Orkney cloudy with rain at times, brighter for Shetland.
This Evening and Tonight:
Shetland dry with clear spells, patchy mist in the south, and chilly with light winds. Orkney cloudy and breezy with some light rain or drizzle. Minimum temperature 5 °C.
Shetland dry with sunny spells, patchy haar in the south. Orkney cloudy and breezy with some light rain or drizzle. Maximum temperature 11 °C.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday:
Sunny intervals and a few showers on Saturday. Shetland starting dry on Sunday then rain spreading from southwest. Sunshine and a few showers on Monday.
UK long range weather forecast
Tuesday will see sunny spells and showers for many areas, the showers initially in the north and east, then developing widely through the day. Some showers will be heavy with thunder possible, merging into longer spells of rain in places. The showers then easing from the north later. It will be breezy with a risk of coastal gales in the southwest and northeast. Temperatures will be cooler than average and feeling colder in the breeze. The changeable and rather cool weather is likely to continue through the following week. There will be showers or longer spells of rain at times, including the odd heavy or thundery shower. However, there will be some dry and bright spells too.
The general trend for this period is currently for a more settled picture across the UK. However, there remains the potential for further areas of low pressure to bring spells of rain or showers at times with some stronger winds. Confidence is low by mid June but the most likely scenario is that overall more settled weather is likely to prevail. Temperatures will start a little below normal, slowly trending to normal of warm.