Orkney & Shetland regional forecast

Orkney & Shetland weather forecast


Sunshine and showers today. Winds quite light.


A day of sunshine and showers with outbreaks scattered during the morning, becoming isolated and light through the afternoon as the sunny spells multiply. Winds light mainly from west to northwest. Maximum temperature 6 °C.


Mainly dry and clear for evening, with only a few light showers across the unfortunate few. Band of rain spreading from the southwest overnight, as winds back southwest and freshen. Minimum temperature 1 °C.


Mild. Overcast skies and occasional rain dominating day with outbreaks turning heavy at times. However this makes way for clear spells and showers which spread from the southwest towards evening. Maximum temperature 9 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Unsettled with bands of rain alternating with sunshine and showers, with some heavy outbreaks. However day to day detail of timings likely to be difficult to pin down.


UK long range weather forecast

After a wet and windy day Sunday, the beginning of next week will remain unsettled with outbreaks of rain or showers. Thereafter, we should see the dominance of high pressure across the UK. This will allow a shift towards more settled conditions with a good deal of sunshine across most parts. Northern and eastern areas are likely to start this period cold with a chance of wintry showers, these likely falling as snow to relatively low levels at times. Towards the end of next week, the settled weather will spread further east with plenty of sunny spells by day and a risk of frost by night. Following this, it looks to stay mostly dry but it may turn increasingly cloudy towards the middle of February with possible overnight fog.


This period seems to trend towards a more typical northwest/southeast divide. The southeast should hold on to the drier and calmer weather for a while longer with a continued risk of overnight frost and fog. Further north, it will turn increasingly unsettled with outbreaks of rain and strong winds at times. Temperatures will gradually return towards normal, but will remain a little below average during the settled spell in the south.


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