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Forecast Summary

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

Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Easing winds and a few showers.

This Evening and Tonight:

A scattering of showers during the evening which will mostly die out overnight, clear spells at times. The strong to gale force west or northwest winds will gradually ease. Minimum temperature 4 °C.

Monday:

Mainly dry with some brighter spells at first. Cloud thickening from the west to bring patchy rain from late morning. Moderate westerly breezes backing to a strong southwesterly later. Maximum temperature 9 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Rather cloudy with some patchy rain Tuesday, the odd heavy burst late in the day. Then scattered showers and strong westerly winds Wednesday and Thursday.

Updated: 15:17 on Sun 17 Dec 2017 GMT

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Rain moving southeast, clearing tonight.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain clearing southern parts this evening, leaving a dry but cold night with light winds and clear spells across most of the UK. Frost, patchy fog, and low cloud may develop in places.

Monday:

A cold morning, with some fog patches slow to clear through the day. A dry and bright day for many with light winds. Some cloud and rain in the northwest.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Slow-clearing fog in places on Tuesday with patchy rain and drizzle in the west. Turning drier and brighter in the north Wednesday and Thursday, cloudy with patchy rain further south.

Updated: 15:01 on Sun 17 Dec 2017 GMT

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 22 Dec 2017 to Sunday 31 Dec 2017:

In the run up to Christmas it is most probable that the UK should see temperatures near to or above average for the time of year. On Friday it will probably start mainly fine and dry with bright spells for many. However, skies are likely to turn cloudier in the north and west with outbreaks of rain developing into Saturday. Into the Christmas period, timings remain uncertain, however rain and cloud should clear southeastwards, leaving drier, brighter and colder conditions for a time. Showers are likely for some, and these could turn wintry in the north. In the period between Christmas and New Year, very unsettled conditions look likely with gales at times, and perhaps showery conditions in the north and west.

UK Outlook for Monday 1 Jan 2018 to Monday 15 Jan 2018:

At the start of the new year, it is likely to be unsettled and often windy across much of the UK. Temperatures will be near to or below average and snow is likely, at times, especially across northern parts of the country. Through the first half of January confidence becomes very low, but longer periods of more settled weather may become established. This would lead to prolonged spells of drier and colder conditions, as well as an increased likelihood of overnight frost and fog. Any milder, wetter, and windier spells should become more short-lived during this period.

Updated: 15:01 on Sun 17 Dec 2017 GMT

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