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Sunrise: 08:22 Sunset: 17:28 Moon phase: First quarter

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Forecast Summary

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

Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Wet and windy for a time.

Today:

Heavy rain spreading from the west to Orkney this morning, and Shetland by early afternoon. Becoming drier and somewhat brighter across Orkney by mid-afternoon but Shetland remaining wet and windy. Fresh southeasterly winds, gale force across Shetland. Maximum temperature 13 °C.

Tonight:

Some heavy showers expected this evening before it becomes drier for a time. Further rain, occasionally heavy, reaching Orkney later but Shetland becoming mainly dry. Fresh southerly winds. Minimum temperature 10 °C.

Tuesday:

Some rain in Shetland at first. Otherwise bright with sunny periods and a few passing showers. Brisk southwesterly winds. Maximum temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Remaining rather changeable with some brightness and scattered showers. Strong south or southwesterly winds at times.

Updated: 02:48 on Mon 23 Oct 2017 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Rain clearing to brighter conditions later.

Today:

Rather cloudy for most this morning, with rain spreading east, gradually clearing to brighter skies through the rest of the day. Occasional showers likely for Scotland and Northern Ireland during the afternoon too, but overall a milder day than Sunday.

Tonight:

Some clear spells this evening. Rain spreads in from the west overnight, bringing low cloud and hill fog in the south. Mild in the west, perhaps chilly further east.

Tuesday:

Breezy in the north with bands of showers, sometimes heavy. Cloudy skies elsewhere with outbreaks of rain, heavy at times, mainly across northern and western England and Wales. Mild.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Largely bright but breezy in the north, with some showers. Cloudy with patchy rain further south, edging northwards at times before clearing south on Friday. Generally mild/warm across the south.

Updated: 01:57 on Mon 23 Oct 2017 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 27 Oct 2017 to Sunday 5 Nov 2017:

On Friday, cloud and rain across central or northern parts will move southeastwards, probably clearing southeast England later, or early on Saturday, after a mostly fine start here. Brighter, showery weather will follow from the northwest, although another band of rain may move eastwards across Britain on Saturday. It will be breezy, with gales possible in the north, and temperatures will return towards average after a warm start in the south. Thereafter the weather is likely to become generally unsettled and sometimes windy, with rainbands crossing eastwards over the country, interspersed by brighter, showery conditions. The northwest can expect the wettest and windiest weather. However, there is a low chance of drier, more settled weather developing from the west later. Temperatures will trend down to slightly below normal.

UK Outlook for Monday 6 Nov 2017 to Monday 20 Nov 2017:

There is an increasing chance that the weather will become more settled during this period, especially across southern parts of the British Isles. As a result frost and fog could become more likely. The north may continue to have more changeable conditions though. Temperatures are most likely to be near average, although probably below normal in some of the more settled spells, especially where any overnight fog proves slow to clear.

Updated: 01:57 on Mon 23 Oct 2017 BST

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