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    Forecast Summary

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

    Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

    Rain later this afternoon.

    Today:

    Dry with a few bright or sunny spells till lunchtime. Becoming cloudy in the afternoon with outbreaks of rain reaching Orkney late afternoon and spreading to Shetland mid evening. Freshening southerly breeze. Drier and clearer again over Orkney at dusk. Maximum Temperature 14C.

    Tonight:

    Rain at first over Shetland clearing before midnight then all parts mainly dry for the rest of the night although an odd shower possible towards dawn. Minimum Temperature 8C.

    Tuesday:

    Sunny intervals and just the odd shower with good dry periods, although some longer spells of rain arriving over Orkney during the late evening. Moderate southwesterly wind. Maximum Temperature 14C.

    Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

    Early showers clearing on Wednesday, then fine. Becoming windy with rain on Thursday, drier and brighter on Friday.

    Issued at: 0500 on Mon 22 Sep 2014

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Dry and fine for most, but rain in far northwest.

    Today:

    A cold start this morning, with a few localised mist and fog patches, then dry and fine for most once again. However rain will edge across northwest Scotland, then into Northern Ireland and the rest of Scotland into the evening.

    Tonight:

    The cloud and rain will continue to push southeastwards overnight, possibly just about reaching northern parts of northern England by dawn. Elsewhere, dry, clear and cold once again.

    Tuesday:

    The band of cloud and occasional rain will continue southwards, across the rest of northern England and north Wales by evening. Largely dry and fine either side.

    Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

    Cloud and rain clearing southwards on Wednesday with the odd shower following. Largely cloudy on Thursday and Friday with outbreaks of rain or drizzle for many. Breezy throughout, especially Thursday.

    Issued at: 0500 on Mon 22 Sep 2014

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Saturday 27 Sep 2014 to Monday 6 Oct 2014:

    Fairly cloudy at first, though some sunny intervals developing for central, southern and eastern parts of the UK. Outbreaks of rain are expected for northern and western areas, more persistent for parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland, although clearer, showery weather should follow for a time. It will be quite windy here too. Temperatures generally near or a little above normal. Into the following week, the north and west are likely to remain the windiest and most unsettled parts of the UK, with the best of the weather further south and east. However, a little rain is to be expected here at times. Temperatures should be a little above normal for most. This general northwest-southeast split in the weather is then likely to continue into the start of October.

    UK Outlook for Tuesday 7 Oct 2014 to Tuesday 21 Oct 2014:

    The broadly northwest-southeast split in weather conditions expected to become established for late September and early October is then showing signs of persisting into mid-October. This pattern would leave southern, central and eastern parts tending to see the best of the weather with conditions often fine and dry. Occasional bouts of rain should still be expected, and mist and fog patches may be a problem during morning rush hours but under fine weather it should feel pleasant. Further northwest, conditions are likely to be more unsettled with more frequent outbreaks of rain, perhaps accompanied by strong winds, temperatures here then often closer to average or perhaps even just below at times.

    Issued at: 0500 on Mon 22 Sep 2014

    Location Details

    Kirkwall

    Location: 58.985, -2.9607

    Altitude: 1m above mean sea level

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