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Sumburgh Airport

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Thursday (29 January 2015)
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Issued at: 2100 on Thu 29 Jan 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Staying cold with further wintry showers.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloudy with rain spreading southwards for a time this evening. Scattered showers following on after midnight, some of these heavy with hail, sleet and thunder. Brisk westerly winds veering northwesterly and becoming strong across Shetland. Minimum Temperature 0C.

Friday:

A cold and windy day with sunny spells and frequent showers, some of these heavy with hail and thunder. Some sleet at times. Strong north or northwesterly winds. Maximum Temperature 6C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Turning much colder with frequent snow showers, giving moderate or heavy falls in places, with drifting in the strong to gale force northerly winds.

Updated at: 2033 on Thu 29 Jan 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Windy with further wintry showers, especially north and and west.

This Evening and Tonight:

Wintry showers continuing, but snow mostly confined to the hills. Showers most frequent in the north and west where remaining breezy, but also affecting the southeast late in the night. Icy stretches developing on untreated surfaces. Gales in the southwest.

Friday:

Feeling cold in brisk north or north-westerly winds, gales in the northwest. Further wintry showers for many with hill snow, mainly north. Sunny spells elsewhere. Icy in places.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Cold northerly winds becoming established on Saturday, bringing snow showers to northern parts and extending to windward coasts on Sunday and Monday, with drier conditions further inland. Widespread overnight frosts.

Updated at: 1537 on Thu 29 Jan 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 3 Feb 2015 to Thursday 12 Feb 2015:

The general cold feel to the weather will continue during the first week of February, as the northerly winds bring hail, sleet and snow showers to the country. Showers will be frequent across northern parts and may affect other coastal areas at times, with widespread overnight frost and ice too. There is a low probability of more widespread rain and snow over south-western areas, in the first couple of days. Strong northerly winds at first, with gales in places, will lead to a significant wind chill, this gradually easing. The driest and brightest weather will be across sheltered southern parts. There are signals for a change to less cold temperatures and spells of rain by next weekend, though there is still a risk of snow, frost and ice at times.

UK Outlook for Friday 13 Feb 2015 to Friday 27 Feb 2015:

It looks most likely that unsettled conditions will continue across much of the UK with temperatures closer to normal when compared to the start of February. This may be more obvious across parts of southern and western Britain where it might be a little wetter than average as spells of wind and rain make their way in from the Atlantic. However, there is the possibility of pressure building around the middle of the month bringing drier conditions but with colder temperatures than average, particularly to the south.

Updated at: 1537 on Thu 29 Jan 2015

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Weather forecast map for Sumburgh Airport

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

Location Details

Sumburgh Airport

Location: 59.8786, -1.2931

Altitude: 5m above mean sea level

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