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

    Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

    Clear or sunny spells and showers.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    A bright end to the day with some late sunshine and just a few showers around. Then clear spells overnight, however the showers are expected to become more frequent and occasionally heavy later in the night. Occasionally strong southwesterly winds. Minimum Temperature 8 °C.

    Tuesday:

    Occasionally heavy showers at first will become generally lighter through the day and increasing confined to Orkney, with Shetland seeing the best of the sunshine. Occasionally fresh southwesterly winds. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

    Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

    The unsettled theme continues for the next few days with various bands of rain arriving from the west, with sunny spells and scattered showers in between. Breezy especially on Friday.

    Updated at: 1538 on Mon 27 Jun 2016

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Rain spreading in from the southwest through Tuesday.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Showers in the north will become confined to northern and western Scotland overnight leaving much of the country dry with clear spells. It will turn fairly cool in rural areas.

    Tuesday:

    After a bright start, rain will gradually push northeastwards across England and Wales with strong winds developing across southwestern coasts. Elsewhere, showers will become more frequent through the day.

    Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

    Unsettled and generally fairly cool through the period with showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed by drier and brighter interludes. It will often be windy, especially across southwestern coasts.

    Updated at: 1537 on Mon 27 Jun 2016

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Saturday 2 Jul 2016 to Monday 11 Jul 2016:

    The changeable and often unsettled weather is likely to continue across most parts through this period. Bands of rain are expected to push eastwards across the country, these interspersed with drier and brighter periods, but also some showers, perhaps some heavy ones at times. The wettest weather is always more likely in the north and west where it will occasionally be windy too, whilst the south and east will see the best of any drier spells along with generally lighter winds. Temperatures on the whole are expected to be near, or somewhat below average for the time of year, but feeling cool more generally in the northwest in any wetter and winder spells. Conversely, it will feel warm in any drier and sunnier periods, especially in the south and east.

    Updated at: 1240 on Mon 27 Jun 2016

    UK Outlook for Tuesday 12 Jul 2016 to Tuesday 26 Jul 2016:

    Changeable conditions are likely to persist at first, with rain or showers across many areas, particularly the north or northwest, and temperatures near average. Around the middle of July there is the possibility that a spell of more settled weather will develop, potentially bringing longer dry periods to much of the country. With this change there would be more in the way of sunshine with generally warm temperatures and lighter winds. However there is also the possibility of more humid continental air moving up across the southeast at times, bringing very warm temperatures and a risk of some thundery showers here.

    Updated at: 1240 on Mon 27 Jun 2016

    Location Details

    Kirkwall

    Location: 58.985, -2.9607

    Altitude: 1.0 m above mean sea level

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