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Issued at: 1000 on Sat 25 Jun 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Mist and fog for Orkney, sunny spells for Shetland.

Today:

Low cloud and fog will affect Orkney throughout the day, although remaining mainly dry. However, the low cloud is expected to lift and break over Shetland to give a dry and bright day with sunny spells. Light northeast winds. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.

Tonight:

A dry night with light northeasterly winds. Some late sunshine over Shetland then a largely cleaer night. Low cloud and fog continuing across Orkney. Minimum Temperature 8 °C.

Sunday:

Dry with sunny spells for Shetland, but low cloud in the east. Low cloud over Orkney will break up giving some sunny spells, but cloudy with rain in the evening. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Strengthening westerly winds with periods of rain or showers on Monday. Dry and bright but breezy for much of Tuesday, but turning unsettled later with rain or showers on Wednesday.

Updated at: 0429 on Sat 25 Jun 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Showers today. Rain arriving from the west tomorrow.

Today:

Showers will begin to form from mid morning, becoming widespread and occasionally heavy and thundery by the afternoon, especially in central and eastern parts. Outside of showers, it should be pleasant with sunny spells.

Tonight:

The east may see one or two overnight showers, but otherwise it should be a largely dry, cool night with clear spells, although rain arrives in Northern Ireland by dawn.

Sunday:

Breezier, with cloud and rain pushing eastwards across the country through the day, although the far east of the country may well stay dry with sunny spells until evening.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

The start of next week looks to be breezy at times, with a mixture of sunny intervals and showers and occasional longer spells of rain.

Updated at: 0238 on Sat 25 Jun 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 30 Jun 2016 to Saturday 9 Jul 2016:

There continues to be a signal for changeable and often unsettled weather across most parts of the country through this period. Bands of rain will push eastwards to affect most parts, these interspersed with drier and brighter periods, but also some showers. Showers could be heavy at times with a risk of thunder. The wettest weather is likely in the north and west where it will occasionally be windy too, whilst the south and east will see the best of any drier spells along with generally lighter winds. Temperatures on the whole are expected to be near average for the time of year, but feeling cool in any wetter and winder spells. Conversely, it will feel warm in any drier and sunnier periods, especially in the south and east.

Updated at: 1212 on Sat 25 Jun 2016

UK Outlook for Sunday 10 Jul 2016 to Sunday 24 Jul 2016:

The changeable weather pattern is likely to persist at first with rain or showers across many areas, particularly the north and west, and temperatures near average. Around the middle of July a more settled spell of weather could develop, potentially bringing longer dry periods to much of the country. With this change there would most likely be more in the way of sunshine with some locally warm temperatures and lighter winds. There is also the possibility of more humid continental air moving up across the southeast at times, bringing a risk of some thundery showers here.

Updated at: 1212 on Sat 25 Jun 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Kirkwall

Kirkwall Kirkwall – Overcast 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 – Overcast 57.4751 -3.2155
Ullapool Ullapool – Cloudy 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 – Light rain 56.4621 -2.9692
Strathyre Strathyre – Sunny intervals 56.3257 -4.3234
Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport – Cloudy 57.4836 -7.3599
Edinburgh Edinburgh – Light shower day 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 intervals 55.7702 -2.0038

Location Details

Kirkwall

Location: 58.985, -2.9607

Altitude: 1.0 m above mean sea level

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