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

    Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

    Dull and misty for Orkney, brighter across Shetland.

    Today:

    A cloudy day, particularly across Orkney where low cloud, mist and fog will make for a dull day with some patchy drizzle. Drier and brighter over Shetland. Fresh to strong southeast winds. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

    Tonight:

    Little change overnight. Low cloud will continue to feed mist and patchy drizzle across Orkney. Cloudy too across Shetland, but mainly dry here. Fresh to strong southeast winds continue. Minimum Temperature 12 °C.

    Wednesday:

    Another cloudy day, but brighter than Tuesday, particularly across Orkney. Dry too, but breezy with strong southeasterly winds, near gale force in the evening over Orkney. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Fresh to strong winds on Thursday and Friday with rain at times, turning heavy late Friday. Drier with lighter winds and sunny spells on Saturday.

    Updated at: 0420 on Tue 26 Sep 2017

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Largely dry with warm sunny spells today.

    Today:

    Any drizzle, mist and fog slowly clearing through the morning, leaving a mainly dry day with bright or sunny spells. The odd shower is possible in the east during the afternoon, but feeling warm in the sunshine.

    Tonight:

    Turning windy in the west overnight. Hill fog forming in the north with some light patchy drizzle possible. Clear spells elsewhere with fog patches developing in eastern England.

    Wednesday:

    Sunny spells for many. Cloud increasing from the west as a band of rain slowly moves across Northern Ireland, Wales and southwest England. Windy in the north and west.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Rain clearing east Thursday, with sunny spells developing for many. A band of rain moves across the UK from the west on Friday. Showers on Saturday with rain possible later.

    Updated at: 0432 on Tue 26 Sep 2017

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Saturday 30 Sep 2017 to Monday 9 Oct 2017:

    Saturday will probably be a day of sunshine and showers. Western parts are likely to be dry and bright at first, but rain and strong winds may arrive later in the day, perhaps bringing gales to Northern Ireland and western Scotland. Rain and strong winds may well be more widespread on Sunday. In the following week, it is likely to stay rather unsettled with spells of rain spreading east, and brighter showery weather following along behind. It will be windy with the risk of gales in places, particularly across western coasts. Temperatures will be around average for the time of year, with brief warmer or cooler interludes. The changeable weather means that night frosts are quite unlikely, except in the mountains of Scotland and Northern Ireland.

    Updated at: 1317 on Mon 25 Sep 2017

    UK Outlook for Tuesday 10 Oct 2017 to Tuesday 24 Oct 2017:

    Changeable weather is likely to continue across the country in the second week in October, with wind and rain at times, especially in the north and west. This will bring an increased likelihood of gales as well as heavier rain across some parts. By mid October, confidence in the forecast reduces, but drier and brighter spells could well become more prolonged, especially in the south, though it may remain changeable. On the whole, temperatures are expected to be close to normal for the time of year, but in any settled spells there could be chilly nights, with an increased risk of mist, fog and frost, especially in the north.

    Updated at: 1317 on Mon 25 Sep 2017

    Location Details

    Sumburgh Airport

    Location: 59.8786, -1.2931

    Altitude: 5.0 m above mean sea level

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