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Yellow warning There are warnings of wind in the next 5 days for Orkney & Shetland

Orkney & Shetland

01:54 on Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Wind warning of yellow

Yellow warning of wind

Be aware

03:00 on Wednesday until 15:00 on Wednesday

West to northwesterly severe gales are expected for a time on Wednesday, bringing gusts of 65-70 mph and locally 75-80 mph over parts of the Northern Isles. This may to lead to some disruption to road, air and ferry transport.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A swathe of very strong winds is expected to affect Orkney, southern parts of Shetland and the far north of mainland Scotland early on Wednesday, easing from the west through the morning. These will however briefly clip the far northeast of Aberdeenshire around the middle of the day.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/

Issued at:
22:12 on Monday, 20 February 2017
Last modified at:
08:50 on Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Valid from:
03:00 on Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Valid until:
15:00 on Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Local Authorities affected

Aberdeenshire, Na h-Eileanan Siar, Highland, Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands

01:54 on Thursday, 23 February 2017

There are no warnings for Orkney & Shetland on Thursday 23 February 2017

01:54 on Friday, 24 February 2017

There are no warnings for Orkney & Shetland on Friday 24 February 2017

01:54 on Saturday, 25 February 2017

There are no warnings for Orkney & Shetland on Saturday 25 February 2017

01:54 on Sunday, 26 February 2017

There are no warnings for Orkney & Shetland on Sunday 26 February 2017