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Hoy Sound

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Tuesday   (28 February 2017)
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Issued at: 1400 on Tue 28 Feb 2017

Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Scattered wintry showers on Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Showers gradually becoming more frequent this evening and overnight, and turning wintry even down to very low levels, with slight accumulations in places. Strong to gale force northerly winds slowly easing and backing northwesterly. Some icy patches will form overnight. Minimum Temperature 1 °C.

Wednesday:

Scattered wintry showers in the morning, becoming less in number in the afternoon with the best of sunshine across Shetland. Showers return in the evening. The westerly wind will strengthen. Maximum Temperature 5 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Some bright or sunny intervals, but also quite a few showers, heavy at times and wintry over the hills. Winds becoming light by Friday with patchy overnight frosts.

Updated at: 1440 on Tue 28 Feb 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cold, unsettled and windy.

Today:

The east and far north start dry with sunny spells, but showers in the west will eventually spread into most areas, as well as some hill snow further north. Winds will increase and become strong on western coasts.

Tonight:

Showers easing for most, aside from the north of Scotland. Winds easing, and cold again, although not as cold as last night. Rain arrives in the far south-west towards dawn.

Wednesday:

Band of rain spreading north through southern and central parts, but mostly dry with sunshine and the odd shower elsewhere. Winds increase again in the far south-west later.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Unsettled with further bands of rain affecting the country with strong winds at times. Some brief brighter, drier spells. Cold in the north with night frosts. Milder in the south.

Updated at: 0044 on Tue 28 Feb 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 4 Mar 2017 to Monday 13 Mar 2017:

An unsettled picture is likely to continue. Frontal systems will move into the UK from the south or southwest at first, bringing bands of rain and strong winds at times, mainly across southern and central parts. Into the second week of March, the wet and windy weather will mainly affect northern and western areas, with snow over the hills at times. The best of the drier and brighter weather will start to develop across the south and east. Temperatures will generally vary around normal for the time of year, often slightly above average in the south but rather cold at times in the north, with night frosts. There remains the possibility of a more widely settled but colder period, perhaps giving wintry showers in the east and north.

Updated at: 1233 on Tue 28 Feb 2017

UK Outlook for Tuesday 14 Mar 2017 to Tuesday 28 Mar 2017:

For the rest of March signals are weak and confidence is low. It will probably be rather unsettled with spells of wet and windy weather at first, interspersed with brighter and showery conditions. Some snow is also possible across the north of the UK. There should, however, also be some drier and brighter spells, where we may see some local frost and fog at times overnight. Temperatures are expected to be around normal for the time of year. However, there remains the possibility of seeing some prolonged colder periods, with a chance of snow in places.

Updated at: 1233 on Tue 28 Feb 2017