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Baltasound Heavy rain 60.749 -0.854
The Sands of Breckon (Beach) Heavy rain 60.7264 -1.0351
Cullivoe Heavy rain 60.70586 -1.00926
Mid Yell Heavy rain 60.6004 -1.0664
Tresta Sands (Beach) Heavy rain 60.5917 -0.8945
Mossbank Heavy rain 60.45953 -1.18028
Sella Ness Heavy shower night 60.447 -1.277
Scatsta Heavy rain 60.4322 -1.2992
Hellister Heavy rain 60.23172 -1.2999
Sandwick Heavy shower night 59.9964 -1.2238
St Ninians Isle (Beach) Heavy shower night 59.9702 -1.3363
Papa Westray Airfield Heavy shower night 59.3529 -2.8989
St Catherine's Bay Light rain 59.1199 -2.6326
Shapinsay Sound Cloudy 59.0044 -2.8306
Foubister Cloudy 58.9185 -2.8368

Latest forecasts

Baltasound Heavy rain 8 °C
The Sands of Breckon (Beach) Heavy rain 8 °C
Cullivoe Heavy rain 8 °C
Mid Yell Heavy rain 8 °C
Tresta Sands (Beach) Heavy rain 8 °C
Mossbank Heavy rain 8 °C
Sella Ness Heavy shower night 8 °C
Scatsta Heavy rain 8 °C
Hellister Heavy rain 8 °C
Sandwick Heavy shower night 8 °C
St Ninians Isle (Beach) Heavy shower night 8 °C

Forecast summary

  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Cloudy with some rain on Monday, turning more showery later.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain this evening, possibly heavy for a time across Shetland. More persistent rain will return later in the night. Strong westerly winds, becoming lighter towards dawn across Shetland. Mild. Minimum Temperature 7 °C.


A cloudy and mild start with some rain. Turning brighter and colder through the morning with blustery showers following. Westerly winds strengthening to gale force in the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 9 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

An unsettled period with spells of rain followed by drier and brighter interludes. Lighter winds for a time on Tuesday then further gales are possible from Wednesday. Turning colder.

Updated at: 1430 on Sun 19 Feb 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Very mild but also quite cloudy and breezy.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloudy and damp across the west of the UK with hill fog, and some persistent rain and strong winds across the north later in the night. Turning cloudy elsewhere with a little light rain through the early hours. Mild.


Mild and windy, with some rain across western Britain and a good deal of cloud generally. Some sunshine downwind of high ground though, where temperatures will be highest.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Changeable with areas of cloud, rain and possibly hill snow moving across the UK, though Wednesday currently the brightest day. Increasingly windy, with severe gales possible on Wednesday and Thursday.

Updated at: 1512 on Sun 19 Feb 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 24 Feb 2017 to Sunday 5 Mar 2017:

Plenty of dry and sunny weather is expected on Friday, with one or two showers, but it will feel cold. Wind and rain is then likely to spread in from the west later and last through Saturday but it will be accompanied by milder air. Changeable and mild weather is likely to continue through the rest of that weekend and into the following week, with wet and windy conditions affecting the north and west of the UK the most. The south and east should see the best of any drier and brighter weather. However, there will generally be brighter, cooler, more showery days in-between weather systems. This changeable pattern is currently expected to continue as we head into March.

Updated at: 1217 on Sun 19 Feb 2017

UK Outlook for Monday 6 Mar 2017 to Monday 20 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 a little above normal for the time of year but there remains a small chance of seeing a more prolonged cold spell, which is most probable later in the period.

Updated at: 1217 on Sun 19 Feb 2017

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