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    Forecast summary

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

    Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

    Bright and windy this afternoon with a few showers.

    Today:

    A cloudy morning with outbreaks of rain. Becoming brighter in the afternoon with blustery showers, briefly heavy. Brisk southwesterly winds veering westerly this afternoon and becoming strong at times. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.

    Tonight:

    This evening will be windy with scattered showers. The rest of the night will see clear periods and a few showers, briefly heavy. Strong to gale force westerly winds. Minimum Temperature 6 °C.

    Monday:

    Cloudy and windy with showery rain in the morning, this becoming persistent and occasionally heavy in the afternoon. Westerly gales, occasionally severe gales across Orkney. Maximum Temperature 11 °C.

    Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

    Often cloudy with showers or longer spells of rain. Windy on Tuesday and Wednesday, westerly gales easing on Tuesday.

    Updated at: 0409 on Sun 21 Oct 2018

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Cloud and patchy rain moving south on Sunday.

    Today:

    Rain across northwestern areas will move slowly southeastwards, becoming lighter. Fog patches in the south slowly clearing to sunny spells through the morning. Turning brighter from the northwest, but windy with blustery showers in northern Scotland.

    Tonight:

    Cloud and patchy rain will clear southern areas. Staying windy with showers across northern Scotland. Dry and largely clear elsewhere with isolated fog patches. Colder, with a frost for some.

    Monday:

    A windy day for many northern areas, with gales and heavy rain developing across northern Scotland. Dry elsewhere with some sunshine, especially in the south, although cooler than of late.

    Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

    Patchy rain will affect northwestern areas at times. Largely dry elsewhere with some sunny spells and overnight fog patches. Rather windy on Tuesday but feeling rather warm in any brightness.

    Updated at: 0251 on Sun 21 Oct 2018

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Thursday 25 Oct 2018 to Saturday 3 Nov 2018:

    On Thursday, mainly dry weather is expected in the south, but patchy rain and stronger winds in the north are likely to spread south. From Friday, a change to much colder weather accompanied by sunshine and showers is expected. By next weekend, cold northerly winds will probably bring snow to higher ground in the north and perhaps occasionally to low levels here also. However snow is unlikely to settle at low levels. It will be windy with gales in places, especially the east. Night frost could become widespread with icy patches possible. Many places will become dry and bright from the northwest by the end of next weekend However, more changeable and at times windy conditions will probably become established at the end of this month and going into November.

    Updated at: 1421 on Sat 20 Oct 2018

    UK Outlook for Sunday 4 Nov 2018 to Sunday 18 Nov 2018:

    The weather may be changeable and windy at times with bands of rain or showers, especially in the north. The rain could change to snow at times on northern hills. Cold nights are likely at times with a risk of ice on roads and pavements in the mornings. Towards the middle of the month, there are signs that high pressure may become more dominant to the north, bringing more generally settled conditions at times. However, fog and frost would become more likely. Meanwhile, more changeable and milder weather may become established across the south, with some rain here at times.

    Updated at: 1423 on Sat 20 Oct 2018

    Location Details

    Kirkwall

    Location: 58.985, -2.9607

    Altitude: 1.0 m above mean sea level

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