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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 Moderate
UV index
0 1 1 1 2 3 3 4 5 4 3 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:24 Sunset: 20:54 Moon phase: Third quarter 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)
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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
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Moderate Slight Moderate Slight
UV index
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:26 Sunset: 20:51 Moon phase: Waning 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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Temperature (°C)
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Precipitation probability
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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)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
93% 93% 94% 92% 88% 88% 82% 86% 88%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Slight Moderate Slight
UV index
0 0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:28 Sunset: 20:48 Moon phase: Waning 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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Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 °
Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
Precipitation probability
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 19 28 NW 18 27 NW 16 24 WNW 15 23 WNW 14 21 W 12 18 WSW 10 15 SW 9 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
88% 88% 86% 82% 79% 80% 83% 87%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Slight Smooth (wavelets)
UV index
0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:31 Sunset: 20:45 Moon phase: Waning 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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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
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10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 °
Precipitation probability
10% 10% 20% 20% 20% 10% 20% 20%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 9 13 SE 11 15 E 13 19 E 15 22 SE 16 23 SE 16 23 ENE 18 26 N 19 26
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G VG G G G G G G
Humidity
88% 88% 87% 84% 83% 84% 86% 87%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Smooth (wavelets) Slight Moderate Moderate
UV index
0 0 1 2 2 2 1 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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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 °
Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 °
Precipitation probability
20% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 19 26 NNW 19 27 NNE 20 28 NNE 20 28 NNE 20 28 NNW 20 28 N 20 28 N 19 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
87% 88% 87% 84% 83% 83% 84% 83%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Moderate
UV index
0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:36 Sunset: 20:40 Moon phase: New

∗ 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 Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 °
Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 11 °
Precipitation probability
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 19 26 N 19 26 NW 19 27 NW 19 27 NW 19 26 NW 17 23 NW 16 22 NW 14 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
84% 84% 84% 83% 80% 81% 82% 84%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
No Data
UV index
0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:38 Sunset: 20:37 Moon phase: New

∗ 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 dry with sunny spells.

Today:

Perhaps some early rain across Shetland and a few showers developing for the afternoon, mainly over Orkney. However for the most part it will be quite dry with sunny spells developing. Winds moderate to fresh from the south. Maximum temperature 17 °C.

Tonight:

The few isolated showers dying away early evening with late sunshine for most. Shetland dry overnight, but cloud thickening from the south bringing a chance of patchy rain to Orkney. Minimum temperature 11 °C.

Friday:

Shetland mostly fine, dry and bright for the morning, but periods of occasionally heavy rain pushing across Orkney soon, with patchy outbreaks pushing across Shetland for the afternoon. Maximum temperature 16 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Sunday generally dry with light winds and good sunny spells. Saturday and Monday however look wet and windy, with showers or longer periods of rain which turn heavy at times.

Updated: 03:30 on Thu 17 Aug 2017 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Rain clearing from the southeast, then sunshine and showers.

Today:

Early rain will clear from the southeast during the morning, with a mixture of sunshine and showers following across the country. The showers may be heavy at times, however it will remain largely dry for some in the far northeast.

Tonight:

Becoming windy across the north and west with heavy showers or longer spells of rain. Elsewhere, it will be drier though still breezy with a few showers.

Friday:

A windy, cool day with sunny spells and also some showers. These could be heavy and thundery, especially in the west. Cloudier with spells of rain across Scotland.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Strong winds and showers will gradually ease for most on Saturday. However, it will turn wet and windy in the west on Sunday with rain erratically travelling southeast on Monday.

Updated: 01:51 on Thu 17 Aug 2017 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 21 Aug 2017 to Wednesday 30 Aug 2017:

Rain should sink southeast on Monday, followed by showers in the north and west. Largely settled conditions are likely to develop across the majority of the UK by the middle of next week as showers and rain ease away. A few days of generally settled weather is then expected, barring a few showers. Through the rest of the period, it will probably turn more changeable on the whole with spells of rain, showers and strong winds at times, the heaviest of which are expected in the northwest. However, prolonged drier and brighter periods are likely between these spells of unsettled weather. Temperatures look set to remain around or a little below the average at first, although it may become generally warmer from the middle of next week.

UK Outlook for Thursday 31 Aug 2017 to Thursday 14 Sep 2017:

For the end of August and into the first part of September, we are most likely to see changeable weather conditions dominating across the UK. However, there is a chance of some more prolonged dry and fine weather at times too. As a result, on balance there are likely to be spells of rain and strong winds at times, especially across the north and west, which will then be interspersed with several days of drier and warmer weather. Temperatures may become warm or very warm at times, especially in the south. However, they will probably remain generally close to normal for the time of year elsewhere.

Updated: 01:51 on Thu 17 Aug 2017 BST