Papa Westray Youth Hostel (Orkney Islands) weather

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Seven day forecast for Papa Westray Youth Hostel

Orkney & Shetland weather forecast


Mainly dry and bright on Monday, but breezy


Mainly dry and bright with occasionally sunny spells, the best of any sunshine in the afternoon. A warmer day, especially for Orkney, but with rather chilly and fresh south or southeast winds. Maximum temperature 14 °C.


Dry, bright into evening, but cloud thickening from west to bring outbreaks of rain, with some heavier rain by the end of the night. Southerly winds becoming strong at times. Minimum temperature 4 °C.


Cloudy start with some heavy rain but drier, brighter by afternoon with winds turning westerly. Some sunshine but colder with a few showers, some wintry. Shetland, showery and windy later. Maximum temperature 7 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Windy with heavy showers into Wednesday over Shetland, otherwise generally dry and bright weather over the next few days, but rather cold with some showers, these possibly wintry at times.


UK long range weather forecast

Generally fine and dry on Friday, with sunny spells and patchy fair-weather cloud. Some showers possible for the far northeast, accompanied by gusty winds; these winds are also expected for the far southwest where gale force gusts could be seen in exposed areas. For most of April, high pressure is expected to dominate, meaning most places will be dry and bright, with some morning fog patches in places where winds are light. After a dip in daytime temperatures at the start of the period, it will probably warm slightly by day, although overnight frosts remain probable in rural areas. The greatest potential for rain and stronger winds across the south and southwest, although confidence decreases into the beginning of May.


Mixed weather patterns, typical of spring are most likely through the first half of May. Overall, fine and dry weather is expected to be most dominant, with fair-weather cloud and plenty of sunny spells. However, all areas are likely to see some showers or perhaps some longer spells of rain at times, with these unsettled periods more likely than they were in April. Temperatures are likely to be close to the average for the time of year, with the possibility of some warmer spells.


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