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  • Tue Tuesday
    8°C 4°C
    Light rain
  • Wed Wednesday
    5°C 1°C
    Sleet
  • Thu Thursday
    4°C 2°C
    Light snow
  • Fri Friday
    5°C 3°C
    Light shower day
  • Sat Saturday
    6°C 3°C
    Light shower day
Tuesday (27 January 2015)
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Sunrise: 08:31 Sunset: 16:03 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index:3
Wednesday (28 January 2015)
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Sunrise: 08:28 Sunset: 16:06 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Sunrise: 08:26 Sunset: 16:08 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Sunrise: 08:22 Sunset: 16:13 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous -999 Daily air quality index:-999
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Issued at: 0000 on Tue 27 Jan 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Clouding over with some rain, becoming milder. Windy.

This Evening and Tonight:

Clear intervals and a few showers this evening. Becoming cloudier overnight with some rain reaching Orkney by midnight extending to Shetland in the early hours. Fresh or strong west to northwesterly winds backing more southwesterly. Minimum Temperature 4C.

Tuesday:

Shetland dull with outbreaks of rain through the day. Mainly dry over Orkney before rain returns later in the afternoon. Strong southwesterly winds. Maximum Temperature 8C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Becoming colder with showers turning to sleet and snow to low levels at times, though less cold on Friday, rain showers at times. Strong northwest winds, risk of occasional gales.

Updated at: 1446 on Mon 26 Jan 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Outbreaks of rain in northwest. Drier elsewhere with patchy frost.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloudy and breezy in the north with showers giving way to outbreaks of rain across northwest Scotland. Dry elsewhere, bar a little drizzle in the west, with clear spells allowing a patchy frost, mainly across southern and southeastern parts.

Tuesday:

Sunny, chilly start across southeastern parts, but becoming cloudier. Elsewhere, rather cloudy and breezy with patchy rain in the north and west, becoming persistent northwest Scotland later with coastal gales.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Rain clearing southeast Wednesday introducing colder, brighter conditions from the northwest. Snow showers affecting northwestern parts Wednesday and Thursday, scattered wintry showers elsewhere. Wintry showers Friday. Windy, significant wind chill.

Updated at: 1528 on Mon 26 Jan 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 31 Jan 2015 to Monday 9 Feb 2015:

The cold and showery theme to the weather will persist through the weekend as northerly winds bring hail, sleet and snow showers to the country, these frequent across northern parts, with overnight frost and ice. The strong northerly winds, with gales in places, will accentuate the cold with a significant wind chill. The best of the drier, brighter weather will be across sheltered southern parts. These conditions will likely last into the first week of February, but there are signs of more changeable weather by the end of the forecast period as winds turn more westerly. By then, spells of wind and rain coming in off the Atlantic would mean that temperatures may return to nearer normal values and thus the likelihood of snow, frost and ice would be lower.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 10 Feb 2015 to Tuesday 24 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 more settled conditions, particularly in the south.

Updated at: 1528 on Mon 26 Jan 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Lerwick

Lerwick Lerwick – Light shower night 60.1536 -1.1435
Kirkwall Kirkwall – Light rain 58.985 -2.9607
Wick (Highland) Wick (Highland) – Overcast 58.4392 -3.0922
Durness Durness – Heavy rain 58.567 -4.75
Lairg Lairg – Light rain 58.0223 -4.401
Aberlour Aberlour – Cloudy 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 – Heavy rain 57.4889 -5.2754
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Cloudy 56.7045 -3.7283
Portree Portree – Heavy rain 57.4127 -6.1949
Dundee Dundee – Cloudy 56.4621 -2.9692
Fort William Fort William – Light rain 56.8199 -5.104
Strathyre Strathyre – Partly cloudy night 56.3257 -4.3234
Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport – Cloudy 57.4836 -7.3599
Edinburgh Edinburgh – Partly cloudy 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 – Cloudy 55.6234 -3.5226

Location Details

Lerwick

Location: 60.1536, -1.1435

Altitude: 18m above mean sea level

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