Stenness (Shetland Islands) weather

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Seven day forecast for Stenness

Orkney & Shetland weather forecast

Headline:

Cold and windy with wintry showers on Friday.

Today:

Another day of sunny spells and wintry showers, these a little lighter and less frequent than Thursday. Still on the cold side but the strong northwesterly breeze continuing to ease. Maximum temperature 6 °C.

Tonight:

Still a few snow showers across Shetland this evening but Orkney will be dry. Light winds and a frost. Overnight Shetland will become mainly dry, while rain reaches Orkney. Minimum temperature -1 °C.

Saturday:

Cloud and rain over Orkney will move northeast towards Shetland where it will fall as snow for a short time. Drier later. Strengthening southeast winds veering southerly then turning milder. Maximum temperature 9 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Dry with sunny spells Sunday but southerly gales developing. Sunny spells and a few showers on Monday. Dry much of Tuesday then rain likely later.

Updated:

UK long range weather forecast

The beginning of this period looks unsettled with Atlantic weather systems bringing frequent bands of wet and windy conditions across the UK from the south or southwest. Weather systems will likely be interspersed by brighter and showery interludes, with the best chance of any fine weather in eastern parts. There remains a chance of wintry showers during any bright and showery interludes over northern hills. Temperatures likely around average, though there is the potential for some warmer days in the east. There remains a low chance that more general settled conditions could develop to begin, bringing much drier and less windy weather. Confidence is low, but conditions at the end of the period may become quite changeable, as spells of unsettled weather alternate back and forth with more settled conditions.

Updated:

The changeable theme between unsettled and more settled conditions is likely to continue in the middle of April. This would bring wet and windy conditions for many during unsettled spells and much more dry and fine weather during settled periods. More dominant settled conditions may begin to develop from the southeast as we head towards the end of April. This dry and fine weather has the potential to gradually push northwestwards across much of the UK, though the far northwest will likely remain rather unsettled. Temperatures vary around average to begin the period, but probably trending above average by the end of the month, especially in the south. Frosts are still possible to begin this period but will likely become infrequent by the end.

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