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  • Tue Tuesday
    16°C 12°C
    Cloudy
  • Wed Wednesday
    15°C 13°C
    Cloudy
  • Thu Thursday
    17°C 13°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday
    14°C 12°C
    Overcast
  • Sat Saturday
    13°C 12°C
    Cloudy
Tuesday
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Sunrise: 06:11 Sunset: 20:11 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:14 Sunset: 20:08 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:16 Sunset: 20:05 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:18 Sunset: 20:02 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:20 Sunset: 19:59 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0900 on Tue 02 Sep 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

Mainly dry with sunny spells.

Today:

Apart from the risk of an odd light shower over Shetland this morning, today will be dry with some reasonable sunny spells. The warmest spots will be in Kirkwall and Lerwick. Fresh to strong southwesterly winds. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Tonight:

Dry through this evening and overnight with some clear spells, the best of these over Orkney. The strong southeasterly will ease away light. Minimum Temperature 10C.

Wednesday:

Risk of a shower over Shetland but mainly dry with bright or sunny spells. A warm day in Kirkwall which is where we will see the best of the sunshine. Maximum Temperature 19C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Dry with sunny intervals on Thursday with moderate southerly winds. Staying dry with sunny intervals the best of these in Shetland on Friday and Saturday.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Variable amounts of cloud and some sunny spells.

Today:

Early mist and fog patches will clear. Otherwise a mainly dry day for many with variable cloud and some warm sunny spells. Cloudier in parts of eastern and southeastern England and also northwestern areas with the odd light shower possible.

Tonight:

It will remain mostly dry overnight, with light winds, but further low cloud, mist or fog patches are likely to form in places.

Wednesday:

Early mist and fog patches will lift and break, then it will be another mainly fine and dry day with variable amounts of cloud and some warm sunny spells.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Remaining largely fine, with variable cloud allowing some warm sunny spells at times. Cloud may occasionally be thick enough for some light rain or drizzle.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 6 Sep 2014 to Monday 15 Sep 2014:

Many places dry through the weekend, with variable, but often large amounts of cloud and some bright or sunny spells, but there is an increasing risk of rain or showers spreading across southern and southwestern areas, possibly extending to central areas by the end of Sunday. Into next week, still a good deal of dry weather, especially towards the north, but probably becoming more unsettled from the southwest, with heavy rain possible at times. Light winds at first but becoming breezy from the southwest. Temperatures generally near or a little above average. Into the latter part of next week and beyond, the most likely scenario is for the unsettled conditions to migrate towards the northwest of the UK, with the best of the drier and warmer conditions towards the southeast.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 16 Sep 2014 to Tuesday 30 Sep 2014:

During mid to late September most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these fine periods may well be interspersed with occasional spells of cloudier, more unsettled conditions bringing showers or longer spells of rain. Northern and western parts are probably most likely to see the more frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts should see the better fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures are likely to be above average during fine weather leaving conditions feeling pleasantly warm. Nights, however, may well be on the chilly side. During any unsettled weather daytime temperatures are more likely to be near or below average leaving conditions feeling cool.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

Weather Map

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

Location Details

Kirkwall

Location: 58.985, -2.9607

Altitude: 1m above mean sea level

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