Weather Forecast: Dry with bright spells, cloudy with rain from the afternoon.

Information from The Met Office

Today 17th May:

Cloudy and dry with bright spells, particularly across Orkney, in the morning. Thickening cloud with outbreaks of rain, patchy at first, spread east from the afternoon. Maximum temperature 10 °C.


Cloudy with outbreaks of rain in the evening becoming overcast with light rain or drizzle, mainly across Shetland. Fresh southwesterly breeze. Minimum temperature 7 °C.

Thursday 18th May:

Overcast with rain or drizzle at first then dry and brighter for a time before further cloud and rain spread east through the afternoon. Maximum temperature 11 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Dry with sunny spells on Friday. Further rain spreading in from the west on Saturday becoming dry and brighter from Sunday afternoon.

Updated: 05:00 (UTC+1) on Wed 17 May 2023

a row of graves from World War 2 with wreaths of poppies laid at them. These are Norwegian graves in St Olaf's cememtery Orkney
St Olaf’s Cemetery Image credit: John Mowat

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