Kirkwall weather

Heavy rain changing to partly cloudy by early evening.
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Cloudy changing to sunny intervals by late morning.
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Partly cloudy.
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Orkney & Shetland weather forecast

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An increasingly showery day on Sunday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Mostly dry this evening with some clear intervals but a few showers are likely. A touch of frost developing across Shetland. Overnight cloud increasing with a few more in the way of showers. Mainly light winds. Minimum temperature 1 °C.

Sunday:

Sunny intervals and the odd shower in the morning then some heavier showers in the afternoon. A moderate to fresh westerly breeze springing up. Maximum temperature 7 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Sunny spells and a few showers on Monday and Tuesday. Dry with some sunshine on Wednesday with strengthening southerly winds.

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UK long range weather forecast

The unsettled weather is set to carry on into next week, as weather systems continue to push in across the UK, bringing a risk of rain and showers for many. It will turn milder than as of late, but it may feel cooler in some stronger winds that accompany any spells of rain. The west and northwest will likely see the best of any drier and more settled weather conditions. There is an above average risk of overnight fog forming in any clearer spells overnight, which could be slow to clear in places. The showers may continue to be wintry over the highest ground bringing some sleet or snow at times. Temperatures are expected to be around average or perhaps slightly milder for the time of year.

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A transition to more settled weather seems most likely for at least the southern half of the UK. Although periods of rain are possible here, they will probably be considerably patchier and less frequent than the west and northwest where spells of wind and rain interspersed with showers will predominate. Showers may turn wintry over high ground. Frost and freezing fog, which may be slow to clear, is most likely overnight under clear skies in the east and south. Temperatures are expected to be around average, or just above, for the time of year.

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