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Sunrise: 06:51 Sunset: 19:02 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 2200 on Tue 23 Sep 2014

* Daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.

Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Rain spreading east early evening, then drier overnight

This Evening and Tonight:

Persistent rain this evening and at first tonight with some heavy bursts. Drier clearer conditions with just a few showers, will spread across from the west overnight. Fresh northwesterly winds. Minimum Temperature 9C.

Wednesday:

Showers during the morning with brief sunny intervals. the afternoon becoming mostly dry with longer sunny spells. Fresh northwesterly winds becoming lighter later. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Rather dull on Thursday with rain at times and strengthening southwest winds. Brighter on Friday with showers and brief westerly gales. Dry, bright and still quite windy on Saturday.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 23 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain pushing southeastwards overnight, turning mostly fine for Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloud and outbreaks of rain across some northwestern parts will continue to push southeastwards, reaching southern and southeastern parts towards dawn. Clear spells and scattered showers will follow, these mainly affecting western and northern coasts.

Wednesday:

The patchy rain will clear the southeast by midday. Then there should be plenty of dry weather with sunny spells and just a few well scattered showers. Breezy.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Southern and eastern parts starting dry and fine, but becoming cloudier into the weekend. Further north and west, generally cloudier, fresher and windier with some rain at times.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 23 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 28 Sep 2014 to Tuesday 7 Oct 2014:

Much of the UK should be largely dry through the beginning of the week. It will often be rather cloudy, although there may still be some sunny spells and isolated fog patches overnight. There should be rain at times in the north/northwest and it will become breezier here, with gales possible in the far north. Temperatures will be mostly near normal or rather warm by day, but widely well above average at night. Through the rest of the period it should continue generally dry with sunny spells, but more unsettled in the west and northwest with some rain and strong winds. Daytime temperatures are likely to remain near normal or rather warm, but nights should turn cooler with an increasing chance of ground frost, and some mist or fog patches.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 7 Oct 2014 to Tuesday 21 Oct 2014:

The broadly northwest-southeast split in the weather conditions is showing signs of persisting into mid-October. This pattern would leave southern, central and eastern parts tending to see the best of the weather with conditions often fine and dry. Occasional bouts of rain should still be expected, and mist and fog patches may be a problem during morning rush hours. Under the fine weather it should still feel pleasant with temperatures a little above average for the time of year. Further northwest, conditions are likely to be more unsettled with more frequent outbreaks of rain, these perhaps accompanied by strong winds. Temperatures here should be closer to average or perhaps even just below at times.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 23 Sep 2014

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Lerwick Heavy rain 60.1536 -1.1435
Kirkwall Heavy rain 58.985 -2.9607
Wick (Highland) Heavy rain 58.4392 -3.0922
Durness Light rain 58.567 -4.75
Lairg Cloudy 58.0223 -4.401
Aberlour Heavy rain 57.4751 -3.2155
Aberdeen Light rain 57.1498 -2.0927
Ullapool Cloudy 57.8956 -5.16
Stornoway Partly cloudy night 58.2111 -6.3842
Craig Heavy shower night 57.4889 -5.2754
Pitlochry Heavy rain 56.7045 -3.7283
Portree Heavy shower night 57.4127 -6.1949
Dundee Heavy rain 56.4621 -2.9692
Fort William Cloudy 56.8199 -5.104
Strathyre Light shower night 56.3257 -4.3234
Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport Light shower night 57.4836 -7.3599
Edinburgh Light shower night 55.9533 -3.1868
Berwick-upon-Tweed Cloudy 55.7702 -2.0038
Glasgow Light rain 55.8643 -4.2505
Biggar Light rain 55.6234 -3.5226

Location Details

Lerwick

Location: 60.1536, -1.1435

Altitude: 18m above mean sea level

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