Lerwick (Shetland Islands) weather

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Seven day forecast for Lerwick

Orkney & Shetland weather forecast


Mainly cloudy with scattered light showers.


It will be a mostly cloudy day with just a few sunny interludes. Further light showers during the day but not amounting to much. Fresh westerly winds. Maximum temperature 8 °C.


Mainly cloudy and dry for much of the time but still some passing light showers. More persistent rain will reach Shetland by morning. Strengthening westerly winds. Minimum temperature 5 °C.


Cloudy with rain over Shetland soon extending to Orkney. Drier, brighter weather will follow southwards to all parts early in the afternoon. Strong westerly winds. Maximum temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Very windy with blustery showers on Thursday,turning wintry later. Becoming drier, brighter during Friday with lighter winds. Rain and strengthening southerly winds coming along on Saturday.


UK long range weather forecast

Through the beginning of the period unsettled conditions across the north are likely to spread southwards. The northwest will see the worst of the weather with spells of heavy rain and strong winds interspersed with sunshine and showers whilst the southeast should stay drier and brighter. Towards the middle of April the weather may turn more changeable with a few days of rain and strong winds alternating with periods of sunshine and showers for much of the UK. Any showers may turn to a mix of sleet and snow over northern hills. Temperatures are likely to be around normal for the time of year. During any more settled periods, mild days are likely to give way to cold nights.


It is most likely that this period will see spells of unsettled conditions, bringing wet and windy weather, interspersed with quieter interludes of dry and settled weather. The unsettled periods could see showers turning wintry over the higher ground in the north. The settled periods should see plenty of clear spells and sunshine, with the driest conditions expected in the southeast of the UK. Temperatures should remain around normal but with cold nights giving way to warmer days.


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