UK Plaintext Forecasts

Issued by the Met Office on 2019-05-26 at 04:00:00

Orkney and Shetland

A few showers. Cloudy for Orkney, sunny spells for Shetland.


Bright or sunny spells and a few showers over Shetland. Cloudier across Orkney and dry for much of the morning but outbreaks of rain arriving from the south. Occasionally fresh east or northeasterly breeze. Maximum Temperature 11C.


Cloudy with outbreaks of rain over Orkney in the evening but clear spells developing overnight. Sunny then clear spells and scattered showers over Shetland. Minimum Temperature 4C.


A mixture of bright or sunny spells and a few passing showers. Feeling quite chilly in the moderate to fresh northerly winds. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday

A mixture of sunshine and showers and feeling on the cool side. Strong west or northwesterly winds on Wednesday and Thursday.

UK Outlook for Thursday 30 May 2019 to Saturday 8 Jun 2019

On Thursday and Friday changeable, breezy weather is likely to prevail, with a mixture of showers and some longer spells of rain. However parts of the north will probably stay drier and brighter at first with only isolated showers. Into next weekend and the start of the following week, there is likely to be a change towards more settled conditions from the southwest. This would bring drier conditions with some sunny spells here, however showers or longer spells of rain may continue further north. Through the rest of the period confidence is low, and any more generally settled weather conditions may still be interspersed by occasional bouts of wetter and windier weather. Temperatures will start rather cool, but will soon recover to near or a little above normal.

UK Outlook for Sunday 9 Jun 2019 to Sunday 23 Jun 2019

Whilst confidence is low throughout this period, the most probable trend for the middle two weeks of June is for an increasingly settled weather picture across the UK. Whilst this may bring spells of dry and often sunny weather, warmer day time temperatures may occasionally trigger heavy, possibly thundery showers. However there still remains a risk of areas of low pressure bringing longer spells of rain across the UK at times, perhaps with some stronger winds. Temperatures will be near normal or warm overall for the time of year.



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