Lerwick Youth Hostel (Shetland Islands) weather

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Seven day forecast for Lerwick Youth Hostel

Orkney & Shetland weather forecast


Dry and mild. Strengthening southerly winds.


A dry bright day, some sunny spells at first but these becoming increasingly hazy as high cloud thickens up. Strong to gale force southerly winds. Milder. Maximum temperature 12 °C.


Cloud thickening, and while still largely dry, there will be a few outbreaks of rain, mainly for Shetland. Strong to gale force southerly winds, easing later across Orkney. Minimum temperature 8 °C.


Shetland starting cloudy with some rain, but sunnier skies over Orkney will extend to Shetland during the morning. The odd shower in the afternoon. Fresh to strong southwesterly winds. Maximum temperature 11 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Dry much of Tuesday then rain in the evening. Strong southwesterly winds. Sunshine and a few showers on Wednesday. Dry on Thursday, winds becoming light.


UK long range weather forecast

Warm with long spells of sunshine on Thursday, with the highest temperatures most likely in the southeast. It should be predominately dry, though the far northwest could see some rain later on. Moving into Friday and Saturday, there indications that high pressure could return to give further settled conditions, with the south likely to remain dry. However, the west and northwest could see rain or showers at times. Looking further ahead in this period, there should be a good deal of dry and settled weather with spells of sunshine. The driest conditions and highest temperatures are mostly likely towards the south, and whilst still warm in the north, there may some windier and wetter periods at times and a risk of overnight frosts.


Although confidence is low during this time period, the most probable scenario is that dry weather should dominate, with some interludes of more changeable weather at times. Towards the end of the period, there appears to be some signals that it may be drier towards the northwest UK, with some wetter and windier weather further south. Temperatures are likely to vary around the average or even slightly above, with some large variations between day and night.


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