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Sella Ness

Sella Ness last 24 hours
  • 7°C 0°C
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Wednesday   (22 February 2017)
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Heavy shower night Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Sunny intervals Heavy rain Heavy shower day Sunny intervals Light shower night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
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WSW 42 64 W 45 64 W 42 60 WNW 35 53 WNW 34 51 WNW 33 47 NW 27 41 NW 27 40 NW 28 41 NW 31 46 NNW 31 47 N 33 53 N 30 50 N 28 45 N 24 39 N 23 38 N 22 35 N 19 31 N 14 25 N 14 24
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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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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Friday   (24 February 2017)
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NNE 9 16 NNE 10 17 NNE 9 16 NE 9 15 NE 10 17 ENE 10 17 E 11 17 ESE 14 23
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64% 64% 65% 61% 53% 55% 63% 62%
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Saturday   (25 February 2017)
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Sunday   (26 February 2017)
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W 23 36 W 21 34 W 20 30 WSW 18 28 SW 20 32 SSW 21 33 SSW 19 30 SSW 19 30
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Monday   (27 February 2017)
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Tuesday   (28 February 2017)
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SE 15 23 ESE 17 26 ESE 17 26 E 17 26 ENE 17 27 WSW 24 40 WSW 21 37 WSW 21 37
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Issued at: 0300 on Wed 22 Feb 2017

Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Windy with blustery showers. Drier and brighter later.

Today:

A rather cloudy, showery and very windy morning with northwesterly gales, occasionally severe at first. Showers becoming less in number through the afternoon with bright spells developing. Winds will gradually ease down. Maximum Temperature 7 °C.

Tonight:

Becoming mostly dry with clear spells across Shetland, with a touch of frost. Scattered heavy showers will remain across Orkney gradually dying away towards dawn. Light winds. Minimum Temperature 0 °C.

Thursday:

A few showers across Orkney, otherwise mostly dry and bright with best of sunshine across Shetland. Winds remaining fairly light. Maximum Temperature 4 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Cold with a few wintry showers on Friday. Cloudy Saturday with rain spreading from west, this heavy in places. Scattered showers or longer spells of rain on Sunday. Occasionally windy.

Updated at: 0239 on Wed 22 Feb 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Wet and very windy at times over the coming days.

Today:

Very windy in the north at first, with a scattering of showers persisting through the day. Fine and mostly dry across northern England, Northern Ireland and southern Scotland. Meanwhile, cloudy skies prevailing further south, accompanied by outbreaks of rain.

Tonight:

Turning windy from the south overnight as cloud and rain, heavy and at times persistent, gradually spreads north-eastwards, turning to snow across parts of Scotland and northern England.

Thursday:

Very windy with a stormy spell across central parts. Rain for many at first, with heavy snow for northern hills, clearing to showers later, these wintry in places.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Occasional showers Friday, allowing sunny spells for some. Rain and strengthening winds arriving later, spreading eastwards through Saturday. Meanwhile, cloud and outbreaks of rain spreading northwards on Sunday.

Updated at: 0220 on Wed 22 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