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Friday   (24 February 2017)
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Issued at: 2100 on Fri 24 Feb 2017

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Gales and rain overnight, Saturday morning, brighter later,

This Evening and Tonight:

A dry start to the evening, but rain soon reaching Orkney will spread up to Shetland by late evening. Southeasterly winds will also strengthen to gale force. Staying wet over Shetland overnight, the rain turning patchier in Orkney. Becoming milder. Minimum Temperature 2 °C.

Saturday:

Cloudy with rain in the morning with strong to gale southerly winds. Becoming brighter in the afternoon, gales veering westerly and easing later. A mild start but turning colder later. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunday changeable with some showery rain and brighter spells and a bit colder too. Then colder on Monday and Tuesday with showers, some wintry.

Updated at: 1518 on Fri 24 Feb 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Turning wet and breezy from the north-west.

This Evening and Tonight:

Unsettled weather will arrive overnight with gales and persistent rain in the north-west. Further south it will be drier but cloudy, with some sporadic outbreaks of rain later on. The breeze and cloudy skies will allow for a mild night.

Saturday:

Wet and windy weather will spread southwards, with persistent rain on western upslopes of England and Wales. Little rain will reach the east, and the north-west will turn drier. Mild.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Staying unsettled. Wind and rain sweeping southeast on Sunday, clearing the southeast early Monday. Turning colder next week with sunshine and blustery showers, these wintry at times in the north.

Updated at: 1512 on Fri 24 Feb 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 1 Mar 2017 to Friday 10 Mar 2017:

An unsettled picture is likely at the start of March, as further weather systems affect the UK from the Atlantic. Frontal systems will cross the UK, bringing cloudy and wet weather at times, with some snow over northern hills. It will be rather cold at times in the north, with temperatures closer to average in the south. The changeable Atlantic influence is expected to remain in place through early March, with strong winds and rain at times and possibly gales. Temperatures will be around normal, and possibly a little above average in the south. In between frontal systems, there is likely to be some spells of drier and brighter weather with some showers and patchy overnight frosts.

Updated at: 1221 on Fri 24 Feb 2017

UK Outlook for Saturday 11 Mar 2017 to Saturday 25 Mar 2017:

For the rest of March signals are weak and confidence is low. It will probably be rather unsettled with spells of wet and windy weather at first, interspersed with brighter and showery conditions with some snow possible across the north of the UK. There should, however, also be some drier and brighter spells, where we may see some local frost and fog at times overnight. Temperatures are expected to be slightly above normal for the time of year. However, there remains the possibility of seeing a more prolonged cold spell, with an increased chance of snow in places. This is more likely later in the period.

Updated at: 1219 on Fri 24 Feb 2017

Weather map

Fri 2300

Weather forecast map for Whalsay Airport

Whalsay Airport Whalsay Airport – Light rain 60.3725 -0.9324
Kirkwall Kirkwall – Heavy rain 58.985 -2.9607
Wick (Highland) Wick (Highland) – Heavy rain 58.4392 -3.0922
Durness Durness – Light rain 58.567 -4.75
Lairg Lairg – Light rain 58.0223 -4.401
Aberlour Aberlour – Cloudy 57.4751 -3.2155
Aberdeen Aberdeen – Light rain 57.1498 -2.0927
Ullapool Ullapool – Light rain 57.8956 -5.16
Stornoway Stornoway – Heavy rain 58.2111 -6.3842
Craig Craig – Heavy rain 57.4889 -5.2754
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Light rain 56.7045 -3.7283
Portree Portree – Heavy rain 57.4127 -6.1949
Dundee Dundee – Overcast 56.4621 -2.9692
Fort William Fort William – Heavy rain 56.8199 -5.104
Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport – Light rain 57.4836 -7.3599
Strathyre Strathyre – Heavy rain 56.3257 -4.3234
Edinburgh Edinburgh – Overcast 55.9533 -3.1868
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed – Light rain 55.7702 -2.0038
Glasgow Glasgow – Heavy rain 55.8643 -4.2505

Location Details

Whalsay Airport

Location: 60.3725, -0.9324

Altitude: 43.0 m above mean sea level

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