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

    Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

    Scattered wintry showers on Wednesday.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Further showers overnight, possibly heavy and wintry at times with snow on the hills. Strong westerly winds for a time over Shetland but winds easing over Orkney with frost developing. Minimum Temperature -1 °C.


    Bright spells and wintry showers, some heavy with hail. Lying snow confined to the hills. Light, occasionally fresh, southwesterly winds. Maximum Temperature 4 °C.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Sunny spells and wintry showers on Thursday. Cloudy, mild and windy on Friday with some rain. Cold and breezy with showers on Saturday.

    Updated at: 1406 on Tue 22 Jan 2019

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Icy patches overnight and on Wednesday morning.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Evening showers will slowly clear from the southeast but continue in the west, bringing more snow to the hills and some low-lying areas. Central and eastern parts will be frosty, with icy patches where surfaces are wet from daytime showers.


    After a frosty and icy start, Wednesday will be sunny and cold. A few showers are likely near northern, western and eastern coasts, including some snow in the north.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Cold Thursday, with cloud and rain moving in from the west. Cloudier with rain and hill snow at times on Friday. Turning colder again with wintry showers developing on Saturday.

    Updated at: 1503 on Tue 22 Jan 2019

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Sunday 27 Jan 2019 to Tuesday 5 Feb 2019:

    Sunday will be cold with a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers. The showers will arrive on a strong northerly wind, which will ease as the day progresses, and bring some snowfall over exposed northern hills. The snow may reach lower levels later in the day, especially across the northern half of the UK. Thereafter, the final few days of January and early February are likely to remain rather unsettled with brisk winds, outbreaks of rain and hill snow, as well as some showery interludes in between. It will remain cold for most with widespread overnight frosts as well as the risk of ice. Snow remains a possibility to lower levels, particularly in the north.

    Updated at: 1141 on Tue 22 Jan 2019

    UK Outlook for Wednesday 6 Feb 2019 to Wednesday 20 Feb 2019:

    The weather will continue to be mixed through early February with a continuation of the generally cold conditions. This will bring spells of rain and hill snow, interspersed by showery interludes, with a continued risk of snow to lower levels, especially in the north. As we head through February there is an increased chance of seeing very cold conditions developing with a greater probability of northerly or easterly winds. This will bring an increased risk of snow to all areas and more widespread frosts. In this scenario the driest conditions will be across the northwest, whilst the south could see wetter and occasionally milder spells, and these will bring a risk of some significant snow, but only if very cold air becomes established across much of the UK.

    Updated at: 1141 on Tue 22 Jan 2019

    Location Details


    Location: 58.9665, -3.2949

    Altitude: 28.0 m above mean sea level

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