -4.3234
Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport – Partly cloudy night 57.4836 -7.3599
Edinburgh Edinburgh – Partly cloudy night 55.9533 -3.1868
Glasgow Glasgow – Overcast 55.8643 -4.2505
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed – Cloudy 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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