UK Plaintext Forecasts

Issued by the Met Office on 2018-11-14 at 04:00:00

Orkney and Shetland

Windy with occasional rain on Wednesday.

Today

A cloudy day with outbreaks of rain, some on the heavy side, but some drier interludes are also expected. Southerly winds will be fresh to strong. A mild day. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Tonight

Mainly cloudy but apart from the odd patch of light rain it will be dry. The cloud will break up later in the night. Staying windy and mild. Minimum Temperature 10C.

Thursday

A dry day with occasional cloud banks but a lot of bright and sunny weather around too. Strong southerly winds. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday

Some sunshine on Friday but turning cloudier later. Staying dry but cloudy on Saturday. Dry too on Sunday, fairly cloudy but chance of some sunny intervals especially in west.

UK Outlook for Sunday 18 Nov 2018 to Tuesday 27 Nov 2018

Sunday should be dry and bright for most whilst Monday will probably become increasingly cloudy from the east. Temperatures will be close to average initially but it will be generally much colder from Monday onwards, especially in the south. During the rest of next week it will continue cold, especially in the south, often accompanied by stiff easterly winds. Night frost are likely and could become widespread at times. Although many places could stay dry, some showers or even longer spells of rain could affect parts of the south and east, perhaps with snow, mainly on higher ground. It should be brightest and driest in the northwest. Similar conditions will probably continue into the last week of November although it could become more unsettled from the west or south.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 28 Nov 2018 to Wednesday 12 Dec 2018

This period is likely to begin with a continuation of the mainly dry conditions, with variable cloud and some sunshine, once morning fog patches clear. However, there will be an increasing chance of some more unsettled interludes developing, with showers or longer spells of rain spreading to many areas at times. Temperatures are likely to be below average overall, with a greater incidence of frosts than usual and any milder interludes likely to be short lived. With more generally colder temperatures, there will be an increased chance of snow during spells of unsettled weather, especially for the north.

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