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

    Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

    Mainly cloudy with some rain at time son Monday

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Mainly dry over Shetland at first, but outbreaks of rain over Orkney extending north over Shetland during the evening, this heavy at times and accompanied by a good deal of low cloud mist and fog. Mainly light southeasterly breeze. Minimum Temperature 12 °C.

    Monday:

    Rain will soon clear Shetland but it will stay dull and misty. Orkney mainly cloudy with some rain but this turning more showery, with freshening westerly winds. Maximum Temperature 16 °C.

    Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

    Sunshine and showers on Tuesday. Further rain spreading in from the west on Wednesday with strong westerly winds. Becoming brighter and drier on Thursday with lighter winds.

    Updated at: 1540 on Sun 24 Jul 2016

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Showers developing for most on Monday, drier in the southeast.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Rain across Scotland and northern England will gradually become confined to the far north of Scotland overnight. Elsewhere remaining dry, though one or two showers developing across Northern Ireland and western Scotland later in the night.

    Monday:

    Bright or sunny with scattered showers for many on Monday, these heaviest over Scotland and Northern Ireland. Parts of Wales and southern England staying dry for much of the day.

    Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

    Outbreaks of rain in the north and west on Tuesday, with isolated showers elsewhere. Breezy, with rain on Wednesday. Further rain on Thursday, though sunshine and showers in southeast England.

    Updated at: 1411 on Sun 24 Jul 2016

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Friday 29 Jul 2016 to Sunday 7 Aug 2016:

    Cloud and outbreaks of rain will clear the southeast on Friday to leave cooler and fresher conditions, with sunshine and showers. Showers will be heaviest and most frequent in the northwest and more isolated in the southeast. The remainder of the period is likely to stay rather changeable, with a mixture of cooler and brighter but showery spells and milder and cloudier conditions with outbreaks of rain. Northwestern parts will see the heaviest of the rain along with the strongest winds, whereas the southeast will get the best of the drier and brighter weather. Temperatures should be largely around average, but cooler at times in the northwest and occasionally warm and humid in the southeast.

    Updated at: 1235 on Sun 24 Jul 2016

    UK Outlook for Monday 8 Aug 2016 to Monday 22 Aug 2016:

    The strongest signal is for the weather across the UK to stay rather changeable throughout this period. There are likely to be warm and settled periods, but also bands of rain, along with spells of sunshine and showers. Most of the rain is likely to be in the north and northwest, with the south and southeast expected to see more of the drier and settled conditions. There is a small chance that a more prolonged spell of warm and settled conditions could develop for a time during mid-August, but confidence in this is current low. Temperatures will probably average out around normal, with some warmer and cooler days likely.

    Updated at: 1235 on Sun 24 Jul 2016

    Location Details

    Kirkwall

    Location: 58.985, -2.9607

    Altitude: 1.0 m above mean sea level

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