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Orkney & Shetland regional forecast

Orkney & Shetland forecast map

Lerwick Heavy rain 60.154 -1.143
Sumburgh Airport Heavy rain 59.879 -1.293
Walls Light rain 60.23 -1.561
Kirkwall Overcast 58.985 -2.961
Unst Airport Light rain 60.748 -0.848
Mid Yell Light rain 60.6 -1.066
Sella Ness Light rain 60.447 -1.277
Papa Stour Airstrip Light rain 60.323 -1.691
Whalsay Airport Heavy rain 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
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Hoy Youth Hostel Overcast 11 °C
Scalloway Heavy rain 10 °C
Tingwall (Lerwick) Airport Light rain 10 °C
Unst Airport Light rain 11 °C
Hoy Sound Overcast 10 °C
Lerwick Heavy rain 10 °C
Yell Sound Light rain 10 °C
Birsay Bay Overcast 10 °C
Whalsay Airport Heavy rain 10 °C
Papa Stour Airstrip Light rain 10 °C
Foubister Cloudy 12 °C
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  • UK 6-30 days

Regional Forecast for Orkney & Shetland


Cloudy with rain at times.

This Evening and Tonight:

Staying cloudy with further outbreaks of rain. The rain mostly light but some heavier bursts possible during the night. A very mild night with fresh southerly winds easing. Minimum temperature 9 °C.


A mostly cloudy day with rain and drizzle at first, gradually dying out during the day. A few bright spells developing, especially across Orkney. Patchy haar, especially over Shetland. Maximum temperature 14 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Light rain at first on Tuesday soon dying out. Then a mostly dry and rather cloudy few days with haar likely to affect the Isles at times. Mostly light winds.

Updated: 14:25 on Sun 20 May 2018 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days


Fine and dry for most through the next few days.

This Evening and Tonight:

Remaining cloudy in northwest Scotland and Northern Ireland with further outbreaks of rain. Low cloud and fog will return across some eastern and central parts, otherwise a fine and dry night with clear skies and isolated mist or fog patches.


Mostly sunny and warm, though isolated thunderstorms developing over Wales and western and southern England. Cooler with coastal mist in the east. Cloudy with rain in the northwest.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Rain clearing the northwest on Tuesday. Most places sunny and warm, though a continued risk of thunderstorms in some southern parts. Eastern areas generally cooler with coastal mist at times.

Updated: 15:10 on Sun 20 May 2018 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 25 May 2018 to Sunday 3 Jun 2018:

Friday will be mainly dry with sunny spells after any early mist has cleared. Scattered thunderstorms could affect southern and central areas at times with mist and low cloud possibly affecting the east coast at times. It will be warm or very warm in the west, but cooler near eastern coasts. There will be a good deal of dry weather with sunny spells for the Bank Holiday weekend with further thundery showers possible across central and southern parts. Remaining warmest in the west and cooler along eastern coasts with a brisk northeasterly wind. The end of May and beginning of June will most likely remain overall drier and warmer than average, with an increasing chance of more unsettled conditions developing towards the end of the period.

UK Outlook for Sunday 3 Jun 2018 to Sunday 17 Jun 2018:

As we head into June there is very low confidence in the type of weather pattern expected across the UK. Conditions are likely to become generally more unsettled as we head towards the middle of the month with periods of rain or showers being more frequent and widespread. There will still be some more settled spells at times, these most likely in the south and southeast. Temperatures will probably be near or slightly above normal, but there is continued potential for further very warm spells.

Updated: 15:10 on Sun 20 May 2018 BST

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