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Skara Brae Heart of Neolithic Orkney

  • Heavy shower day 7 °C 3 °C
  • Light shower day 6 °C 2 °C
  • Cloudy 5 °C 1 °C
  • Heavy rain 8 °C 6 °C
  • Light rain 9 °C 5 °C
  • Light shower day 7 °C 4 °C
  • Light shower day 6 °C 2 °C
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Sunrise: 08:40 Sunset: 16:12 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
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Sunrise: 08:38 Sunset: 16:15 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 4
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Sunrise: 08:36 Sunset: 16:17 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
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Sunrise: 08:34 Sunset: 16:20 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3
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Sunrise: 08:32 Sunset: 16:22 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3
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Sunrise: 08:30 Sunset: 16:25 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
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Sunrise: 08:28 Sunset: 16:27 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous

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Forecast Summary

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

Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Turning drier for time. Rain, gales spreading from south later.

This Evening and Tonight:

Strengthening southwest winds bring scattered showers this evening. Largely dry with a few clear spells early in the night, but thickening cloud, rain and strong winds later in the night. Minimum temperature 3 °C.

Wednesday:

Early morning rain soon clearing allowing some sunny spells, particularly for Orkney. Further patchy rain through day with southwest gales or severe gale for a time. Winds ease by evening. Maximum temperature 6 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Mainly dry with lighter winds and some sunny spells on Thursday, showers later. Dry, but cold and cloudy Friday, light winds. Breezy on Saturday, rather cloudy with rain at times.

Updated: 14:52 on Tue 23 Jan 2018 GMT

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

A spell of wet and windy weather for many today.

Today:

A band of rain, heavy at times and accompanied by gusty, squally winds moving southeast across England and Wales, clearing the far southeast later. Early rain and strong winds will slowly clear north Scotland, with sunshine and heavy showers following.

Tonight:

Overnight will see clear spells and some showers, mainly in the north and west, merging into longer spells of rain across Northern Ireland and western Scotland later. Less windy.

Thursday:

Thursday will see a mixture of sunny spells and showers for most, these most frequent in the north and west, possibly wintry on hills. Feeling cold in the strong winds.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

After a frosty start, it'll be mainly dry and bright on Friday. Milder and changeable over the weekend, with some rain at times, mainly in the northwest. Windy at times.

Updated: 02:01 on Wed 24 Jan 2018 GMT

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 28 Jan 2018 to Tuesday 6 Feb 2018:

It is likely to be mild on Sunday 28th, but it will be rather changeable with bright and showery weather interspersed with bands of cloud and longer spells of rain. The rain will probably be heaviest in northern and western parts where it will be windy too, and the driest weather will be in the south and east. It will stay changeable through the rest of January, but perhaps colder with an increased risk of snow in the north. Through the start of February, it is likely to turn mainly dry and perhaps a touch colder, particularly in the south, with a risk of overnight frost and fog. Winds are expected to ease overall with strong winds becoming mostly restricted to the north.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 7 Feb 2018 to Wednesday 21 Feb 2018:

Early February is likely to bring relatively settled conditions with a good deal of dry weather, relatively light winds and frost and fog expected to form overnight. However spells of wet and windy weather are still likely across the north. Into the middle of February the forecast is looking very uncertain. However, we are most likely to see short spells of wet and windy weather move across the UK, interspersed with colder, brighter and drier interludes. Throughout this period temperatures are expected to average out at close to normal but it will be colder at times during the periods of more settled weather

Updated: 02:01 on Wed 24 Jan 2018 GMT

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