Orkney & Shetland Weather Forecast

The latest weather forecast from the Met Office for Orkney & Shetland Scotland.


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Weather Forecast Summary: Headline:

Wintry showers largely dying away tonight as winds ease.

Weather Forecast for This Evening and Tonight:

Clear spells and a few sleet or snow showers this evening, these becoming isolated then dying out overnight. Winds falling light, and a widespread frost. Minimum Temperature -2C.

Orkney & Shetland: Weather for Friday:

Apart from the odd rain or sleet shower over Shetland it will be a dry day with some sunny spells. Mostly light winds, but a southeast breeze over Orkney later. Maximum Temperature 4C.

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Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Orkney dry and bright on Saturday, Shetland cloudier with a few rain showers. Rain for time on Sunday then clearer with a few showers, perhaps wintry.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 22 Jan 2019 to Thursday 31 Jan 2019:

Outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow for many areas on Tuesday with a chance of snow to low levels but the details of this are currently uncertain. Strong winds are also possible in the southwest. Showery conditions will follow although some brighter weather is also possible later in the week. Thereafter, remaining cold and possibly turning very cold, accentuated by brisk winds which will last through until the end of January. Frontal zones may arrive from the northwest at times bringing spells of rain, sleet and snow. However, some drier and brighter interludes are still likely and these will bring overnight frosts, which will be widespread and locally severe, especially in any longer clear spells.

UK Outlook for Friday 1 Feb 2019 to Friday 15 Feb 2019:

Cold and sometimes very cold weather will continue as we head through the first half of February. It is likely to remain changeable too, especially at first, bringing strong winds and spells of rain which will turn to snow at times. Snow especially over higher ground but there is a greater risk to lower levels too with the cold air in place. Some drier and brighter periods are possible as well, perhaps becoming focused across the northwest with time. Occasional milder and wetter interludes may intersperse the generally cold conditions, these most likely in the south but also posing a more significant risk of snow.

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