A mainly dry start for Shetland, but low cloud or haar soon spreading into northern shores. Outbreaks of rain across Orkney, these spreading north to perhaps reach the southern half of Shetland in the afternoon. Light winds becoming moderate northwesterlies. Maximum temperature 13 °C.
Low cloud with mist and outbreaks of rain continues through the evening and the coming night with moderate north or northwest winds. Minimum temperature 9 °C.
A dull day with low cloud and outbreaks of rain. The rain heavy at times and turning more persistent in the afternoon. Moderate northwest winds, perhaps falling light over Shetland. Maximum temperature 10 °C.
Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:
Rain gradually clearing on Thursday, but areas of low cloud are likely to persist into the weekend, particularly over Shetland. Some brighter spells over Orkney on Friday.
UK long range weather forecast
On Saturday, much of the UK may well start dry, until rain reaches western areas later in the day. Showers or perhaps longer spells of rain are likely on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday in some areas, along with some stronger winds at times. However, most areas will see dry and fine weather for part of the weekend. Temperatures are likely to be a little below average for the time of year. The changeable and rather cool weather is likely to continue through the half term week. There will be showers or longer spells of rain at times, including the odd heavy or thundery shower. However, there will be some dry and bright spells too.
There are only weak weather signals for the first half of June so we can expect a mixture of dry settled periods and changeable spells. In general, drier and less windy weather is more likely across northern parts of the UK, though southern areas can expect some of these quieter spells too. These periods of drier and settled weather will be punctuated by cooler, showery spells as Atlantic weather systems arrive from the west. In the absence of any strong signals, temperatures are forecast to be close to normal for the time of year.