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

    Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

    Mainly fine for Shetland, some rain for Orkney during Tuesday.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Monday evening bright with good sunny spells; generally dry but isolated light showers possible across Shetland. Tonight stays dry with clear spells. Light Northeast winds across Shetland but moderate locally fresh Easterly winds across Orkney. Minimum Temperature 8 °C.

    Tuesday:

    Shetland dry and bright with sunny spells and light East winds. Orkney starts dry but turns duller with some drizzly rain developing and fresh East winds. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

    Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

    Belt of rain spreads north during Wednesday and lasts through Thursday before clearing early Friday, so some dull wet spells and accompanied by fresh East then Northeast winds. Brighter Friday.

    Updated at: 1646 on Mon 21 Aug 2017

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Rain in the north, cloudy and humid in the south.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Rain in the north of England and western Scotland will slowly move further north and east. Some heavy bursts are likely in the Highlands. Further south, it will be mostly cloudy and humid with widespread hill and coastal fog.

    Tuesday:

    Rain across Scotland will fizzle out, before more heavy rain spreads into Northern Ireland and then western Scotland. Further south will be brighter and significantly warmer with a few showers.

    Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

    Wednesday and Thursday will be fresher but mainly dry in England and Wales. Showers are likely further north. Friday's showers will be heavier across northern England and Wales.

    Updated at: 1602 on Mon 21 Aug 2017

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Saturday 26 Aug 2017 to Monday 4 Sep 2017:

    Saturday is likely to be dry for most of us and warm in the east. One or two showers remain possible. Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday will probably become changeable again, with heavy showers or longer spells of rain, particularly in the north and west. However, parts of the southeast may stay mainly dry with some sunny spells. It will be windy at times, especially in the north, with a risk of gales here. Into the following week, there remains a lot of uncertainty, although we may continue to see spells of wet and windy weather, particularly in the northwest, with drier spells, mainly in the south. Temperatures will probably be near normal, though perhaps rather warm at times in the south.

    Updated at: 1300 on Mon 21 Aug 2017

    UK Outlook for Tuesday 5 Sep 2017 to Tuesday 19 Sep 2017:

    During this period, we are most likely to see changeable weather conditions featuring across the United Kingdom. However, there will be some dry and fine weather at times too. On balance spells of rain and strong winds are likely to dominate in the north and west, with drier and brighter weather more common in the south and east. Temperatures will probably remain close to normal for the time of year in most parts, though they may become warm or very warm at times in the south.

    Updated at: 1300 on Mon 21 Aug 2017

    Location Details

    Kirkwall

    Location: 58.954, -2.9

    Altitude: 26.0 m above mean sea level

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