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    Forecast summary

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

    Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

    Dry, bright start, then cloudy with rain later. Becoming windy.

    Today:

    Mainly dry this morning with early brightness then clouding over. Patchy light rain will spread from west this afternoon, turning heavier over Shetland this evening. Strong south or southwesterly winds developing with gales this afternoon and evening. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.

    Tonight:

    It will be cloudy and mild with further outbreaks of rain, heavy at first, becoming lighter later. Strong southwesterly winds at first veering westerly and easing down later tonight. Minimum Temperature 9 °C.

    Wednesday:

    Cloudy with further rain, much of it light and patchy and gradually dying out during afternoon. There may even be some brighter weather over north of Shetland. Fresh westerly winds. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Further rain for a time Thursday. Drier, brighter weather following later on Thursday and continuing on Friday. Patchy light rain returning on Saturday. Strong northwest winds backing southwest on Saturday.

    Updated at: 0340 on Tue 25 Sep 2018

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Sunny for most, wet and windy in the northwest.

    Today:

    A clear, cold start, with the sunshine lasting throughout the day for many. However, skies will cloud over in Scotland and Northern Ireland, with rain and gales expected. It will also turn windier in northern England.

    Tonight:

    Rain and gales continuing overnight in Scotland and Northern Ireland, with some parts of northern England catching some rain too. Elsewhere, cold and dry with fog patches in the south.

    Wednesday:

    Cloudy and windy in the northern half of the UK, with persistent rain in the west. Drier and sunnier in the south, and becoming warm, especially in southeast England.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Thursday wet and windy in far north, some sunshine elsewhere. Friday and Saturday predominantly dry with sunshine, only a small chance of rain. Cold overnight with frost and fog patches.

    Updated at: 0154 on Tue 25 Sep 2018

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Sunday 30 Sep 2018 to Tuesday 9 Oct 2018:

    Sunday sees fine and settled weather with sunny spells for most, but with a band of cloud and increasingly light and patchy rain sinking slowly southwards through the day. On Monday some wet and windy weather may move south across northern areas, but weakening as it does so. Ahead of this there'll be fine weather with some sunshine. Through the first week of October unsettled, windy weather is possible in the far north, perhaps affecting parts of the east at times. However many areas should remain settled, with some cold nights and early morning fog, but with some warm sunshine by day. Into the second week of October more generally changeable conditions may become established.

    Updated at: 1303 on Tue 25 Sep 2018

    UK Outlook for Wednesday 10 Oct 2018 to Wednesday 24 Oct 2018:

    The start of this period is likely to begin with a lot of dry and fine weather, but with an increasing trend towards much more changeable conditions becoming established. Whilst there remains considerable uncertainty in the forecast detail, there is a greater chance of spells of wet and windy weather from mid October onwards, with the rain possibly turning wintry at times over the highest ground in the north. There should still be some spells of dry and fine weather, especially at first, but these will bring some cold nights and morning fog. Temperatures will be generally colder than average, but with some milder interludes at times.

    Updated at: 1303 on Tue 25 Sep 2018

    Location Details

    Scalloway

    Location: 60.1381, -1.2804

    Altitude: 4.0 m above mean sea level

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