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

    Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

    Breezy, the odd patch of rain.

    Today:

    Fairly cloudy, and while there will be some dry and fairly bright spells a little rain is expected from time to time. Winds will be a fresh to strong southeasterly, these winds easing across western Orkney at times. Maximum Temperature 16 °C.

    Tonight:

    Mostly dry with variable cloud and some clear intervals, though the odd patch of rain is possible more likely across Orkney. Fresh southeasterly winds will persist. Minimum Temperature 12 °C.

    Monday:

    Little change is expected to the largely dry but rather cloudy conditions, with some brighter spells but also the odd pocket of light rain. Fresh to strong southeasterly breeze. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

    Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

    The fresh to strong southeastrly winds will continue for much of the week. It will stay mainly dry, though Atlantic fronts will eventually arrive on Thursday bringing some heavier rain.

    Updated at: 0408 on Sun 24 Sep 2017

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Patchy rain moving into the west. Sunny in the east.

    Today:

    A band of cloud and patchy rain, occasionally heavy, will move across western parts during the day. By contrast, it will be a dry day across the east where it will feel pleasantly warm in any sunshine.

    Tonight:

    A cloudy night across western and central parts with patchy rain. Drier elsewhere with clearer skies under which some fog may form. A chilly and foggy night for Northern Ireland.

    Monday:

    A murky start for many and foggy across parts of Northern Ireland. Rain continuing to effect western parts. Becoming drier with some sunny spells developing later. Warm in the east.

    Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

    Early fog clearing on Tuesday with a few showers later, but dry for most. Turning wet and windy from the west by mid-week. Brighter and fresher on Thursday.

    Updated at: 0312 on Sun 24 Sep 2017

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Thursday 28 Sep 2017 to Saturday 7 Oct 2017:

    Thursday will be a changeable day as a band of rain, locally heavy, pushes east across the country, with the wet weather accompanied by strengthening winds. Brighter, fresher but showery conditions will follow from the west. Showers will be heaviest and most frequent in the northwest whilst it remains drier towards the southeast. Further wind and rain is likely to reach western areas by the end of the week and towards the weekend. From next weekend, it is likely to turn increasing unsettled for all with spells of rain, locally heavy, spreading east. It will be windy with the risk of gales in places, particularly across coastal areas. Temperatures will be around average for the time of year.

    Updated at: 1302 on Sat 23 Sep 2017

    UK Outlook for Sunday 8 Oct 2017 to Sunday 22 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 at: 1302 on Sat 23 Sep 2017

    Location Details

    Kirkwall Airport

    Location: 58.9585, -2.8939

    Altitude: 11.0 m above mean sea level

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