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

    Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

    Mainly cloudy with some patchy light rain. Windy.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    A drier spell this evening but rain returning from the south later this evening, lasting into the early hours. Becoming drier later in the night with some clearer spells pushing into Orkney. Fresh to strong southerly winds. Minimum Temperature 12 °C.


    Any cloud and patchy rain over Shetland soon clearing, then a mainly dry and bright day with some sunny spells. A few showers developing in the afternoon. Quite breezy. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

    Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

    Monday bright with some sunshine and scattered showers. Very unsettled towards midweek with rain at times and a risk of severe gales.

    Updated at: 1557 on Sat 24 Sep 2016

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Sunshine and showers on Sunday.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Windy in the north and west overnight. Rain across Scotland, Wales and western England will continue to spread eastwards, reaching eastern counties by dawn. Clear spells following for many with blustery showers moving in from the west.


    Rain clearing eastern England early afternoon. Otherwise, a mix of sunshine and showers turning heavy and perhaps thundery in the north and west. Cooler than Saturday, especially in the east.

    Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

    Strong winds and heavy rain at times through this period. Northern areas tending to see the most persistent rain and strongest winds with gales. Southern especially southeastern areas drier overall.

    Updated at: 1540 on Sat 24 Sep 2016

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Thursday 29 Sep 2016 to Saturday 8 Oct 2016:

    Windy on Thursday, particularly in the north with gales or severe gales possible here. Persistent rain in the north at first turning more showery. Brighter further south with winds easing. Lighter winds initially on Friday although with rain and stronger winds arriving from the west later. This unsettled pattern is then expected to continue through the remainder of the period, with spells of rain mixed with brighter, drier but occasional showery interludes. The northwest should see the most of the wet weather, with a risk of gales at times. Drier in southeastern parts, but some rain and breezy conditions are still possible. Temperatures should be around average through the rest of September, but perhaps a little below average at times from the start of October, with some overnight frosts.

    Updated at: 1231 on Sat 24 Sep 2016

    UK Outlook for Sunday 9 Oct 2016 to Sunday 23 Oct 2016:

    Low confidence for the weather details for October. Currently, it is most likely that the unsettled weather will continue. Rain and strong winds possible at times for much of the country, especially in the north, intermixed with quieter, drier spells, these mainly in the south. Temperatures around, or slightly below average, with an increasing chance of some chilly nights and local frosts, especially in the north.

    Updated at: 1231 on Sat 24 Sep 2016

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    Hoy Youth Hostel

    Location: 58.9107, -3.331

    Altitude: 62.0 m above mean sea level

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