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

    Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

    Mainly dry, breezy


    Any rain will clear Shetland early in the morning with the Northern Isles then seeing a mainly dry day, the best of the sunshine in the afternoon. A few showers may reach Orkney late in the afternoon. Fresh southerly winds. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.


    A dry start to the night for Shetland with some clear spells, while a few scattered showers will affect Orkney. These will spread to Shetland later overnight. Fresh southwest winds. Minimum Temperature 10 °C.


    A few showers at first, but otherwise a dry day with some good periods of sunshine. Southwesterly winds will ease slightly and back southerly through the day. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

    Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

    Heavy rain, showers and gales on Tuesday. A few showers and slightly lighter winds on Wednesday, more persistent rain later. Then drier and lighter winds Thursday, but still some showers.

    Updated at: 0737 on Sun 25 Sep 2016

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Overnight rain clearing with sunshine and blustery showers following.


    Rain clearing far southeast by lunchtime, leaving sunny spells and blustery showers. Showers most frequent and heaviest with hail and thunder in the west and northwest. Best of the sunshine towards the south and east, though markedly cooler than Saturday.


    Windy in the north and west with further showers, some heavy in the northwest. Mostly dry and clear elsewhere before cloud and persistent rain expected from the southwest around dawn.


    Turning increasingly wet and windy from the west, though some southeastern parts could stay dry. Temperatures for some slightly above normal but not feeling it in the wind and rain.

    Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

    Feeling autumnal this week. Frontal systems will progress eastwards bringing periods of wet and windy weather, especially in the north, but some dry spells too.

    Updated at: 0259 on Sun 25 Sep 2016

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Thursday 29 Sep 2016 to Saturday 8 Oct 2016:

    Windy on Thursday, particularly in the north with gales or severe gales possible here. Persistent rain in the north at first turning more showery. Brighter further south with winds easing. Lighter winds initially on Friday although with rain and stronger winds arriving from the west later. This unsettled pattern is then expected to continue through the remainder of the period, with spells of rain mixed with brighter, drier but occasional showery interludes. The northwest should see the most of the wet weather, with a risk of gales at times. Drier in southeastern parts, but some rain and breezy conditions are still possible. Temperatures should be around average through the rest of September, but perhaps a little below average at times from the start of October, with some overnight frosts.

    Updated at: 1231 on Sat 24 Sep 2016

    UK Outlook for Sunday 9 Oct 2016 to Sunday 23 Oct 2016:

    Low confidence for the weather details for October. Currently, it is most likely that the unsettled weather will continue. Rain and strong winds possible at times for much of the country, especially in the north, intermixed with quieter, drier spells, these mainly in the south. Temperatures around, or slightly below average, with an increasing chance of some chilly nights and local frosts, especially in the north.

    Updated at: 1231 on Sat 24 Sep 2016

    Location Details

    St Ninians Isle (Beach)

    Location: 59.9702, -1.3363

    Altitude: 0.0 m above mean sea level

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