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West Voe Sands (Beach)

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Thursday   (08 December 2016)
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WSW 29 37 WSW 25 35 WSW 25 35 WSW 21 31 WSW 23 33 SW 24 34 SW 26 37 WSW 26 37 WSW 25 36 WSW 26 36 WSW 25 34 WSW 25 35 WSW 24 33 WSW 23 31 WSW 25 34 WSW 26 35 WSW 26 36 WSW 27 37
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* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Friday   (09 December 2016)
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WSW 28 38 WSW 28 38 WSW 27 36 W 25 34 W 21 28 WSW 17 24 WSW 16 21 SW 14 19 SW 13 17 SSW 14 19 S 13 18 S 15 20 SSE 17 22 S 17 22 S 16 22 SSW 17 24 SSW 18 26 SW 18 27 SSW 18 27 SSW 20 29 SW 21 30 SW 21 30 SW 22 30 SW 22 31
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* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Saturday   (10 December 2016)
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0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Sunday   (11 December 2016)
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* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Monday   (12 December 2016)
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Slight Slight Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
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0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Tuesday   (13 December 2016)
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Moderate Moderate Slight
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0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Wednesday   (14 December 2016)
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84% 84% 85% 86% 86% 79% 77% 77%
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0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

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Issued at: 0500 on Thu 8 Dec 2016

Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Mainly dry but still quite windy.

Today:

A rather cloudy but mainly dry day. There'll be a few bright or sunny intervals breaking through at times. Fresh occasionally strong southwesterly winds, easing a little later. Maximum Temperature 11 °C.

Tonight:

After a dry start this evening some showery rain will spread from the west by midnight, this clearing later in the night. Fresh west or southwesterly winds, easing later. Minimum Temperature 7 °C.

Friday:

Cloud and outbreaks of rain will spread from the southwest in the morning, this clearing away through the afternoon. Moderate southwesterly winds, freshening in Shetland later. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Windy over the weekend with showers, strong westerly winds touching gale force on Saturday. Mainly dry on Monday and less windy.

Updated at: 0505 on Thu 8 Dec 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mild, cloudy and wet in the south. Drier, brighter elsewhere.

Today:

Locally heavy rain will move eastwards across northern England and Wales, leaving very mild and cloudy conditions with occasional light rain or drizzle for Wales, central and southern England. Drier with bright spells elsewhere, where it'll be less mild.

Tonight:

Cloudy with hill fog and some patchy drizzle in the south. Increasingly cloudy in the north, with rain in the north-west later. Mild in the south, colder in the north.

Friday:

Rain in the north-west moves slowly south-eastwards to lie across many northern, western and some central parts later. Very mild and windy for many with gales in the north-west.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Bright for many on Saturday and Sunday, but rain persisting in the south on Saturday. Windy with showers in the north. Further rain possible in the north-west Monday, drier elsewhere.

Updated at: 0012 on Thu 8 Dec 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 12 Dec 2016 to Wednesday 21 Dec 2016:

It will turn wetter in the northwest on Monday with a risk of local gales. It'll be generally dry and bright for most, but patchy overnight frost and fog are likely in the southeast. Through the week, further periods of wet and windy weather are expected to move across the UK. The most unsettled conditions are likely across the north and west with drier and brighter weather for southern and eastern areas. By mid December there will probably be some longer, drier spells between the wet weather, perhaps heralding a change to something generally more settled. It will also be fairly mild initially but temperatures are likely to return closer to normal, although passing weather systems may raise them at times.

Updated at: 1137 on Wed 7 Dec 2016

UK Outlook for Thursday 22 Dec 2016 to Thursday 5 Jan 2017:

Whilst there is a good deal of uncertainty for this period, it is most likely that more settled conditions may dominate associated with high pressure affecting the UK. If the pressure does build, then we can expect drier than average conditions for most areas with lighter winds. Temperatures are also then likely to be below average with an increased risk of frost and fog, especially where skies remain clear overnight. There will probably also be some milder, unsettled interludes though, and as we head into the New Year this may become more of a feature in our weather.

Updated at: 1137 on Wed 7 Dec 2016