Westray Airfield weather

Cloudy changing to light rain by early evening.
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Light rain.
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Partly cloudy changing to sunny by late morning.
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Light showers changing to cloudy by early evening.
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Cloudy changing to light rain by lunchtime.
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Orkney & Shetland weather forecast

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Some rain for Shetland, mainly dry for Orkney. Turning windy.

Today:

A bright, chilly start across the Northern Isles but cloud will soon thicken to bring some spells of rain through the day, mainly for Shetland. Feeling cool in the strengthening southwesterly winds. Maximum temperature 9 °C.

Tonight:

Southwesterly gales, perhaps becoming severe for Shetland, will continue overnight along with outbreaks of rain. Rain generally less persistent across Orkney. Minimum temperature 7 °C.

Tuesday:

Remaining wet and windy through the day, but perhaps lighter winds for northern Shetland. Rain will be fairly persistent across Shetland with some brighter spells later for Orkney. Maximum temperature 11 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Further rain and strong winds during Wednesday perhaps with a return of gales overnight into Thursday. Rain clearing during Thursday and winds will ease. Some showers later and through Friday.

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UK long range weather forecast

Rain across the northwest on Friday, possibly snow over Scottish mountains. Elsewhere, largely dry with sunny spells after fog patches clear. 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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