Close window
Weather warnings may have been issued

Wide Firth

  • Overcast 9 °C 9 °C
  • Overcast 11 °C 8 °C
  • Sunny intervals 9 °C 7 °C
  • Cloudy 8 °C 7 °C
  • Cloudy 9 °C 8 °C
  • Light rain 11 °C 7 °C
  • Light shower day 9 °C 4 °C
Now 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Light rain Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 20% 40% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 9 22 W 8 21 WSW 9 21 SW 10 22 SSW 12 24 SSW 13 23 SSW 14 23 SSW 14 23 SW 13 25 SW 15 27 WSW 18 30 WSW 19 32 WSW 21 33 WSW 21 34 WSW 22 35 WSW 22 35 WSW 22 35 WSW 20 33 WSW 18 30
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
E E E VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
84% 84% 84% 91% 88% 88% 87% 86% 85% 88% 91% 92% 92% 93% 94% 93% 93% 92% 92%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 09:03 Sunset: 15:14 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 18 30 WSW 18 29 WSW 18 29 WSW 18 30 SW 17 28 SW 17 28 SW 15 26 SW 13 24 SW 13 25 SW 15 27 SW 15 28 SSW 16 28 SW 18 29 SW 18 29 SSW 17 28 SSW 17 28 SSW 17 28 SSW 18 29 SSW 17 30 SSW 19 32 SSW 20 33 SSW 20 32 SW 23 37 WSW 28 44
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG E
Humidity Expand
92% 92% 92% 93% 93% 92% 92% 91% 90% 91% 91% 89% 88% 87% 87% 86% 87% 87% 87% 87% 88% 88% 84% 82%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 09:04 Sunset: 15:14 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Light shower night
10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 40%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 27 41 W 20 31 W 17 26 W 15 22 WSW 18 25 SW 19 27 WSW 22 32 W 21 30
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
E E E VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
78% 79% 81% 80% 81% 82% 82% 79%
UV index Expand
1 1
Sunrise: 09:04 Sunset: 15:15 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Partly cloudy night Light shower night Partly cloudy night Light shower night Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
20% 40% 10% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 21 29 W 21 30 W 22 31 W 23 32 W 24 33 W 23 32 W 21 30 W 21 28
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
75% 74% 74% 76% 75% 76% 77% 79%
UV index Expand
1 1
Sunrise: 09:05 Sunset: 15:15 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 20 28 W 20 28 WSW 19 27 W 19 26 W 19 26 W 18 25 WSW 19 27 WSW 21 29
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG G G
Humidity Expand
80% 82% 83% 83% 85% 86% 88% 88%
UV index Expand
1 1
Sunrise: 09:06 Sunset: 15:16 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
20% 20% 50% 50% 50% 20% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 23 31 WSW 25 35 WSW 27 37 WSW 28 38 WSW 28 39 WSW 28 39 W 26 36 WSW 24 34
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G VG VG G
Humidity Expand
88% 88% 87% 86% 83% 81% 79% 79%
UV index Expand
1 1
Sunrise: 09:06 Sunset: 15:16 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night Light shower night Cloudy Light shower day Light shower night Light shower night
20% 20% 40% 40% 40% 40% 30% 30%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 0 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 24 33 WSW 24 34 WSW 25 35 WSW 26 36 WSW 27 39 WSW 26 37 WSW 26 36 WSW 23 33
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
80% 80% 80% 79% 77% 77% 77% 79%
UV index Expand
1 1
Sunrise: 09:06 Sunset: 15:17 Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Issued at:

Forecast Summary

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

Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Becoming cloudy with occasional rain, mainly over Shetland.

Today:

A largely dry start. Skies soon clouding over with some rain spreading east, mainly affecting Shetland and Fair Isle with extensive low cloud. Drier across southern Orkney with a little brightness. Fresh or strong southwest winds picking up. Maximum temperature 8 °C.

Tonight:

Cloudy with occasional rain or drizzle mainly across Shetland. Drier across Orkney with perhaps clearer skies for a time in the south. Mild and breezy. Minimum temperature 7 °C.

Tuesday:

Occasional drizzle and extensive low cloud over Shetland but staying mainly dry over Orkney. A mild day with fresh or strong southwest winds. Maximum temperature 12 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Much brighter and somewhat colder on Wednesday and Thursday with a few showers and strong westerly winds. Cloudy on Friday with some light rain.

Updated: 02:35 on Mon 18 Dec 2017 GMT

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Dry and bright for many, turning cloudier in the west.

Today:

Some mist and fog patches will be slow to clear through the day. However, it will be dry and bright for many with light winds. Slowly turning cloudier in the north and west and becoming windy in the far northwest.

Tonight:

Cold and frosty for much of England and Wales, away from the west, with fog/low cloud probably becoming widespread. Cloudier, milder and windier in the north with some drizzle.

Tuesday:

Fog and low cloud slowly clearing. Cloudy, windy and mild conditions with some rain and drizzle in the northwest will struggle to reach the southeast.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Turning drier, brighter and cooler in the north through Wednesday into Thursday, cloudy and mild with patchy rain in the south. Cloud and patchy rain then spreading northeast on Friday.

Updated: 01:39 on Mon 18 Dec 2017 GMT

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 22 Dec 2017 to Sunday 31 Dec 2017:

In the run up to Christmas it is most probable that the UK should see temperatures near to or above average for the time of year. On Friday it will probably start mainly fine and dry with bright spells for many. However, skies are likely to turn cloudier in the north and west with outbreaks of rain developing into Saturday. Into the Christmas period, timings remain uncertain, however rain and cloud should clear southeastwards, leaving drier, brighter and colder conditions for a time. Showers are likely for some, and these could turn wintry in the north. In the period between Christmas and New Year, very unsettled conditions look likely with gales at times, and perhaps showery conditions in the north and west.

UK Outlook for Monday 1 Jan 2018 to Monday 15 Jan 2018:

At the start of the new year, it is likely to be unsettled and often windy across much of the UK. Temperatures will be near to or below average and snow is likely, at times, especially across northern parts of the country. Through the first half of January confidence becomes very low, but longer periods of more settled weather may become established. This would lead to prolonged spells of drier and colder conditions, as well as an increased likelihood of overnight frost and fog. Any milder, wetter, and windier spells should become more short-lived during this period.

Updated: 01:39 on Mon 18 Dec 2017 GMT

Follow us on

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, or LinkedIn Facebook Follow @metoffice on Twitter YouTube Instagram Snapchat LinkedIn