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

    Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

    Dry with some sunshine today. Wet and windy tonight.

    Today:

    Any light rain soon clearing Shetland to leave a mostly dry and bright day with sunny spells and light winds. Orkney will become cloudy later this evening with rain and strengthening southerly winds. Maximum Temperature 16 °C.

    Tonight:

    Rain over Orkney extending to Shetland early tonight. Staying cloudy for the rest of the night with further outbreaks of rain. Strong southerly winds, possibly touching gale force at times. Minimum Temperature 10 °C.

    Friday:

    Cloudy at first with further rain, soon clearing from Orkney and drier in Shetland by afternoon. Sunny spells will follow along with a few showers. Strong south then westerly winds. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

    Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

    Windy and showery on Saturday with strong to gale force southwest winds. Drier, brighter on Sunday with strong northwest winds. Mainly dry on Monday with sunshine and lighter winds.

    Updated at: 0948 on Thu 22 Jun 2017

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Breezier and much cooler than yesterday. Rain for many overnight.

    Today:

    Thunderstorms spreading eastwards across southern parts at first, brighter but fresher conditions following. A damp start for some elsewhere, but sunny spells developing later. Breezier and much cooler than yesterday for many. Turning wet and windy in the northwest later.

    Tonight:

    Rain, locally heavy, and strong winds gradually sinking southeastwards across northern and central parts overnight. Southern counties, however seeing a drier night, with some clear spells.

    Friday:

    Many southern parts remaining dry and bright. Meanwhile, rain continuing southeastwards but becoming increasingly patchy. Brighter but showery conditions following into northern parts. Breezy, if not windy in the north.

    Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

    Breezy on Saturday with showers likely for many. Drier and brighter for most on Sunday, though blustery showers possible in the north. Bright start Monday, but rain spreading east later.

    Updated at: 0310 on Thu 22 Jun 2017

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Tuesday 27 Jun 2017 to Thursday 6 Jul 2017:

    Changeable weather is likely to continue at the start of this period with rain on Tuesday clearing to sunshine and showers on Wednesday. These are likely to be heaviest in the north and northeast, where it may be windy at times, with the best of any drier spells likely in the south and southwest. The rest of this period will remain unsettled with further bouts of showery rain, perhaps heavy and thundery at times, interspersed with brief drier and brighter spells, these most likely in the east. It will often be windy, especially in the north and west where there is a risk of local gales at times. Temperatures will be near normal or rather cool, especially compared to recently, although it may be warmer at times in the southeast.

    Updated at: 1247 on Thu 22 Jun 2017

    UK Outlook for Friday 7 Jul 2017 to Friday 21 Jul 2017:

    The changeable weather is likely to continue at first, bringing further showers or longer spells of rain with only brief bright or sunny spells in between. However, drier and warmer spells are likely to become more prevalent during the second week of July and these may perhaps become more widespread as we head into the second half of the month. This will bring more in the way of sunshine and higher temperatures, with perhaps some very warm spells possible. However, an increase in temperatures also poses the threat of some thundery showers.

    Updated at: 1247 on Thu 22 Jun 2017

    Location Details

    Lerwick (S. Screen)

    Location: 60.139, -1.183

    Altitude: 82.0 m above mean sea level

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