Foula weather

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Heavy rain changing to cloudy in the afternoon.
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Light showers.
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Orkney & Shetland weather forecast

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Sunny spells, clouding over later.

Today:

A generally dry day. Some sunny spells in the morning and early afternoon. However, cloud will thicken towards the end of the day. Occasionally strong northwesterly winds backing westerly and easing. Maximum temperature 9 °C.

Tonight:

A mostly cloudy evening and night with a few passing showers. Some more persistent rain may reach Shetland by dawn. Moderate westerly winds freshening later in the night. Minimum temperature 4 °C.

Tuesday:

A dull wet morning with outbreaks of mainly light rain or drizzle. Turning drier in the afternoon, particularly across Shetland where some brightness may develop. Moderate to fresh westerly winds. Maximum temperature 9 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Rather cloudy and mild Wednesday with some light rain at time. Drier and brighter Thursday but strengthening southwest winds, gales and rain overnight then cold and winy with showers Friday.

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UK long range weather forecast

On Friday and Saturday settled weather continues to prevail across central and southern parts, bringing dry but often cloudy weather. Any rain is likely to be confined to the north and northwest where it may be windy with a risk of gales. Going through the following week, many areas are likely to turn more generally unsettled. Cloudier, wetter and breezier conditions across the northwest are likely to move southeastwards at times, but tend to fragment as they do so, meaning relatively little rain for parts of the southeast. Brighter, showery interludes will also affect the north, with the showers bringing some hill snow here. Some warm spells in the south at first, otherwise temperatures are likely be around normal, with some colder interludes possible, particularly in the north.

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At the start of this period it looks most likely that we will see changeable conditions as spells of wet and windy weather moving southeastwards across the UK. The most unsettled conditions are likely to be in the northwest, with more settled weather across southeastern areas. Temperatures should be near average for most. Towards the middle of the month confidence is low; however there is a possibility that we may see a return of more widely settled and drier weather. Some wetter interludes are still possible, particularly in the northwest. It could well turn warm at times, particularly in the south.

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