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    Forecast summary

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

    Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

    Shetland mainly dry and bright. Thundery showers spreading to Orkney.

    Today:

    A dry morning with some sunshine at times, this lasting into the afternoon across Shetland. Thundery showers reaching Orkney by early afternoon and possibly affecting the west of Shetland later. Feeling warm especially away from coasts facing moderate southeast breeze. Maximum Temperature 19 °C.

    Tonight:

    Mainly cloudy with further thundery rain at times, causing some localised flooding. Also misty at times with the chance of some thick haar. Minimum Temperature 13 °C.

    Wednesday:

    Further thundery rain and haar in the morning. Becoming drier in the afternoon, still murky around the coastal areas but some warm sunny intervals breaking through in places, Maximum Temperature 18 °C.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    A drier few days. Still mostly cloudy on Thursday but tending to brighten up, then sunnier on Thursday and Friday.

    Updated at: 0404 on Tue 11 Aug 2020

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Heatwave in south continuing. Risk of thunderstorms in many areas.

    Today:

    An area of heavy rain and thunderstorms moving north across parts of Scotland this morning. Otherwise, sunny spells for most areas, and although a lot of places will remain dry, scattered thunderstorms again developing. Very hot again in the south-east.

    Tonight:

    A warm night in prospect for most areas, especially southern UK. Some heavy showers and thunderstorms in the north, whilst becoming mostly dry in the south.

    Wednesday:

    Sunny spells for most areas, and although some places will remain dry, scattered thunderstorms again developing. Very hot in the south.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Increasingly cloudy across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, warm (south-east UK locally hot Thursday), and humid with areas of rain and thunderstorms developing. Scotland mostly dry, bright, with average temperatures.

    Updated at: 0231 on Tue 11 Aug 2020

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Saturday 15 Aug 2020 to Monday 24 Aug 2020:

    Warm or very warm for many through to the end of next week, although cooler and fresher conditions will gradually move in from the west. A mixture of sunny spells and showers is expected, with a risk of some heavy downpours and thunderstorms. Over the weekend and into the following week, more settled, drier conditions will probably become established, although some thundery showers may still affect the southeast at first and there is a chance of thicker cloud bringing outbreaks of rain to the northwest at times. Fog patches are possible overnight for many although these will quickly clear through the mornings. Temperatures are likely to be warm for most parts of the UK well into the middle of August.

    Updated at: 1305 on Mon 10 Aug 2020

    UK Outlook for Tuesday 25 Aug 2020 to Tuesday 8 Sep 2020:

    Confidence is low for this period. Northwestern areas of the UK will probably be changeable with periods of cloudy skies, outbreaks of rain and strengthening winds interspersed with drier, brighter spells. Further south and southeast it is likely to be drier and warmer with more in the way of sunshine. Hot conditions may affect the southeast at times, bringing a risk of thunderstorms which may spread further north at times. Towards the end of August and into early September, more changeable and cooler conditions may become more widely established across the UK as a whole.

    Updated at: 1305 on Mon 10 Aug 2020

    Location Details

    North Ronaldsay Airfield

    Location: 59.368, -2.4341

    Altitude: 15.0 m above mean sea level

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