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Wednesday (29 July 2015)
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Issued at: 0000 on Wed 29 Jul 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Morning showers on Wednesday, then mainly dry and bright.

This Evening and Tonight:

The evening will mostly dry and bright with the best of the late sunshine across Shetland. Continuing generally dry for much of the night, but towards dawn cloud will increase as showers develop. Northerly winds strengthening Minimum Temperature 9°C.

Wednesday:

Scattered morning showers, largely clearing by noon with most seeing dry and occasionally sunny weather for the afternoon. Feeling cool the fresh or strong northerly winds giving distinctly Autumnal conditions. Maximum Temperature 14°C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Dry and bright with sunny spells on Thursday with strong northerly winds easing. Dry, bright start on Friday but becoming cloudier with showers. Sunny spells and showers on Saturday.

Updated at: 1616 on Tue 28 Jul 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Plenty of dry and bright weather. Showers at times.

Today:

It will be largely dry with some good sunny spells breaking through across many parts today, particularly in the south. Further north there will be showers developing, which could be heavy and thundery in eastern England. Cool northerly breeze.

Tonight:

Showers will die out into this evening, leaving largely cloudy skies in the north but clearer spells in the south. It will be cool in places with temperatures dipping.

Thursday:

The weather will continue to improve into Thursday, with fewer showers around, these most likely to be in eastern England, and plenty of sunny intervals. Feeling more pleasant.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday will be fine, although showery rain will affect northwest later. Sunshine and showers, heavy across Scotland on Saturday, easing before more prolonged rain arrives from the west on Sunday.

Updated at: 0137 on Wed 29 Jul 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 2 Aug 2015 to Tuesday 11 Aug 2015:

Many places fine and dry on Sunday with some sunny spells, especially across central and eastern parts. Cloud and rain though is likely to move into western parts later, before making erratic progress east during Monday, although the southeast may stay dry, with just a small chance of a thunderstorm. Temperatures near normal for many, but perhaps becoming very warm in the southeast for a time. Thereafter, the changeable conditions are likely to continue, with the north most likely to see the most frequent spells of wind and rain, with southern areas seeing the best of any drier and settled weather. Temperatures are likely to be near or just below normal in the north, and most likely near normal in the south, however some warmer spells are possible at times.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 12 Aug 2015 to Wednesday 26 Aug 2015:

There are signals for a continuation of a north-south spilt in the weather during the middle of August. The north is likely to see the most frequent spells of wind and rain, with the best of the drier and more settled conditions in the south, although some outbreaks of rain are likely to reach here at times. Temperatures on the whole will be near or a little below average for the time of year, especially in the north, although in any settled spells of weather in the south temperatures may become rather warm at times.

Updated at: 1222 on Tue 28 Jul 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Kirkwall

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

Location Details

Kirkwall

Location: 58.985, -2.9607

Altitude: 1m above mean sea level

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