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

    Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

    Very warm sunshine in west, patchy haar in east.


    Some long spells of sunshine across the Northern Isles and across western areas it will become very warm again. However haar will affect eastern coastal parts at times, especially through the afternoon. Occasionally fresh southeasterly winds. Maximum Temperature 22 °C.


    Haar is expected to develop more widely through the evening and overnight, especially across Shetland, with Orkney seeing an increasing risk of thundery rain. Mainly light southeasterly then northeasterly winds. Minimum Temperature 10 °C.


    Outbreaks of showery rain over Orkney will spread to Shetland in the afternoon. The haar will gradually clear as winds turn northwesterly and drier, but still cloudy, conditions spread east. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

    Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

    Mainly dry and bright on Monday, perhaps rain later for Orkney. Morning rain clearing Tuesday then brighter as a westerly breeze develops and mainly dry and bright on Wednesday.

    Updated at: 0505 on Sat 27 May 2017

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Scattered thunderstorms moving northeast during Saturday.


    Thundery showers will move northeast through Saturday, turning heavier across northern England and southern Scotland during the afternoon. Heavy and persistent rain too for Northern Ireland and western Scotland. Becoming drier across the south and west and still feeling hot.


    Outbreaks of occasionally thundery rain will slowly ease northwards overnight, but persisting throughout in the far north. Elsewhere it will be dry with clear spells, feeling cooler than of late.


    Rain will continue to slowly clear the Northern Isles through Sunday, elsewhere dry and bright with a fresher feel but further thundery showers arriving from the south in the afternoon.

    Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

    On Monday thundery showers will push north with brighter conditions following. Fresher again on Tuesday and Wednesday with light rain in the northwest and drier and brighter conditions further southeast.

    Updated at: 0403 on Sat 27 May 2017

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Wednesday 31 May 2017 to Friday 9 Jun 2017:

    Mainly dry with some sunny spells in the south and east on Wednesday. Becoming more unsettled in the north and west into Thursday with bands of cloud and rain pushing in from the west, weakening as they move eastwards. The south and southeast still at risk of further humid conditions and thundery outbreaks. Temperatures remaining rather warm. Turning more generally changeable from the end of the week and through the remainder of the period. The northwest tending to see spells of rain or showers with some drier, brighter interludes. Generally drier and brighter further southeast, but some rain at times here too. Windy at times, especially in the northwest. Temperatures generally near normal in the northwest and warm at times in the south and east.

    Updated at: 1209 on Fri 26 May 2017

    UK Outlook for Saturday 10 Jun 2017 to Saturday 24 Jun 2017:

    Confidence is currently low through this period, though we are more likely to see changeable conditions continue through the early part of June. More settled weather may begin to dominate for a time towards the middle of the month, mainly in the south, bringing some drier and brighter weather. Temperatures are likely to be close to normal at first, but may become generally warm, perhaps locally very warm for a time during mid June. By the latter part of the month, there is a possibility of more unsettled conditions developing once more, with spells of rain at times, and temperatures returning closer to average.

    Updated at: 1209 on Fri 26 May 2017

    Location Details

    Shapinsay Sound

    Location: 59.0044, -2.8306

    Altitude: 0.0 m above mean sea level

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