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Issued at: 1400 on Sat 05 Sep 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Cloudy on Sunday with some patchy rain.

This Evening and Tonight:

It will be generally cloudy in the evening and overnight with some outbreaks of rain, this more persistent across Orkney. Fresh winds from the northwest. Minimum Temperature 8°C.

Sunday:

Rain will gradually clear on Sunday morning, but with the cloudy skies remaining for the rest of the day. Fresh northwesterly winds, easing through the evening. Maximum Temperature 13°C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

High pressure builds from west offering more settled weather everywhere. So dry with various amounts of cloud for the next few days. Light winds freshening up on Wednesday. Feeling warmer.

Updated at: 1559 on Sat 05 Sep 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Most places dry and chilly overnight.

This Evening and Tonight:

Most places dry and chilly with clear spells, although northern Scotland will be cloudier with occasional rain. Patchy rain is also likely later tonight across Northern Ireland. A ground frost will form locally in rural areas later.

Sunday:

After a chilly start most places will be dry with some sunshine at times. However, it will be cloudier across parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland with some patchy rain.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Dry with variable amounts of cloud and some sunshine at times. Feeling quite warm in any afternoon sunshine but some chilly nights likely with the risk of patchy fog.

Updated at: 1432 on Sat 05 Sep 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 10 Sep 2015 to Saturday 19 Sep 2015:

Mostly settled on Thursday and Friday with light or moderate breezes and sunny spells, especially in the south and east, although there may be a little rain in the northwest by the end of Thursday. After chilly starts with local ground frosts in rural areas, the afternoon temperature will be generally close to normal, although southern parts could become rather warm. Then as we head through the weekend the latest indications are that more unsettled and windier conditions are likely to spread eastwards across all areas. Thereafter changeable conditions are expected, but with southern and eastern parts still likely to have some good dry and bright spells at times. Temperatures are most likely to be close to the average for the time of year.

UK Outlook for Sunday 20 Sep 2015 to Sunday 4 Oct 2015:

The current indications are that the weather across the British Isles will be changeable during the latter part of September and into the first few days of October. Northern and western parts are likely to have the windiest and most unsettled conditions, with a risk of occasional gales, while the south and east is more likely to see some good dry and bright spells at times. The temperature is likely to be generally close to average for much of the time, although both cooler and warmer intervals are possible.

Updated at: 1432 on Sat 05 Sep 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 – Sunny intervals 58.0223 -4.401
Lerwick Lerwick – Sunny intervals 60.1536 -1.1435
Aberlour Aberlour – Cloudy 57.4751 -3.2155
Ullapool Ullapool – Cloudy 57.8956 -5.16
Aberdeen Aberdeen – Sunny intervals 57.1498 -2.0927
Craig Craig – Sunny intervals 57.4889 -5.2754
Stornoway Stornoway – Cloudy 58.2111 -6.3842
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Sunny intervals 56.7045 -3.7283
Portree Portree – Sunny intervals 57.4127 -6.1949
Fort William Fort William – Sunny day 56.8199 -5.104
Dundee Dundee – Sunny intervals 56.4621 -2.9692
Strathyre Strathyre – Sunny day 56.3257 -4.3234
Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport – Cloudy 57.4836 -7.3599
Edinburgh Edinburgh – Sunny intervals 55.9533 -3.1868
Glasgow Glasgow – Sunny day 55.8643 -4.2505
Tiree Tiree – Sunny intervals 56.497 -6.887
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed – Sunny intervals 55.7702 -2.0038
Tarbert Tarbert – Sunny day 55.87 -5.42

Location Details

Kirkwall

Location: 58.985, -2.9607

Altitude: 1m above mean sea level

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