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SUMMARY
Shetland cloudy today with outbreaks rain. After a mainly dry start patchy rain will edge across Orkney. Freshening SE値y winds becoming strong over Shetland. Further outbreaks of rain tonight with fresh to strong SE値y winds.

Friday cloudy with further outbreaks of rain, heavier at times over Shetland. Fresh to strong SE値y winds.

Further patchy light rain on Saturday, though strong SE値y winds will begin to ease. Becoming drier and clearer overnight as winds veer moderate to fresh SW to W値y. Sunday starting dry and bright with winds falling light for a time. More rain overnight, mainly affecting Shetland. Strengthening SW値y winds. Rain clearing Monday morning then brighter with lighter W値y winds. Showers developing later and turning cooler as winds freshen.

Much of next week perhaps unsettled and changeable with rain or showers, also cool with strong SW to W値y winds. Possibly becoming drier and brighter with lighter winds for a brief time later.

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GENERAL SITUATION AND SYNOPSIS 06:00 UTC
With pressure high to the east and an Atlantic depression edging closer to the British Isles a freshening SE値y airflow covers northeast Scotland.

During the next couple of days mostly weak fronts, caught up in the persistent SE値y airflow, will affect the Northern Isles at times.

The weekend is forecast to bring a change to cooler conditions as pressure builds across the south of the UK and a sequence of Atlantic lows track northeast close to Iceland. These will drive fronts east across Scotland, introducing an often strong and cooler SW to W値y airflow.

For next week the current prognosis suggests pressure is likely to remain relatively high across the south of the UK. With pressure low to the northwest, this is likely to maintain a strong and unsettled zonal SW to W値y airflow over the Northern Isles for much of the first week of December.

 

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FORECAST FOR NEXT THREE DAYS
Temperatures rising to around 9° Celsius by day, with overnight lows of about 7° Celsius.

THURSDAY 27th: Shetland cloudy with outbreaks of showery rain. Though mainly dry and bright at first across Orkney, cloud and patchy rain will edge in from the east. F4 SE値y winds freshening F5, and becoming F6 over Shetland. Remaining cloudy tonight with further outbreaks of rain. A mild night though F5-6 SE値y winds will make it feel less so.
Sea State: Rough in the east, with a 3 to 4 metre SE値y wind-swell. In the west moderate to rough, with a 2 to 3 metre SE値y wind-swell.

FRIDAY 28th: Cloudy with further outbreaks of rain, this mostly light but heavier at times over Shetland. F5-6 SE値y winds.
Sea State: Rough, with a 3 to 4 metre S to SE値y wind-swell.

SATURDAY 29th: Cloudy with patchy light rain. F6 SE値y winds will begin to ease. Becoming drier and clearer overnight as winds veer F4-5 SW to W値y.
Sea State: Rough, with a 3 to 4 metre S to SE値y wind-swell.

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TEN DAY OUTLOOK
Daytime temperatures rising to around 8° or 9° Celsius. Overnight lows falling to about 6° Celsius.

SUNDAY 30th: Starting dry and bright with winds falling light for a time. Clouding over later with some rain overnight, mainly affecting Shetland. Strengthening SW値y winds.
Sea State: Moderate to rough becoming rough, with a 2 to 3 metre S値y wind-swell increasing 3 to 4 metre.

MONDAY 1st: Starting cloudy with rain then brighter with sunny spells and lighter W値y winds for the afternoon. Showers developing later and turning cooler as SW to W値y winds freshen.
Sea State: Perhaps rough, with a 3 to 4 metre SW値y wind-swell.

TUESDAY 2nd - SUNDAY 7th: Rain or showers on Tuesday with fresh or strong W値y winds. Perhaps remaining unsettled and changeable with rain or showers, also cool with strong SW to W値y winds. Possibly becoming drier and brighter with lighter winds for a brief time later.
Sea State Tuesday: Possibly rough or very rough in the west, with a 3 to 5 metre W値y wind-swell. In the east moderate to rough, with a 2 to 3 metre W値y wind-swell.

10-Day Weather Outlook
for Shetland, Orkney and Caithness

Page updated
Thursday 27 November, 2014 13:23

WEATHER HEADLINES

Today

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain. Freshening winds.

  Tonight

Outbreaks of rain. Windy.

  Tomorrow

Outbreaks of rain. Windy.

  Days 3 5

Spells of rain, brighter between. Breezy.

Days 6-10

Unsettled and windy for a time. Drier and brighter with lighter winds later.

 

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