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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Very windy with a few showers.

Today:

A very windy day with passing blustery showers, but some sunny intervals, especially later. Strong southwesterly winds quickly increase gale force for a time later this morning, veering westerly and easing down in the afternoon. Maximum temperature 15 °C.

Tonight:

A mainly dry evening and night to come with just a few isolated showers and some clear periods. Brisk westerly winds soon easing this evening. Rather cool. Minimum temperature 7 °C.

Sunday:

One or two isolated showers at first otherwise dry with some good spells of sunshine. Light winds. Maximum temperature 16 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Rather changeable early next week with occasional rain, winds staying mostly light. Perhaps becoming drier on Wednesday.

Updated: 03:12 on Sat 18 Aug 2018 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Often rather humid, with some heavy rain for central areas.

Today:

Rather cloudy in the west with outbreaks of rain over parts of Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and northwest England in particular. Elsewhere, mostly dry with some sunny spells. Strong winds across northern Scotland easing, and humid across England and Wales.

Tonight:

Persistent and occasionally heavy rain initially developing across Northern Ireland, then southern Scotland, northwest England and north Wales later. Becoming windy in the southwest and through the Irish Sea.

Sunday:

Heavy rain will clear northern England and southern and eastern Scotland through the morning. Humid with some further drizzle at times across parts of the south. Sunniest across northern Scotland.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Humid for most parts, and becoming very warm in any sunshine, with warm nights too. Rain, mainly in the northwest, moving southeast by midweek, with fresher conditions following on.

Updated: 03:02 on Sat 18 Aug 2018 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 22 Aug 2018 to Friday 31 Aug 2018:

Cloud and rain will sink south on Wednesday across central areas of the UK. To the south, it could stay dry with some warm spells of sunshine. To the north, it will turn fresher with sunshine and showers. Rain will likely clear across the south by Thursday and it will fresher for all with sunny spells and heavy showers in the north. Through the rest of the week and weekend there will probably be a good deal of dry, bright or sunny weather, especially in the south, while the far west and northwest will have some thicker cloud and rain at times. This weather pattern is quite likely to continue through the rest of the period, with temperatures probably around normal, but perhaps rather cool in the north and northwest.

UK Outlook for Saturday 1 Sep 2018 to Saturday 15 Sep 2018:

During this period it looks likely that the weather pattern will only change slowly. Areas of high pressure and associated settled weather are likely to dominate across the south and southeast, bringing generally dry and bright weather here. More changeable conditions with outbreaks of rain and strong winds are likely across the north and northwest, perhaps extending southeastwards at times. Through September, confidence in the forecast decreases. However, we will probably see longer dry and settled spells at times, these perhaps becoming more dominant than previously in the north and northwest. Temperatures by day are likely to be generally warmer than average, but there will an increasing chance of chillier nights.

Updated: 03:02 on Sat 18 Aug 2018 BST

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