Skara Brae Heart of Neolithic Orkney (Orkney Islands) weather

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Seven day forecast for Skara Brae Heart of Neolithic Orkney

Orkney & Shetland weather forecast


Cloudy with rain, perhaps starting as sleet over Shetland.


Cloud and rain over Orkney will move northeast towards Shetland where it may fall as sleet or wet snow for a short time. Rain becoming light and patchy later as the southeast winds veer south or southwesterly turning it milder. Maximum temperature 9 °C.


Still a little light rain for a time this evening but drier clearer conditions soon reaching Orkney will extend to Shetland to leave a dry, mild but breezy night. Minimum temperature 6 °C.


A dry bright day with some sunny spells these becoming increasingly hazy as high cloud thickens up. Strong to gale southerly winds. Milder. Maximum temperature 11 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Dry with sunny spells Sunday but southerly gales developing. Sunny spells and a few showers on Monday. Dry much of Tuesday then rain likely later.


UK long range weather forecast

After any fog or mist clears from the south of the UK, it should be another mostly dry and sunny day on Wednesday for many, with patchy rain or drizzle here and there. Temperatures staying warm, especially towards the south. Moving into Thursday and Friday, it is likely that we will see the reappearance of some wet weather but temperatures are still likely to remain warm. Looking further ahead in this period, and there should be a good deal of dry and settled weather with spells of sunshine. The driest conditions and warmest temperatures are mostly likely towards the south, and whilst still warm in the north, there may some windier and wetter periods at times and a risk of overnight frosts.


Although confidence is low during this time period, the most probable scenario is that dry weather should dominate, with some interludes of more changeable weather at times. Towards the end of the period, there appears to be some signals that it may be drier towards the northwest UK, with some wetter and windier weather further south. Temperatures are likely to vary around the average or even slightly above, with some large variations between day and night.


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