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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Rather cloudy but dry. Strong winds.

Today:

Remaining dry and mild today. Winds fresh to strong from south to southeast, perhaps touching near gale later. Shetland will stay cloudy through the day, but brighter spells will begin to spread from the southwest across Orkney from late morning. Maximum temperature 15 °C.

Tonight:

Cloud building across Orkney late evening with an area of rain spreading from the south overnight, with a few patches pushing north to Shetland towards dawn. Continuing windy. Minimum temperature 12 °C.

Sunday:

Overcast through the day with periods of rain across Orkney and some patchy light outbreaks over Shetland. Strong to near gale south to southeast winds gradually easing. Maximum temperature 15 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

South to southeast winds keeping it seasonally mild. Monday brings periods of locally heavy rain, which ease later. Thereafter mainly cloudy with only patchy light rain.

Updated: 03:24 on Sat 23 Sep 2017 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Some warm sunshine. Windy in the west.

Today:

After a cloudy, damp morning it will brighten up in the south and northeast but it will remain largely cloudy in northwest England and southern Scotland. Becoming windy in the northwest with gales possible.

Tonight:

A dry night with some clear spells for many. Winds will ease in the far north and west but outbreaks of rain will arrive, some of which could be heavy.

Sunday:

Cloud and occasionally heavy rain will linger across western parts, although it will be mostly dry in Northern Ireland. Further east it will dry with some warm sunshine.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Monday; some rain in the west, drier further east and across Northern Ireland. Sunshine and showers on Tuesday and Wednesday. Wet and windy in the far west later on Wednesday.

Updated: 03:44 on Sat 23 Sep 2017 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 27 Sep 2017 to Friday 6 Oct 2017:

To start the period, there is likely to be a west/east split in the weather. The west is likely to be cloudier, with outbreaks of rain and stronger winds, giving the risk of gales in the northwest. In contrast, the east will be drier and brighter with spells of sunshine, although some rain may reach here too. Towards the start of October, it is likely that all areas will become changeable. The west is likely to see the heaviest of the rain and winds are likely to be strongest here too, with a risk of gales or severe gales, particularly in the northwest. Temperatures will generally be above normal, perhaps warm across central and eastern areas.

UK Outlook for Saturday 7 Oct 2017 to Saturday 21 Oct 2017:

More unsettled weather will continue across the country by the second week in October, most especially in the north and west. This will bring an increased likelihood of gales or severe gales as well as heavier rain across many parts. By mid October, confidence in the forecast reduces, however it may remain generally unsettled with occasional drier and brighter spells, particularly in the east and southeast. On the whole, temperatures will be close to or slightly warmer than normal, but in any settled spells there could be chilly nights, with an increased risk of mist, fog and frost, especially in the north.

Updated: 03:44 on Sat 23 Sep 2017 BST

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