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SUMMARY

Rather cloudy today for many parts with the best of the brightness over central and southern Shetland. Fresh N to NE値y winds. Thickening and lowering cloud in the north this evening soon extending south to bring a cloudy night.

Wednesday again dry and though staying cloudy for most places with the best of any brightness over southern Shetland as winds stay fresh N値y. Rather cloudy on Thursday with the chance of some showers later in the day. Fresh N値y winds.

Brighter and mainly dry on Friday and the weekend with the cloud breaking at times to give sunny or clear periods. N to NE値y winds easing a touch.

The dry and settled conditions continuing into next week. Though rather cloudy, some sunnier or clearer spells are likely. Cool NE値y winds slowly easing. Perhaps feeling warmer later as winds tend to ease and veer SE値y.

 

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GENERAL SITUATION AND SYNOPSIS 06:00 UTC 31/05/2016

A persistent anticyclone to the northwest of the British Isles will probably maintain a settled, albeit rather cloudy and cool N to NE値y airflow across the Northern Isles, until after the weekend.

Present indications suggest a breakdown of the blocking high during the course of next week. Pressure is then expected to fall to the west of the British Isles, bringing a SE値y airflow to northeast Scotland.

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FORECAST FOR NEXT THREE DAYS 

Temperatures rising to 11ー to 13ー Celsius by day, falling to 7ー or 8ー Celsius overnight.

TUESDAY 31st: Staying rather cloudy for many parts with patchy mist and hill fog. However, southern areas sheltered from the F5 N to NE値y breeze, such as central and southern Shetland, should become brighter possibly even with some warm sunny spells. Thickening and lowering cloud in the north during the evening soon extending south to bring a cloudy night. F5 N to NE値y winds.
Sea State: Mostly moderate, with a 2 metre N to NE値y wind-swell.

WEDNESDAY 1st: Another dry day, though staying cloudy for most places with the best of any brightness likely to be over southern Shetland as winds stay F5 N値y.
Sea State: Mostly moderate, with a 2 metre N to NE値y wind-swell.

THURSDAY 2nd: Rather cloudy with the chance of some showers moving south across the Isles later in the day. F5 N値y winds.
Sea State: Moderate to rough, with a 2 to 3 metre N to NE値y wind-swell.

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TEN DAY OUTLOOK

Temperatures rising to 11ー to 13ー Celsius, down to around 7ー Celsius overnight at first. Less cool after the weekend with a high of 12ー to 14ー Celsius and overnight lows of around 8ー Celsius.

FRIDAY 3rd: Brighter and mainly dry with some sunny spells. Fresh N to NE値y winds.
Sea State: Moderate to rough, with a 2 to 3 metre NE値y wind-swell.

SATURDAY 4th: Moderate to fresh NE値y winds, locally strong to the east and north of Shetland., making it feel cool. Though there will be some sunnier or clearer spells skies will be rather cloudy at times.
Sea State: Perhaps moderate to rough, with a 2 to 3 metre NE値y wind-swell. Highest to the east and north of Shetland,

SUNDAY 5th FRIDAY 105h: The dry settled conditions continuing. Cool, moderate to fresh NE値y winds will bring rather cloudy skies, though there will also be brighter or sunny spells at times. Possibly feeling warmer by midweek as winds ease and turn SE値y, perhaps bringing the risk of haar along eastern coasts.
Sea State Sunday: Possibly moderate, with a 2 metre NE値y wind-swell.

 

10-Day Weather Outlook
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WEATHER HEADLINES

  Today

Rather cloudy but with some brightness for a time. Dry. Cool and breezy.

  Tonight

Dry but cloudy.

  Tomorrow

Dry but rather cloudy. Cool breeze.

  Days 3 5

Mainly dry. Some sunnier spells.

Days 6-10

Staying dry. Rather cloudy, though with sunnier or clearer spells. Possibly feeling warmer later as the breeze eases.

 

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16th December 2006, 0904z
Cumulonimbus with anvil (CL9) Looking NNE
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Showery SW to W'ly airflow
Temp 6.1°C, dew point 1.6°C, wind 240° 17kt

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Cumulus mediocris developing over Fair Isle
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Bright with an occasional shower. Light winds freshening across Shetland.

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