Mainly cloudy and misty over Shetland. Orkney becoming sunny.
Orkney starts off cloudy and misty but becoming bright and sunny by early afternoon. Shetland will stay mostly cloudy with some drizzle and haar but it may brighten up at times later. Fresh southeasterly winds. Maximum temperature 13 °C.
Dry with clear spells over Orkney but low cloud and patchy drizzle later. Cloudy over Shetland with patchy haar and drizzle. Perhaps some heavier rain in the north by dawn. Minimum temperature 7 °C.
A lot of low cloud with the odd burst of drizzle. Some fleeting brightness may also break through at times. Fresh southeasterly winds turning easterly and easing. Maximum temperature 11 °C.
Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:
A mixture of conditions will affect the Isles with bursts of sunshine between spells of low cloud and haar. High pressure will maintain generally dry weather with light winds.
UK long range weather forecast
Tuesday looks like being dry and bright for most, with temperatures a little above average, though there is a risk of rain in Northern Ireland. A pattern of generally dry weather looks likely to continue for the first few days of May and into the bank holiday weekend. Day time temperatures may well become relatively warm and springlike, though less warm than we had last week. Reduced cloud amounts at night mean that night time temperatures may be fairly cold, with some fog patches, and even some late frost in susceptible parts of the north. The dry situation with light winds is uncertain though and there remains a chance of spells of wet, windy and cooler weather at times, especially in the north and west.
There are indications that fine and dry weather will dominate in this period, with temperatures perhaps above the seasonal average. The highest temperatures are most likely in the south and southeast. This dry scenario with light winds is far from certain though and there are likely to be spells of wet, windy and cooler weather at times, particularly in the north and west.