Weather Forecast: Orkney Bright, mainly Dry

Information from The Met Office

Today 9th August:

Cloudy with occasional showers for Shetland, clearing through the afternoon. Dry with sunny spells over Orkney. Strong northwest winds, touching gale initially for Shetland, easing moderate over Orkney later. Maximum temperature 13 °C.


The night will be dry throughout with clear periods becoming cloudy at times. Northwest winds, strong at first over Shetland and moderate over Orkney, fall light later. Minimum temperature 7 °C.

Thursday 10th August:

A dry day, Orkney cloudy at first otherwise long periods of hazy sunshine and light winds. Maximum temperature 15 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Rain pushing north for a time on Friday. Mainly dry and brighter Saturday and Sunday.

Updated: 05:00 (UTC+1) on Wed 9 Aug 2023

large cruise liner in Kirkwall Bay with a flock of birds rising up in the field in the foreground
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