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Forecast Summary

  • Regional
  • 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 Monday 23 Oct 2017 to Wednesday 1 Nov 2017:

After a dry start in the southeast, most of the UK is expected to have outbreaks of rain on Monday and Tuesday, which could be heavy and persistent on western hills. Brighter showery weather may spread into northwestern parts at times. Temperatures are expected to be above normal for the time of year, and perhaps warm in some eastern parts. Later in the week, the southeast will have a greater chance of drier weather but it will probably stay rather wet and windy in the northwest. There could well be a calmer period of weather towards the end of the month with rain and strong winds less frequent than recently. This would bring more sunshine but an increased risk of chilly nights, and overnight fog for some.

UK Outlook for Thursday 2 Nov 2017 to Thursday 16 Nov 2017:

As we head into November, a changeable pattern is most likely at first, bringing spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed with drier and brighter interludes. The most unsettled weather is likely across the north and west, with the south and east often staying drier and brighter. These drier conditions may become more prolonged as we head through November, bringing an increased chance of sunshine, but also a risk of frost and fog overnight. However, northern parts may remain more unsettled with a greater chance of wet and windy weather. Temperatures are likely to stay close to normal for the time of year, 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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