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    Forecast Summary

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

    Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

    Gales and squally showers easing. Dry start on Wednesday.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Northwesterly gales, severe at first, steadily moderating tonight to a fresh Northwest wind overnight. Clear spells and scattered heavy showers this evening but these dying away overnight with longer dry spells later in the night. Minimum Temperature 4C.

    Wednesday:

    A mainly fine start but cloud and rain arriving in Orkney by noon and reaching Shetland late afternoon. Milder with light winds initially but strong Southerly winds later. Maximum Temperature 12C.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Bright but cooler with showers on Thursday strong winds. Sunny spells and scattered showers on Friday. Showers merging into some more prolonged rain on Saturday.

    Issued at: 1700 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Gales and showers slowly easing. Rain returning to the northwest.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Gales will steadily ease, although it will remain breezy in many areas. A few showers will linger on into the early hours, but most places will become dry. Turning chilly in sheltered spots, with a touch of grass frost.

    Wednesday:

    A dry, bright start for many southern and eastern areas, though turning cloudier through the day. Rain and freshening winds will return to Northern Ireland, Scotland and northern England.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    A band of rain will push southeast across all parts, clearing southeast England early on Saturday. Generally quite windy, with a risk of gales and squally showers in the northwest.

    Issued at: 1700 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Sunday 26 Oct 2014 to Tuesday 4 Nov 2014:

    Showery and very windy across northern areas on Sunday and Monday, with a risk of severe gales for a time. Somewhat less windy further to the south, though with increasing amounts of cloud. Into the midweek period, a north-south split looks most probable, with windy and often unsettled conditions continuing in the north and somewhat quieter, drier weather in the south. Temperatures will generally be near normal, although feeling quite cold in the strong winds. Towards the end of October and into early November, the broad north-south split looks set to continue, with northern areas remaining changeable and at times unsettled. Further south, there are hints that pressure may start to rise, increasing the potential for more prolonged drier periods, but with a greater risk of overnight frost and fog.

    UK Outlook for Wednesday 5 Nov 2014 to Wednesday 19 Nov 2014:

    The main signal is for a continuation of a north-south split during the first half of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed with drier intervals. These should mostly affect northern and some western areas, but perhaps reaching other areas as well at times. However southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of the drier and settled conditions increasing the likelihood of seeing some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. Daytime temperatures are likely to be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

    Issued at: 1700 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

    Location Details

    Kirkwall

    Location: 58.985, -2.9607

    Altitude: 1m above mean sea level

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