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Issued at: 0800 on Tue 24 May 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Breezy with broken cloud, feeling cooler.

Today:

A dry day with a mixture of broken cloud and sunny spells. A moderate northerly wind, becoming fresh over Shetland, will result in a noticeably cooler day than yesterday. Maximum Temperature 11 °C.

Tonight:

The dry conditions will continue through the evening and overnight but it will turn increasingly cloudy. Winds will be a fresh north or northeasterly. Minimum Temperature 6 °C.

Wednesday:

Another dry day. It will be a dull, cloudy start, but breaks will gradually develop through the day giving some sunny spells. Moderate to fresh northeasterly winds. Maximum Temperature 12 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Northeast winds will fall light and variable by the end of Thursday. It will stay largely dry with broken cloud and sunny spells, but the odd light shower possible.

Updated at: 0428 on Tue 24 May 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly dry and sunny today, but a cloudier day tomorrow.

Today:

A warm and dry day for many with sunny spells. However, there could be the odd light shower in some western parts during the afternoon, and in eastern coastal counties it will be feeling cooler.

Tonight:

Staying dry with any light showers in the west dying out. Skies will become cloudier from the east, so temperatures will be milder here, but a chilly night further west.

Wednesday:

A cloudier day but cooler day on Wednesday, particularly towards the east. Some light rain is possible at times through the day, but particularly in north-east England during the evening.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Rather changeable with sunny spells and patchy cloud. There will be outbreaks of rain for some, with perhaps some heavy or thundery showers in the south. Turning warmer.

Updated at: 0217 on Tue 24 May 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 28 May 2016 to Monday 6 Jun 2016:

Many areas should see some fine, dry weather over the Bank Holiday weekend, especially the northwest, but with some scattered heavy thundery showers possible, more especially in the south. It should be rather warm generally, although eastern coasts may remain chilly. There is a risk of more persistent rain, stronger winds and cooler conditions affecting parts of the east and south later in the Holiday weekend and into early next week. From midweek onwards settled weather may become more widespread across the UK, with longer periods of dry and bright weather, but still with a risk of some showers or outbreaks of rain, possibly thundery, particularly in the south. Temperatures are then likely to be somewhat above average, particularly in the south and west, with a humid feel at times.

Updated at: 1227 on Mon 23 May 2016

UK Outlook for Tuesday 7 Jun 2016 to Tuesday 21 Jun 2016:

Currently it looks likely that generally settled conditions will continue through the first half of June, as high pressure remains close to the UK. This should bring a good deal of dry and sunny weather for most, particularly in the northwest, whilst some showery outbreaks, possibly thundery, are still possible in places. High pressure may break down later in the period, bringing more unsettled conditions, with rain or showers and perhaps some stronger winds. Temperatures are favoured to be just above average for most areas, especially in the south and west.

Updated at: 1228 on Mon 23 May 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Kirkwall

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

Location Details

Kirkwall

Location: 58.985, -2.9607

Altitude: 1.0 m above mean sea level

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