Updated at 16:00 Tuesday Apr 23rd

Orkney & Shetland Regional Forecast

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Dry and windy on Wednesday, cloudy later.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloudy at first, with some low cloud especially over Orkney but skies will mostly clear through the evening, then a dry and clear night. Strong east to southeasterly winds. Minimum Temperature 8C.


Dry and sunny for much of the morning then cloudy in the afternoon with low cloud and haar developing towards evening. Strong east to southeast winds Maximum Temperature 11C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Cloudy and rather murky Thursday with some rain, heavy over Orkney. Mainly dry and bright Friday, perhaps a spell of rain over Shetland, but less windy. Rain at times Saturday.

UK Outlook for Sunday 28 Apr 2019 to Tuesday 7 May 2019:

After a dry start, many places will become wet and windy on Sunday with heavy rain at times and a risk of gales, especially in the north and west. However, there will be sunny spells in some parts. For the end of April and start of May, 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.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 8 May 2019 to Wednesday 22 May 2019:

For the middle of May, some wet & windy weather is likely, especially at first. However, there are indications of a shift 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.

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