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

    Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

    Dry, bright morning. Lighter winds. Wet, windy weather returning later.

    Today:

    Lighter winds with some sunshine and only a few showers during the morning. Then cloudy with rain reaching Orkney early in the afternoon, extending to Shetland by early evening. Winds strengthening later with southwesterly gales developing this evening. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.

    Tonight:

    Persistent rain soon giving way to clear intervals and blustery showers, becoming frequent and heavy overnight. A very windy night, southwesterly gales increasing severe gale force later tonight. Minimum Temperature 10 °C.

    Thursday:

    A very windy, showery first half of morning. Severe gale force southwesterly winds veering northwesterly later in morning and easing a little during afternoon. Then fewer showers and more sunshine. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

    Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

    Sunny intervals and scattered showers on Friday and Saturday but strong winds gradually easing down. Sunday will be a dry day with sunny spells.

    Updated at: 0453 on Wed 28 Sep 2016

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Fine and dry in the south-east. Windy in the north.

    Today:

    Dry with variable cloud and occasional bright or sunny spells in the south and east, but cloudy with occasional rain and drizzle in the west. Scotland will be cloudy with rain in the west, and gales further north.

    Tonight:

    A band of rain will move south-east overnight. Cloudy conditions to the south-east of this, and clearer conditions, although with some showers, to the north-west. Very windy in the north.

    Thursday:

    Cloud and rain will slowly clear through the south-east. Mostly dry with sunny spells elsewhere, although with showers in the north-west. Gales, or severe gales are expected for Scotland.

    Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

    Sunshine and showers on Friday and Saturday, the showers perhaps heavy and prolonged on Saturday. Winds easing, although still breezy. Sunday should be drier, with light winds and sunny spells.

    Updated at: 0207 on Wed 28 Sep 2016

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Monday 3 Oct 2016 to Wednesday 12 Oct 2016:

    A dry and bright start to the week in the east and south, however windy and cloudy across northern and western parts with outbreaks of rain, perhaps turning heavy and persistent. This rain is likely to make slow, erratic progress eastwards during Tuesday. Through the remainder of the period, a continuation of the changeable conditions are likely with stronger winds and showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed with drier, brighter periods. The heaviest and most persistent rain along with the stronger winds, gales at times, are likely to occur in the west and northwest, whereas eastern and southeastern parts should see more prolonged drier and brighter spells, though even here some rain is possible at times. Temperatures generally above normal and warm at times in the east and southeast.

    Updated at: 1240 on Wed 28 Sep 2016

    UK Outlook for Thursday 13 Oct 2016 to Thursday 27 Oct 2016:

    There is currently low confidence for the forecast during the second half of October, however the most likely scenario is for a continuation of the more changeable conditions. The north and northwest are likely to see the most unsettled weather, with strong winds and showers or longer spells of rain, intermixed with some drier interludes. Further south and southeast there is a greater likelihood of drier, brighter weather with a low possibility of more prolonged settled spells here. Temperatures will vary through the period, but probably averaging out slightly above average for the time of year, though with an increasing risk of overnight frost in the more settled spells.

    Updated at: 1240 on Wed 28 Sep 2016

    Location Details

    Stronsay Airfield

    Location: 59.1549, -2.6394

    Altitude: 12.0 m above mean sea level

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