Weather Forecast: Dry morning then rain this afternoon. Strengthening winds, gales developing.

Information from The Met Office

Today 6th January:

A dry bright morning. Thickening cloud will bring rain to Orkney this afternoon reaching Shetland by early evening, Strong south to southeast winds with gales later. Maximum temperature 5 °C.


Rain moving away from Shetland early tonight then clear interludes and scattered showers overnight. The showers may turn wintry over Orkney by morning. Lighter westerly winds. Minimum temperature 3 °C.

Friday 7th January:

A bright day with sunny spells and still some showers. The showers mainly in the morning, dying out during the afternoon. Fresh west or northwest winds. Maximum temperature 5 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Dry, bright start Saturday then a band of rain crossing the Isles. Sunshine, a few showers on Sunday then showers or longer spells of rain on Monday. Windy at times.

Updated: 04:00 (UTC) on Thu 6 Jan 2022

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