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    13°C 10°C
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    12°C 11°C
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    15°C 12°C
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Sunrise: 06:58 Sunset: 19:09 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:01 Sunset: 19:06 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:03 Sunset: 19:03 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:05 Sunset: 19:00 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:07 Sunset: 18:57 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1200 on Tue 23 Sep 2014

* Daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.

Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Sunny spells and a few showers. Heavier rain this evening.

Today:

A mainly dry and bright day with sunny intervals and just the odd shower, more especially over Shetland. More persistent rain will reach the Isles this evening, becoming heavier over Orkney. Moderate southwesterly wind freshening later. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Tonight:

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain at first, becoming drier and clearer later with just a few showers. Fresh or strong northwest winds developing over Orkney but lighter winds over Shetland. Minimum Temperature 9C.

Wednesday:

A bright and breezy day with sunny spells. Still some showers during the morning, mostly dying out in the afternoon. Fresh northwesterly winds becoming lighter later. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Mainly cloudy on Thursday with rain at times and fresh southwest winds. Sunshine on Friday with scattered showers and strong westerly winds. Dry, bright and still quite windy on Saturday.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 23 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain for some northern parts. Largely dry in the south.

Today:

Patchy rain moving steadily southwards across northern England and northern Wales, becoming more persistent and locally heavy in the afternoon. Mostly dry and bright elsewhere after a chilly start, but further rain spreading into northwest Scotland and Northern Ireland later.

Tonight:

Outbreaks of rain across some northwestern parts moving southeastwards, reaching southern and southeastern parts towards dawn. Drier and clearer conditions developing across most other parts as the rain clears.

Wednesday:

Any lingering rain across southern parts clearing southeastwards in the morning. Otherwise a good deal of dry and bright weather, but a few showers transferring eastwards through the day.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Southern and eastern parts starting dry and fine, but becoming cloudier into the weekend. Further north and west, generally cloudier, fresher and windier with some rain at times.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 23 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 28 Sep 2014 to Tuesday 7 Oct 2014:

Much of the UK should be largely dry through the beginning of the week. It will often be rather cloudy, although there may still be some sunny spells and isolated fog patches overnight. There should be rain at times in the north/northwest and it will become breezier here, with gales possible in the far north. Temperatures will be mostly near normal or rather warm by day, but widely well above average at night. Through the rest of the period it should continue generally dry with sunny spells, but more unsettled in the west and northwest with some rain and strong winds. Daytime temperatures are likely to remain near normal or rather warm, but nights should turn cooler with an increasing chance of ground frost, and some mist or fog patches.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 7 Oct 2014 to Tuesday 21 Oct 2014:

The broadly northwest-southeast split in the weather conditions is showing signs of persisting into mid-October. This pattern would leave southern, central and eastern parts tending to see the best of the weather with conditions often fine and dry. Occasional bouts of rain should still be expected, and mist and fog patches may be a problem during morning rush hours. Under the fine weather it should still feel pleasant with temperatures a little above average for the time of year. Further northwest, conditions are likely to be more unsettled with more frequent outbreaks of rain, these perhaps accompanied by strong winds. Temperatures here should be closer to average or perhaps even just below at times.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 23 Sep 2014

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

Location Details

Kirkwall

Location: 58.985, -2.9607

Altitude: 1m above mean sea level

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