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Sunday (01 February 2015)
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Sunrise: 08:20 Sunset: 16:30 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index:3
Monday (02 February 2015)
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Sunrise: 08:18 Sunset: 16:32 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index:3
Tuesday (03 February 2015)
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Sunrise: 08:16 Sunset: 16:35 Moon phase: Full 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Sunrise: 08:13 Sunset: 16:37 Moon phase: Full 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Sunrise: 08:11 Sunset: 16:40 Moon phase: Full 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Issued at: 1400 on Sun 01 Feb 2015

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Cold and windy with wintry showers.

Today:

Some bright or sunny spells along with wintry showers, these heaviest and most frequent across Shetland and Fair Isle. Showers easing from the west in the afternoon. Cold with northerly gales, easing across Orkney later. Maximum Temperature 3C.

Tonight:

Scattered wintry showers gradually dying out across Orkney around midnight and Shetland towards the end of the night. Winds easing allowing some frost and ice. Minimum Temperature -2C.

Monday:

Mainly dry with some sunshine and lighter winds than of late. Cloud and outbreaks of rain developing in the evening, turning to snow later. Maximum Temperature 4C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Cold with wintry showers on Tuesday and Wednesday. Cloudier with some patchy rain by Thursday. Less windy than of late.

Updated at: 0647 on Sun 01 Feb 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cold with coastal wintry showers, more persistent in northwest later.

This Evening and Tonight:

Wintry showers continuing across Northern Ireland, northern Scotland and some eastern coastal areas. Otherwise, mostly dry with clear spells and winds easing across the UK. A very cold night with a widespread, locally severe frost and icy patches.

Monday:

A cold start, then mainly dry with sunny spells and further wintry showers affecting western and eastern coasts. A band of rain, sleet and snow moves into northern Scotland later.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Windy with a band of sleet and snow moving southwards Tuesday and weakening. Wintry showers in the east. Mostly dry with wintry showers north and east from Wednesday. Overnight frosts.

Updated at: 1439 on Sun 01 Feb 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 6 Feb 2015 to Sunday 15 Feb 2015:

The cold weather will continue through Friday and Saturday, particularly in the south. There is likely to be some snow showers in the southeast at first, with widespread overnight frosts. There is a risk of more widespread rain and snow over north-western parts from Saturday as conditions are likely to become more influenced by the Atlantic. Temperatures gradually becoming less cold here, although the transition period will have the potential for further snow in places. Elsewhere, conditions will be mainly dry with some sunshine. Through the second week of February, temperatures will remain near or just below average and it will be often dry, particularly in the south. However, it will be generally more unsettled in the northwest and less cold, under the influence of Atlantic air.

UK Outlook for Monday 16 Feb 2015 to Monday 2 Mar 2015:

Whilst changeable Atlantic conditions will likely prevail at the start of the period, mainly in the north, it currently looks most probable that a period of more settled weather will dominate in the south. This leaves most parts of the UK with slightly drier, and colder conditions than average with overnight frosts and patchy fog likely at times.

Updated at: 1439 on Sun 01 Feb 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Kirkwall

Kirkwall Kirkwall – Sunny intervals 58.985 -2.9607
Lerwick Lerwick – Sunny intervals 60.1536 -1.1435
Aberlour Aberlour – Light snow 57.4751 -3.2155
Ullapool Ullapool – Cloudy 57.8956 -5.16
Craig Craig – Heavy snow 57.4889 -5.2754
Stornoway Stornoway – Sunny intervals 58.2111 -6.3842
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Sunny intervals 56.7045 -3.7283
Portree Portree – Cloudy 57.4127 -6.1949
Fort William Fort William – Sunny intervals 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 – Sunny intervals 57.4836 -7.3599
Edinburgh Edinburgh – Sunny day 55.9533 -3.1868
Glasgow Glasgow – Sunny day 55.8643 -4.2505
Tiree Tiree – Sunny day 56.497 -6.887
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed – Sunny intervals 55.7702 -2.0038
Biggar Biggar – Sunny day 55.6234 -3.5226
Tarbert Tarbert – Sunny day 55.87 -5.42
Jedburgh Jedburgh – Sunny day 55.4777 -2.5534
Cumnock Cumnock – Sunny day 55.4535 -4.2645

Location Details

Kirkwall

Location: 58.985, -2.9607

Altitude: 1m above mean sea level

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