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

    Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

    Bright but rather cloudy. Showers possible.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    The odd showery outbreak of rain at first, but becoming mainly dry and the cloud tending to thin and break. However, some low cloud and mist developing overnight, with a chance of coastal haar. Winds falling light. Minimum Temperature 13 °C.

    Sunday:

    A few sunny spells especially across northwest Shetland and west coast of Orkney, where becoming warm. Elsewhere mist and low cloud, coastal haar and perhaps a few spots of drizzle. Maximum Temperature 20 °C.

    Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

    Mainly dry, bright and warm. Low cloud and mist possible at times. Rain or showers expected to develop on Wednesday. Winds generally light or moderate, often from the south.

    Updated at: 1556 on Sat 24 Aug 2019

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Further very warm and sunny weather to come.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Warm sunshine will continue into the evening for most, followed by a dry and fairly warm night with clear spells. The only rain will be in the far north of Scotland, with perhaps a shower or two in Northern Ireland.

    Sunday:

    Sunday will be sunny again almost everywhere, and hot in many central and eastern areas. Morning low cloud in the far west will lead to less warm weather here.

    Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

    Monday will be sunny and very warm again and it may stay hot in the southeast throughout. Cooler changeable conditions in the far northwest on Tuesday could spread slowly southwards.

    Updated at: 1514 on Sat 24 Aug 2019

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Thursday 29 Aug 2019 to Saturday 7 Sep 2019:

    Once showers have cleared from the east coast on Thursday morning, a split in the weather across the UK is likely, with dry and sunny conditions prevailing across southeastern areas, though with lower temperatures than of late. In the northwest, though, conditions will be cloudier showers or longer periods of rain. The wind may be strong at times too, with temperatures here closer to average. Over next weekend, and the following week, it will probably be fairly unsettled nationwide. The heavier rain is most likely in the northwest, with southeastern parts receiving the longest dry and sunny spells. There is a risk of thundery showers breaking out across the southeast at times. Temperatures will vary around normal, with a possibility of futher warm spells.

    Updated at: 1459 on Sat 24 Aug 2019

    UK Outlook for Sunday 8 Sep 2019 to Sunday 22 Sep 2019:

    There are signals that changes in the weather patterns across the UK will become slow during this spell. At present it is considered that the predominate weather type will be unsettled conditions, leading to an increase in the chance for above average rainfall through September. However, more settled conditions are likely at times, especially around the middle of September, with temperatures likely to be near to or slightly above normal for the time of year.

    Updated at: 1500 on Sat 24 Aug 2019

    Location Details

    Lerwick

    Location: 60.1536, -1.1435

    Altitude: 18.0 m above mean sea level

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