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Issued at: 1600 on Wed 01 Apr 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Wintry showers easing overnight. Dry, bright and sunny tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Wintry showers will become increasingly isolated through the evening and night, with more in the way of clear spells developing, then turning dry by dawn. Fresh winds veering northerly later. Minimum Temperature 1C.

Thursday:

A dry and bright day with some lengthy sunny spells, and feeling quit pleasant as the northerly winds become light through the morning. Maximum Temperature 8C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Cloudy with occasional rain on Friday, mainly across Orkney, then further rain spreading from the west on Saturday. Mainly dry and bright on Sunday with light winds.

Updated at: 1633 on Wed 01 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Showers dying out in northeast. Cloudy with rain in southwest.

This Evening and Tonight:

Breezy in the northeast with some wintry showers at first, soon easing with clear spells developing. Becoming cold with icy patches too. Western England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain, heavy and persistent at times.

Thursday:

Bright with some sunshine in northern and eastern parts. Cloudy with occasional outbreaks of rain in the south and west. Cloud and further rain slowly spreading northeastwards from the afternoon.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Breezy with rain at first, then becoming dry through Good Friday. Largely dry with light winds on Saturday and Easter Sunday, generally cloudy too, but with some sunny spells.

Updated at: 1549 on Wed 01 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 6 Apr 2015 to Wednesday 15 Apr 2015:

It should remain largely dry with some sunny spells and light winds on Easter Monday, particularly over southern and southwestern parts, however skies will likely remain fairly cloudy in general. Parts of the northwest may be affected by some light rain and drizzle too. High pressure is then likely to remain dominant through to the middle of the month with a good deal of dry weather and with some sunny spells likely, and with temperatures probably around average, perhaps just above during the daytime. However, northern and western parts could see some rain at times with some windier periods too, although any rain should weaken as it edges southeast into other parts of the country.

UK Outlook for Thursday 16 Apr 2015 to Thursday 30 Apr 2015:

From the middle of April it is probable that the high pressure will decline away, allowing a more westerly flow with conditions more typical for the time of year. As such some spells of fine, dry weather are likely, the best of these probably over southern parts. Occasional bouts of more unsettled and windier weather should also be expected with colder, and occasionally showery conditions, more especially across northwestern parts. Temperatures are likely to be around normal for the time of year with marked differences from day to day, and with localised frost still possible.

Updated at: 1210 on Wed 01 Apr 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Kirkwall

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

Location Details

Kirkwall

Location: 58.985, -2.9607

Altitude: 1m above mean sea level

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