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

    Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

    Shetland mainly dry and clear, Orkney cloudier with some showers.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    A clearer spells across Shetland particularly over the north of the isles, otherwise a good deal of cloud and this bringing some showers, chiefly over Orkney. Light to moderate south or southeasterly breeze. Minimum Temperature 7 °C.


    Orkney will be cloudier with the bulk of the scattered light showers, while Shetland enjoys good sunny spells with most staying dry. Southeast breezes occasionally fresh for Orkney at first. Maximum Temperature 12 °C.

    Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

    Sunshine and the odd shower on Sunday with light winds. A few more showers on Monday then mainly dry and bright again on Tuesday, though with strengthening southerly winds.

    Updated at: 1543 on Fri 21 Oct 2016

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Patchy frost and fog tonight. Fine and mostly dry tomorrow.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Mostly dry with clear spells tonight, with low cloud, mist and fog reforming, particularly across parts of England and Wales. Further scattered showers around windward coasts and in the north. Chilly with patchy frost in central and western parts.


    Any mist, fog and low cloud will slowly clear to leave a mostly dry and fine day, with sunny spells. A scattering of showers developing during the afternoon. Feeling cool.

    Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

    Sunday will be mostly dry and bright but windier in the southwest with gales. Monday and Tuesday will see rain in the south but drier and brighter conditions further north.

    Updated at: 1601 on Fri 21 Oct 2016

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Wednesday 26 Oct 2016 to Friday 4 Nov 2016:

    Mostly dry across England and Wales during Wednesday with bright or sunny spells, once any early mist and fog has cleared. Meanwhile, rain will arrive into the northwest, which will slowly move south-eastwards, weakening all the time. It will be cloudier with patchy rain across the south on Thursday, becoming brighter in the north. Thereafter, high pressure looks to become established across the south of the UK, with a good deal of fine and dry weather around. Meanwhile, low pressure will be influencing the weather across the far, where it will be wet and windy at times. Temperatures will probably be mostly above the average, but with some cold nights in the south, with frost and fog. Possibly turning colder as we go into early November.

    Updated at: 1418 on Fri 21 Oct 2016

    UK Outlook for Saturday 5 Nov 2016 to Saturday 19 Nov 2016:

    There is a lot of uncertainty with regard to this part of the forecast. At first at least it looks likely that the weather will remain quite blocked, meaning that it will be slow to change and probably a stay a bit drier than normal. With this we are also less likely to see strong winds and the typical occasional stormy conditions that we usually see during the autumn. Given the time of year, and the predominance of a blocked pattern, temperatures may be on the cold side of normal. Later in November we may start to see more unsettled, changeable and sometimes windy weather again, but mainly in the northwest.

    Updated at: 1418 on Fri 21 Oct 2016

    Location Details


    Location: 58.9665, -3.2949

    Altitude: 28.0 m above mean sea level

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