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

    Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

    Cloudy, but Orkney brightens up Thursday. All parts becoming warmer.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Remaining rather cloudy with some mist and odd bursts of drizzle. Patch fog also shrouding west facing headlands and across higher ground. Tonight stays cloudy and misty with few spots of drizzle and upland fog. Moderate or fresh Southwest winds Minimum Temperature 10 °C.


    Shetland will remain rather cloudy and misty, but largely dry, then brighter later, whilst across Orkney it will soon brighten up with some warmer sunny spells. Winds become light Southwesterly. Maximum Temperature 18 °C.

    Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

    On Friday, Orkney dry with very warm sunny spells, still rather cloudier but brighter and warmer across Shetland. During the weekend thicker cloud will bring showers and some mist.

    Updated at: 1549 on Wed 24 May 2017

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    A mild and dry night for most.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Clear spells developing through the night for many, but staying mild. Mostly dry, although patchy drizzle possible in the far northwest of Scotland. Some low cloud may persist in the far north-western too, and also along south-western coasts.


    A very warm day with plenty of sunshine for most on Thursday. Early cloud in northwest Scotland will soon become confined to Shetland. Warmest in the west and the southeast.

    Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

    Dry, sunny and hot for many places on Friday and Saturday. However, an increasing risk of heavy, thundery showers spreading slowly in from the west from Saturday morning onwards.

    Updated at: 1539 on Wed 24 May 2017

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Monday 29 May 2017 to Wednesday 7 Jun 2017:

    A very uncertain period, but the more likely scenario is for rather mixed conditions on Bank Holiday Monday and Tuesday, with showery outbreaks of rain, perhaps heavy and thundery, drifting in from the south, but also some brighter spells. Temperatures are likely to be down in comparison to the weekend, although it could stay rather warm and humid, especially in the southeast. Meanwhile, it will probably be cooler and fresher in the north and west, where we may see windier conditions. From Wednesday onwards, we will generally see a mixture of sunshine and showers, particularly across the northwest. However, we may hold on to drier, brighter and perhaps warmer conditions in the far southeast, although some thundery showers are possible.

    Updated at: 1326 on Wed 24 May 2017

    UK Outlook for Thursday 8 Jun 2017 to Thursday 22 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 June, bringing drier and brighter weather for many. 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 June, there is a possibility of more unsettled conditions developing, with spells of rain at times, and temperatures returning closer to average.

    Updated at: 1326 on Wed 24 May 2017

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    Location: 59.527, -1.628

    Altitude: 57.0 m above mean sea level

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