Kirkwall Airport weather

Cloudy changing to light rain by early evening.
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Sunny changing to cloudy by late morning.
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Sunny intervals changing to cloudy by late morning.
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Sunny intervals changing to cloudy by nighttime.
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Orkney & Shetland weather forecast

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Clear or sunny spells and showers

This Evening and Tonight:

Some late sunshine, with showers mostly dying out in evening. Then clear spells overnight but more showers will push in from west, some heavy showers, especially over Shetland. Occasionally fresh southwesterly winds easing. Minimum temperature 9 °C.

Wednesday:

Sunny spells and showers, some heavy, especially across Orkney in the afternoon. Shetland may become cloudier with some rain in the evening. Mainly light southerly winds. Maximum temperature 16 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Any overnight rain soon clearing Thursday, then sunny spells and showers through the coming days. The showers heavy, perhaps thundery, at times, but easing on Saturday. Occasionally fresh southwesterly winds.

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UK long range weather forecast

On Sunday most places will start fine, bright, and dry and remain so through much of the day, especially in northern and eastern parts. Temperatures will recover to normal or be locally warm. However, for southwestern and western parts heavy rain and some strong winds should arrive during the day as low pressure moves towards the UK from the southwest. Rain is likely to spread northward and eastwards into Monday bringing unsettled weather more widely for the start of the next week. As we head into late June there are signs that high pressure may become more dominant, bringing a chance of settled and warm weather with temperatures mostly near normal. However, by early July we may see a return to greater influence from Atlantic again, although confidence is low.

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During the first half of July predictability becomes very low, with mixed signals. However, at present the favored solution is for increased Atlantic mobility through this period, bringing spells of unsettled weather to the UK, generally associated with low pressure systems, interspersed by more settled anticyclonic regimes. This will likely mean that showers or longer spells of rain will affect northwestern parts of the UK, whilst the south and southeast will see more in the way of dry weather: although some thundery outbreaks are likely in the south and southeast as is usual this time of year. Temperatures through the period will probably near or slightly above average.

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