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    12°C 8°C
    Heavy rain
  • Mon Monday
    13°C 8°C
    Heavy rain
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    10°C 7°C
    Light shower day
  • Wed Wednesday
    9°C 7°C
    Cloudy
  • Thu Thursday
    11°C 10°C
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Sunrise: 07:15 Sunset: 16:36 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:17 Sunset: 16:33 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:20 Sunset: 16:31 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:25 Sunset: 16:25 Moon phase: First quarter -999 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0100 on Sun 26 Oct 2014

* Daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.

Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Very windy with showers tonight.

This Evening and Tonight:

A windy night with showers or longer spells of rain, some of this heavy times. Strong to gale force southwesterly winds, touching severe gale at times along exposed western coasts. Winds easing across Orkney later. Mild. Minimum Temperature 8C.

Sunday:

Showers dying away for a time in the morning before further rain returns north in the afternoon although northern Shetland likely to remain dry. Fresh southwesterly winds easing by afternoon. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Rain at times on Monday. Colder, drier and much brighter on Tuesday and Wednesday with a few light showers.

Issued at: 1700 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Wet and windy throughout in northwest Scotland. Mostly fine elsewhere.

This Evening and Tonight:

Frequent showers continue across northwest Scotland this evening. Then persistent heavy rain arrives here overnight, and into Northern Ireland later. Generally dry elsewhere, but some patchy rain/drizzle in the west. Windy in the north, with severe gales across northwest Scotland.

Sunday:

Staying very wet and windy across northwest Scotland, but rain largely clearing Northern Ireland. Windy elsewhere but much drier and brighter, particularly in the east. Patchy drizzle in the west.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Still wet and windy northwest Scotland, drier elsewhere on Monday. Wind and rain eases and moves south across the UK through Tuesday. Turning drier, and chillier across Britain on Wednesday.

Issued at: 1700 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 30 Oct 2014 to Saturday 8 Nov 2014:

Becoming generally cloudy across the UK, but staying dry with bright spells across southern and eastern parts on Thursday. Northern and western parts will become wetter with outbreaks of rain. The rain will likely become heavier and more persistent later that day. Winds also increase, becoming strong in the west, and gales may develop across the far northwest. A north-south split then looks most likely to dominate. The most wetter, windier conditions likely in the north and northwest; with gales, perhaps even severe gales in the far northwest, next weekend. The best of the drier weather likely in the south and southeast; although there is likely to be some rain here at times. Temperatures generally near normal, but perhaps falling slightly below average later with snow on Scottish mountains possible.

UK Outlook for Sunday 9 Nov 2014 to Sunday 23 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north-south split during the second week of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, mostly affecting northern and some western areas. However, southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of drier and settled conditions increasing the likelihood of some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. After this it looks set to turn more changeable across the south and east. Daytime temperatures will probably be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

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

Location Details

Kirkwall

Location: 58.985, -2.9607

Altitude: 1m above mean sea level

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