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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Patchy rain through the morning. Drier, brighter later. Breezy.

Today:

Bright at first for Shetland, but cloud and patchy rain will soon spread eastwards through the morning. Slowly improving conditions by afternoon with some brightness. Feeling quite cool in fresh westerly winds. Maximum temperature 13 °C.

Tonight:

A few bright spells at first but cloud will then thicken, particularly across Shetland to bring some patchy light rain. Fresh westerly winds persisting. Minimum temperature 8 °C.

Saturday:

Thick cloud and outbreaks of rain continuing to spread eastwards across the Northern Isles. Becoming quite murky into the evening and remaining breezy. Maximum temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Rain clearing through Sunday morning to bring a brighter day with some sunshine, mainly for Orkney. Monday and Tuesday remaining mainly dry but often cloudier and turning warmer.

Updated: 09:01 on Fri 22 Jun 2018 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Dry with sunshine for most.

Today:

After a chilly start for many it will be a mostly sunny and warm day with a little fair weather cloud at times. However, generally cloudier and cooler in the far north with some light rain possible at times.

Tonight:

Cloudy and breezy in the far north with rain possible across the Northern Isles. Elsewhere, dry, mostly clear and quite chilly once more in rural areas.

Saturday:

Fine and dry with plenty of warm sunshine for most of the UK. Remaining cloudier in the far north with some patchy light rain possible at times.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Generally fine, dry with plenty of warm or very warm sunshine, turning warmer each day. Generally cloudier, cooler across the far north with patchy rain and stronger winds at times.

Updated: 01:38 on Fri 22 Jun 2018 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 26 Jun 2018 to Thursday 5 Jul 2018:

The final week of June will see plenty of dry and sunny weather across most of the UK, with only the far north and northwest seeing cloudier skies at times, with rain possible. With the fine weather, temperatures will continue to rise for all parts, but especially so in the south where it could turn hot. The heat may spark an isolated thunderstorm, with the risk increasing towards next weekend, especially over high ground, although the majority will stay dry. As we head into the start of July confidence reduces, but most areas should continue to see plenty of fine, sunny and very warm weather. Northern and some western areas may however begin to see cloudier conditions pushing in, with the chance of some rain and stronger winds here.

UK Outlook for Friday 6 Jul 2018 to Friday 20 Jul 2018:

Although confidence remains low through July, early indications bring a good deal of dry and settled weather across many parts of the UK. However, there are some signs that more changeable weather may develop at times, especially in the north, and possibly the west, potentially leading to cloud, stronger winds and some rain. Where it turns more changeable it will also become cooler, but where the dry and settled weather continues, it will remain very warm, especially in the south and southeast.

Updated: 01:38 on Fri 22 Jun 2018 BST

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