Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland
Shetland generally dry, sunny. Orkney cloudier with showers. Winds light.
The pattern continues with the Shetland Isles enjoying the best of the weather with sunshine and only a few light showers, these chiefly south of Lerwick. Orkney more limited brighter spells and occasional showers, with some turning sharp. Maximum Temperature 11 °C.
Shetland staying dry with clear spells and light to moderate winds. Orkney catching a few showers through the evening, but should stay dry overnight with clear spells and light winds. Minimum Temperature 5 °C.
Quite settled with many areas staying dry, but a few isolated light showers may develop. Good sunny spells and light winds. Maximum Temperature 11 °C.
Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:
Showers heavier and more frequent for Tuesday. Then increasing winds and rain Wednesday clearing later. Rain returning Thursday with winds increasing strong and perhaps gale force.
Updated at: 0438 on Sun 23 Oct 2016
UK forecast for the next 5 days
Showers in the north. Brighter for most. Windy in south.
Early fog and low cloud will clear to sunny spells. Some showers in the north but the south will be mostly dry and bright. Windy in the south with gales in the far southwest and rain here later.
Rain moving into the south tonight with some heavy bursts for Devon and Cornwall in the evening. Drier in north but some showers in east and chilly, with frost possible.
Bright in the north and it'll stay mostly dry away from the North Sea. Patchy rain will affect central and southern parts, perhaps with heavy showers in the far south.
Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:
Another fine day on Tuesday with patchy cloud and rain in the south. Overnight fog possible. Some rain in the north on Wednesday and Thursday, drier and brighter further south.
Updated at: 0047 on Sun 23 Oct 2016
Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days
A north-west, south-east split is likely for Thursday with light winds, dry weather and overnight mist and fog in the south-east. The north-west will be wetter, windier with some bright interludes and a risk of gales at times. However, many places becoming settled later on Friday. High pressure then looks to become established across the south for a time, with a good deal of dry and quiet weather around, with overnight mist and fog slow to clear by day. Meanwhile, the north-west could be be wet and windy at times. Temperatures will probably be mostly above the average, but with some cold nights in the south, with local frost. Possibly turning colder as we go into early November as the high moves north-westwards bringing a north-westerly flow for many.
Updated at: 1310 on Sat 22 Oct 2016
There is a lot of uncertainty with regard to this part of the forecast. At first at least it looks likely that the weather pattern will remain quite blocked, meaning that it will be slow to change and probably a stay a bit drier than normal. With this we are also less likely to see strong winds and the typical occasional stormy conditions that we usually see during the autumn. Given the time of year, and the predominance of a blocked pattern, temperatures may be on the cold side of normal. Later in November we may start to see more unsettled, changeable and sometimes windy weather again, but mainly in the northwest.
Updated at: 1305 on Sat 22 Oct 2016