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

    Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

    Wet and windy morning. Beocming drier, brighter through the afternoon.

    Today:

    Cloudy with outbreaks of rain during the morning with strong to gale force southerly winds. Becoming drier and brighter through the afternoon with gales veering westerly then easing later. A mild start but turning colder later. Maximum Temperature 9 °C.

    Tonight:

    Mostly dry with some clearer spells, however a few showers developing after midnight. A colder night with a slight risk of frost. Mostly light winds initially but strengthening by dawn. Minimum Temperature 2 °C.

    Sunday:

    A mostly dry and bright start but cloud, rain and strengthening winds into Orkney mid-morning, spreading to Shetland during the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

    Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

    Becoming colder and quite changeable into next week with bright spells and some wintry showers, with a risk of more prolonged rain and hill snow during Tuesday. Windy on Monday.

    Updated at: 0245 on Sat 25 Feb 2017

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Cloudy with strong winds and rain

    Today:

    Rain will affect many northern areas at first, pushing further south through the day. Windy in parts of the north with a risk of local flooding in north west England. Becoming brighter further north in the afternoon.

    Tonight:

    A cold night with scattered showers in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Milder and cloudier further south with rain clearing England and Wales overnight, but more rain approaching from the north-west.

    Sunday:

    A dry and bright start for mainland UK; becoming generally cloudier and windy with rain spreading from the west. Persistent rain and gales along western exposed areas; east remaining dry.

    Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

    Sunny spells and heavy blustery showers are widely expected, some turning thundery with snow over hills. Feeling much colder, especially in the north with overnight frosts, but milder further south.

    Updated at: 0137 on Sat 25 Feb 2017

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Wednesday 1 Mar 2017 to Friday 10 Mar 2017:

    An unsettled picture is likely at the start of March, as further weather systems affect the UK from the Atlantic. Frontal systems will cross the UK, bringing cloudy and wet weather at times, with some snow over northern hills. It will be rather cold at times in the north, with temperatures closer to average in the south. The changeable Atlantic influence is expected to remain in place through early March, with strong winds and rain at times and possibly gales. Temperatures will be around normal, and possibly a little above average in the south. In between frontal systems, there is likely to be some spells of drier and brighter weather with some showers and patchy overnight frosts.

    Updated at: 1221 on Fri 24 Feb 2017

    UK Outlook for Saturday 11 Mar 2017 to Saturday 25 Mar 2017:

    For the rest of March signals are weak and confidence is low. It will probably be rather unsettled with spells of wet and windy weather at first, interspersed with brighter and showery conditions with some snow possible across the north of the UK. There should, however, also be some drier and brighter spells, where we may see some local frost and fog at times overnight. Temperatures are expected to be slightly above normal for the time of year. However, there remains the possibility of seeing a more prolonged cold spell, with an increased chance of snow in places. This is more likely later in the period.

    Updated at: 1219 on Fri 24 Feb 2017

    Location Details

    Skara Brae Heart of Neolithic Orkney

    Location: 59.0485, -3.3452

    Altitude: 18.0 m above mean sea level

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