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  • Heavy rain 7 °C 6 °C
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Forecast Summary

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

Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Showers and clear spells tonight, with winds easing.

This Evening and Tonight:

Clear spells and showers tonight, with outbreaks perhaps turning more prolonged across Shetland for a time, but generally easing towards dawn. A cold night with some frost and ice. Winds easing mostly light. Minimum temperature 0 °C.

Thursday:

Bright or sunny intervals and a few showers, these turning heavy for a time before drier weather spreads from the north in strengthening northerly winds. Maximum temperature 5 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday windy with sunny intervals and a few showers, perhaps turning wintry over Shetland on Saturday, but dying out later. Sunday morning dry then rain in the afternoon.

Updated: 14:45 on Wed 13 Dec 2017 GMT

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Windy with heavy, blustery showers.

This Evening and Tonight:

Frequent wintry showers in the north and west, with some organised spells of squally rain, sleet and mostly hill snow, giving a risk of icy stretches forming. Windy with gales or severe gales across exposed places in the southwest.

Thursday:

Sunshine and wintry showers, with some longer spells of rain, sleet and hill snow at times. Staying windy in the south, but winds easing further north. Feeling cold.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Staying cold on Friday with plenty of sunshine, but northerly winds will bring showers around windward coasts. Mostly dry and frosty on Saturday. Rain arriving from the northwest during Sunday.

Updated: 15:25 on Wed 13 Dec 2017 GMT

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 18 Dec 2017 to Wednesday 27 Dec 2017:

Monday should be a dry and bright day across the country, however cloud and outbreaks of rain could spread across the north overnight and into Tuesday morning. Tuesday will probably stay dry and fine in the south though. Temperatures are likely to vary around normal in southern parts, but it could turn milder across the north Through the rest of the period, milder but unsettled conditions are likely persist in northern parts with bands of rain and hill snow interspersed by drier interludes. It may become very windy at times later next week with gales or severe gales in places. Further south it is more likely that largely settled conditions will dominate with overnight frosts and a risk of fog. However, brief wet and cloudy spells are possible here too.

UK Outlook for Thursday 28 Dec 2017 to Thursday 11 Jan 2018:

Generally changeable conditions are likely to extend further south through the end of December. Bands of rain are likely to move across the UK, interspersed with brighter showery conditions. Showers are likely to turn wintry at times, particularly in the north. It will often be windy with temperatures varying around normal. As we head into the start of January there is large uncertainty. However, a generally more settled spell of weather could become established. This would likely bring a mixture of colder and drier conditions with brief interludes of milder, wetter and windier weather. Snow is likely at times, especially in northern and central parts of the UK, as well as an increased likelihood of overnight frosts.

Updated: 15:25 on Wed 13 Dec 2017 GMT

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