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

    Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

    Some rain for Orkney. Bright in Shetland. Strengthening winds.


    Shetland will be mostly dry and bright. It will be cloudy over Orkney with some patchy light rain during the morning, the rain turning heavier and more persistent later in the afternoon. Feeling cold in the strengthening easterly winds. Maximum Temperature 7 °C.


    Outbreaks of rain over Orkney, heavy and persistent at times. The rain will extend in Shetland at times, mainly the south. Strong to gale force east or northeast winds. Minimum Temperature 3 °C.


    Patchy rain over Orkney will soon die out, then mainly dry, cold and bright. Winds fresh to strong from the northeast. Maximum Temperature 6 °C.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Cold as winds come in from the northwest, strong to gale force at times. Blustery showers, these often wintry with occasional bright or clear spells.

    Updated at: 0312 on Tue 21 Nov 2017

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Mild for most with wind and rain. Colder by weekend.


    Largely cloudy with heavy and persistent rain across Scotland. Rain will also affect northern England and Wales later in the day, particularly over the hills. Drier elsewhere but breezy, just a few breaks. Very mild in south, cold in north.


    Further rain in the north and west, turning more persistent later for northwest England and Northern Ireland. Winds strengthening, particularly for south and west coasts. Mild, but cold in north.


    Heavy persistent rain will affect northern England and later Scotland. Drier elsewhere, before rain arrives in west, a few bright spells. Windy, with gales towards the coast. Very mild.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Mild at first but turning colder into the weekend with northerly winds. Often cloudy and windy with some outbreaks of rain, sleet or snow. Brighter with wintry showers on Saturday.

    Updated at: 0243 on Tue 21 Nov 2017

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Saturday 25 Nov 2017 to Monday 4 Dec 2017:

    Over next weekend, sunny spells and showers are likely in the north and west. Showers could be wintry in the northern half of the UK and perhaps over higher ground in central England and Wales. Central and southeastern parts will stay mainly dry and sunny. It will be windy, particularly in the far north where gales are likely. Temperatures will generally be rather cold, with some early frost, especially in the north. Showers or longer spells of rain look likely next week too, with dry brighter spells in-between. Showers could sometimes be wintry over hills in Scotland and Northern England, but they will mainly fall as rain. Drier and brighter weather is likely in the east and southeast of England. It will probably be windy, especially in the north.

    Updated at: 1245 on Mon 20 Nov 2017

    UK Outlook for Tuesday 5 Dec 2017 to Tuesday 19 Dec 2017:

    During the first three weeks of December, confidence is low as to which types of weather will predominate. Periods of wet, mild and perhaps windy weather remain likely at times but there is a chance that more settled weather will prevail across all parts, bringing some dry and bright days, but cold and frosty nights. Changes between these weather types are likely to be rather slow.

    Updated at: 1233 on Mon 20 Nov 2017

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