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Issued at: 0800 on Thu 19 Jan 2017

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Mostly cloudy with a few spots of rain.

Today:

A generally cloudy day with outbreaks of mostly light rain and drizzle, especially this morning. The moderate or fresh southwesterly breeze will be strong at times, especially across Shetland. Maximum Temperature 9 °C.

Tonight:

Rather cloudy with a few spots of rain possible. Some clearer spells may develop, more especially for southern Orkney and more northern parts of Shetland. The southwesterly breeze continues. Minimum Temperature 7 °C.

Friday:

Some early brightness possible but generally another cloudy day with the odd spot of rain and drizzle. An occasionally fresh southwesterly breeze. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

A quiet spell of weather through the weekend and into next week, still a lot of cloud around and some patchy rain. Best chance of any brighter conditions across Orkney.

Updated at: 0244 on Thu 19 Jan 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cloudy skies for most, clear and sunny in the south.

Today:

It will be a grey day for many, with the odd spot of light rain and drizzle possible, and some hill fog. Southern England and some parts of eastern Scotland will be mostly clear and sunny.

Tonight:

Overnight it will stay cloudy and frost-free for most. However in the clear skies across southern England and South Wales, it will be colder and frosty.

Friday:

A brighter day for parts of Wales and Northern Scotland, and the sunshine will stay across much of southern England. Elsewhere it'll be mostly cloudy but mainly dry.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Mostly settled and dry but rather cloudy and cold, with some bright spells. Some light showers are possible, perhaps giving a wintry mix for parts of England and Wales.

Updated at: 0110 on Thu 19 Jan 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 23 Jan 2017 to Wednesday 1 Feb 2017:

High pressure is likely to continue to dominate across the UK on Monday and Tuesday, with mostly dry and settled conditions expected, aside from in the far north-west where rain and strong winds are possible. Temperatures will be mostly either around average or a little colder. Looking further ahead, more unsettled conditions are expected to slowly spread further into the north and west bringing spells of rain and strong winds, although it will be more settled further south and east. The unsettled and at times windy conditions are expected to continue to slowly spread south and east through the period, eventually bringing milder conditions to most and outbreaks of rain at times across the country, this likely heavier further west and lighter and less frequent further east.

Updated at: 1135 on Wed 18 Jan 2017

UK Outlook for Thursday 2 Feb 2017 to Thursday 16 Feb 2017:

Looking ahead to the start of February confidence is fairly low. However, the most likely scenario is that Atlantic low pressure systems will bring spells of wet and windy weather to all at times, though this will be interspersed with drier and brighter interludes. Temperatures will generally be around average for this time of year, though with occasional milder spells. There is a possibility that an area of high pressure will become dominant again towards the middle of February, bringing more settled conditions with the return of overnight frost and patches of fog. However, confidence regarding this detail is low.

Updated at: 1135 on Wed 18 Jan 2017

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Papa Stour Airstrip

Papa Stour Airstrip Papa Stour Airstrip – Overcast 60.3227 -1.6908
Kirkwall Kirkwall – Cloudy 58.985 -2.9607
Wick (Highland) Wick (Highland) – Overcast 58.4392 -3.0922
Durness Durness – Cloudy 58.567 -4.75
Lairg Lairg – Overcast 58.0223 -4.401
Aberlour Aberlour – Cloudy 57.4751 -3.2155
Ullapool Ullapool – Overcast 57.8956 -5.16
Aberdeen Aberdeen – Sunny day 57.1498 -2.0927
Stornoway Stornoway – Overcast 58.2111 -6.3842
Craig Craig – Light rain 57.4889 -5.2754
Portree Portree – Overcast 57.4127 -6.1949
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Overcast 56.7045 -3.7283
Dundee Dundee – Cloudy 56.4621 -2.9692
Fort William Fort William – Overcast 56.8199 -5.104
Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport – Light rain 57.4836 -7.3599
Strathyre Strathyre – Overcast 56.3257 -4.3234
Edinburgh Edinburgh – Cloudy 55.9533 -3.1868
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed – Cloudy 55.7702 -2.0038
Glasgow Glasgow – Overcast 55.8643 -4.2505

Location Details

Papa Stour Airstrip

Location: 60.3227, -1.6908

Altitude: 21.0 m above mean sea level

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