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SUMMARY

Bright today with some showers, few across Shetland at first, but more frequent during the afternoon. The showers more frequent and heavier across Orkney. Moderate SW値y winds. Further showers overnight, though becoming less frequent with some clearer spells developing. Moderate or fresh S値y winds.

Friday bright with occasionally heavy showers. Shetland cloudier in the afternoon, perhaps with a longer spell of rain. Light or moderate SW値y winds.

The changeable weather continuing through the weekend with sunny or clear spells and scattered showers. Mostly moderate SW to W値y winds. The first part of next week perhaps drier and brighter with lighter winds.

 

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GENERAL SITUATION AND SYNOPSIS 06:00 UTC 30/06/2016

With pressure low to the northwest of Scotland a showery cyclonic S to SW値y airflow covers the Northern Isles. with further fronts or showery troughs affecting the area. The low is expected to move away into the Norwegian Sea during the weekend, introducing a fresher SW to W値y airflow as it does so.

Current forecasts suggest pressure then building across the British Isles during the course of next week, bringing a slacker airflow and less unsettled situation.

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FORECAST FOR NEXT THREE DAYS 

A daytime high of 13ー to 15ー Celsius, with overnight lows of 9ー Celsius.

THURSDAY 30th: Bright with sunny periods and some showers, few across Shetland until later in the afternoon, The showers more frequent and some heavier across Orkney. F4 SW値y winds. A rather cloudy evening with showers becoming more frequent for a time. Further showers overnight, though becoming less frequent with some clearer spells developing. F4-5 S値y winds
Sea State: Mostly moderate, with a 2 metre S to SW値y wind-swell.

FRIDAY 1st: Bright with sunny spells and occasionally heavy showers. Shetland cloudier in the afternoon, the showers perhaps merging to give a longer spell of rain. F3-4 SW値y winds. Clear spells and scattered showers overnight.
Sea State: Mostly moderate, with a 2 metre SW値y wind-swell.

SATURDAY 2nd: Sunny or clear spells and scattered showers. F4-5 SW to W値y winds easing later.
Sea State: Slight to moderate, with a 1 to 2 metre SW to W値y wind-swell. Highest in the west.

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TEN DAY OUTLOOK

Temperatures rising to 13ー to 15ー Celsius by day, with overnight lows falling to around 9ー Celsius.

SUNDAY 3rd: Bright with scattered showers. Perhaps cloudier for a time, with a spell of rain across Shetland. A fresh SW to W値y wind easing later.
Sea State: Mostly moderate, with a 2 metre SW to W値y wind-swell.

MONDAY 4th: Bright with scattered showers. Moderate SW to W値y winds.
Sea State: Perhaps slight to moderate, with a 1 to 2 metre W値y wind-swell.

TUESDAY 5th SUNDAY 10th: Probably drier and brighter with sunny or clear spells and mostly light winds. Perhaps more showery later with fresher winds.
Sea State Tuesday: Possibly slight to moderate, with a 1 to 2 metre SW値y wind-swell.

 

10-Day Weather Outlook
for Shetland, Orkney and Caithness

Page updated
Friday 22 April, 2016 14:51

WEATHER HEADLINES

  Today

Bright with a few shBright with sunny spells and showers.owers. Breezy.

  Tonight

Scattered showers. Some clearer spells.

  Tomorrow

Bright with scattered showers.

  Days 3 5

Some showers with drier, brighter spells. Breezier for a time.

Days 6-10

Perhaps drier and brighter with mainly light winds.

 

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Bright with an occasional shower. Light winds freshening across Shetland.

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