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Forecast Summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Much more settled on Wednesday. Sunny spells and light winds.

Today:

A much quieter day. All parts staying dry with broken cloud allowing some sunshine. Winds staying mostly light across Shetland although freshening from the east later across Orkney. Maximum temperature 11 °C.

Tonight:

A dry start to the evening with some clear intervals. Then cloud will thicken to bring a few patches of rain tonight, with some heavier bursts reaching Orkney. Strengthening southeasterlies. Minimum temperature 9 °C.

Thursday:

A cloudy day with some outbreaks of rain. Much of this light with some drier spells but a few heavier bursts. Turning increasingly murky later. Fresh to strong southeasterly winds. Maximum temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

A wet windy start for Shetland on Friday then mainly dry but cloudy. More rain and strong to gale easterlies on Saturday afternoon. Sunday brighter with easing winds.

Updated: 03:03 on Wed 18 Oct 2017 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Largely cloudy. Turning wet and windy this weekend.

Today:

Cloudy across Wales and also central and southern England with rain moving northeastwards. This will be heavy at times but tend to clear in the afternoon. Elsewhere it will be mainly dry with a few sunny spells likely in places.

Tonight:

Cloudy and mild with hill fog in many places. There will also be some rain at times, particularly in the north and west where it will also be breezy.

Thursday:

A mainly cloudy day with rain in places. During the afternoon persistent rain will move in from the west and it will also become windy, with gales in the southwest.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Wet and possibly windy conditions will steadily clear on Friday allowing brighter conditions. Becoming wet and windy again by Saturday, with gales likely. Slowly becoming drier and brighter on Sunday.

Updated: 02:19 on Wed 18 Oct 2017 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 22 Oct 2017 to Tuesday 31 Oct 2017:

Next Sunday will likely see an unsettled start, with wet weather clearing to the east, leaving a mix of sunshine and blustery showers for the rest of the day. The following week looks set to remain unsettled, with further periods of wet and windy weather, especially in the north and west. However, it is possible that there will be some longer spells of drier and brighter weather in between, most likely across the southeast. This may lead to more settled conditions towards the end of the month, although there remains some uncertainty. Temperatures will vary around normal through Sunday and Monday, before becoming slightly warmer through the rest of next week. There is an increased risk of chilly nights in any more settled spells.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 1 Nov 2017 to Wednesday 15 Nov 2017:

As we head into the start in November, a changeable pattern is most likely at first bringing spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed with some drier and brighter interludes. The most unsettled weather is likely across the north and west, with the south and east often drier and brighter. These drier conditions may become more prolonged as we head through the first week of November, bringing an increased chance of frost and fog overnight. However, the northwest may remain more unsettled, leading to a more general northwest/southeast split by mid month, with the wettest and windiest weather in the northwest. Temperatures are likely to stay close to normal, although it may be colder than normal where settled spells are prolonged.

Updated: 02:19 on Wed 18 Oct 2017 BST

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