Today 15th April:
It will be dry and bright with good sunny spells expected. The highest temperatures across Orkney, slightly cooler in Shetland. Winds turning into the south, mostly light, but freshening later in the day. Maximum temperature 12 °C.
Staying dry with well broken cloud, clear skies at times. The south or southeast winds will be moderate or fresh. Minimum temperature 4 °C.
Friday 16th April:
A bright day with some sunny spell, warmest across across Orkney. Moderate or fresh south or southeast winds. Maximum temperature 13 °C.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday:
Dry and bright with sunny spells on Saturday. Fresh to strong south or southeast winds at times. Cloudy with outbreaks of rain on Sunday and Monday.
Updated: 04:00 (UTC+1) on Thu 15 Apr 2021 Information from The Met Office
This time last year Mike took that picture of the Dog’s-tooth Violet in our garden.,
This year it had put its leaves up, just got its buds, when The Weather hit – it’s now a ragged, sad thing, which I’ll trim back and wait for it to re-appear next year.
I am amazed at the resilience of the other flowers – the daffs have stood up again – some were broken, but I think we’ll get another flush of flowers. The little blue Scillas and Grape Hyacinths were flattened, and have stood up again. The primroses which had started to flower were blasted – but they are flowering again.
The green buds on the trees and shrubs will fluff up again.
All in all the only actual casualty of this year’s horrible April weather was the Dog’s-tooth Violet – and it will return!