Birsay Bay weather

Heavy rain changing to overcast by late morning.
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Cloudy.
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Light rain.
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Light rain changing to cloudy by late morning.
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Cloudy changing to sunny intervals by late morning.
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Light showers changing to cloudy in the afternoon.
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Cloudy changing to light rain by lunchtime.
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Orkney & Shetland weather forecast

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Scattered showers and fresh winds.

Today:

Fresh or strong northerly winds will bring a mixture of scattered showers and some bright or sunny spells across the Northern Isles. Winds will ease down by afternoon but a few showers will remain. Maximum temperature 10 °C.

Tonight:

Any remaining showers will fade away tonight to leave some long clear spells which will allow temperatures to fall close to freezing in some spots. Minimum temperature 2 °C.

Monday:

A dry start but cloud will thicken to bring some patchy rain through the day. Southwesterly winds will strengthen too, perhaps reaching gale force by evening. Maximum temperature 11 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Gales, perhaps severe during Tuesday along with spells of rain. Winds easing into Wednesday and turning drier for a time but further rain arriving later and during Thursday.

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UK long range weather forecast

A northwest/southeast split is expected late next week with unsettled conditions in the northwest and drier conditions further southeast. Next weekend becomes increasingly uncertain, but unsettled and perhaps very windy conditions could extend across much of the UK. Through the following week it may become drier and more settled again with some sunshine but also overnight fog patches, which could be slow to clear by day. However, Atlantic fronts could still bring further rain and strong winds northwards and eastwards into the UK at times. There will probably be some marked variations in temperature across the UK but more often below average in the north and above average in the south. However, the more settled spells could bring colder conditions more widely at times, accompanied by night frosts.

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There is significant uncertainty through this period. However, the beginning of November may become more settled and dry for many areas with a mixture of cloud and sunshine. Any spells of rain are more likely in southern and southwestern areas. Temperatures will probably be a little below average with overnight frosts and fog patches likely, which could persist well into the mornings. Further spells of unsettled, windy conditions with some rain or showers are likely at times, more especially towards the middle of the month.

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