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Issued at: 1700 on Fri 2 Dec 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Mainly dry with some clear or sunny spells.

This Evening and Tonight:

A rather cloudy evening and night, although there will be some clearer spells around. Most places will be dry although a few light showers are possible, more especially across Shetland. Winds will be a mainly light southwesterly. Minimum Temperature 2 °C.

Saturday:

A bright day with a few sunny spells around. For most it will be dry however the odd light shower is possible. Occasionally moderate southwesterly breeze. Maximum Temperature 9 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Mainly dry and settled, although the odd light shower possible. Cloud amounts will vary, but some sunny or clear spells are expected. Winds mostly light, possibly freshening on Tuesday.

Updated at: 1438 on Fri 2 Dec 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cloudy with light rain overnight.

This Evening and Tonight:

It will be cloudy for much of the night and a band of light rain will move across the country from east to west. Skies will clear in the east later, bringing a risk of frost and patchy fog here.

Saturday:

Tomorrow will be dry for most with more sunshine than today. There will be stronger winds and patchy rain in the far south-west and some light rain in the north-west.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunday and Monday will start frosty for many, with patchy fog slowly clearing. There'll be sunny spells into Monday but Tuesday will be much cloudier with rain in the west.

Updated at: 1455 on Fri 2 Dec 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 7 Dec 2016 to Friday 16 Dec 2016:

On Wednesday, wet and windy weather will arrive in Northern Ireland, western Scotland, north-west England and North Wales and gradually spread further south and east. As it does so, the wind and rain will gradually ease so the south-east may well stay dry during Wednesday. The wet weather is likely to edge further southwards at times so there is likely to be a spell of wetter and breezier weather even in the south-east for a time. It will become significantly milder across the country with much less frost than recently. Into the next week, this milder, wetter and windier theme is likely to continue, but in general, winds will be stronger and rain will be heavier in the north-west, whereas the south-east will stay drier and quieter.

Updated at: 1224 on Fri 2 Dec 2016

UK Outlook for Saturday 17 Dec 2016 to Saturday 31 Dec 2016:

After a milder, rather unsettled interlude in the middle of the month especially in the north, more settled weather may return as high pressure builds in for the second half of December, and re-establishes more widely across the UK. However, this build of pressure is quite uncertain. If it happens, it would bring drier than average conditions again for most areas with lighter winds and an increased risk of local frost and fog, especially where skies remain clear overnight. On balance, unsettled spells look slightly less likely and temperatures will probably be generally colder than average.

Updated at: 1225 on Fri 2 Dec 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Kirkwall Airport

Kirkwall Airport Kirkwall Airport – Cloudy 58.9585 -2.8939
Kirkwall Kirkwall – Cloudy 58.985 -2.9607
Durness Durness – Cloudy 58.567 -4.75
Lairg Lairg – Cloudy 58.0223 -4.401
Lerwick Lerwick – Heavy shower night 60.1536 -1.1435
Aberlour Aberlour – Cloudy 57.4751 -3.2155
Ullapool Ullapool – Cloudy 57.8956 -5.16
Aberdeen Aberdeen – Overcast 57.1498 -2.0927
Craig Craig – Partly cloudy night 57.4889 -5.2754
Stornoway Stornoway – Partly cloudy night 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 – Cloudy 56.4621 -2.9692
Strathyre Strathyre – Cloudy 56.3257 -4.3234
Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport – Clear night 57.4836 -7.3599
Edinburgh Edinburgh – Overcast 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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