Weather Forecast: Outbreaks of rain and easterly gales.

Information from The Met Office

Today 8th December:

Staying cloudy and windy with Shetland seeing the most persistent rain, still heavy at times. More showery over Orkney with a few drier, brighter spells. Strong to gale force easterly winds. Maximum temperature 7 °C.


Rather cloudy with scattered showers during the night, a few on the heavy side. Strong easterly winds easing later in the night. Minimum temperature 4 °C.

Thursday 9th December:

Rather cloudy with further showers, heavy at times. Also some drier, brighter interludes. Strong easterly winds slowly easing down. Maximum temperature 7 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Rather cloudy, showery Friday then dry, bright start to Saturday. Band of rain and strong southerly winds crossing during afternoon. Bright spells, blustery showers and strong southwest winds on Sunday.

Updated: 04:00 (UTC) on Wed 8 Dec 2021

See also: SEPA Flood Alert for Orkney

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