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Issued at: 1600 on Sun 03 May 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Windy with rain tonight, gradually brightening from south during Monday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Starting dry over Shetland. Rain over Orkney, some heavy, spreading north to Shetland tonight, with strong to gale force easterly winds. Orkney will turn drier as winds ease in the early hours, though more rain will arrive towards morning. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Monday:

Rain will slowly clear northwards, eventually clearing from Shetland in the afternoon. Dry and bright conditions will follow with some sunshine over Orkney. Strong easterly winds over Shetland easing. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Tuesday starting dry, then rain later with northeasterly gales. Rain or showers on Wednesday with strong or gale force winds. Colder, windy and showery Thursday.

Updated at: 1539 on Sun 03 May 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunshine and some showers for most. Rain continuing across Scotland.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain continuing across Scotland, though becoming confined to the far north by dawn. Showers easing elsewhere, with clear spells developing for many. Some mist patches possible as winds fall light.

Monday:

Most places fine and dry, with some sunny spells. Outbreaks of rain affecting the far north at first and across southern parts later. Feeling pleasant in the sunshine.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Wet and windy conditions quickly spreading northwards on Tuesday, followed by sunny spells and blustery showers. Further heavy showers expected on Wednesday and Thursday, though easing from the west later.

Updated at: 1548 on Sun 03 May 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 8 May 2015 to Sunday 17 May 2015:

A few showers in the north at first on Friday, these soon dying away leaving a dry and settled day for most, however thicker cloud and some outbreaks of rain are expected in the far southwest later, this probably spreading north on Saturday, perhaps bringing some rain to northwestern parts, with more settled weather developing in the south and east. It may become unsettled again in the north the following week with occasional outbreaks of rain, and strong winds. Drier, brighter conditions are expected further south, although there is considerable uncertainty regarding the extent of these conditions at present. Temperatures will likely be average for most areas, perhaps slightly above in the southeast, although temperatures in the north should be below average at first, giving a risk of overnight frost.

UK Outlook for Monday 18 May 2015 to Monday 1 Jun 2015:

Overall conditions will be fairly mixed during this period, with most areas experiencing spells of fine and bright weather interspersed with more changeable conditions. The most unsettled conditions are likely to be across northern and northwestern areas at first. The best of the settled weather being more likely in the in the south and southeast. Towards the end of the month drier conditions may become more prevalent across northern areas. Temperatures are likely to be near average for most areas, with spells of more settled weather likely to be accompanied by higher daytime temperatures, especially in the south at first. Some chilly evenings are also likely, perhaps with isolated overnight frost, most likely in rural northern areas.

Updated at: 1321 on Sun 03 May 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Sumburgh Airport

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

Location Details

Sumburgh Airport

Location: 59.8786, -1.2931

Altitude: 5m above mean sea level

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