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Issued at: 0900 on Thu 25 Aug 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Staying dry. A cloudy start then a brighter afternoon.

Today:

A cloudy start with some low cloud and mist, this tending to lift through the morning to allow some afternoon brightness. Best of the sunshine across Orkney with the warmest temperatures for northwestern parts in freshening southeasterly winds. Maximum Temperature 17 °C.

Tonight:

Some evening bright spells, then clouding over after dark with a few showers breaking out across Orkney later in the night. Quite a mild night with a southeasterly breeze. Minimum Temperature 11 °C.

Friday:

Orkney sees a cloudy morning with some heavy showers, then a brighter afternoon with fewer showers. Shetland has a dry start before some heavy showers develop, these slow to clear. Maximum Temperature 17 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Mainly dry with just isolated showers, light winds and some bright or sunny spells, although a risk of some lower cloud on Sunday and fresher winds on Monday.

Updated at: 0451 on Thu 25 Aug 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Very warm in the south, with rain and thunderstorms developing

Today:

Becoming mostly dry this morning then thundery showers developing during the afternoon. Less hot than Wednesday in the southeast of England but still very warm. Sunny spells and showers in the northwest.

Tonight:

Thundery rain will clear eastwards across England and Wales tonight. Meanwhile, showery rain, heavy at times, will affect parts of Northern Ireland and western Scotland. Dry with clear spells elsewhere.

Friday:

Early showers clearing the southeast, then mostly dry with sunny spells for most. Some heavy showers in the northwest. Warm in the southeast.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Heavy and perhaps thundery rain moving northwards on Saturday, becoming warm and humid. Rain clearing eastwards Sunday. Brighter and fresher with some scattered showers on Monday. Warm in the sunshine.

Updated at: 0422 on Thu 25 Aug 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 29 Aug 2016 to Wednesday 7 Sep 2016:

Bank Holiday Monday is likely to see showers across much of the country, with most of these in the north and east. It should become drier through the day, but with more rain likely from the west overnight. Rain is possible across many areas next Tuesday, with the south east probably staying dry throughout. It is likely to be breezy in places with a fresher feel to the temperatures, but still warm in the sunshine. The rest of the period is looking unsettled, with bands of rain, some stronger winds in the north, but some drier interludes, especially in the south and south east. Temperatures on the whole may be around normal, but possibly warmer in the south.

Updated at: 1215 on Wed 24 Aug 2016

UK Outlook for Thursday 8 Sep 2016 to Thursday 22 Sep 2016:

A generally changeable pattern of weather through the outlook period, with the north and west of the country seeing the wettest and windiest conditions, with a risk of gales at times.. Drier and more settled conditions in the south and east, but still with a chance of rain. Temperatures are expected to be around normal for the time of year, although slightly warmer in the south east.

Updated at: 1215 on Wed 24 Aug 2016

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Weather forecast map for Sumburgh Airport

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