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Lerwick last 24 hours
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Sunday   (26 February 2017)
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Monday   (27 February 2017)
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Tuesday   (28 February 2017)
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Wednesday   (01 March 2017)
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Saturday   (04 March 2017)
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Issued at: 1400 on Sun 26 Feb 2017

Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Breezy with rain at times. Severe gales tonight.

Today:

A mostly dry and bright start but cloud and rain into Orkney mid-morning, spreading to Shetland during the afternoon. A drier spell will follow with some brightness but more rain will arrive by evening. Breezy at times. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

Tonight:

A wet evening and early part of the night with strong southeast winds, briefly easing then a severe southwest gale developing Orkney late evening and Shetland overnight, easing towards morning. Minimum Temperature 2 °C.

Monday:

A brighter day with some sunshine at times, along with a few showers which could be heavy and wintry at times. Early strong winds across Shetland Maximum Temperature 6 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

A rather cold spell of weather this week with bright or sunny spells and some showers, wintry at times.

Updated at: 0303 on Sun 26 Feb 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Turning colder overnight with a risk of ice.

This Evening and Tonight:

Windy this evening, with heavy rain across Northern Scotland. Lighter rain for south-east England, but elsewhere mostly dry. Heavy showers in the north and west, especially later in the night, with snow over northern hills, and the risk of ice.

Monday:

Heavy showers will move across all parts with sunny spells in between. Hail and thunder is likely, and it'll be feeling cold, with hill snow. Windy along the south coast.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Unsettled with heavy showers on Tuesday, wintry over northern hills, and overnight frost and ice likely. Further bands of rain will spread eastwards on Wednesday and Thursday. Temperatures nearer normal.

Updated at: 1339 on Sun 26 Feb 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 3 Mar 2017 to Sunday 12 Mar 2017:

An unsettled picture is likely as frontal systems move into the UK from the south or southwest, bringing wet and windy weather at times. 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: 1209 on Sun 26 Feb 2017

UK Outlook for Monday 13 Mar 2017 to Monday 27 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 some colder periods, with a chance of snow in places. This is more likely later in the period.

Updated at: 1209 on Sun 26 Feb 2017