UK Plaintext Forecasts

Issued by the Met Office on 2017-10-22 at 16:00:00

Orkney and Shetland

Rain spreading eastwards during Monday. Strengthening southerly winds.

This Evening and Tonight

Mostly cloudy with isolated showers at first, these dying out in the early hours. Some misty low cloud developing across Orkney later. Brisk east or southeasterly winds over Shetland. Minimum Temperature 7C.


Dry, bright start. Cloudy with rain spreading from the west by late morning into Orkney, then Shetland early in the afternoon. Drying up in Orkney later. Southeasterly gales for Shetland. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday

Remaining rather changeable with some brightness and scattered showers. Strong south or southwesterly winds at times.

UK Outlook for Friday 27 Oct 2017 to Sunday 5 Nov 2017

On Friday, cloud and rain across central or northern parts will move southeastwards, probably clearing southeast England later, or early on Saturday, after a mostly fine start here. Brighter, showery weather will follow from the northwest, although another band of rain may move eastwards across Britain on Saturday. It will be breezy, with gales possible in the north, and temperatures will return towards average after a warm start in the south. Thereafter the weather is likely to become generally unsettled and sometimes windy, with rainbands crossing eastwards over the country, interspersed by brighter, showery conditions. The northwest can expect the wettest and windiest weather. However, there is a low chance of drier, more settled weather developing from the west later. Temperatures will trend down to slightly below normal.

UK Outlook for Monday 6 Nov 2017 to Monday 20 Nov 2017

There is an increasing chance that the weather will become more settled during this period, especially across southern parts of the British Isles. As a result frost and fog could become more likely. The north may continue to have more changeable conditions though. Temperatures are most likely to be near average, although probably below normal in some of the more settled spells, especially where any overnight fog proves slow to clear.



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