Orkney & Shetland Weather Forecast

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

Weather Forecast Issued at 01-Dec-2020 04:00:00: AM




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Weather Forecast Summary: Headline:

Bright start then clouding over, light rain later.

Weather Forecast for Today:

A dry morning, and bright at first with some hazy sunshine for Shetland, Cloud steadily thickening though the day, with the chance of some light rain later. Freshening southerly winds. Maximum Temperature 8C.

Orkney & Shetland: Weather for Tonight:

Cloudy, mainly dry but a little light rain at times. A short spell of heavier rain overnight before clearing to broken cloud and scattered showers by morning. Strong southwesterly winds. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Weather Outlook for Wednesday:

Sunny or clear intervals and showers perhaps wintry during the evening. Strong southwesterly winds and feeling chilly. Maximum Temperature 8C.

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Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Staying showery on Thursday and Friday, with strong easterly winds on Friday. Sunshine and a few showers on Saturday and less windy.

UK Outlook for Saturday 5 Dec 2020 to Monday 14 Dec 2020:

The period will start unsettled across all parts of the UK, with areas of heavy rain and showers, locally of soft hail, sleet and snow likely, and possibly more widespread snow over some hills and mountains. Often windy, especially around coasts, but in quieter interludes overnight there will remain the potential for some patchy frost, and isolated mist and freezing fog. Temperatures are expected to be a below average overall. Later in this period, it could turn drier and more settled with a chance of high pressure moving in from the north, bringing brisk easterly winds. Again, where winds fall lighter, overnight frost and patchy fog is likely, this perhaps most likely in the north. Near, to slightly below, average temperatures are most likely.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 15 Dec 2020 to Tuesday 29 Dec 2020:

Despite some mixed signals, typical early winter weather with periods of persistent rain and showery interludes seems slightly more likely, with winds and weather systems more likely to arrive from the Atlantic. Although confidence is low, in this pattern the best of the driest and brightest weather will be in the south and east. Frost and fog patches are likely during any settled spells, and any wintry precipitation is most likely over high ground of the north and northwest. Conditions in the southwest could turn more settled through the month. There is a risk of gales at times, with the strongest winds being seen to the north and northwest. Temperatures overall likely to be near or slightly above average.

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