Orkney Weather Forecast ‘Frequent snow and hail showers, northerly gales and bitterly cold’

Today Tuesday 6th April:

Another bitterly cold day with strong to gale force northwesterly winds bringing further snow showers. Showers may group to give a longer period of snow combined with storm force winds for a time in the afternoon across Shetland. Maximum temperature 3 °C.


Northerly gales continuing with frequent snow or hail showers overnight. Winds slowly easing through the night. Frost again for most areas. Minimum temperature -2 °C.

Wednesday 7th April:

Winds easing with snow showers dying out later in the morning to leave a mainly dry afternoon with some sunny spells, a few showers lingering for Shetland. Maximum temperature 4 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Rain on Thursday morning then bright and showery later, milder. Colder and very windy again on Friday with frequent showers turning back to snow, more showers on Saturday, less windy.

More Information From the Met Office

Updated: 04:00 (UTC+1) on Tue 6 Apr 2021

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