Mainly dry with sunny spells on Sunday. Strengthening winds later.
This Evening and Tonight:
Clear spells and the odd shower over Orkney, but cloud, murk and showery rain not clearing from Shetland until later in the night. Moderate west then southwesterly winds. Minimum temperature 11 °C.
Mainly dry with bright or sunny spells, though a rather cloudy start over Shetland. Cloud thickening through the afternoon with some rain in evening over Orkney. Southwesterly winds freshening later. Maximum temperature 17 °C.
Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:
Mainly cloudy with rain or drizzle at times through Monday and Tuesday, but winds easing and becoming rather warm. Some warm sunshine Wednesday but showers developing, with stronger southerly winds.
UK long range weather forecast
A cold front is likely to make some progress eastwards across the UK on Thursday, with the potential for heavy showers and thunderstorms. Some hot or very hot conditions may persist in the east ahead of this, especially in the southeast. Into the weekend, confidence falls low, but following the cold front, fresher conditions will be the most likely. A northwest to southeast split will be the most likely scenario. The northwest is likely to see further spells of rain and strong winds at times, with temperatures near or a little below average. The south and southeast are likely to see localised heavy rain, with thunderstorms possible, but it will stay warm or very warm into the start of August.
As we move into early August, the final month of the meteorological summer, confidence is low in the forecast with no one single weather pattern looking to dominate. It is most likely that low pressure to the north and northwest of the UK will give further rise to showers or longer spells of rain in the northwest, with the better chance of drier weather in the southeast. Temperatures will likely be above average, perhaps mostly in western and southern areas. However, confidence falls as we head through August.