Weather Forecast: Mainly cloudy with patchy rain and strong southwesterly winds.

Information from The Met Office

Today 23rd January:

Mainly dry over Orkney with a few bright intervals. Strong southwesterly winds, reaching gale force over Shetland. Shetland will be cloudy with outbreaks of mostly light rain or drizzle. Maximum temperature 9 °C.


A mostly dry evening but a band of rain will move southeast overnight, turning heavy for a time. Strong to gale force southwesterly winds veering westerly later and easing. Minimum temperature 4 °C.

Monday 24th January:

Rain soon clearing Orkney then a bright but rather cold day with scattered showers. Fresh westerly winds. Showers turning wintry over Shetland in the evening. Maximum temperature 7 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Bright spells and scattered showers on Tuesday. Windy with patchy rain on Wednesday. Colder on Thursday with blustery showers and strong northwest winds.

Updated: 04:00 (UTC) on Sun 23 Jan 2022

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