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Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
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Forecast Summary

Regional Forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Shetland bright with showers on Friday, becoming wetter over Orkney.

This Evening and Tonight:

The few isolated showers over Orkney dying away early evening with late sunshine for most. Shetland staying mainly dry overnight, but cloud thickening from the south bringing a chance of patchy rain to Orkney. Minimum temperature 11 °C.

Friday:

Shetland will be quite bright with some sunny intervals but also a few showers. Orkney will be cloudier, with some patchy rain at first but becoming heavier by afternoon. Maximum temperature 16 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Sunny intervals and showers on Saturday with fresh or strong northwest winds. Mainly dry with some sunshine on Sunday with lighter winds. Then turning cloudier with some rain on Monday.

Updated: 15:06 on Thu 17 Aug 2017 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Blustery showers, mainly in the north and west.

This Evening and Tonight:

Becoming windy across the north and west with heavy showers or longer spells of rain. Elsewhere, it will be drier though still breezy with a few showers.

Friday:

A windy and cool day with sunny spells and also some showers. These could be heavy and thundery, especially in the west. Cloudier with some persistent rain across northeast Scotland.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Strong winds and showers will gradually ease for most on Saturday. However, rain will spread slowly from the southwest from Sunday, followed by an unsettled, possibly windy day on Monday.

Updated: 14:54 on Thu 17 Aug 2017 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 to Thursday 31 Aug 2017:

An unsettled start with showers or longer spells of rain are likely to affect the north on Tuesday with strong winds. Sunshine and showers are expected elsewhere. Drier and brighter conditions will probably spread to other areas on Wednesday and winds will ease. Through the rest of next week, it is likely to be rather changeable in the north with spells of rain. Places further south will see more prolonged drier, brighter and warmer conditions. For the rest of the period, it is most likely that many areas will see spells of cloud and rain at times, interspersed with a few days of brighter, showery conditions. Temperatures look set to be around average for the time of year, although it could turn warm in the south at times.

UK Outlook for Friday 1 Sep 2017 to Friday 15 Sep 2017:

As we head into September, we are most likely to see changeable weather conditions dominating across the UK. However, there is a chance of some more prolonged dry and fine weather at times too. As a result, on balance there are likely to be spells of rain and strong winds at times, especially across the north and west, probably interspersed with several days of brighter and showery weather. Temperatures may become warm or very warm at times, especially in the south. However, they will probably remain generally close to normal for the time of year elsewhere.

Updated: 14:54 on Thu 17 Aug 2017 BST