Weather Forecast: A colder, windy period of weather with frequent wintry showers.

Information from The Met Office

Today 3rd January:

A return to cold wintry conditions. A bright start with just a few snow showers but by late morning showers will become more frequent in the strengthening northwesterly winds. Showers will be a mix of sleet, snow and hail. Maximum temperature 4 °C.

Tonight:

Northwesterly severe gales and frequent wintry showers affecting the islands. Orkney seeing the strongest winds in the early hours of Tuesday. Minimum temperature 1 °C.

Tuesday 4th January:

A bitterly cold day with severe gales at times throughout the day, accompanied by some heavy showers which will be a mix of sleet and hail, perhaps grouping at times. Maximum temperature 4 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Further wintry showers on Wednesday but less showers by afternoon and lighter winds with some brightness too. Turning wet and windy Thursday, then further blustery showers later Thursday and Friday.

Updated: 04:00 (UTC) on Mon 3 Jan 2022

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