Birsay Bay (Orkney Islands) weather

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Seven day forecast for Birsay Bay

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Orkney & Shetland weather forecast


Orkney drier this afternoon, Shetland wet and windy.


A wet morning across Orkney, turning drier and somewhat brighter through the afternoon. Shetland will be cloudy with rain, turning persistent and heavy this afternoon. Strong to gale force southeasterly winds across Shetland, easing later. Maximum temperature 14 °C.


Cloud and rain clearing away from Shetland this evening, then clear periods and the odd shower. Orkney will be mainly dry with clear periods. Brisk southwesterly winds. Minimum temperature 9 °C.


Mainly dry with some good spells of sunshine and the odd passing shower. Brisk south to southwesterly winds. Maximum temperature 14 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Chance of some rain over Shetland on Wednesday, otherwise dry. Unsettled later in the week with rain at times, breezy at times.


UK long range weather forecast

A low pressure system to the north of the UK will dominate during the start of this period, bringing heavy rain and isolated thunderstorms for all. Thereafter, further low pressure systems will affect the UK, particularly northwestern areas. This will bring organised bands of rain, heavy at times, interspersed with cooler and showery periods but some sunny spells too. Drier and more settled conditions are likely across southern and eastern parts of the country, but there is still a chance that bands of rain and strong winds from the north and west could extend into these areas. The temperatures are most likely to be slightly below average for this time of the year during the start of the period, but will gradually return to near average later.


Confidence is typically low during this period, but the most likely outcome is for high pressure to dominate in the south, leading to drier and more settled conditions over these areas. In the north, lower pressure is likely to prevail, with these areas seeing the wettest weather. However, there is a chance of settled conditions becoming more prevalent across most of the UK for a time. Temperatures are more likely to be around or slightly above average.


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