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Orkney & Shetland regional forecast

Orkney & Shetland forecast map

Lerwick Cloudy 60.154 -1.143
Sumburgh Airport Overcast 59.879 -1.293
Walls Overcast 60.23 -1.561
Kirkwall Cloudy 58.985 -2.961
Unst Airport Cloudy 60.748 -0.848
Mid Yell Cloudy 60.6 -1.066
Sella Ness Cloudy 60.447 -1.277
Papa Stour Airstrip Overcast 60.323 -1.691
Whalsay Airport Cloudy 60.373 -0.932
Papa Westray Airfield Overcast 59.353 -2.899
Eday Youth Hostel Overcast 59.182 -2.768
Stromness Overcast 58.967 -3.295
Foubister Cloudy 58.919 -2.837
Met Office
  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional Forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Mainly cloudy and dry. Mild.

Today:

Orkney will be dry and mainly cloudy though some hazy sunshine may break through late in the day. Shetland will be cloudy, a few spots of rain possible around the middle of the day, misty later. Mild though breezy. Maximum temperature 12 °C.

Tonight:

Orkney staying dry with some clear spells. Shetland also mainly dry though cloudier, with some mist or fog possible later in the night. Minimum temperature 7 °C.

Friday:

A dull misty start over Shetland but brightening up in the morning. Otherwise a bright and dry day with some sunny spells developing. Strengthening southerly winds. Maximum temperature 11 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

The weekend looks dry and bright with some hazy sunshine. More mixed on Monday with some patchy rain at times, though Shetland will brighten up.

Updated: 03:19 on Thu 21 Feb 2019 GMT

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Very mild and becoming brighter for many.

Today:

Largely cloudy and in places misty at first with outbreaks of rain and drizzle across Wales, northwest England and western Scotland. However, most will become dry with bright or sunny spells, especially across northeast Scotland and the south. Feeling spring-like.

Tonight:

Becoming misty along the south coast through the evening, with widespread low cloud and fog developing across central and southeastern England overnight. Elsewhere, dry with clear spells. A colder night.

Friday:

Low cloud and fog will largely clear through Friday giving a dry day with hazy sunshine. Cloudier and breezier in the far west with a little rain. Generally very mild.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Settled and mainly dry with spells of sunshine, although patchy fog likely across England and Wales. Windier and changeable in the far northwest. Remaining very mild, especially on Saturday.

Updated: 03:08 on Thu 21 Feb 2019 GMT

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 25 Feb 2019 to Wednesday 6 Mar 2019:

Monday and Tuesday will be largely fine and mild with some sunshine, although northwest Scotland could be cloudier with rain and strong winds at times. England and Wales will see some early mist and fog, but this will clear many places through the morning. The largely dry, sunny and mild conditions are likely to continue until the end of February, although rain and strong winds will affect the northwest at times. Temperatures may gradually become closer to normal. Any spells of rain will tend to weaken as they move southeast, just bringing cloudier skies. Overnight frosts are still possible with mist and fog patches too. By early March we are more likely to see Atlantic fronts crossing the whole of the UK bringing stronger winds and rain at times.

UK Outlook for Thursday 7 Mar 2019 to Thursday 21 Mar 2019:

Into early March there are signals for Atlantic fronts to cross the whole of the UK, bringing a mixture of wet and windy weather to many parts, but also intermittent drier spells. Snow remains possible over higher ground in the north, but is unlikely elsewhere. Milder conditions remain more likely, perhaps with occasional colder spells which could bring overnight frosts.

Updated: 03:08 on Thu 21 Feb 2019 GMT

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