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Sumburgh Airport last 24 hours
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Saturday   (25 February 2017)
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5 6
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W 7 9 SW 9 12
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Sunday   (26 February 2017)
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2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 1 0 -1
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SSW 14 18 SSW 11 14 SW 11 15 SSW 11 14 SSW 12 16 SSW 13 18 S 14 20 S 16 22 S 19 26 S 19 27 S 21 30 S 22 31 S 21 29 S 20 28 SSW 19 26 S 17 23 S 16 22 S 16 22 SSE 18 27 SSE 22 32 SSE 24 35 SSE 25 36 S 29 42 SSW 32 48
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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Monday   (27 February 2017)
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SW 34 51 SW 35 52 SW 31 47 SW 27 41 SSW 25 37 SSW 20 29 S 14 21 SSE 10 14
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Tuesday   (28 February 2017)
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SSE 10 14 ENE 8 12 ENE 10 14 NE 13 22 NNE 18 30 N 19 32 N 18 29 N 19 29
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Wednesday   (01 March 2017)
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Thursday   (02 March 2017)
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Friday   (03 March 2017)
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Issued at: 2100 on Sat 25 Feb 2017

Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Breezy with rain at times Sunday. Severe gales at night.

This Evening and Tonight:

Mostly dry with some clearer spells, however a few showers developing after midnight. A colder night with mostly light winds initially but southerly winds strengthening by dawn across Orkney. Minimum Temperature 2 °C.

Sunday:

A mostly dry and bright start but cloud, rain and strengthening winds into Orkney mid-morning, spreading to Shetland during the afternoon. Strong southerly winds. Gales may become severe at night. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Becoming colder and quite changeable into next week with bright spells and some wintry showers. Risk of more prolonged rain and hill snow during Tuesday. Windy on Monday.

Updated at: 2022 on Sat 25 Feb 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cloudy with strong winds and rain

This Evening and Tonight:

A cold night in Scotland and Northern Ireland with scattered showers. Milder and cloudier further south with rain clearing England and Wales overnight, but more edging into the far north-west again, with some heavy bursts at times.

Sunday:

A dry start for much of the UK, becoming generally cloudier and windy with rain spreading from the west. Persistent rain and gales along western exposed areas; south-east remaining dry.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Sunny spells and heavy blustery showers, some thundery with snow over hills. Colder, especially in the north with overnight frosts and perhaps icy stretches. Rain spreading east on Wednesday.

Updated at: 1506 on Sat 25 Feb 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 2 Mar 2017 to Saturday 11 Mar 2017:

An unsettled picture is likely as frontal systems move into the UK from the west or southwest, bringing wet and windy weather at times with gales in places. Snow is likely over northern hills, with a low risk of some snow more widely at times across the north. Between frontal systems, there should be some spells of brighter weather with showers which may be wintry at times in the north. Nevertheless, some brief quieter, drier spells are also likely. 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: 1200 on Sat 25 Feb 2017

UK Outlook for Sunday 12 Mar 2017 to Sunday 26 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 slightly above normal for the time of year. However, there remains the possibility of seeing a more prolonged cold spell, with an increased chance of snow in places. This is more likely later in the period.

Updated at: 1159 on Sat 25 Feb 2017