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Issued at: 2300 on Wed 4 May 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Bright start Thursday but cloud and patchy rain later.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rather cloudy this evening with outbreaks of rain, clearing Orkney around mid-evening and Shetland around midnight. Then mainly dry through the early hours with some clear spells developing. Remaining mild with occasionally strong southerly winds. Minimum Temperature 6 °C.

Thursday:

A dry morning with the best of the sunshine expected across Shetland. Cloud increasing through the afternoon to bring some mostly light showery rain by late afternoon. Strong southerly winds. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday mostly dry with sunny spells. A bright start Saturday but increasing cloud bringing patchy rain later, while east coasts turn misty. Sunday mostly dry but east coast fog patches.

Updated at: 1613 on Wed 4 May 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunny and warm in south, patchy rain in north.

This Evening and Tonight:

After a fine, warm and sunny evening across most of England and Wales, the night will continue dry with clear skies. Scotland, Northern Ireland and Cumbria will be rather cloudy with the risk of a little light rain.

Thursday:

Warm across England and Wales with sunny spells. Scotland and Northern Ireland will be cloudier with the risk of some showery rain in the far northwest.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Mainly dry with sunny spells and becoming increasingly warm. Risk of thundery showers breaking over the weekend, with some rain in the northwest.

Updated at: 1357 on Wed 4 May 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 9 May 2016 to Wednesday 18 May 2016:

Most parts will very warm with some good sunny spells on Monday and Tuesday, although some heavy and thundery showers may affect the southwest, with a small risk of these showers developing elsewhere. Fog in the North Sea may also come onshore onto eastern coasts at times. Through the second half of next week northern parts are likely to become mainly dry, although thundery showers, or longer spells of rain may affect the south at times. Sea fog could continue to affect some eastern coasts Mainly dry and settled weather is then expected through to the middle of May with above average temperatures at first, although temperatures could return to near normal later, with perhaps more changeable weather spreading into the northwest.

Updated at: 1203 on Wed 4 May 2016

UK Outlook for Thursday 19 May 2016 to Thursday 2 Jun 2016:

There is some uncertainty through this period but the most likely scenario is for mainly dry weather with sunny spells to persist in the south and east. More changeable weather is expected in the north and west with showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed by some drier and brighter conditions. Temperatures are likely to be near normal, though perhaps becoming warm later towards the southeast.

Updated at: 1203 on Wed 4 May 2016

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Weather forecast map for Sumburgh Airport

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

Location Details

Sumburgh Airport

Location: 59.8786, -1.2931

Altitude: 5.0 m above mean sea level

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