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

    Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

    Sunny spells with a scattering of showers on Wednesday.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Clear spells at first, but cloud increasing this evening bringing showers. Further well scattered showers overnight. Fresh to strong southerly winds veering to moderate southwesterlys overnight. Minimum Temperature 7 °C.

    Wednesday:

    Bright with some spells, the best of these across Orkney. However, there will be a scattering of showers and the west to southwest winds will be fresh or strong. Maximum Temperature 12 °C.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Mainly dry and bright on Thursday with occasional sunny spells. Rain at times Friday and Saturday. Fresh winds, occasionally increasing strong.

    Updated at: 1552 on Tue 16 Oct 2018

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Becoming cooler and more settled for many.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Weakening bands of rain and drizzle will move across England and Wales overnight, but it will remain dry in the south east. The north will be cooler with scattered showers, and perhaps a touch of frost in sheltered glens.

    Wednesday:

    Rain and drizzle will move slowly across much of southern England. Elsewhere there will be plenty of sunny spells, turning somewhat cooler. Isolated showers will continue in the northwest.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Some settled, sunny weather is expected for many across the UK with some frosty mornings for some. Rain will return to northwestern areas by Saturday.

    Updated at: 1603 on Tue 16 Oct 2018

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Sunday 21 Oct 2018 to Tuesday 30 Oct 2018:

    On Sunday, southern and central areas should start dry with bright spells. Northern parts of the UK will be cloudier with outbreaks of rain, heavy in places. This rain will slowly move southeast, probably reach central areas in the afternoon, although southern Britain should stay dry. On Monday, rain will gradually spread across the south, followed by brighter conditions with blustery showers, and it will feel cooler. Thereafter, it is likely to stay changeable with periods of wet and windy weather interspersed with brighter and showery spells. The heaviest rain is likely in the north, where there's a risk of gales. Generally drier and brighter in the south, particularly in central and southwestern areas. Temperatures varying around average, but becoming rather cold later with an increasing risk of frosts.

    Updated at: 1300 on Tue 16 Oct 2018

    UK Outlook for Wednesday 31 Oct 2018 to Wednesday 14 Nov 2018:

    For the end of October, unsettled conditions are likely. Bands of rain could move across the country, separated by brighter and more showery conditions, especially in more northern and eastern areas. However, the southwest will probably stay more settled. Into early November, the weather pattern is likely to become slower moving. Longer spells of wet weather are likely at the start of the month, but prolonged drier spells are possible towards mid-month. During the more settled weather, fog and frost with become more likely, particularly in the north. On the whole temperatures are likely to be rather cold, but some brief milder spells are also possible.

    Updated at: 1300 on Tue 16 Oct 2018

    Location Details

    Hoy Sound

    Location: 58.9445, -3.3814

    Altitude: 0.0 m above mean sea level

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