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Issued at: 0400 on Tue 6 Dec 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Breezy but dry for most of Tuesday, rain by evening.

Today:

It will be dry for most of the day with bright spells and fresh southerly winds. The best of the sunny spells will be across Orkney. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

Tonight:

Dry at first but thicker cloud and outbreaks of rain will soon reach Orkney before spreading to Shetland in the evening. A mild night with fresh to strong southerly winds. Minimum Temperature 7 °C.

Wednesday:

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain mostly affecting Shetland with drier conditions reaching Orkney in the afternoon. Staying mild with a fresh or strong southwesterly breeze, perhaps gales later. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Bright spells and frequent showers on Thursday. Dry start to Friday but rain arriving later then mainly cloudy on Saturday with more showers. Often windy with a chance of gales.

Updated at: 0231 on Tue 6 Dec 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Dull and cloudy with some rain in the north-west.

Today:

After a bright start for Scotland, cloud and rain will spread into western parts as winds strengthen. Elsewhere overcast but dry with early fog patches slow to clear. Some brightness in north-east Scotland. Feeling less cold than recent days.

Tonight:

Staying cloudy overnight and dry with some clear spells for northern England and Wales. Rain and strong winds continue to affect Northern Ireland and Scotland. Staying frost free for many.

Wednesday:

Outbreaks of rain will erratically spread southwards, although many will remain dry. Remaining cloudy, with some sunshine developing through the afternoon for central England. Windy in north. Mild for all.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Remaining unsettled with outbreaks of rain at times, mainly in the north and west, where it will also be windy. Drier and bright interludes are likely, particularly on Saturday. Mild.

Updated at: 0124 on Tue 6 Dec 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 10 Dec 2016 to Monday 19 Dec 2016:

It is likely to be cloudy with spells of rain across southern and south-eastern parts of the UK on Saturday. The rest of the UK should be brighter with blustery showers. During the rest of the weekend and into the following week, further periods of wet and windy weather are expected to move across the UK. The most unsettled conditions are likely across the north and west with drier and brighter weather for southern and eastern areas. By mid December there should be some longer, drier spells between the wet weather, with a gradual change to something a little more settled. It will also be fairly mild initially but temperatures are likely to return closer to normal, with an increasing risk of overnight frost.

Updated at: 1226 on Mon 5 Dec 2016

UK Outlook for Tuesday 20 Dec 2016 to Tuesday 3 Jan 2017:

Whilst there is a good deal of uncertainty, it is most likely that high pressure is going to become more dominant through the end of December, and so the weather should be more settled across the UK. If the pressure does build, then we can expect drier than average conditions for most areas with lighter winds. Temperatures are also then likely to be below average with an increased risk of frost and fog, especially where skies remain clear overnight. As we head into the New Year there is the potential for the weather to become more unsettled again.

Updated at: 1226 on Mon 5 Dec 2016

Weather map

Tue 0600

Weather forecast map for Unst Airport

Unst Airport Unst Airport – Cloudy 60.748 -0.8475
Kirkwall Kirkwall – Cloudy 58.985 -2.9607
Wick (Highland) Wick (Highland) – Cloudy 58.4392 -3.0922
Durness Durness – Partly cloudy night 58.567 -4.75
Lairg Lairg – Fog 58.0223 -4.401
Aberlour Aberlour – Clear night 57.4751 -3.2155
Ullapool Ullapool – Partly cloudy night 57.8956 -5.16
Aberdeen Aberdeen – Cloudy 57.1498 -2.0927
Stornoway Stornoway – Partly cloudy night 58.2111 -6.3842
Craig Craig – Cloudy 57.4889 -5.2754
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Partly cloudy night 56.7045 -3.7283
Portree Portree – Cloudy 57.4127 -6.1949
Dundee Dundee – Fog 56.4621 -2.9692
Fort William Fort William – Cloudy 56.8199 -5.104
Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport – Overcast 57.4836 -7.3599
Strathyre Strathyre – Partly cloudy night 56.3257 -4.3234
Edinburgh Edinburgh – Partly cloudy night 55.9533 -3.1868
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed – Partly cloudy night 55.7702 -2.0038
Glasgow Glasgow – Cloudy 55.8643 -4.2505

Location Details

Unst Airport

Location: 60.748, -0.8475

Altitude: 16.0 m above mean sea level

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