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

    Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

    Windy with showers, gales developing Saturday.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    A bright evening with some late sunshine across both Orkney and Shetland, but showers become more frequent and continue overnight, some briefly heavy. Windy with strong south-westerly winds persisting and winds increase to near gale force across Orkney by dawn Minimum Temperature 9 °C.

    Saturday:

    Bright start with sunny intervals and passing heavy showers, then cloudier with showers merging to give a longer spell of rain mid-afternoon onwards. Very windy with gale force southwesterly winds. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.

    Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

    Northwesterly gales and showers easing during Sunday with some sunny spells developing. Monday looks bright and mainly dry. Some rain and stronger winds across Orkney on Tuesday, drier for Shetland.

    Updated at: 1630 on Fri 23 Jun 2017

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Rather cloudy in the south, windy in the north.

    Today:

    Central and southern areas will be rather cloudy but still with some warmer, brighter spells. Some light rain or drizzle is possible, mainly over western hills. Windy in the north with some blustery showers, local gales in the far north.

    Tonight:

    Strong to gale force winds in the far north. Outbreaks of rain in the northwest. Mainly fine and dry elsewhere, but further rain or drizzle possible in the southwest later.

    Sunday:

    Winds easing across all parts. Sunny spells and scattered showers in the north. Cloudier in the south with patchy rain or drizzle at first in the west, turning drier later.

    Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

    Unsettled and rather cloudy, with some brighter spells. Locally heavy rain at times, especially in central and northern parts. Some thundery showers possible in the southeast, where warm at times.

    Updated at: 0401 on Sat 24 Jun 2017

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Wednesday 28 Jun 2017 to Friday 7 Jul 2017:

    Changeable weather is likely to continue at the start of this period with cloud and rain clearing to sunshine and showers on Wednesday. These are likely to be heaviest in the north and northeast with the best of any drier spells likely in the south and southwest. The rest of this period will remain unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain. The showers could be heavy and thundery at times, interspersed with brief drier and brighter spells, these most likely in the east. It will often be windy, especially in the north and west where there is a risk of local gales at times. Temperatures will be near normal or rather cool, especially compared to recently, although it may be warmer at times in the southeast.

    Updated at: 1342 on Fri 23 Jun 2017

    UK Outlook for Saturday 8 Jul 2017 to Saturday 22 Jul 2017:

    The changeable weather is likely to continue at first, bringing further showers or longer spells of rain with only brief bright or sunny spells in between. However, drier and warmer spells are likely to become more prevalent during the second week of July and these may perhaps become more widespread as we head into the second half of the month. This will bring more in the way of sunshine and higher temperatures, with perhaps some very warm spells possible. However, an increase in temperatures also poses the threat of some thundery showers.

    Updated at: 1342 on Fri 23 Jun 2017

    Location Details

    Papa Westray Airfield

    Location: 59.3529, -2.8989

    Altitude: 23.0 m above mean sea level

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