Weather Forecast: Frequent showers. Yellow Warning for Wind

Information from The Met Office

Today 13th December:

Gale to severe gale west to southwest winds, perhaps touching storm force across Shetland at first, before gradually easing from the south from late morning. Frequent showers through the day, heavy at times bringing the risk of hail and thunder. Maximum temperature 8 °C.


Scattered showers through the evening, which merge to longer periods of rain towards dawn, as the strong westerly winds back southwest and occasionally touch gale force. Minimum temperature 3 °C.

Tuesday 14th December:

Overcast with strong to gale southwest winds and periods of occasionally heavy rain. Winds easing a little through the afternoon, with rain clearing to showers across Shetland before evening. Maximum temperature 11 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Some patchy rain at times Thursday, but otherwise dry with brighter spells and occasionally strong west to southwest winds.

Updated: 04:00 (UTC) on Mon 13 Dec 2021

SEPA FLOOD WARNING has been issued for Churchill Barriers.

A combination of high tides and strong south westerly winds means that there is a high risk of wave overtopping and hazardous conditions at the Churchill Barriers during the next 24hrs. Road closures are likely around the time of high tide which is around 06:00 AM GMT on 13/12.

To find out if the barriers are currently closed or open, please follow

Remain vigilant and remember, it is your responsibility to take actions which help protect yourself and your property.  Advice and information is also available through Floodline on 0345 9881188.  This FLOOD WARNING is now in force until further notice and was sent by phone and sms free of charge to registered customers of our Floodline direct warning service.  If you haven’t already signed up to receive free flood messages, please call Floodline or register online at

Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 22513

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