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

    Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

    Wet and windy for a time.

    Today:

    Heavy rain spreading from the west to Orkney this morning, and Shetland by early afternoon. Becoming drier and somewhat brighter across Orkney by mid-afternoon but Shetland remaining wet and windy. Fresh southeasterly winds, gale force across Shetland. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

    Tonight:

    Some heavy showers expected this evening before it becomes drier for a time. Further rain, occasionally heavy, reaching Orkney later but Shetland becoming mainly dry. Fresh southerly winds. Minimum Temperature 10 °C.

    Tuesday:

    Some rain in Shetland at first. Otherwise bright with sunny periods and a few passing showers. Brisk southwesterly winds. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

    Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

    Remaining rather changeable with some brightness and scattered showers. Strong south or southwesterly winds at times.

    Updated at: 0348 on Mon 23 Oct 2017

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Rain clearing to brighter conditions later.

    Today:

    Rather cloudy for most this morning, with rain spreading east, gradually clearing to brighter skies through the rest of the day. Occasional showers likely for Scotland and Northern Ireland during the afternoon too, but overall a milder day than Sunday.

    Tonight:

    Some clear spells this evening. Rain spreads in from the west overnight, bringing low cloud and hill fog in the south. Mild in the west, perhaps chilly further east.

    Tuesday:

    Breezy in the north with bands of showers, sometimes heavy. Cloudy skies elsewhere with outbreaks of rain, heavy at times, mainly across northern and western England and Wales. Mild.

    Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

    Largely bright but breezy in the north, with some showers. Cloudy with patchy rain further south, edging northwards at times before clearing south on Friday. Generally mild/warm across the south.

    Updated at: 0257 on Mon 23 Oct 2017

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Saturday 28 Oct 2017 to Monday 6 Nov 2017:

    The weekend will be mainly dry and bright in the south and west but cloudier with rain or showers in the north and east. It will be breezy, with gales possible in the north. Temperatures will be lower than this week, perhaps bringing overnight frost in places. Next week the weather is likely to become changeable again and sometimes windy, with rain bands crossing the country, interspersed by brighter, showery weather. The north is likely to get the wettest and windiest weather. It will probably become a good deal colder than of late, bringing an increased risk of early morning frosts across the country. There is also a chance of snow over high ground in Scotland, and perhaps at lower levels in the far north as the wind turns northerly.

    Updated at: 1331 on Mon 23 Oct 2017

    UK Outlook for Tuesday 7 Nov 2017 to Tuesday 21 Nov 2017:

    There is an increasing chance that the weather will become more settled during this period, especially across southern parts of the British Isles. As a result frost and fog will become more likely. The north may continue to have more changeable weather though. Temperatures are most likely to be near average, although probably below normal in some of the more settled spells, especially where any overnight fog proves slow to clear.

    Updated at: 1331 on Mon 23 Oct 2017

    Location Details

    North Ronaldsay Firth

    Location: 59.3286, -2.3882

    Altitude: 0.0 m above mean sea level

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