Rain in the morning, drier and brighter in the afternoon.
Cloudy with a little patchy rain in the morning. Turning largely dry in the afternoon, perhaps some brighter spells developing, especially across Orkney. Winds becoming southerly and freshening. Maximum temperature 15 °C.
A mainly dry evening but rather cloudy to start. Clear spells develop from around dusk, then a dry and clear night with moderate occasionally fresh southerly winds. Minimum temperature 9 °C.
Dry with plenty of sunshine. Feeling rather warm across Orkney, cooler for Shetland. Fresh south becoming south-southeast winds. Maximum temperature 17 °C.
Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:
Dry bright and breezy on Tuesday and Wednesday with strong southeast winds, especially for Shetland. Winds back easterly on Thursday with heavy rain spreading north.
UK long range weather forecast
A band of showery rain is likely to reach the southwest on Friday, pushing eastwards with strong winds though the day. The weekend could be very unsettled, with often heavy rain and the risk of gales, especially in the west and southwest. Thunder and hail are also likely at times. Thereafter, for the remainder of April and early May, unsettled conditions are likely to dominate, with a chance of showers or longer spells of rain and some periods of stronger winds, especially in the west and southwest. Whilst some rain is expected at times, there could be a shift towards more settled conditions later. Temperatures will most likely be near normal in the west, and warmer than average in the south and southeast.
For the start of May, some rain and unsettled conditions are likely, but a shift towards more settled conditions is probable. Whilst some rain is possible at times, a good deal of fine and dry weather is most likely, with temperatures above the seasonal average. Any warmer conditions are most likely in the south and southeast.