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Issued at: 0400 on Thu 5 May 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Mostly dry and bright but windy .

Today:

A mainly day with some bright or sunny spells. Cloud will increase later on and there could be a few patches of rain in the late afternoon. Strong southerly winds, but a bit warmer especially over Orkney. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.

Tonight:

The odd light shower into the evening but it will be mainly dry with increasing clear spells tonight, as the fresh southerly breeze eases down. Minimum Temperature 7 °C.

Friday:

A dry and bright day with some good sunny spells for much of the day. Winds will be mainly light from the south. Maximum Temperature 12 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Saturday will stay dry and bright with moderate northeast winds. Rain overnight into Sunday then drier, some low cloud and haar but sheltered west brighter.

Updated at: 0433 on Thu 5 May 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rather cloudy in the northwest, warm and sunny elsewhere.

Today:

It will be warm and sunny across England and Wales. Northern Ireland will have variable cloud and sunny spells. Scotland will be cloudier with showery rain in the far northwest, but still see some sunny spells, especially in the east.

Tonight:

Showery rain easing in the far northwest, dry elsewhere with variable cloud and clear spells. Quite chilly again overnight, but not quite as cold as previous nights.

Friday:

A warm, dry day with plenty of sunshine for most parts. Cloudier across parts of Scotland with a few showers at times. Feeling cooler along northeast coasts in the breeze.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Rain clearing the north on Saturday, otherwise mainly dry with sunny spells and becoming increasingly warm with a risk of isolated thundery showers. Turning unsettled in the southwest later Monday.

Updated at: 0213 on Thu 5 May 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 9 May 2016 to Wednesday 18 May 2016:

Most parts will very warm with some good sunny spells on Monday and Tuesday, although some heavy and thundery showers may affect the southwest, with a small risk of these showers developing elsewhere. Fog in the North Sea may also come onshore onto eastern coasts at times. Through the second half of next week northern parts are likely to become mainly dry, although thundery showers, or longer spells of rain may affect the south at times. Sea fog could continue to affect some eastern coasts Mainly dry and settled weather is then expected through to the middle of May with above average temperatures at first, although temperatures could return to near normal later, with perhaps more changeable weather spreading into the northwest.

Updated at: 1203 on Wed 4 May 2016

UK Outlook for Thursday 19 May 2016 to Thursday 2 Jun 2016:

There is some uncertainty through this period but the most likely scenario is for mainly dry weather with sunny spells to persist in the south and east. More changeable weather is expected in the north and west with showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed by some drier and brighter conditions. Temperatures are likely to be near normal, though perhaps becoming warm later towards the southeast.

Updated at: 1203 on Wed 4 May 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Kirkwall

Kirkwall Kirkwall – Sunny intervals 58.985 -2.9607
Durness Durness – Sunny intervals 58.567 -4.75
Lairg Lairg – Sunny intervals 58.0223 -4.401
Lerwick Lerwick – Cloudy 60.1536 -1.1435
Aberlour Aberlour – Sunny intervals 57.4751 -3.2155
Ullapool Ullapool – Sunny day 57.8956 -5.16
Aberdeen Aberdeen – Cloudy 57.1498 -2.0927
Craig Craig – Sunny intervals 57.4889 -5.2754
Stornoway Stornoway – Heavy shower day 58.2111 -6.3842
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Cloudy 56.7045 -3.7283
Portree Portree – Sunny intervals 57.4127 -6.1949
Fort William Fort William – Sunny intervals 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 intervals 57.4836 -7.3599
Edinburgh Edinburgh – Overcast 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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