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

    Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

    Occasional rain and mist, mild, becoming brighter on Wednesday.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Rain becoming more persistent this evening and early tonight with some mist forming, and also some haar across Shetland tonight. Drier conditions reach Orkney overnight. Mild with light Southeast winds, these becoming moderate Southwesterly over Orkney tonight. Minimum Temperature 11 °C.

    Wednesday:

    Starting cloudy, indeed damp with fog over Shetland, but bright conditions soon spreading across Orkney, reaching Shetland during afternoon. Orkney enjoying pleasant sunny spells later. Mostly light Westerly winds. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Thursday and Friday will see quite cloudy conditions with some showers, these more frequent and heavier on Friday. Saturday drier and brighter. Mostly moderate Southeast winds.

    Updated at: 1533 on Tue 23 Aug 2016

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Mainly fine on Wednesday, but thundery showers later in south.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Fine and warm across England and Wales this evening, though isolated heavy showers possible in the far north. Cool and cloudier with occasional rain across Northern Ireland and Scotland. Most parts then dry with broken cloud overnight.

    Wednesday:

    Predominantly dry with a fair amount of sunshine. Pleasantly warm for most, though hot again across southeast England. Turning cloudier with a risk of thundery showers in the south later.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Warm and bright with scattered showers on Thursday, possibly heavy and thundery across England. Mainly fine on Friday, but scattered showers in northwest. Heavy, thundery rain moving northwards during Saturday.

    Updated at: 1601 on Tue 23 Aug 2016

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Sunday 28 Aug 2016 to Tuesday 6 Sep 2016:

    Sunday looks set to be very warm with some sunshine across England and Wales, but with the risk of heavy and potentially thundery showers breaking out during the day. In contrast, Scotland and Northern Ireland are more likely to be cloudier and cooler with spells of rain. Bank Holiday Monday is expected to be often dry and bright with some sunshine, though still with a scattering of showers around - particularly across northern and eastern areas. For the rest of the period, it looks as if it will be rather changeable, with spells of wet and breezy weather at times. The unsettled conditions probably most dominant in the north, with comparatively more in the way of warm and fine weather for the south.

    Updated at: 1244 on Tue 23 Aug 2016

    UK Outlook for Wednesday 7 Sep 2016 to Wednesday 21 Sep 2016:

    A flow of air from the Atlantic between high pressure to south and low pressure to the north looks the most likely weather pattern at this stage, giving rather changeable conditions. The weather probably most unsettled towards the northwest of the country, and most settled towards the southeast. With this regime, temperatures are expected to be near normal for September, though probably warmer than average at times in the southeast.

    Updated at: 1244 on Tue 23 Aug 2016

    Location Details

    Kirkwall

    Location: 58.985, -2.9607

    Altitude: 1.0 m above mean sea level

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