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Sunrise: 06:54 Sunset: 17:51 Moon phase: Full 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Issued at: 2300 on Mon 02 Mar 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Cold and bright with a few showers.

This Evening and Tonight:

Some clear spells, but also further wintry showers, heavy at times, with accumulations of snow likely to lower levels. Showers largely dying out over Orkney later as winds back southwesterly. Some patchy frost and ice. Minimum Temperature 1C.

Tuesday:

Some wintry showers across Shetland in the morning, becoming largely dry with some brightness by afternoon. Orkney dry in the morning, some wintry showers developing by afternoon. Maximum Temperature 6C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Sunny spells with wintry showers dying out on Wednesday. Windy with rain then sunshine and showers on Thursday, then further rain on Friday with southwesterly gales, turning less cold.

Updated at: 1525 on Mon 02 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Windy with showers. Some snow for northern and western parts.

This Evening and Tonight:

It will stay windy overnight and wintry showers will continue to feed across the UK, especially in the north and west where snow will accumulate across the hills, with some to lower levels. Cold under clear spells with icy stretches.

Tuesday:

Cold with icy stretches to start. There will be sunny intervals and further blustery wintry showers, mostly in the northwest, with snow on hills. Windy, with gales in the north.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Becoming drier with clear spells and overnight frost Wednesday. Cloudy in the northwest with some rain during Thursday and Friday, but largely dry and bright in the southeast. Turning milder.

Updated at: 1439 on Mon 02 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 7 Mar 2015 to Monday 16 Mar 2015:

A northwest/southeast split is likely through the weekend with wetter weather in the northwest, with outbreaks of rain probably becoming slow moving. It will also be windy perhaps with gales in places. Drier, brighter, less windy conditions are likely in the southeast, with some sunny spells. It will become mild across the country and may be very mild in some eastern parts. After the weekend, there looks to be a change to more settled conditions to most parts of the UK, however, occasional weather systems will likely bring cloudier interludes with rain to northern and western parts. There is uncertainty in temperatures, but they are likely to be around normal for the time of year.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 17 Mar 2015 to Tuesday 31 Mar 2015:

It looks probable that pressure will remain higher than average across the whole of the UK at first, before more than likely weakening and becoming more focussed across the south of the UK by the end of the month. This would bring generally drier conditions, but it is likely that there could also be some cloud at times, with some occasional rain or showers particularly across the north. However, the chance of any prolonged wet and windy weather looks relatively small. Temperatures will most likely be close to average, perhaps slightly below in the south. Some colder nights are possible with the risk of frost, mist and fog in places.

Updated at: 1123 on Mon 02 Mar 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Kirkwall

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

Location Details

Kirkwall

Location: 58.985, -2.9607

Altitude: 1m above mean sea level

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