Cloud thickening this evening to bring occasional rain from mid evening, along with some haar, especially across Orkney. Strong easterly winds will veer southeasterly and ease a touch later. Minimum temperature 8 °C.
Shetland mainly cloudy and often misty with some rain, but a few brighter spells. Orkney becoming sunny after a damp, misty start, before low cloud and haar spread in later. Maximum temperature 13 °C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Remaining changeable with rain or showers at times, but some sunshine around too. Always the risk of some haar.
UK long range weather forecast
Mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain on Monday, although a dry start for southeastern parts of the UK, perhaps. Rain and cloud will slowly clear to scattered showers and some sunny spells from the west for the afternoon. For the end of April changeable weather is likely to dominate, with a chance of showers or longer spells of rain and some periods of stronger winds, especially in the west and southwest. These will be interspersed with drier but probably short-lived sunny spells. Temperatures will most likely be near normal in the west, and slightly warmer than the seasonal average in the south and southeast. There is a chance of a shift towards drier warmer weather by the bank holiday weekend but this is far from certain.
For the middle of May, a trend back to some wet and windy weather is possible. However, there are indications of a return towards more settled weather as the month progresses. A good deal of fine and dry weather is possible, with temperatures perhaps above the seasonal average. The highest temperatures are most likely in the south and southeast.