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    Forecast summary

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

    Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

    Saturday starts mainly dry, bright, but rain, drizzle develops later.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Cloudy with some more persistent rain developing this evening, some heavy. Drier, clearer conditions will reach Orkney later this evening then reach Shetland overnight, winds then easing. Minimum Temperature 11 °C.


    Mainly dry start with limited brighter spells. Cloud gradually thickening and lowering from the east to bring some rain, drizzle and mist for the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 16 °C.

    Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

    Sunday looks cloudy with the chance of some rain at times. Still a little rain at times on Monday but dry much of time. Tuesday dry, bright, becoming windy.

    Updated at: 1545 on Fri 17 Sep 2021

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Some rain for north and parts of west, fine elsewhere.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Southeastern parts of the UK mostly fine with patchy low cloud and fog. Heavier rain crossing northern Scotland, while weakening rain band stalls, stretching roughly from eastern Scotland to southwest England. Feeling chilly across Northern Ireland and northwest Scotland.


    Band of patchy rain, lying eastern Scotland to southwest England, giving way to scattered showers, possibly heavy later. Drier either side, with some warm sunshine developing, particularly across southeastern parts.

    Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

    Showers for many on Sunday, heavy at times especially in the east. Showers in places Monday and Tuesday ahead of rain and strong winds spreading from the northwest later.

    Updated at: 1425 on Fri 17 Sep 2021

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Wednesday 22 Sep 2021 to Friday 1 Oct 2021:

    A band of cloud and rain, heavy at times, looks likely to cross the UK on Wednesday, with sunny spells and showers either side of this. Thursday and Friday look to be unsettled and much of the country will see showers or longer spells of rain. Coastal gales likely in the northwest. From the weekend onwards, a northwest to southeast split to our weather is likely to develop. The northwest is expected to see the most unsettled conditions: outbreaks of rain, which could be heavy at times, and strong winds, possibly coastal gales. Drier and sunnier weather looks more likely across the southeast, though unsettled weather in the northwest could still spread here at times. Temperatures generally near or slightly above average, with some chilly and misty nights possible.

    Updated at: 1151 on Fri 17 Sep 2021

    UK Outlook for Saturday 2 Oct 2021 to Saturday 16 Oct 2021:

    Current signals, although quite weak, suggest that higher pressure is expected over the southeast during this period, giving generally settled conditions here and to eastern parts. Conversely, low pressure will tend to lie to the northwest of the UK, bringing more in the way of rain and stronger winds to northern and western areas. This more unsettled weather could occasionally spread further towards the southeast. Temperatures are more likely to be above average through this period.

    Updated at: 1150 on Fri 17 Sep 2021

    Location Details

    Sumburgh Airport

    Location: 59.8786, -1.2931

    Altitude: 5.0 m above mean sea level

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