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Issued at: 1200 on Sat 20 Dec 2014

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Heavy showers this morning, drier brighter this afternoon

Today:

Occasionally heavy and blustery showers, still a risk of hail and thunder, through the morning with brief sunny spells. However showers dying out this afternoon, especially Orkney, with longer sunny spells. Gale or severe gale force northwesterly winds easing. Maximum Temperature 7C.

Tonight:

A few early clear spells but cloud and outbreaks of rain spreading east this evening. The rain becomes persistent and heavy at times through the early hours. Strengthening southwesterly winds. Minimum Temperature 3C.

Sunday:

A dull and wet start but brighter, showery conditions reach Shetland late morning and spread to Orkney during the early afternoon. Strong westerly or southwesterly winds reaching gale force later. Maximum Temperature 10C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Clear or sunny spells and showers through into mid-week, the showers turning increasingly wintry through Tuesday and Wednesday. Severe westerly gales on Monday easing with lighter winds Tuesday and Wednesday.

Updated at: 0229 on Sat 20 Dec 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Many places becoming dry. Cold with long sunny spells.

Today:

Dry with long sunny spells for most. Showers continuing in the north and west, most frequently across northern Scotland and with snow on hills here. The showers mostly die out by the afternoon. Cold in brisk northwesterly winds.

Tonight:

Cold and dry, with some early clear spells to the south. However, becoming milder with cloud spreading across the UK and rain moving into the west, persistent across northwest Scotland.

Sunday:

Cloudy and mild with rain, mainly in the west, heaviest and most persistent across northwest Scotland, transferring slowly southeast. Strong westerly winds, gales in places. Showers over northern Scotland later.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Cloudy, mild and windy with rain across central parts on Monday, this slowly moving south, clearing on Christmas Eve. Cold with wintry showers further north, with these conditions spreading south.

Updated at: 0217 on Sat 20 Dec 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 25 Dec 2014 to Saturday 3 Jan 2015:

Largely fine, bright and cold on Christmas Day with many places starting with a frost. Across northern parts there will be some wintry showers, these most likely across northern Scotland. Showers will ease later with a widespread frost overnight, leading to a cold and bright day for many on Boxing Day. However, northern/northwestern parts will become increasingly unsettled with rain, perhaps transient snow, and strong winds developing; risk of gales/severe gales. Into the weekend, low pressure looks likely to become established over the UK bringing periods of rain/showers along with potentially very strong winds. There will also be the risk of some snow, most likely in the north. Into the following week, the most likely solution is for periods of frontal rain and milder temperatures interspersed by colder, showery conditions.

UK Outlook for Sunday 4 Jan 2015 to Sunday 18 Jan 2015:

The most likely scenario for the coming New Year is for a continuation of changeable, and at times, windy weather coming from the Atlantic with the wettest weather probably across western parts of the UK, and eastern parts most likely to see the best of any dry weather. In between the wetter periods there should be drier, brighter, and colder spells. Temperatures are most likely to be around, or slightly below, average for the time of year with overnight frosts and some snow expected, particularly over the high ground.

Updated at: 0217 on Sat 20 Dec 2014

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Sumburgh Airport

Sumburgh Airport Sumburgh Airport – Cloudy 59.8786 -1.2931
Kirkwall Kirkwall – Sunny intervals 58.985 -2.9607
Wick (Highland) Wick (Highland) – Sunny intervals 58.4392 -3.0922
Durness Durness – Cloudy 58.567 -4.75
Lairg Lairg – Light shower day 58.0223 -4.401
Aberlour Aberlour – Sunny intervals 57.4751 -3.2155
Aberdeen Aberdeen – Sunny day 57.1498 -2.0927
Ullapool Ullapool – Heavy shower day 57.8956 -5.16
Stornoway Stornoway – Sunny intervals 58.2111 -6.3842
Craig Craig – Cloudy 57.4889 -5.2754
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Sunny day 56.7045 -3.7283
Dundee Dundee – Sunny day 56.4621 -2.9692
Portree Portree – Sunny intervals 57.4127 -6.1949
Fort William Fort William – Sunny intervals 56.8199 -5.104
Strathyre Strathyre – Overcast 56.3257 -4.3234
Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport – Heavy shower day 57.4836 -7.3599
Edinburgh Edinburgh – Sunny day 55.9533 -3.1868
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed – Sunny day 55.7702 -2.0038
Glasgow Glasgow – Sunny intervals 55.8643 -4.2505
Biggar Biggar – Sunny day 55.6234 -3.5226

Location Details

Sumburgh Airport

Location: 59.8786, -1.2931

Altitude: 5m above mean sea level

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