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Issued at: 0400 on Tue 26 Jul 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Some brighter spells with scattered showers. Breezy.

Today:

Some bright or sunny intervals but generally a fair amount of cloud for most parts with a scattering of showers, these mainly across Orkney and Fair Isle. Moderate or fresh southwesterly winds. Maximum Temperature 16 °C.

Tonight:

Some evening brightness with scattered showers, these continuing through the night, although clouds breaking to give some clear spells. Moderate south to southwesterly winds. Minimum Temperature 10 °C.

Wednesday:

Showers merging into longer spells of rain across Orkney before spreading northeast over Shetland by midday, with drier brighter weather following from the west in the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Bright with sunny intervals and scattered showers, merging into longer spells of rain across Shetland on Saturday, with strengthening west to northwesterly winds.

Updated at: 0416 on Tue 26 Jul 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Often cloudy with outbreaks of rain, especially in the west

Today:

Although some areas in the east will have brighter start, for most it will be mostly cloudy. Most places will be dry initially but showery outbreaks of rain will move eastwards over the country throughout the day.

Tonight:

Initially patchy rain in England and Wales will gradually turn heavier and more persistent as the night progresses. Northern Ireland and Scotland however will stay cloudy but mostly dry.

Wednesday:

Rain slowly clearing England and Wales before becoming drier and brighter, though the risk of a heavy shower in the afternoon. Generally drier further north, aside from north-west of Scotland.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Thursday sees a spell of rain for most, although drier in the far north. On Friday and Saturday it becomes generally drier and brighter although, there could be occasional showers.

Updated at: 0306 on Tue 26 Jul 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 30 Jul 2016 to Monday 8 Aug 2016:

Brighter and cooler through the weekend, with scattered showers affecting western and northwestern parts and southeastern parts remaining generally dry. Later in the weekend and start of the week, it may turn a little windier with cloud and rain pushing into western parts. The remainder of the period is likely to stay rather changeable, with a mixture of brighter but showery spells interspersed with cloudier conditions with bands of rain pushing through. Northwestern parts will see the heaviest of the rain along with the strongest winds, whereas the southeast will get the best of the drier and brighter weather. Temperatures should be largely around average, but cooler at times in the northwest and occasionally warm or very warm and humid in the southeast.

Updated at: 1215 on Mon 25 Jul 2016

UK Outlook for Tuesday 9 Aug 2016 to Tuesday 23 Aug 2016:

The UK is most likely to remain within this changeable regime through August. Outbreaks of rain, along with sunshine and showers may affect the country at times, but there is also likely to be some warmer and settled periods. Northern and northwestern parts are expected to see most of the rain, with the south and southeast seeing more of the drier and settled conditions. There is a chance that a more prolonged settled and warm spell may develop for a time around mid-August, though confidence is currently low. Temperatures will probably average out around normal, with some warmer and cooler days likely.

Updated at: 1215 on Mon 25 Jul 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Kirkwall

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

Location Details

Kirkwall

Location: 58.985, -2.9607

Altitude: 1.0 m above mean sea level

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