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SUMMARY

Dry with sunny periods today, though feeling cool in a moderate N値y breeze which will increase fresh over Shetland. A dry night with early clear spells, though it will turn cloudier later. Fresh N or NE値y winds.

Wednesday dry though starting dull, with cloud then breaking to give some sunny spells. Moderate to fresh NE値y winds. Thursday will be another mainly dry, bright and warmer feeling day as fresh NE値y winds fall light and variable. Friday will also be bright with light winds.

Little change is expected during the weekend as the settled weather continues. Apart from some showers, much of next week perhaps mainly dry. Light winds at first, but then gradually freshening NE値y.

 

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GENERAL SITUATION AND SYNOPSIS 06:00 UTC 24/05/2016

During the next few days an anticyclone presently centred over Faeroe will drift down towards northern Scotland, a fresh NE値y airflow across the Northern Isles falling light and variable as it does so.

Current forecasts suggest pressure remaining high over the north of Scotland during the start of next week, after which high pressure is predicted to pull back towards Iceland, leaving a freshening NE値y airflow over Orkney and Shetland as pressure falls across the southeast of the UK.

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FORECAST FOR NEXT THREE DAYS 

Temperatures rising to 11ー or 12ー Celsius, falling to about 6ー Celsius overnight.

TUESDAY 24th: Dry and bright today with sunny spells, though feeling cool in a F4 N値y breeze which will increase F5 over Shetland. A dry evening with clear spells and remaining dry overnight, though it will turn cloudier. F4-5 N or NE値y winds.
Sea State: Mostly moderate, with a 2 metre NE値y wind-swell.

WEDNESDAY 25th: Remaining dry but starting rather dull, with cloud then0 gradually breaking to allow some sunny spells. F4-5 NE値y winds.
Sea State: Moderate, with a 2 metre NE値y wind-swell.

THURSDAY 26th: Another mainly dry and bright day with sunny or clear spells. A F4-5 NE wind will fall light and variable by the end of day.
Sea State: Slight to moderate, with a 1 to 2 metre NE値y wind-swell.

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TEN DAY OUTLOOK

A high of 12ー to 14ー Celsius, with overnight lows of around 7ー Celsius by the weekend, but then a degree or so cooler during the course of next week.

FRIDAY 27th: Mostly dry and bright with some sunshine and light winds.
Sea State: Slight, with a 1 metre N to NE値y wind-swell.

SATURDAY 28th: Another mainly dry and bright day with some sunshine and light winds.
Sea State: Perhaps slight, with a 1 metre N to NE値y wind-swell.

SUNDAY 29th FRIDAY 3rd: Mostly dry and bright with light winds at first. Possibly more chance of some showers later as NE値y winds gradually freshen.
Sea State Sunday: Possibly slight, with a 1 metre NE値y wind-swell.

 

10-Day Weather Outlook
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Friday 22 April, 2016 14:51

WEB CAMS ARE CURRENTLY NOT UPDATED AS I AM AWAY FROM FAIR ISLE UNTIL THE END OF MAY

WEATHER HEADLINES

  Today

Dry and bright. Cool and breezy.

  Tonight

Dry. Some clear spells, then clouding over. Breezy.

  Tomorrow

Becoming brighter. Dry. Breezy.

  Days 3 5

Staying mostly dry and bright. Fresh winds falling light on Thursday.

Days 6-10

The odd light shower possible, but plenty of dry weather. Light winds freshening later.

 

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Showery SW to W'ly airflow
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