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Tuesday

Light Rain

8°C 46°F 3°C 37°F West South Westerly
34km/h 21mph
Wednesday

Sleet

5°C 41°F -1°C 30°F West North Westerly
40km/h 25mph
Thursday

Light Cloud

5°C 41°F 1°C 34°F West South Westerly
19km/h 12mph
Friday

Sleet

6°C 43°F 2°C 36°F Northerly
29km/h 18mph
Saturday

Heavy Rain Shower

5°C 41°F 2°C 36°F Northerly
40km/h 25mph

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Sunrise 08:32 Sunset 16:18

Last updated 11:07

Weather forecast details for Tuesday 27 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 Thick Cloud Light Cloud Heavy Rain Heavy Rain Light Cloud Light Cloud Light Cloud Light Cloud Light Rain Thick Cloud Light Rain Heavy Rain Heavy Rain Heavy Rain Heavy Rain Shower Light Rain Shower Heavy Rain Shower Heavy Rain Shower       
Temperature (°C/°F) 7°C 45°F 7°C 45°F 7°C 45°F 7°C 45°F 7°C 45°F 7°C 45°F 7°C 45°F 7°C 45°F 6°C 43°F 6°C 43°F 6°C 43°F 6°C 43°F 6°C 43°F 7°C 45°F 7°C 45°F 7°C 45°F 6°C 43°F 5°C 41°F       
Wind Speed (mph/km/h) 34km/h 21mph West South Westerly 34km/h 21mph West South Westerly 35km/h 22mph West South Westerly 32km/h 20mph West South Westerly 31km/h 19mph South Westerly 32km/h 20mph South Westerly 34km/h 21mph South Westerly 34km/h 21mph South Westerly 32km/h 20mph South South Westerly 32km/h 20mph South South Westerly 32km/h 20mph South South Westerly 34km/h 21mph South South Westerly 32km/h 20mph South South Westerly 31km/h 19mph South South Westerly 29km/h 18mph South Westerly 27km/h 17mph West South Westerly 29km/h 18mph West South Westerly 29km/h 18mph West South Westerly       
Wind Direction WSW WSW WSW WSW SW SW SW SW SSW SSW SSW SSW SSW SSW SW WSW WSW WSW       
Humidity 92% 86% 86% 91% 88% 88% 88% 86% 87% 89% 92% 94% 94% 94% 92% 87% 88% 86%       
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G M VG VG G VG       
Pressure (Millibars) 1012 1011 1010 1010 1008 1007 1006 1004 1002 1000 997 995 993 991 990 988 986 984       

Orkney and Shetland

Forecast Summary

  • Today

    Shetland dull with some outbreaks of mainly light rain through the day. Some patchy rain over Orkney though more in the way of drier spells. Fresh to strong southwesterly winds and milder.

  • Tonight

    Rain turning heavier later this evening and into the early hours. Then turning clearer and colder with showers turning to snow by the morning. Strong to gale southwesterlies turning westerly.

Environmental Summary

UV: 1

UK Range: 1-7

Pollution: Low

UK Range: Low to Very High

Met Office Warnings Issued For: Orkney Islands

  1. Yellow early warning of snow

    From:
    0900 on Wed 28 January
    To:
    2355 on Thu 29 January
    Updated 26 January at 10:36

    Alert

    A cold and increasingly showery northwesterly flow is expected to develop during Wednesday and last through Thursday. Accumulating snow is likely away from windward coastal districts, especially overnight. Across Northern England 3-6 cm could accumulate especially over high ground. Over Scotland and Northern Ireland 5-10 cm is likely even at low levels, with more than 10 cm over high ground. Strong and gusty winds will likely accompany snow showers, and lead to significantly reduced visibility at times, difficult driving conditions and temporary blizzards over high ground.

    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 10:00, Tuesday 27 January

Thick Cloud

8°C 46°F

40km/h 25mph Westerly

Humidity: 94%

Visibility: Moderate

Pressure: 1014mb, Falling

Observation station: Kirkwall

(Lat: 58.95 | Lon: -2.9)

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