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Orkney & Shetland regional forecast

Orkney & Shetland forecast map

Lerwick Heavy rain 60.154 -1.143
Sumburgh Airport Light rain 59.879 -1.293
Walls Heavy rain 60.23 -1.561
Kirkwall Partly cloudy night 58.985 -2.961
Unst Airport Heavy rain 60.748 -0.848
Mid Yell Heavy rain 60.6 -1.066
Sella Ness Heavy rain 60.447 -1.277
Papa Stour Airstrip Heavy rain 60.323 -1.691
Whalsay Airport Heavy rain 60.373 -0.932
Papa Westray Airfield Cloudy 59.353 -2.899
Eday Youth Hostel Partly cloudy night 59.182 -2.768
Stromness Cloudy 58.967 -3.295
Foubister Partly cloudy night 58.919 -2.837
Met Office
21:00, Wed
  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional Forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Drier and brighter on Thursday.

This Evening and Tonight:

A cloudy start to the evening with some heavy rain. Sunnier skies will reach Orkney by mid evening though it will be after dusk before the rain clears Shetland. Winds easing. Minimum temperature 9 °C.

Thursday:

A much brighter day with some sunny spells and just a few isolated showers, Moderate southerly winds. A warmer day especially over Orkney. Maximum temperature 17 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Mainly dry throughout the period, with just the odd isolated shower possible, and plenty of bright spells. Winds generally moderate and from a southerly direction.

Updated: 14:46 on Wed 26 Jul 2017 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Sunny spells and showers tomorrow. Feeling cooler and fresher.

This Evening and Tonight:

Daytime cloud and rain over southeast England and Northern Isles soon clearing. Otherwise, clear spells and scattered showers, mainly in the west, with the most frequent and heaviest of the showers in the northwest, where windy too. Breezy for most.

Thursday:

Thursday will see a mixture of sunshine and showers, heavy and possibly thundery at times. Showers merging into longer spells of rain in the northwest. Windy and feeling cool.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Staying unsettled throughout this period, with a mixture of sunshine and showers or longer spells of rain at times, particularly on Friday in the south. Mainly rather cool throughout.

Updated: 15:29 on Wed 26 Jul 2017 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 31 Jul 2017 to Wednesday 9 Aug 2017:

A generally unsettled spell of weather is expected on Monday and Tuesday with a mixture of sunshine and showers for most, and possibly a spell of more prolonged rain in the southeast. Heavy showers and strong winds are most likely in the north and west with a risk of hail and thunder, with lighter winds elsewhere. The unsettled pattern looks most likely set to continue until early August with further frontal systems affecting the United Kingdom, interspersed with clearer or perhaps showery weather and some unseasonably windy conditions at times, mainly in the north and west. Temperatures should be around normal to cool, with perhaps only the far south east seeing some warmer and humid conditions at times.

UK Outlook for Thursday 10 Aug 2017 to Thursday 24 Aug 2017:

Changeable or unsettled conditions are likely at first with periods of rain interspersed with clearer or showery weather. There are increasing signals for high pressure to build which would allow for more settled conditions and rising temperatures, mostly likely in the south. By the middle of August signals become mixed and confidence is low. However, the preferred solution is for north-western parts to stay largely changeable, with drier and brighter spells of weather becoming more prevalent in the southeast. However, most areas could see showers or longer spells of rain at times.

Updated: 15:29 on Wed 26 Jul 2017 BST

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