Kirkwall (Orkney Islands) weather

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Seven day forecast for Kirkwall

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Orkney & Shetland weather forecast


Misty with fog at times on Tuesday.


Staying largely cloudy and misty with areas of haar and patchy drizzle. A little afternoon brightness may come through in places, mainly across Orkney. Feeling humid with light winds. Maximum temperature 18 °C.


A misty night with low cloud and patchy haar. A few showers will come up from the south, perhaps heavy at times over Orkney. Minimum temperature 13 °C.


Another cloudy day with patchy mist and haar. A few showers will continue to feed in on a light northeasterly breeze. Maximum temperature 18 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Cloudy on Thursday with showers and still some haar about. Mainly dry and bright on Friday and Saturday with a cool northerly breeze clearing away the low cloud.


UK long range weather forecast

It will remain changeable through much of this period, with most parts of the UK seeing a mixture of dry, sunny periods together with showers or some longer spells of rain at times. Over the coming weekend sunny spells and heavy showers are likely for many areas. Into early next week these showers will probably become confined to eastern and northern parts of the UK, with the driest conditions in the west and southwest. From the middle of next week onward, we will likely see a continuation of mixed conditions bringing sunny spells but also some heavy showers, perhaps with more prolonged periods of rain at times. Temperatures are expected to be around or just below average.


Changeable conditions look likely to continue through the start of this period, with sunny spells mixed in with some showers at times or longer spells of rain, these more prevalent in the northwest. Although confidence in the detail is low, there are tentative signals suggesting that high pressure may become more dominant during the middle of August, bringing more settled, drier and warmer conditions for many. There would still be a risk of showers or thunderstorms at times. Temperatures are most likely to be above average.


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