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SUMMARY

Rather cloudy today with outbreaks of mainly light rain. The best of any brightness across Orkney, with some mist and low cloud for Shetland. Light to moderate S or SW値y winds. This evening mainly dry but outbreaks of rain developing across Orkney overnight. Shetland mostly dry but with some low cloud and patchy mist.

Rain across Orkney extending into Shetland on Tuesday morning. Becoming drier and brighter and quite warm across Orkney by afternoon. The rain dying out across Shetland later, but staying cloudy with mist patches. Moderate to fresh S or SE値y winds.

Wednesday dry and bright with some hazy sunshine and warm across Orkney and the west side of Shetland. A fresh SE値y breeze. Thursday cloudier with the risk of heavy and thundery rain at times. Moderate S to SE値y winds. Friday drier and brighter but a light to moderate SE値y wind is likely to carry low cloud, mist and fog onto windward coasts and hills.

The weekend and into the start of the following week possibly continuing reasonably settled, but with the risk of mainly light or moderate SE値y winds bringing haar onto coasts,

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GENERAL SITUATION AND SYNOPSIS 06:00 UTC 29/06/2015

With pressure low to the west and high to the east of the British Isles a mild S値y airflow covers northeast Scotland. A weak occluded front lies close to the Northern Isles.

During Tuesday a SE値y airflow will freshen, ahead of a warm front moving north cross Scotland. A fresh SE値y airflow will persist through Wednesday as pressure builds across southern Scandinavia, but ease behind a cold front moving east on Thursday.

High pressure is expected to have develop close to the Northern Isles by the weekend. This situation may persist into the start of the following week.

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FORECAST FOR NEXT THREE DAYS 

Temperatures 13ー to 15ー Celsius today, down to around 10ー Celsius tonight. Warmer on Tuesday and Wednesday with a high of 14ー to 16ー Celsius, perhaps 17ー or 18ー Celsius for Kirkwall. Overnight lows down to 11ー or 12ー Celsius.

MONDAY 29th: Rather cloudy with outbreaks of mainly light rain but also some drier interludes between. The best of the brightness across Orkney with some mist and low cloud affecting Shetland. F2-4 S or SW値y winds. This evening mainly dry with some brighter spells but outbreaks of rain developing across Orkney overnight. Shetland mostly dry but with some low cloud and patchy mist.
Sea State: Slight to moderate, with a 1 to 2 metre SW値y wind-swell.

TUESDAY 30th: Rain across Orkney extending into Shetland around breakfast time. Becoming drier and brighter across Orkney through the morning and feeling warm in any sunshine developing by the afternoon. The rain dying out across Shetland later, but staying cloudy with mist patches. F3 S or SE値y winds increasing F3-4.
Sea State: Mostly moderate, with a 2 metre SE値y wind-swell.

WEDNESDAY 1st: Bright with some hazy sunshine and warm across Orkney and the west side of Shetland. Mainly dry, but with a F5 SE値y breeze.
Sea State: Moderate to rough, with a 2 to 3 metre SE値y wind-swell.

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TEN DAY OUTLOOK

Temperatures 13ー to 15ー Celsius by day, a degree or so cooler on coasts. Overnight lows down to around 9ー Celsius.

THURSDAY 2nd: Cloudier with the risk of heavy and thundery rain at times. Moderate to fresh S to SE値y winds.
Sea State: Moderate to rough, with a 2 to 3 metre SE値y wind-swell.

FRIDAY 3rd: Drier and brighter warm in any sunshine but a light to moderate SE値y wind is likely to carry low cloud, mist and fog onto southern and eastern coasts and hills.
Sea State: Perhaps slight to moderate, with a 1 to 2 metre SE値y wind-swell.

SATURDAY 4th - THURSDAY 9th: Perhaps cloudy and misty on Saturday with some rain and moderate SE値y winds. Then possibly reasonably settled, but with the risk of mainly light or moderate SE値y winds bringing haar onto eastern coasts,
Sea State Saturday: Possibly slight to moderate, with a 1 to 2 metre SE値y wind-swell.

 

10-Day Weather Outlook
for Shetland, Orkney and Caithness

Page updated
Monday 29 June, 2015 19:04

WEATHER HEADLINES

  Today

Cloudy with patchy rain. Light winds.

  Tonight

Orkney clouding over, rain later. Shetland mainly dry with mist and hill fog. Breezy later.

  Tomorrow

Orkney becoming warm dry and bright as rain moves on into Shetland, before clearing later. Breezy.

  Days 3 5

Warm and bright across Orkney and west Shetland. Mainly dry, but risk of some heavy thundery rain.

Days 6-10

Possibly mostly dry and bright with risk of haar. Mainly light or moderate winds.

 

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