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Temperature (°C)
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 °
Precipitation probability
10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
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Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
74% 74% 74% 74% 77% 78%
On or Off Shore Winds
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Moderate
UV index
1 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:42 Sunset: 20:50 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2

∗ Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

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Temperature (°C)
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 5 6 NW 4 6 WNW 4 6 NW 5 6 WNW 5 6 WNW 5 6 NW 4 6 NW 4 6 NW 4 6 W 3 5 NW 3 5 NNW 3 6 N 4 7 NNE 6 9 NNE 7 10 NE 8 11 ENE 10 13 ENE 11 14 E 11 14 E 10 13 ESE 9 13 ESE 9 14 ESE 9 14 ESE 9 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
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Humidity
79% 82% 85% 88% 90% 90% 91% 88% 80% 75% 72% 72% 72% 73% 72% 72% 72% 73% 74% 75% 80% 85% 89% 90%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Moderate Slight
UV index
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:44 Sunset: 20:47 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2

∗ Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

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Temperature (°C)
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 °
Precipitation probability
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ESE 9 14 ESE 9 15 E 10 16 ESE 13 20 ESE 15 20 ESE 16 22 ESE 16 23 ESE 16 22 ESE 17 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
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Humidity
91% 91% 90% 86% 76% 74% 76% 81% 84%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Slight
UV index
0 0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:47 Sunset: 20:44 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3

∗ Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

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Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 °
Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 °
Precipitation probability
10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 40% 60% 40%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ESE 18 24 ESE 19 25 ESE 20 27 ESE 21 29 ESE 22 31 ESE 22 30 ESE 20 27 SE 17 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG G G G G G
Humidity
85% 86% 87% 86% 86% 88% 91% 93%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Slight
UV index
0 0 1 1 2 1 1 0
Sunrise: 05:49 Sunset: 20:42 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3

∗ Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

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Heavy shower night Light rain Light rain Light rain Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 °
Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
Precipitation probability
60% 50% 50% 60% 40% 40% 40% 20%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 17 22 SSE 17 23 ESE 17 23 ESE 16 22 NE 16 21 ENE 15 20 ENE 14 19 E 14 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G
Humidity
93% 93% 93% 90% 88% 88% 88% 88%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Slight Slight
UV index
0 0 1 2 2 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:51 Sunset: 20:39 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3

∗ Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

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Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 °
Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
Precipitation probability
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 13 18 ENE 13 18 NE 14 19 ENE 14 19 ENE 14 19 ENE 13 18 NE 13 18 ENE 12 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
87% 86% 84% 82% 81% 80% 81% 83%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Slight
UV index
0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:54 Sunset: 20:36 Moon phase: Waxing crescent

∗ Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

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Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 °
Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 °
Precipitation probability
<5% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 12 16 NE 12 16 ENE 11 15 NE 11 15 ENE 11 15 NE 11 15 ENE 11 15 SSW 11 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
83% 83% 82% 80% 79% 79% 80% 81%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
No Data
UV index
0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:56 Sunset: 20:33 Moon phase: Waxing crescent

∗ Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

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Forecast Summary

Regional Forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Clear spells overnight. Sunny spells and isolated showers Monday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Sunny spells and the odd light shower this evening. Some long clear spells tonight but still one or two showers drifting across on the light to moderate northwesterly breeze. Minimum temperature 10 °C.

Monday:

Orkney will be dry with some sunshine and light winds. Shetland also mainly dry with sunny spells but still one or two light showers here with a moderate northwesterly breeze. Maximum temperature 15 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Another mainly dry and bright day on Tuesday with some hazy sunshine. However Wednesday and Thursday look changeable with rain at times, possibly heavy on Thursday.

Updated: 14:35 on Sun 20 Aug 2017 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

The south cloudy and damp, the north dry and cool.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain will continue in the south and west tonight including some heavy bursts. It will feel rather humid here with mist and fog over hills. Northern and eastern parts will stay dry and become rather cool.

Monday:

Rain in Northern Ireland, western Scotland and northwest England will be heavy at times. It will stay mainly cloudy elsewhere but warm bright spells are likely in some southern parts.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Cloud and rain will affect the north on Tuesday and Wednesday, sometimes turning heavy. Southern parts will be dry, bright, humid and very warm. Thursday will be fresher with showers.

Updated: 15:25 on Sun 20 Aug 2017 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 25 Aug 2017 to Sunday 3 Sep 2017:

Friday and the subsequent bank holiday weekend will stay changeable, with heavy showers or longer spells of rain, particularly in the north and west. However, parts of the south and east may stay mainly dry with some sunny spells. Temperatures will be around normal in most parts, but probably above average in the southeast, bringing a chance of a few thundery showers. It will be windy at times, especially in the north, with a risk of gales here. Into the following week, there remains a lot of uncertainty, although we may continue to see spells of wet and windy weather, particularly in the northwest, with drier spells, mainly in the south. Temperatures will probably be near normal, though perhaps rather warm at times in the south.

UK Outlook for Monday 4 Sep 2017 to Monday 18 Sep 2017:

In the first half of September, we are most likely to see changeable weather conditions featuring across the United Kingdom. However, there will be some dry and fine weather at times too. On balance spells of rain and strong winds are likely to dominate in the north and west, with drier and brighter weather more common in the south and east. Temperatures will probably remain close to normal for the time of year in most parts, though they may become warm or very warm at times in the south.

Updated: 15:25 on Sun 20 Aug 2017 BST