UK Plaintext Forecasts

Issued by the Met Office on 2019-07-17 at 04:00:00

Orkney and Shetland

Rain spreading east later today. Shetland misty.

Today

Shetland cloudy with some drizzle and haar, although this may clear from the south this afternoon. Orkney seeing some haar in this morning, clearing this afternoon before rain spreads from the west later this afternoon. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Tonight

Rain and low cloud clearing Orkney later this evening then dry. Shetland cloudy with rain and haar, drying up from the west later in the night. Minimum Temperature 12C.

Thursday

Any overnight rain and haar soon clearing Shetland to leave a dry and bright day. Orkney mainly dry with some sunshine but an odd shower may develop later. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday

Friday mainly dry and bright, isolated showers. Perhaps cloudier on Saturday with rain for a time. Mainly dry and bright on Sunday.

UK Outlook for Sunday 21 Jul 2019 to Tuesday 30 Jul 2019

Sunday will bring a mixture of sunshine and showers across northern Britain, with largely dry conditions to close out the weekend in the south. Into the start of next week, low pressure is most likely to be close to northwest Britain, bringing stronger winds and occasionally heavy rain. Further southeast, it should be mostly dry with the potential to tap into very warm air drifting north out of Europe. Towards midweek, the wetter and somewhat cooler weather in the northwest looks to push further southeast, displacing the warmth and sunshine here. By the end of the month, a more widely changeable pattern looks most likely, with the wettest weather most likely further to the northwest, and sunshine more prevalent in the southeast.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 31 Jul 2019 to Wednesday 14 Aug 2019

As we move into August, the final month of the meteorological summer, confidence is low in the forecast with no one single weather pattern looking to dominate. As is often the case in summer, this could well mean plenty of fine, dry weather, interspersed with occasional thundery outbreaks, leading to marked local variations in rainfall. Temperatures are likely to pan out above average, perhaps more especially in the south and west.

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