Marwick (Orkney Islands) weather

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Seven day forecast for Marwick

Orkney & Shetland weather forecast


Bright with a scattering of showers on Monday.

This Evening and Tonight:

This evening will be mostly cloudy with some showery rain. The rain will turning heavier and more persistent in the early hours, although some drier and clearer conditions returning to Shetland towards dawn. Fresh to strong southwest winds at first. Minimum temperature 6 °C.


Any thicker cloud and rain soon clearing away from Orkney, then a bright day with occasional showers. Becoming mostly dry by evening. Chilly northwest winds, fresh to strong at times. Maximum temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Dry and bright for much of Tuesday, but freshening southwesterly winds will bring cloud and occasional rain later. Cold and bright on Wednesday and Thursday with occasional wintry showers.


UK long range weather forecast

The period will start unsettled across all parts of the UK, with areas of heavy rain and showers, locally of soft hail, sleet and snow likely, and possibly more widespread snow over some hills and mountains. Often windy, especially around coasts, but in quieter interludes overnight there will remain the potential for some patchy frost, and isolated mist and freezing fog. Temperatures are expected to be a below average overall. Later in this period, it could turn drier and more settled with a chance of high pressure moving in from the north, bringing brisk easterly winds. Again, where winds fall lighter, overnight frost and patchy fog is likely, this perhaps most likely in the north. Near, to slightly below, average temperatures are most likely.


Despite some mixed signals, typical early winter weather with periods of persistent rain and showery interludes seems slightly more likely, with winds and weather systems more likely to arrive from the Atlantic. Although confidence is low, in this pattern the best of the driest and brightest weather will be in the south and east. Frost and fog patches are likely during any settled spells, and any wintry precipitation is most likely over high ground of the north and northwest. Conditions in the southwest could turn more settled through the month. There is a risk of gales at times, with the strongest winds being seen to the north and northwest.


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