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

    Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

    Staying mainly dry.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    A sunny evening with any showers dying away. Mainly dry with clear spells overnight but a few light showers may affect Orkney later. Moderate southerly winds backing southeasterly this evening. Minimum Temperature 11 °C.

    Friday:

    Most places staying dry with bright or sunny spells and just isolated showers. Feeling quite warm in the sunshine but cooler near near eastern coasts in a moderate southeasterly breeze. Maximum Temperature 16 °C.

    Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

    Mainly dry throughout the period, with just the odd isolated shower possible, and plenty of sunny spells. Moderate south or southeasterly winds.

    Updated at: 1601 on Thu 27 Jul 2017

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Showers in the north tonight, elsewhere mostly dry.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    It will be a mostly dry and breezy night, with clear spells and some scattered showers, mainly in the north and west. Cloudier with more frequent showers or longer spells of rain in the northwest, with some strong winds.

    Friday:

    Friday will see a mixture of sunny spells and scattered heavy showers in the north. Further south, turning cloudy, with more persistent rain moving northeast across Wales and southern England.

    Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

    Generally unsettled with a mixture of sunny spells and showers throughout. Perhaps some heavy and persistent rain in the far southeast later on Saturday into Sunday.

    Updated at: 1601 on Thu 27 Jul 2017

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Tuesday 1 Aug 2017 to Thursday 10 Aug 2017:

    Remaining unsettled with sunny spells and showers through Tuesday. The heaviest and most frequent showers affecting the north and west, with much of the south staying largely dry, with sunny spells. We are likely to see a low pressure system push in from the Atlantic on Wednesday, bringing a spell of wet and windy weather to some western parts of the United Kingdom, spreading to all parts on Thursday. Thereafter, we are likely to see a return to sunshine and showers, most frequent and heaviest in the northwest. Into the weekend and early next week, we may begin to see conditions becoming more settled across the UK, with high pressure building from the southwest, with a predominately north-westerly flow. Temperatures will generally be around normal to rather cool throughout.

    Updated at: 1300 on Thu 27 Jul 2017

    UK Outlook for Friday 11 Aug 2017 to Friday 25 Aug 2017:

    There are increasing signals for high pressure to build during this period, which would allow for more settled conditions across the United Kingdom, with a predominately west to north-westerly flow becoming established. However, there will still be the risk of spells of rain or showers, mainly in the north, but overall a good deal of dry weather with some sunshine, especially in the south. Temperatures generally near normal by day, but potentially rather cool at night. By the middle of August signals become mixed, with low confidence. On balance though, we are most likely to see a northwest/southeast split in weather conditions across the United Kingdom, with some rain or showers in the northwest and drier conditions with some sunshine in the southeast.

    Updated at: 1300 on Thu 27 Jul 2017

    Location Details

    Lerwick

    Location: 60.1536, -1.1435

    Altitude: 18.0 m above mean sea level

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