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Sandwick last 24 hours
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Tuesday   (21 February 2017)
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Wednesday   (22 February 2017)
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Temperature (°C)
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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thursday   (23 February 2017)
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Friday   (24 February 2017)
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Saturday   (25 February 2017)
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Sunday   (26 February 2017)
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Monday   (27 February 2017)
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Issued at: 1300 on Tue 21 Feb 2017

Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Mainly dry, bright start, becoming wet and windy.

Today:

Mainly dry, bright start with just a few light showers. Becoming cloudy during the morning with rain reaching Orkney around midday, and Shetland early afternoon, becoming heavier. A colder day with southwesterly winds increasing to gale force. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

Tonight:

Persistent rain giving way to drier, clearer conditions and scattered showers, turning more frequent later. Becoming very windy with westerly gales increasing to severe gale force later tonight. Minimum Temperature 3 °C.

Wednesday:

Rather cloudy, showery, very windy morning with northwesterly gales possibly severe at first. Showers will become fewer during afternoon with drier, brighter weather and winds gradually easing down. Maximum Temperature 7 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Lighter winds on Thursday and Friday and cold with a few wintry showers. Heavy rain preceded by sleet on Saturday morning along with southeasterly gales. Drier, clearer, less windy later.

Updated at: 0329 on Tue 21 Feb 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Very wet and windy at times. Briefly colder on Friday.

Today:

A cold start in the north, then turning wet, and milder from the west later. Another mild day across the south, though rather cloudy and damp at times with some hill fog. Becoming windy, especially in the north this evening

Tonight:

Windy, especially in Scotland. Otherwise, chilly in the north, with clear spells and some frost along with occasional showers. Elsewhere, it's cloudy though mild with heavy rain for some.

Wednesday:

Windy in the north and east, breezy elsewhere. Sunny spells in the north, along with some showers. Further south it's cloudy, mild and at times wet with winds easing later.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Wet and very windy on Thursday with hill snow in the north. On Friday, winds fall lighter, and it's drier with some sunshine. Further wet, windy weather arrives on Saturday.

Updated at: 0124 on Tue 21 Feb 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 26 Feb 2017 to Tuesday 7 Mar 2017:

Late February and early March look generally mild, changeable and unsettled at times, with Atlantic depressions pushing across the UK. This means there will be spells of rain, some of which could be heavy across high ground in the north and west, and accompanied by windy conditions, perhaps with gales at times, again more likely in the north and west. Showers in between these Atlantic systems could be wintry over northern hills. Some wind and rain is likely for the south and east too, though with more prolonged spells of drier and brighter weather in-between. Throughout this period there remains a lower chance that high pressure centred to the southwest of the UK may become more dominant and this would mean rather more settled conditions establishing themselves, with overnight frosts.

Updated at: 1207 on Tue 21 Feb 2017

UK Outlook for Wednesday 8 Mar 2017 to Wednesday 22 Mar 2017:

For March there is a fair amount of uncertainty, but the weather is most likely to be unsettled at first. There will be spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed with brighter and showery conditions with some snow possible across the north of the UK. There will, however, also be some drier and brighter spells, particularly in the south and east where we may see some local frost and fog at times overnight. Temperatures are expected to be around average for the time of year but there remains a small chance of seeing a more prolonged cold spell, if settled conditions develop more widely. This is most probable later in the period.

Updated at: 1207 on Tue 21 Feb 2017