Orkney windy with rain at times, Shetland brightening up.
Orkney remaining dull and misty with patchy rain or drizzle, all driven on fresh to strong northwesterly winds. Shetland starting wet, then brightening up with some sunny spells developing this afternoon, lighter winds, but a continuing haar risk in south. Maximum temperature 12 °C.
Shetland dry with clear spells, patchy haar 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 13 °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
Showers or perhaps longer spells of rain are likely on Bank Holiday Monday in some areas, along with blustery winds at times. The rain is more likely in the north, but still there is a chance of the odd shower in the south, amongst some sunny spells. Temperatures are likely to be near the seasonal average for many, but cool in any rain. It is most likely to be driest in the southeast, where it will be warm in some places. 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.
It is too early to give much detail for this period, but the first half of June is likely to be a mixture of dry settled periods and changeable spells. In general, drier and less windy weather is more likely across northern parts of the UK, though southern areas can expect some of these quieter spells too. These periods of drier and settled weather will be mixed in with cooler, showery spells as Atlantic weather systems arrive from the west. Temperatures are forecast to be close to the average for the time of year.