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

    Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

    Clear or sunny spells and showers. Windy, gales for time.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    More persistent rain and strong winds soon easing over Orkney. Otherwise, a mixture of clear spells and showers. However, the westerly winds will strengthen again, reaching gale force overnight. Minimum Temperature 6 °C.


    A mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers. Feeling quite cold in the strong to gale force westerly winds but winds and showers will ease down during the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.

    Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

    Rather cloudy over the weekend with some mainly light rain at times, but drier spells too and milder with lighter winds. Some rain on Monday, turning brighter later.

    Updated at: 1604 on Thu 27 Oct 2016

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Dry and cloudy for most, with some patchy fog.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Patchy rain will move into central parts tonight, with hill fog likely. There'll be clear spells in the north but it will be windy, and under the clearest spells in the south we could see a few patches of fog.


    That patchy rain will move slowly northwards tomorrow, becoming mostly confined over hills. Elsewhere it'll be cloudy with some bright breaks, and it'll feel quite warm in any sunny spells.

    Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

    Often cloudy, especially Saturday, but mostly dry. Some rain continuing across the northwest. Mild by day but with chilly starts and early fog. Best sunshine expected on Monday in south.

    Updated at: 1518 on Thu 27 Oct 2016

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Tuesday 1 Nov 2016 to Thursday 10 Nov 2016:

    It will be settled in the south at first, with a good deal of fine and dry weather but with overnight patchy fog and chilly nights are likely. Meanwhile, the north of the UK is likely to be wetter and windier at times, more so further west. The rain in the north will probably move southwards by midweek, although it'll be lighter in the south, especially in the southeast. Colder air will then move in behind this from the northwest, bringing showers that may be wintry over high ground in the north. There'll be more widespread night frosts, and generally northerly or north-westerly winds over the UK, with generally drier and brighter weather and lighter winds further south.

    Updated at: 1302 on Thu 27 Oct 2016

    UK Outlook for Friday 11 Nov 2016 to Friday 25 Nov 2016:

    The outlook for mid November remains uncertain however spells of windier and stormier weather look to be less likely than would normally be expected at this time of year. Indications suggest that at first northerly or north-westerly winds are likely to predominate over the UK, leading to lower than average temperatures for many and a widespread risk of frosts. The expectation is for windier and more showery conditions to be possible in the north, perhaps with snow over some higher ground, with drier, more settled weather in the south. Towards the end of the period confidence continues to be low, with the most likely scenario looking to be a continuation of the mainly drier, settled weather, although there is a signal for below average temperatures to continue.

    Updated at: 1303 on Thu 27 Oct 2016

    Location Details


    Location: 58.985, -2.9607

    Altitude: 1.0 m above mean sea level

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