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    Forecast summary

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

    Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

    Cold and rather windy with wintry showers over the weekend.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Some clear spells through the evening and overnight but with scattered wintry showers, these mainly across Shetland at first, though extending south over Orkney overnight. Fresh to strong east to northeasterly winds, but a frost in shelter. Minimum Temperature 0°C.

    Saturday:

    A bright day with sunny spells and scattered wintry showers, giving a dusting of snow even to lower levels. Fresh northeasterly winds, but becoming strong across Shetland later. Maximum Temperature 4°C.

    Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

    Strong northerly winds on Sunday with heavy wintry showers, but showers slowly dying out through Monday as winds ease. Dry, bright and cold Tuesday morning, becoming cloudy and wet later.

    Updated at: 1509 on Fri 12 Feb 2016

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Wet in the far south tomorrow; scattered wintry showers elsewhere.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Widespread frost across northern, central and eastern Britain. Scattered showers in the north and west, wintry on higher ground. Frequent sleet or snow showers across parts of eastern Scotland. Becoming wet and breezy across southwest England and south Wales later.

    Saturday:

    Dull with occasional rain or sleet across southern England and south Wales. Heavy sleet or snow showers across central/southeast Scotland and far northeast of England. Elsewhere, mainly dry and bright.

    Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

    Feeling much colder, with a brisk northerly wind on Sunday and Monday. Often sunny, but occasional snow showers, especially in the northeast. Rain or snow into northwest later on Tuesday.

    Updated at: 1510 on Fri 12 Feb 2016

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Wednesday 17 Feb 2016 to Friday 26 Feb 2016:

    On Wednesday, rain, sleet and hill snow is expected to move out of Scotland and Northern Ireland and into the north and west of England and Wales. Towards the southeast of England, dry and bright with frost and fog patches. Becoming bright and breezy across Scotland and Northern Ireland, with sunshine and wintry showers. On Thursday, the band of rain, and perhaps snow, is expected to move into southeast England as a weakening feature. After a frosty start, a mix of sunshine and wintry showers is expected elsewhere. Thereafter, the weather looks set to remain rather cold and changeable. Some wet and windy weather at times, but also some frosty conditions too between weather systems. Cold enough for snow at times, though mainly on higher ground and in the north.

    UK Outlook for Saturday 27 Feb 2016 to Saturday 12 Mar 2016:

    A continuation of rather cold and changeable weather looks the most likely trend at this stage, with winds predominantly blowing from the west or northwest. Probably wettest and windiest in the north, with a greater likelihood of longer settled periods of weather in the south. Temperatures probably averaging out at near or just below the seasonal norm.

    Updated at: 1510 on Fri 12 Feb 2016

    Location Details

    Kirkwall

    Location: 58.985, -2.9607

    Altitude: 1m above mean sea level

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