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

    Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

    Cold and windy with sunny spells and showers.


    A mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers. Feeling quite cold in the strong to gale force westerly winds but winds and showers will ease down during the evening. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.


    A windy evening with clear spells and the odd shower. Winds will ease overnight then skies will turn cloudy later with some patchy light rain reaching Orkney. Minimum Temperature 4 °C.


    A chilly start over Shetland but patchy rain and milder conditions will spread north. Becoming dry and occasionally bright across Orkney in the afternoon. Much lighter winds than Friday. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

    Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

    Cloudy and mild Sunday, some rain in the morning but becoming drier. Some rain on Monday but becoming dry later. Turning cold and windy on Tuesday with sunshine and showers.

    Updated at: 0431 on Fri 28 Oct 2016

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Settled and mild, but with thicker cloud through central areas.


    Cloudy, with some patchy rain in central areas, although becoming largely dry by afternoon. Mild, with some brighter spells further south, but the best of any sunshine in the north, although with odd showers in the far north.


    Mostly dry overnight, although with some rain for parts of western Scotland and some other western coasts and hills. Some clear spells initially, but becoming cloudier and mild for most.


    A generally cloudy day with any brighter spells most likely further east and still feeling mild. Mostly dry, but with patchy rain or drizzle over some western coasts or hills.

    Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

    Perhaps brighter on Sunday, but with patchy rain in the north and west. Brighter in the south on Monday, but cloudier and wetter further north. Turning cloudier and cooler Tuesday.

    Updated at: 0201 on Fri 28 Oct 2016

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Tuesday 1 Nov 2016 to Thursday 10 Nov 2016:

    It will be settled in the south at first, with a good deal of fine and dry weather but with overnight patchy fog and chilly nights are likely. Meanwhile, the north of the UK is likely to be wetter and windier at times, more so further west. The rain in the north will probably move southwards by midweek, although it'll be lighter in the south, especially in the southeast. Colder air will then move in behind this from the northwest, bringing showers that may be wintry over high ground in the north. There'll be more widespread night frosts, and generally northerly or north-westerly winds over the UK, with generally drier and brighter weather and lighter winds further south.

    Updated at: 1302 on Thu 27 Oct 2016

    UK Outlook for Friday 11 Nov 2016 to Friday 25 Nov 2016:

    The outlook for mid November remains uncertain however spells of windier and stormier weather look to be less likely than would normally be expected at this time of year. Indications suggest that at first northerly or north-westerly winds are likely to predominate over the UK, leading to lower than average temperatures for many and a widespread risk of frosts. The expectation is for windier and more showery conditions to be possible in the north, perhaps with snow over some higher ground, with drier, more settled weather in the south. Towards the end of the period confidence continues to be low, with the most likely scenario looking to be a continuation of the mainly drier, settled weather, although there is a signal for below average temperatures to continue.

    Updated at: 1303 on Thu 27 Oct 2016

    Location Details


    Location: 60.4322, -1.2992

    Altitude: 25.0 m above mean sea level

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