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Temperature (°C)
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Feels like temperature (°C)
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Precipitation probability
<5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 5 11 NE 7 9 NE 8 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG
Humidity
86% 90% 91%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Slight
UV index
0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:33 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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Temperature (°C)
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
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Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
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Humidity
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On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Slight
UV index
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:36 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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Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 °
Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 °
Precipitation probability
<5% <5% 10% 10% 20% 60% 80% 80% 50%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ESE 15 19 ESE 16 20 ESE 18 23 ESE 19 25 ESE 21 29 ESE 21 30 SE 20 29 SE 20 29 ESE 19 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG G G G G
Humidity
83% 83% 82% 83% 86% 91% 92% 92% 93%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Slight Moderate
UV index
0 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 0
Sunrise: 05:38 Sunset: 20:36 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)
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Precipitation probability
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ESE 18 27 ESE 18 26 ESE 20 28 ENE 21 29 ENE 21 29 ENE 19 27 ENE 17 25 NE 18 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G M M M M G G
Humidity
94% 93% 95% 92% 91% 89% 89% 88%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Slight Moderate
UV index
0 0 1 1 2 1 1 0
Sunrise: 05:41 Sunset: 20:33 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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Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Clear night
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 13 ° 11 °
Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 9 °
Precipitation probability
10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 16 22 NNE 13 18 NNE 14 18 NNE 13 19 NNE 12 19 NNE 13 19 NNE 12 17 NNE 11 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
84% 83% 79% 73% 72% 71% 78% 84%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Moderate Slight Moderate
UV index
0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:43 Sunset: 20:30 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 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 Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 °
Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 °
Precipitation probability
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 9 12 N 9 12 N 8 11 NNW 7 11 SSW 7 11 SSW 11 15 WNW 11 15 S 13 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
84% 84% 82% 72% 73% 76% 78% 81%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Moderate Slight
UV index
0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:45 Sunset: 20:27 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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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Light rain
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 °
Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 °
Precipitation probability
10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 50% 20% 50%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 14 19 S 15 20 S 15 21 S 17 23 S 19 25 SSW 19 26 SSW 19 26 SSW 20 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G
Humidity
84% 85% 86% 87% 87% 88% 89% 90%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
No Data
UV index
0 0 1 2 2 1 1 0
Sunrise: 05:48 Sunset: 20:24 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:

Mainly fine for Shetland, some rain for Orkney during Tuesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Monday evening bright with good sunny spells; generally dry but isolated light showers possible across Shetland. Tonight stays dry with clear spells. Light Northeast winds across Shetland but moderate locally fresh Easterly winds across Orkney. Minimum temperature 8 °C.

Tuesday:

Shetland dry and bright with sunny spells and light East winds. Orkney starts dry but turns duller with some drizzly rain developing and fresh East winds. Maximum temperature 15 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Belt of rain spreads north during Wednesday and lasts through Thursday before clearing early Friday, so some dull wet spells and accompanied by fresh East then Northeast winds. Brighter Friday.

Updated: 15:46 on Mon 21 Aug 2017 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Rain in the north, cloudy and humid in the south.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain in the north of England and western Scotland will slowly move further north and east. Some heavy bursts are likely in the Highlands. Further south, it will be mostly cloudy and humid with widespread hill and coastal fog.

Tuesday:

Rain across Scotland will fizzle out, before more heavy rain spreads into Northern Ireland and then western Scotland. Further south will be brighter and significantly warmer with a few showers.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Wednesday and Thursday will be fresher but mainly dry in England and Wales. Showers are likely further north. Friday's showers will be heavier across northern England and Wales.

Updated: 15:02 on Mon 21 Aug 2017 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 26 Aug 2017 to Monday 4 Sep 2017:

Saturday is likely to be dry for most of us and warm in the east. One or two showers remain possible. Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday will probably become changeable again, with heavy showers or longer spells of rain, particularly in the north and west. However, parts of the southeast may stay mainly dry with some sunny spells. 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 Tuesday 5 Sep 2017 to Tuesday 19 Sep 2017:

During this period, 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: 15:02 on Mon 21 Aug 2017 BST