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Saturday

Heavy Rain

5°C 41°F 2°C 36°F Northerly
42km/h 26mph
Sunday

Light Rain Shower

5°C 41°F 2°C 36°F North North Westerly
47km/h 29mph
Monday

Light Cloud

4°C 39°F 2°C 36°F North North Westerly
34km/h 21mph
Tuesday

Sleet Shower

5°C 41°F 3°C 37°F Northerly
45km/h 28mph
Wednesday

Light Cloud

5°C 41°F 4°C 39°F North North Westerly
26km/h 16mph

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Sunrise 08:23 Sunset 16:15

Last updated 08:18

Weather forecast details for Saturday 31 January. Each column contains hourly forecast details for weather conditions, temperature, wind speed, wind direction, humidity, visibility and pressure.
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Weather Conditions Heavy Rain Shower Light Rain Shower Light Rain Shower Heavy Rain Heavy Rain Heavy Rain Shower Heavy Rain Shower Light Rain Light Rain Shower Heavy Rain Shower Light Rain Shower Light Rain Shower Light Rain Shower Light Rain Shower Light Rain Shower Light Rain Shower Thick Cloud Thick Cloud Light Cloud Light Cloud     
Temperature (°C/°F) 4°C 39°F 4°C 39°F 4°C 39°F 4°C 39°F 4°C 39°F 4°C 39°F 4°C 39°F 4°C 39°F 4°C 39°F 4°C 39°F 4°C 39°F 4°C 39°F 4°C 39°F 4°C 39°F 4°C 39°F 4°C 39°F 3°C 37°F 3°C 37°F 3°C 37°F 3°C 37°F     
Wind Speed (mph/km/h) 51km/h 32mph North North Westerly 40km/h 25mph Northerly 42km/h 26mph Northerly 42km/h 26mph North North Easterly 39km/h 24mph North North Easterly 35km/h 22mph North Easterly 35km/h 22mph North North Easterly 29km/h 18mph North North Easterly 27km/h 17mph Northerly 32km/h 20mph Northerly 39km/h 24mph Northerly 43km/h 27mph Northerly 48km/h 30mph Northerly 48km/h 30mph Northerly 48km/h 30mph Northerly 50km/h 31mph North North Westerly 50km/h 31mph North North Westerly 48km/h 30mph North North Westerly 47km/h 29mph North North Westerly 45km/h 28mph North North Westerly     
Wind Direction NNW N N NNE NNE NE NNE NNE N N N N N N N NNW NNW NNW NNW NNW     
Humidity 89% 88% 88% 95% 91% 90% 90% 89% 91% 89% 88% 87% 85% 82% 84% 83% 79% 75% 75% 76%     
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) M VG VG G VG VG M VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G VG VG     
Pressure (Millibars) 979 980 980 982 983 985 986 988 989 989 990 991 991 992 992 993 994 994 995 995     

Orkney and Shetland

Forecast Summary

  • Today

    Mostly cloudy with frequent showers of rain, sleet and hill snow. The snow falling to lower levels across Orkney later in the afternoon. Feeling bitterly cold with strong to gale force northerly winds, with severe gales over Orkney.

  • Tonight

    Clear spells and wintry showers. Snow will settle mainly over the high ground at first then increasingly to low levels. Strong or gale force northerly winds, initially severe over Orkney.

Environmental Summary

UV: 1

UK Range: 1-7

Pollution: Low

UK Range: Low to Very High

Met Office Warnings Issued For: Shetland Islands

  1. Yellow warning of snow

    From:
    0015 on Sat 31 January
    To:
    2345 on Sat 31 January
    Updated 30 January at 11:32 Active

    Warning

    Further sleet and snow showers will affect parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland from Saturday morning, with snow falling to lower levels and extending further south through the day. This will lead to some large accumulations on high ground, with some settling at low levels too. These will be associated with strong winds (gusts 50-60 mph across northwest Scotland) so drifting and temporary blizzard conditions are likely. Some longer spells of sleet and snow are also possible, especially across the high ground of Scotland and northeast England.

    The public should be aware of the potential for disruption from these conditions. This warning will be kept under review and updated as and when necessary.This is an update to bring forward the start time of the warning and extend the area southwards.

  2. Yellow early warning of snow

    From:
    0015 on Sun 1 February
    To:
    2345 on Mon 2 February
    Updated 30 January at 11:48

    Alert

    Further snow showers will affect parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland on Sunday leading to some locally large accumulations, and the showers may spread along eastern and western coasts of England and Wales. The showers will be associated with strong winds so drifting and temporary blizzard conditions are possible as well as icy stretches. The public should be aware of the potential for disruption from these conditions.

    Snow showers are likely to continue to affect similar areas into Monday bringing further accumulations.This is an update to the Alert issued on Thursday to reduce the extent of the yellow area across the Westcountry and east Wales, whilst more of northwest Wales and west Cornwall have been included. This is due to a reduced risk of more persistent sleet and snow on Monday relative to that originally described.

  3. Yellow early warning of snow

    From:
    0015 on Tue 3 February
    To:
    2345 on Tue 3 February
    Updated 30 January at 11:13

    Alert

    Snow showers will continue to affect parts of Scotland and England during Tuesday. The showers will mainly be across eastern coastal districts to begin with, but through the course of the day, snow showers will move further inland to affect northeast England, the Midlands and parts of southeast England. Accumulations of snow are possible in places, even to low-levels. The public should be aware of the potential for disruption to travel.

A list of all UK Warnings can be found on our More UK Weather page.

Weather Warnings Key

  • Red: Take action
  • Amber: Be prepared
  • Yellow: Be aware

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Observations

Observed at 08:00, Saturday 31 January

Light Rain Shower

3°C 37°F

61km/h 38mph Northerly

Humidity: 90%

Visibility: Moderate

Pressure: 978mb, Rising

Observation station: Lerwick (S. Screen)

(Lat: 60.139 | Lon: -1.183)

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