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  • Tue Tuesday
    16°C 13°C
    Cloudy
  • Wed Wednesday
    16°C 12°C
    Light rain
  • Thu Thursday
    15°C 11°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday
    15°C 12°C
    Cloudy
  • Sat Saturday
    16°C 14°C
    Light rain
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Sunrise: 04:40 Sunset: 21:43 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 04:42 Sunset: 21:40 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 04:44 Sunset: 21:38 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 04:47 Sunset: 21:35 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 04:49 Sunset: 21:33 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1300 on Tue 29 Jul 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Rain soon clearing east then brighter with showers.

Today:

A cloudy start to the day with outbreaks of rain however drier and brighter conditions already coming into Orkney will soon spread to Shetland. Showers following in the afternoon these possibly heavy across Shetland. Strengthening southwesterly winds. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Tonight:

Mainly cloudy through this evening and overnight with frequent showers, these continuing to be heavy particularly over Hoy and Westray. Strong southwest becoming westerly winds. Minimum Temperature 10C.

Wednesday:

A brighter day but still with showers but these lighter and more isolated with more in the way of sunshine coming through. Strong westerly winds. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

A band of heavy thundery showers will spread across all parts on Thursday. Bright with a scattering of showers on Friday. Cloudier and murky with outbreaks of rain on Saturday.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 29 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mainly fine. Some rain in the north and west.

Today:

Eastern and southern England remaining fine, dry and warm with plenty of sunny spells. Generally cloudier further north and west with some fragmenting patchy rain moving slowly southeastwards through the day. Scattered showers moving into the far northwest later.

Tonight:

Remaining breezy in the northwest with further showers. The band of fragmenting cloud gradually clearing southeastwards to leave a fine and dry night elsewhere with clear spells and light winds.

Wednesday:

Most places fine and dry with sunny spells, Still breezy in the northwest with scattered showers, most frequent across parts of Northern Ireland, northern England and southern Scotland.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Showers in the north and west on Thursday, elsewhere generally fine and dry. Turning increasingly unsettled through Friday and Saturday across all areas with sunny spells and scattered heavy showers.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 29 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 3 Aug 2014 to Tuesday 12 Aug 2014:

Remaining changeable, with showers or longer spells of rain likely across the northwest of the UK to start Sunday. Just a few showers possible elsewhere, locally heavy. On Monday, rain probably returning from the west, heavy at times in the west, but may not reach some eastern areas during the day. The unsettled theme is likely to continue until the end of the period, although there may be more in the way of drier and brighter conditions developing across the south and east later. Temperatures generally near normal, but often warm towards the south and east. Winds generally light to moderate for most, but perhaps locally strong in the northwest, then a risk of gales in some exposed western parts into the middle of next week.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 to Wednesday 27 Aug 2014:

With no particularly strong signals regarding weather patterns over the UK during the latter part of August, conditions are more likely than not to be close to climatology. As such most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather with some sunshine interspersed by occasional spells of more changeable conditions with showers or rain. Northern parts are perhaps most likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather leaving southern parts with the most prolonged fine spells. Daytime temperatures are then likely to often be above average during fine spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 29 Jul 2014

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Sumburgh Airport Sunny intervals 59.8786 -1.2931
Kirkwall Cloudy 58.985 -2.9607
Wick (Highland) Cloudy 58.4392 -3.0922
Durness Light shower day 58.567 -4.75
Lairg Light shower day 58.0223 -4.401
Aberlour Cloudy 57.4751 -3.2155
Aberdeen Cloudy 57.1498 -2.0927
Ullapool Light rain 57.8956 -5.16
Stornoway Light shower day 58.2111 -6.3842
Craig Light rain 57.4889 -5.2754
Pitlochry Cloudy 56.7045 -3.7283
Dundee Sunny day 56.4621 -2.9692
Portree Cloudy 57.4127 -6.1949
Fort William Light rain 56.8199 -5.104
Strathyre Cloudy 56.3257 -4.3234
Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport Light shower day 57.4836 -7.3599
Edinburgh Cloudy 55.9533 -3.1868
Berwick-upon-Tweed Cloudy 55.7702 -2.0038
Glasgow Cloudy 55.8643 -4.2505
Biggar Cloudy 55.6234 -3.5226

Location Details

Sumburgh Airport

Location: 59.8786, -1.2931

Altitude: 5m above mean sea level