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  • 3 °C

    -1 °C

    Light snow shower day
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    Heavy rain
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Thursday   (23 February 2017)
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Saturday   (25 February 2017)
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Issued at: 0900 on Thu 23 Feb 2017

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Dry Thursday morning with sunny spells for some. Showers later.

Today:

The day will start dry with bright or sunny spells in places. Scattered wintry showers will develop later across Shetland. Isolated wintry showers across Orkney towards the evening. Winds remaining fairly light. Maximum Temperature 4 °C.

Tonight:

A mixture of clear spells and a scattering of showers, with the showers mostly across Shetland and Fair Isle. A rather cold night with frost developing in places. Minimum Temperature -2 °C.

Friday:

Any remaining showers will soon clear away, with a dry and bright day to follow. Thick cloud and rain will arrive later in the evening along with strengthening winds. Maximum Temperature 5 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

A mostly cloudy Saturday with some rain at times. Drier brighter Sunday with a scattering of showers later. Remaining unsettled with scattered showers on Monday.

Updated at: 0210 on Thu 23 Feb 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Storm Doris brings widespread gales, and snow in southern Scotland.

Today:

Very strong winds and rain will affect much of the country today, particularly north Wales, the Midlands, northern England and East Anglia. There will be lighter winds in Scotland, but significant snowfall in the southern Uplands and the central belt.

Tonight:

The wind will die down and rain will clear most parts, but there will be wintry showers in Wales, north-west England and western Scotland and a risk of patchy ice.

Friday:

Tomorrow will be dry and cooler for most with light winds and plenty of sunshine. There will be more rain and strong winds in Northern Ireland and western Scotland later.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

The next few days will stay rather unsettled with spells of rain and strong winds, especially in the northwest. It will turn colder on Monday with sunshine and blustery showers.

Updated at: 0232 on Thu 23 Feb 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 27 Feb 2017 to Wednesday 8 Mar 2017:

A fairly unsettled picture is likely at first, as further weather systems affect the UK from the Atlantic. Showery spells could affect many areas, particularly in the north-west where these may be thundery at times and could bring snow to higher ground, and even lower levels further north. Milder, cloudier weather is likely to be more prevalent further south and east at first, but all areas are likely to turn colder by the mid-week with an increasing risk of overnight frost. The changeable Atlantic influence is likely to remain in place as we go into March, with cloudy spells accompanied by rain and strong winds at times, falling as snow further north. There is a smaller likelihood of more settled conditions with overnight fog and frost by early March.

Updated at: 1226 on Wed 22 Feb 2017

UK Outlook for Thursday 9 Mar 2017 to Thursday 23 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 around average for the time of year but there remains a small chance of seeing a more prolonged cold spell, if settled conditions were to develop more widely. This is more likely later in the period.

Updated at: 1227 on Wed 22 Feb 2017

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Lerwick

Lerwick Lerwick – Cloudy 60.1536 -1.1435
Kirkwall Kirkwall – Cloudy 58.985 -2.9607
Wick (Highland) Wick (Highland) – Light rain 58.4392 -3.0922
Durness Durness – Cloudy 58.567 -4.75
Lairg Lairg – Sleet 58.0223 -4.401
Aberlour Aberlour – Heavy snow 57.4751 -3.2155
Aberdeen Aberdeen – Heavy rain 57.1498 -2.0927
Ullapool Ullapool – Cloudy 57.8956 -5.16
Stornoway Stornoway – Cloudy 58.2111 -6.3842
Craig Craig – Light rain 57.4889 -5.2754
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Sleet 56.7045 -3.7283
Portree Portree – Cloudy 57.4127 -6.1949
Dundee Dundee – Heavy rain 56.4621 -2.9692
Fort William Fort William – Light rain 56.8199 -5.104
Strathyre Strathyre – Heavy snow 56.3257 -4.3234
Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport – Cloudy 57.4836 -7.3599
Edinburgh Edinburgh – Heavy snow 55.9533 -3.1868
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed – Heavy rain 55.7702 -2.0038
Glasgow Glasgow – Heavy snow 55.8643 -4.2505
Biggar Biggar – Heavy snow 55.6234 -3.5226

Location Details

Lerwick

Location: 60.1536, -1.1435

Altitude: 18.0 m above mean sea level

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