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Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
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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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UV index
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Sunrise: 05:46 Sunset: 20:26 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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Forecast Summary

Regional Forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Mainly dry and bright.

Today:

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.

Tonight:

Any light showers across Shetland dying out this evening. Otherwise dry with some lengthy clear periods. Freshening southeasterly wind across Orkney, light winds across Shetland where it will rather chilly. Minimum temperature 8 °C.

Tuesday:

Dry and quite sunny across Shetland. Orkney will be dry although becoming cloudy after a bright start. Brisk southeasterly winds across Orkney. Maximum temperature 15 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Becoming unsettled and rather windy with rain extending northwards on Wednesday and Thursday, perhaps prolonged and occasionally heavy. Drier on Friday.

Updated: 03:15 on Mon 21 Aug 2017 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Rain in the northwest, bright and warm elsewhere.

Today:

Starting bright in the east and remaining so in the far northeast, whilst rain pushes into the northwest, this turning heavy and persistent in places. Elsewhere, rather cloudy with drizzle at first, but brighter later and turning warm and humid.

Tonight:

Rain, heavy at times, slowly moving north-eastwards across Scotland, but staying dry in the far northeast. Largely cloudy and humid elsewhere with widespread hill and coastal fog.

Tuesday:

Rain across Scotland fizzling out, but further heavy and thundery rain spreading into Northern Ireland and western Scotland. Brighter elsewhere with a few showers. Turning very warm in the south.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Changeable and turning fresher with showers or longer spells of rain, these heaviest and most frequent in the north and west. Very warm and dry across the southeast on Wednesday.

Updated: 02:05 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: 02:05 on Mon 21 Aug 2017 BST