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Friday (30 January 2015)
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Sunday (01 February 2015)
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Issued at: 1000 on Fri 30 Jan 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Sunny intervals and showers. Cold northerly winds.

Today:

A cold day with sunny intervals and showers. Some of these will be heavy with hail, perhaps some thunder, and falling as snow on the hills of Hoy. Feeling cold with strengthening northerly winds, touching gale force by evening. Maximum Temperature 6C.

Tonight:

Clear intervals and frequent showers, these heavy with hail or sleet at times with snow on the hills. A very windy night with northerly gales becoming severe across Orkney. Minimum Temperature 2C.

Saturday:

Bright intervals and showers, these most frequent across Orkney, and turning increasingly to snow to low levels. Bitterly cold with gale force northerly winds, severe gales at first over Orkney. Maximum Temperature 5C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Bright intervals and sleet or snow showers, these giving moderate or heavy falls in places. Remaining bitterly cold with strong to gale force northerly winds.

Updated at: 0328 on Fri 30 Jan 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Feeling cold with further wintry showers.

Today:

Wintry showers mainly in the north and west, but settling snow mainly confined to hills. Still feeling cold, especially in the north and west with significant wind chill. Drier further south and east, with sunny spells developing.

Tonight:

Further wintry showers overnight, with snow over hills. Gales in the north and west, but a windy night for all parts.

Saturday:

Turning colder still across Scotland and Northern Ireland, with showers turning to snow again even at low levels. Feeling very cold in the strong winds, gales in exposed western parts.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Remaining very cold. Fine and dry for many with snow showers around coasts exposed to northerly winds. Risk of more widespread rain and snow in the west early next week.

Updated at: 0306 on Fri 30 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: 0306 on Fri 30 Jan 2015

Weather map

Fri 1100

Weather forecast map for Lerwick (S. Screen)

Lerwick (S. Screen) Lerwick (S. Screen) – Cloudy 60.139 -1.183
Kirkwall Kirkwall – Light rain 58.985 -2.9607
Wick (Highland) Wick (Highland) – Heavy rain 58.4392 -3.0922
Durness Durness – Cloudy 58.567 -4.75
Lairg Lairg – Sleet shower day 58.0223 -4.401
Aberlour Aberlour – Sleet shower day 57.4751 -3.2155
Aberdeen Aberdeen – Sunny intervals 57.1498 -2.0927
Ullapool Ullapool – Heavy rain 57.8956 -5.16
Stornoway Stornoway – Sleet shower day 58.2111 -6.3842
Craig Craig – Heavy shower day 57.4889 -5.2754
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Cloudy 56.7045 -3.7283
Portree Portree – Light shower day 57.4127 -6.1949
Dundee Dundee – Sunny intervals 56.4621 -2.9692
Fort William Fort William – Heavy rain 56.8199 -5.104
Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport – Heavy rain 57.4836 -7.3599
Strathyre Strathyre – Sunny intervals 56.3257 -4.3234
Edinburgh Edinburgh – Sunny day 55.9533 -3.1868
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed – Sunny day 55.7702 -2.0038
Glasgow Glasgow – Sunny day 55.8643 -4.2505
Biggar Biggar – Sunny day 55.6234 -3.5226

Location Details

Lerwick (S. Screen)

Location: 60.139, -1.183

Altitude: 82m above mean sea level

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