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Forecast Summary

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

Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Mostly dry, bright, mild and windy. Perhaps patchy rain later.

Today:

A dry and bright morning, perhaps a little hazy sunshine at first. Cloudier in the afternoon with some patchy rain possible for a time, mainly over Shetland. Strong south to southwesterly winds easing later. Mild. Maximum temperature 10 °C.

Tonight:

Turning clearer this evening, though there could be one or two showers for a time. Otherwise staying dry and clear overnight. A little colder. Minimum temperature 4 °C.

Sunday:

A fine dry day with plenty of sunshine, though high cloud turning this hazy later. Light winds at first then a freshening southerly. Maximum temperature 10 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

More mixed on Monday with some patchy rain at times, though Shetland will brighten up. Tuesday and Wednesday look dry and bright with some sunshine.

Updated: 02:41 on Sat 23 Feb 2019 GMT

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Early fog slowly clearing, then dry and bright for many.

Today:

Morning fog will slowly clear to leave bright day with sunny spells. However, a band of cloud and rain will move across Northern Ireland and western Scotland, reaching the far west of England and Wales by the afternoon. Feeling springlike.

Tonight:

Rain in the west will ease this evening. Dry overnight, with some low cloud, mist and fog, particularly across England and Wales. Chilly, with a touch of frost in places.

Sunday:

Low cloud and fog clearing during the morning. Plenty of hazy sunshine, though thicker cloud and patchy rain in the far northwest later. Feeling pleasant for most areas.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Settled and generally dry with sunny spells by day, although some overnight frost and fog is likely. Often windier and changeable in the far northwest. Mostly very mild.

Updated: 02:33 on Sat 23 Feb 2019 GMT

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 27 Feb 2019 to Friday 8 Mar 2019:

Wednesday and Thursday may start with some patchy fog and cloud, but for most it will be largely fine and mild later on with some sunny spells. However, in northwest Scotland it will be a different picture, with cloudier skies and some rain coming through at times. Temperatures will stay on the mild side for the time of year, though overnight frosts are still possible. By early March we are likely to see much more unsettled conditions as weather fronts bring stronger winds, gales and rain at times to all parts of the UK. It will also be a little colder than recently, with snow over some of the hills and mountains in the north.

UK Outlook for Saturday 9 Mar 2019 to Saturday 23 Mar 2019:

The weather looks to be fairly unsettled through this period, with a mixture of wet and windy weather for many parts, but also with some drier spells from time to time. The heaviest of the rain is likely to be in the northwest. Snow remains possible over the hills and mountains in the north, but it is less likely anywhere else. Milder conditions remain more likely, perhaps with occasional colder spells which could bring overnight frosts. The best chance of dry and sunny weather will be in the south and east.

Updated: 02:33 on Sat 23 Feb 2019 GMT

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