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Tuesday   (09 February 2016)
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Cloudy Heavy shower day Light rain Light rain Light shower day Light shower day Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Overcast Cloudy
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1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wednesday   (10 February 2016)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Light shower day Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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NNW 18 29 NNW 17 26 NNW 15 25 NNW 13 23 NW 12 22 NNW 13 22 NW 13 22 NW 13 21 NW 12 19 NW 11 20 NNW 14 22 NNW 13 22 N 12 20 N 15 23 N 17 27 NNE 19 30 NNE 20 31 NNE 21 33 NNE 22 34 NE 22 34 NE 21 34 NE 21 33 NE 20 32 NE 20 32
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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thursday   (11 February 2016)
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Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sleet shower night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night
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Friday   (12 February 2016)
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Saturday   (13 February 2016)
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E 19 29 E 18 27 E 17 26 E 17 26 E 18 28 ENE 18 28 ENE 17 27 ENE 17 27
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Sunday   (14 February 2016)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night
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ENE 17 27 ENE 20 30 ENE 21 31 ENE 21 30 NE 21 31 NE 22 32 NE 22 32 NNE 22 33
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Monday   (15 February 2016)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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NNE 22 32 NNE 22 32 N 23 34 N 22 32 N 21 31 N 18 26 N 16 24 N 15 21
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Issued at: 1100 on Tue 9 Feb 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Rather cloudy with showers, some brighter spells. Windy.

Today:

A rather cloudy day with showers, these possibly merging into longer spells of rain. A few brighter spells mainly over Shetland. Moderate westerly winds veering north to northeasterly and strengthening. Maximum Temperature 7°C.

Tonight:

Rather cloudy this evening with some showery rain. Turning clearer overnight with more scattered showers. Moderate to fresh north to northeast winds, strong over parts of Shetland. Minimum Temperature 3°C.

Wednesday:

Bright spells and occasional showers, these turning wintry across Shetland later as it turns colder. Fresh to strong northeasterly winds. Maximum Temperature 6°C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Staying cold with wintry showers, perhaps some snow to low levels. Lighter winds on Thursday, a fresh to strong easterly on Friday, easing again on Saturday.

Updated at: 0328 on Tue 9 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunshine and showers today, with winds easing.

Today:

A cold and perhaps frosty start, with a risk of wintry showers in the south west. Sunny spells and showers for the rest of today, which will be falling as sleet or snow on the hills. Some places staying dry.

Tonight:

Tonight there will be further showers followed by clear spells, and with temperatures dropping close to freezing for most, there may be some frost or ice forming in sheltered areas.

Wednesday:

Wednesday will be clear, dry and sunny for most. However in the east and the far southwest cloud will linger throughout the day, with the odd shower possible at times.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Sunny spells and the odd shower on Thursday. Friday and Saturday will be cloudier with rain at times, particularly in southern and central areas. Bright and cold in the north.

Updated at: 0202 on Tue 9 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 14 Feb 2016 to Tuesday 23 Feb 2016:

Unsettled and rather cold conditions are likely to continue at first. Cold, showery conditions across the northeast at first may give spells of snow, with overnight frosts likely. Further southwest more prolonged spells of rain are likely, with a risk of this turning wintry, most likely over high ground. It will be windy at times, with a possibility of gales, most likely in the northeast and far southwest. It may turn drier from the west at the start of next week, although remaining cold with overnight frosts. Through the week, unsettled conditions should gradually return, with northwestern areas seeing the wettest, windiest weather, and southeastern areas likely to see more in the way of dry weather. Temperatures returning to near normal, although with overnight frosts still possible.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 23 Feb 2016 to Tuesday 8 Mar 2016:

Indications are that the latter half of February will be dominated by changeable weather coming in from the Atlantic. This will bring showers or longer spells of rain to most parts, wettest in northern areas, while southern parts may benefit from some longer dry spells. Snow is likely at times, mainly over northern hills. Temperatures should generally be near normal for the time of year, with the chance of occasional frosty nights where skies become clear. Generally windy with gales or even severe gales at times, mainly in northern and western parts. By late February there is a possibility of more settled weather becoming established, mainly across southern areas, bringing drier and less windy conditions here, however, wet and windy weather will most likely persistent in the north and west.

Updated at: 0202 on Tue 9 Feb 2016

Weather map

Tue 1200

Weather forecast map for Kirkwall

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

Location Details

Kirkwall

Location: 58.985, -2.9607

Altitude: 1.0m above mean sea level

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