Scalloway weather

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Cloudy changing to light rain in the afternoon.
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Orkney & Shetland weather forecast

Headline:

Mostly dry, but cloudy and windy.

Today:

Orkney will be cloudy but dry. Shetland and Fair Isle will be dull and while mainly dry, a few patches of drizzle are likely. Windy, strong to gale southwesterly winds, and on the mild side. Maximum temperature 10 °C.

Tonight:

Cloudy and windy evening, dry for Orkney, but patchy drizzle over Shetland then heavier rain towards midnight, moving south through Orkney then clearer, colder and less windy by morning. Minimum temperature 5 °C.

Tuesday:

A brighter day with some sunny intervals, though the odd light shower is possible across Shetland. Turning cloudier in the afternoon. A moderate to fresh westerly breeze. Maximum temperature 7 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Low cloud and patchy rain on Wednesday, perhaps the odd brighter spell over Shetlabd. Thursday windy with some rain, Shetland brightening up, winds easing. Light rain and strong winds Thursday.

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UK long range weather forecast

Into the weekend, it will be staying cloudy for most. A spell of rain is likely for a time in the northwest, spreading southeast across most parts, accompanied by strengthening winds. Next week, it looks like the south will see the driest weather, whilst the north could be wetter and windier at times. Later on in this period, some rain may briefly spread further southeast across the UK, although the most unsettled weather is likely to remain in the north and northwest, where some hill snow is possible. Further southeast drier spells will be accompanied by the best of any brightness, along with the greatest risk of fog and frost. Temperatures will generally be near average, although a little below at times in the north.

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Through the first half of February, we are likely to see a north/south split continuing; with the north being more unsettled than the south. The heaviest of the rainfall and strongest winds are likely to be seen across the northwest. The south is more likely to see drier, brighter conditions with light winds. There is potentially a greater risk of frost and fog patches developing towards the south. During colder, showery interludes, any snow will most likely be over higher ground in the north, but it could fall to lower levels at times. Temperatures will remain close to or above average through the period, though will likely fluctuate as frontal systems pass through, especially in the north.

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