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    Forecast summary

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

    Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

    Becoming dry and bright, strengthening northerly winds.

    Today:

    Some early morning rain will clear away east and most places becoming dry with clouds thinning and breaking at times to give some sunshine, especially for Orkney from late morning. Northerly winds becoming fresh or strong. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

    Tonight:

    Brisk northerly winds continuing through the evening but easing overnight. Dry with clear spells throughout the night, feeling quite chilly by dawn. Minimum Temperature 8 °C.

    Wednesday:

    A dry and bright day with sunny intervals and light winds. Clouding over by evening for Orkney with southwesterly winds freshening in the evening. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Quite a windy period with fresh or strong southwesterlies at times. Mostly dry, perhaps some rain on Thursday night for a time but a change Saturday with rain or showers.

    Updated at: 0409 on Tue 16 Aug 2022

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Showers and thunderstorms for some.

    Today:

    Cool and cloudy in the north with rain across Scotland slowly turning light and patchy. Warm and humid across England and Wales with some sunny spells but also showers, some torrential with thunder and localised flooding.

    Tonight:

    Showers and thunderstorms across England and Wales slowly dying out but a few persisting, mainly in the south and southeast. Clear spells in the north, turning chilly in places.

    Wednesday:

    Further heavy showers and thunderstorms possible, mainly across the south and southeast of England. Dry elsewhere with variable cloud and sunny spells.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Early showers clear Thursday to leave a fine start, before rain pushes erratically southeast into Friday. Showers follow to the northwest, these becoming heavy for a time Saturday.

    Updated at: 0203 on Tue 16 Aug 2022

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Saturday 20 Aug 2022 to Monday 29 Aug 2022:

    Saturday could bring cloud with patchy rain or showers across the south and southeast initially, but this will soon clear leaving a dry and bright day with sunny spells. In the north and northwest showers are likely with the potential for some stronger winds in coastal areas. For Sunday and the beginning of next week most areas will see some rain, which could be locally heavy at times. Still a chance of some brighter periods for some. This unsettled weather is most likely to continue through the middle of the period with a risk of some periods of prolonged rain in the north, but there is a possibility for a return to more settled conditions at the end of August. Temperatures likely to be around normal throughout.

    Updated at: 1213 on Mon 15 Aug 2022

    UK Outlook for Tuesday 30 Aug 2022 to Tuesday 13 Sep 2022:

    Moving into the start of September, the north and west may see periods of rain which could occasionally spread further south and east. Some brighter and more settled periods are also expected, especially across the southern and eastern parts. Temperatures are likely to trend above average with the chance of occasional very warm spells.

    Updated at: 1214 on Mon 15 Aug 2022

    Location Details

    Kirkwall Airport

    Location: 58.954, -2.9

    Altitude: 26.0 m above mean sea level

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