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

    Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

    Rain dying out with brighter spells developing.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    A dry evening with some clear spells, then clouds increasing overnight to give some rain, mainly across Orkney and Fair Isle. Winds remaining light from the south. Minimum Temperature 6 °C.


    A mostly cloudy morning, with patchy light at first, then some brighter spells will come through in the afternoon, mainly over Shetland. Light southerly winds freshening by evening. Maximum Temperature 12 °C.

    Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

    Mainly cloudy over Orkney with a few showers and occasionally fresh southeasterly winds. Drier and brighter with light winds over Shetland.

    Updated at: 1530 on Thu 20 Oct 2016

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Largely fine and dry, with some showers in the east.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Most places will become dry, with clear spells, although there will be showers over coastal parts of eastern and southeastern England, also across parts of northeastern Scotland. A chilly night with patchy frost and fog in western and central parts.


    Any fog patches clearing to leave a fine and mostly dry day with sunny spells. A few showers in the east and southeast, possibly heavy. Patchy rain in the northwest.

    Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

    Largely dry at first with sunny spells but with showers across some eastern areas. Winds will strengthen on Sunday with rain reaching southern areas by Monday. Chilly in the wind.

    Updated at: 1539 on Thu 20 Oct 2016

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Tuesday 25 Oct 2016 to Thursday 3 Nov 2016:

    Much of the UK starting dry on Tuesday with variable amounts of cloud and sunny spells, with showers affecting some eastern and northeastern parts. Meanwhile, some rain and strong winds will probably spread in from the southwest during Tuesday, before further rain and strong winds spreading into the north during Wednesday. High pressure is likely to become established across the south towards the end of October, with lower pressure in the north. Temperatures will probably be near or slightly above the average, with frost becoming less likely. For the start of November, confidence is currently rather low on the exact weather set up and daily detail. However, it does look as if strong winds and the typical occasional stormy conditions that we usually see in autumn are less likely.

    Updated at: 1351 on Thu 20 Oct 2016

    UK Outlook for Friday 4 Nov 2016 to Friday 18 Nov 2016:

    There is a lot of uncertainty with regard to this part of the forecast. At first at least it looks likely that the weather will remain quite blocked, meaning that it will be slow to change and probably a stay a bit drier than normal. With this we are also less likely to see strong winds and the typical occasional stormy conditions that we usually see during the autumn. Given the time of year, and the predominance of a blocked pattern, temperatures may be on the cold side of normal. Later in November we may start to see more unsettled, changeable and sometimes windy weather again, but mainly in the northwest.

    Updated at: 1345 on Thu 20 Oct 2016

    Location Details

    Shapinsay Sound

    Location: 59.0044, -2.8306

    Altitude: 0.0 m above mean sea level

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