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Forecast Summary

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

Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Bright and windy this afternoon with a few showers.

Today:

A cloudy morning with outbreaks of rain. Becoming brighter in the afternoon with blustery showers, briefly heavy. Brisk southwesterly winds veering westerly this afternoon and becoming strong at times. Maximum temperature 10 °C.

Tonight:

This evening will be windy with scattered showers. The rest of the night will see clear periods and a few showers, briefly heavy. Strong to gale force westerly winds. Minimum temperature 6 °C.

Monday:

Cloudy and windy with showery rain in the morning, this becoming persistent and occasionally heavy in the afternoon. Westerly gales, occasionally severe gales across Orkney. Maximum temperature 11 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Often cloudy with showers or longer spells of rain. Windy on Tuesday and Wednesday, westerly gales easing on Tuesday.

Updated: 03:09 on Sun 21 Oct 2018 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Cloud and patchy rain moving south on Sunday.

Today:

Rain across northwestern areas will move slowly southeastwards, becoming lighter. Fog patches in the south slowly clearing to sunny spells through the morning. Turning brighter from the northwest, but windy with blustery showers in northern Scotland.

Tonight:

Cloud and patchy rain will clear southern areas. Staying windy with showers across northern Scotland. Dry and largely clear elsewhere with isolated fog patches. Colder, with a frost for some.

Monday:

A windy day for many northern areas, with gales and heavy rain developing across northern Scotland. Dry elsewhere with some sunshine, especially in the south, although cooler than of late.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Patchy rain will affect northwestern areas at times. Largely dry elsewhere with some sunny spells and overnight fog patches. Rather windy on Tuesday but feeling rather warm in any brightness.

Updated: 01:51 on Sun 21 Oct 2018 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 26 Oct 2018 to Sunday 4 Nov 2018:

Much colder weather will establish itself across all parts by the end of Friday. The cold feel will be exacerbated by strong northerly winds, touching gale force in parts of the north and northeast. These will blow in plenty of showers, turning wintry, especially across the high ground of northern Britain, but perhaps to lower levels at times in the far north. Widespread overnight frost is likely, with icy stretches where showers have occurred. Then becoming drier from the northwest into the following week, although spells of rain could affect the east and southeast for a time, before a more generally changeable pattern develops as we move into November. Generally staying on the cold side with further overnight frost.

UK Outlook for Monday 5 Nov 2018 to Monday 19 Nov 2018:

The weather looks changeable and windy at times with bands of rain or showers, interspersed with drier, quieter spells. The wettest and windiest weather is most likely across parts of the north, with perhaps some snow at times over the mountains. Towards the middle of the month, there are signs that high pressure may become more dominant to the north, bringing more generally settled conditions here, but with a greater incidence of overnight frost and fog. Meanwhile, more changeable weather may remain dominant across the south, with some rain here at times, although with any milder spells being short-lived.

Updated: 01:51 on Sun 21 Oct 2018 BST

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