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

    Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

    A few morning showers on Tuesday. Rain and gales later.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    This evening and overnight will see clear periods and further blustery showers. The showers will pass by quickly thanks to the strong wind. A colder night with strong westerly winds and gales at first. Minimum Temperature 3 °C.

    Tuesday:

    Sunshine and scattered showers at first. Becoming cloudy late morning with rain reaching Orkney around midday, spreading elsewhere and becoming heavier in the afternoon. Southwesterly winds increasing to gale force. Maximum Temperature 7 °C.

    Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

    Very windy start to Wednesday with severe gale force northwest winds, easing down by evening then staying light. Otherwise a colder few days with some sunshine and scattered wintry showers.

    Updated at: 1538 on Mon 20 Feb 2017

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Very wet and windy at times. Briefly colder on Friday.

    Today:

    A cold start in the north, then turning wet, and milder from the west later. Another mild day across the south, though rather cloudy and damp at times with some hill fog. Becoming windy, especially in the north this evening

    Tonight:

    Windy, especially in Scotland. Otherwise, chilly in the north, with clear spells and some frost along with occasional showers. Elsewhere, it's cloudy though mild with heavy rain for some.

    Wednesday:

    Windy in the north and east, breezy elsewhere. Sunny spells in the north, along with some showers. Further south it's cloudy, mild and at times wet with winds easing later.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Wet and very windy on Thursday with hill snow in the north. On Friday, winds fall lighter, and it's drier with some sunshine. Further wet, windy weather arrives on Saturday.

    Updated at: 0124 on Tue 21 Feb 2017

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Saturday 25 Feb 2017 to Monday 6 Mar 2017:

    Late February and early March look generally mild, changeable and at times unsettled, with Atlantic depressions pushing across the UK. This means spells of rain, some of which could be heavy across high ground in the north and west, and accompanied by windy conditions, perhaps with gales at times, again more likely in the north and west. Showers in between these Atlantic systems could be wintry over northern hills. Some wind and rain is likely for the south and east too, though with more prolonged spells of drier and brighter weather in-between. Throughout this period there remains a lower chance that high pressure centred to the southwest of the UK may become more dominant and this would mean rather more settled conditions establishing themselves, with some overnight frost.

    Updated at: 1208 on Mon 20 Feb 2017

    UK Outlook for Tuesday 7 Mar 2017 to Tuesday 21 Mar 2017:

    For March there is a fair amount of uncertainty, but the weather is most likely to be unsettled at first. There will be spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed with brighter and showery conditions with some snow possible across the north of the UK. There will, however, also be some drier and brighter spells, particularly in the south and east where we may see some local frost and fog at times overnight. Temperatures are expected to be a little above normal for the time of year but there remains a small chance of seeing a more prolonged cold spell, which is most probable later in the period, particularly if settled conditions develop more widely.

    Updated at: 1208 on Mon 20 Feb 2017

    Location Details

    Sanday Airfield

    Location: 59.25, -2.5746

    Altitude: 14.0 m above mean sea level

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