UK Plaintext Forecasts

Issued by the Met Office on 2017-06-27 at 04:00:00

Orkney and Shetland

Mostly dry Tuesday, although thickening cloud and patchy rain later.


The day starts mainly dry and bright but still a few showers near Shetland. Cloud will thicken across Orkney in the afternoon heralding the arrival of patchy rain later. The east wind will freshen up in the afternoon in south. Maximum Temperature 13C.


Cloudy with patchy rain across Orkney and Fair Isle and fresh east winds. Drier with some evening sunshine over Shetland, followed by clear spells overnight. Minimum Temperature 9C.


A cloudy start in Orkney with some light rain but brightening up later in the day. Dry and bright over Shetland with some good sunny spells in the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday

It will remain mostly dry and bright throughout the outlook period with some sunny spells and only a few showers. Feeling cool in a freshening east or northeasterly breeze.

UK Outlook for Saturday 1 Jul 2017 to Monday 10 Jul 2017

We will see changeable weather over the weekend, with cloud and outbreaks of rain, along with heavy showers in the north. There will be some sunshine too, but it will be rather breezy. The following week will stay changeable with showers or longer spells of rain. There will also be some drier and brighter spells, which will be most likely in the south and east. In the northwest, showers are likely to be heavier, perhaps bringing a risk of thunder at times. It will sometimes be windy, especially in the north and west where there will be a risk of local gales at times. Temperatures are expected to stay near the seasonal average throughout, occasionally warm in the east, but locally rather cool in the west.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 11 Jul 2017 to Tuesday 25 Jul 2017

The changeable weather is likely to continue in the north at first, bringing further showers or longer spells of rain with only brief bright or sunny spells in between. However, drier and warmer spells are likely to become more prevalent in the south and these may spread further north as we head into the second half of the month. These would bring more in the way of sunshine and higher temperatures, and there could be some very warm spells. However, an increase in temperatures would pose the threat of some thundery showers.



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