Kirkwall Youth Hostel weather

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Orkney & Shetland weather forecast

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Showery for Shetland Tuesday. Orkney mainly dry, bright.

Today:

Any showers over Orkney soon clearing then a dry and sunny day here. A bright start over Shetland but cloud thickening to bring showery rain or sleet, with hill snow. Light to moderate southerly breeze. Maximum temperature 5 °C.

Tonight:

Turning clearer across Shetland though still the odd shower, Orkney mainly dry and clear this evening then a few showers overnight. Light winds. Minimum temperature -1 °C.

Wednesday:

A bright day with a mixture of sunny intervals and a few showers. Light winds over Shetland, a moderate westerly breeze across Orkney. Maximum temperature 5 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Cloudier, milder with rain at times on Thursday and Friday. Then brighter with sunshine and showers on Saturday, cold enough for these to be wintry.

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UK long range weather forecast

Often windy with outbreaks of rain and showers for all areas at the start of this period, with temperatures on the mild side of the seasonal average. As we head through the first full week of February it currently looks most likely that we will see a gradual trend towards more settled conditions, particularly in the south, and there is a chance that these will extend across the whole country at times. Overnight fog and frosts are likely to accompany these more settled conditions, with light winds and temperatures probably nearer to the average for the time of year. The far north, and particularly north-west, will probably remain more changeable, or unsettled, with further spells of wind and rain.

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The first part of the period is likely to trend to more anticyclonic conditions, with the associated drier and more settled weather intially in the southeast, spreading northwestwards and beginning to dominate. The north will continue to be at risk from outbreaks of rain and stronger winds at times. Overnight frosts and fog will be likely, which could be persistent at times. Temperatures around normal, and sometimes a little above. There could be large variations between night time and day time temperatures in the more settled spells, especially on the sunnier days.

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