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  • Mon Monday 27th
    7°C 4°C
    Light rain
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    7°C 5°C
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Issued at: 0600 on Sat 25 Apr 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Cold with scattered showers and sunny spells

Today:

Remaining cold, but with some sunny spells. There will be occasional showers, wintry over high ground, becoming more frequent in the afternoon. Winds freshen over Orkney in the afternoon, but will be light for much of the day for Shetland. Maximum Temperature 8C.

Tonight:

Winds increase overnight becoming a fresh to strong northwesterly and will continue to bring blustery showers through the night. These will be heavy at times and wintry over high ground. Minimum Temperature 2C.

Sunday:

A bright breezy morning with the odd shower. In the afternoon showers will fall as snow to low levels while the wind turns westerly and strengthens, with gales for Shetland. Maximum Temperature 8C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Remaining unsettled with frequent showers, wintry on Monday, and fresh to strong winds with occasional gales for Shetland. Lighter winds on Wednesday with less frequent showers.

Updated at: 0334 on Sat 25 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rather unsettled through the weekend and turning cooler for all.

Today:

Rain across northern UK will push south and become patchier, reaching central areas by evening. Turning colder to the north with wintry showers in the far northwest. Southern areas will be warmer with sunny spells and scattered heavy showers.

Tonight:

Rain continuing to move southeastwards, reaching all parts by dawn. Turning drier but colder with wintry showers in the far northwest and frost and ice in places.

Sunday:

Rain across southern parts moving south but probably not clearing the far southeast until late afternoon. Colder, sunnier weather following with scattered showers, wintry over northern hills.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Rather cold and breezy throughout with sunshine and showers on Monday and Tuesday, wintry across some northern areas. Risk of more persistent rain and strong winds in places on Wednesday.

Updated at: 0237 on Sat 25 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 29 Apr 2015 to Friday 8 May 2015:

It looks likely to be unsettled and rather cold as we move from April into May, becoming winder than of late. There will be a period of wet, windy and cold weather early in the period. Otherwise sunny spells and some showers are expected, these are likley to turn heavy at times with a risk of hail and thunder, and also snow on northern hills. Although drier interludes are likely towards the end of the period, the changeable conditions are likely to continue, but it will probably become less cold, with rain likely becoming focussed towards western and central parts, with the best chance of some drier and brighter conditions in the south and east.

UK Outlook for Saturday 9 May 2015 to Saturday 23 May 2015:

Changeable and at times unsettled conditions are more likely to persist for the first half of May, though it may turn drier mid-month. Central and western areas are likely to see the most of any rainfall, while southern and eastern districts and the far north have the best of any drier weather. However, there are no strong signals, with weather conditions likely to be fairly typical for the time of year with spells of fine and bright weather interspersed with more changeable conditions. Daytime temperatures likely to be above average when conditions are fine and near or a little below during 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: 1319 on Fri 24 Apr 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Kirkwall

Kirkwall Kirkwall – Sunny intervals 58.985 -2.9607
Durness Durness – Light shower day 58.567 -4.75
Lairg Lairg – Sunny day 58.0223 -4.401
Lerwick Lerwick – Cloudy 60.1536 -1.1435
Aberlour Aberlour – Heavy rain 57.4751 -3.2155
Ullapool Ullapool – Light shower day 57.8956 -5.16
Aberdeen Aberdeen – Light rain 57.1498 -2.0927
Craig Craig – Sunny day 57.4889 -5.2754
Stornoway Stornoway – Heavy shower day 58.2111 -6.3842
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Cloudy 56.7045 -3.7283
Portree Portree – Sunny day 57.4127 -6.1949
Fort William Fort William – Sunny intervals 56.8199 -5.104
Dundee Dundee – Heavy rain 56.4621 -2.9692
Strathyre Strathyre – Cloudy 56.3257 -4.3234
Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport – Light shower day 57.4836 -7.3599
Edinburgh Edinburgh – Heavy rain 55.9533 -3.1868
Glasgow Glasgow – Heavy rain 55.8643 -4.2505
Tiree Tiree – Sunny intervals 56.497 -6.887
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed – Heavy shower day 55.7702 -2.0038
Biggar Biggar – Heavy rain 55.6234 -3.5226

Location Details

Kirkwall

Location: 58.985, -2.9607

Altitude: 1m above mean sea level

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