Lerwick weather

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Orkney & Shetland weather forecast

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Rain or showers, Gale force winds Friday night easing Saturday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloudy with rain or showers, some heavy. Strong to gale force east or southeasterly winds across Shetland will push large waves onto the east coast. Fresh northeast winds over Orkney at first then strong to gale force northwesterly winds.. Minimum temperature 4 °C.

Saturday:

Wet, windy start, especially for Shetland, but gradually turning to showers with some brighter spells developing. Winds gradually easing, with a fresh or strong westerly wind becoming established in afternoon Maximum temperature 7 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Some clear spells at night and bright or sunny spells by day, but with scattered showers, some heavy especially on Sunday, though perhaps more prolonged rain on Tuesday

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UK long range weather forecast

Rain in the southeast will clear early Wednesday, with drier, brighter conditions following. Away from the east and southeast, there could be some overnight frost and freezing fog. Feeling cold with some winter sunshine. In the west, there could be more cloud and outbreaks of rain. Thereafter, it will turn milder and unsettled again as further bands of rain and strong winds edge in from the west. Changeable and sometimes windy conditions will probably last for the rest of the period. Most of the rain will probably be in the west with drier spells more likely in the east and southeast. Snow may occur at times in the north, mainly on high ground. There remains a chance of brief drier, colder interludes, with an increased risk of frost and fog.

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Confidence is low throughout this period. Changeable and sometimes windy conditions seem more likely through late December, with the wetter weather in the west and longer drier spells in the east. By the time we go into January, longer spells of more widely dry, quiet and bright weather are possible, especially for southern and central areas, with the northwest more likely to remain unsettled. Temperatures should be near to or somewhat above average overall, but with the usual day to day variations. However in quieter spells, it is likely to be colder generally, with an increased risk of frost and fog.

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