Shapinsay Sound (Orkney Islands) weather

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Seven day forecast for Shapinsay Sound

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Rain this evening. Mainly dry on Tuesday, perhaps brightening up.

This Evening and Tonight:

Outbreaks of rain, perhaps with a little thunder, will clear away by midnight. The rest of the night will stay cloudy with a little drizzle along with extensive low cloud and some mist. Minimum temperature 13 °C.


Largely cloud misty with areas of haar and patchy drizzle but some afternoon brightness may come through in places. Light winds. Maximum temperature 18 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Cloudy with showery rain on Wednesday. Brighter with scattered showers on Thursday and Friday. Haar likely to be extensive at times.


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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