Weather Forecast: Very cold with gales and wintry showers.

Information from The Met Office

Today 4th February:

Frequent wintry showers, heavy at times bringing the risk of hail and thunderstorms. Very cold in strong to gale west to northwest winds, that may touch severe gale for a time across north Shetland. Maximum temperature 5 °C.


Wintry showers, initially frequent, dwindling from late evening. Area of rain sleet and snow spreading towards Orkney towards dawn. Strong to gale winds easing a touch and backing southwest overnight. Minimum temperature 0 °C.

Saturday 5th February:

Dull, wet morning with snow initially to quite low levels. Gradually through afternoon mix of clear spells and increasingly wintry showers spreading from the north. Maximum temperature 7 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Frequent and occasionally heavy wintry showers for Sunday. Monday turning milder and cloudy with occasional rain. Tuesday uncertain but current thoughts are for sunshine and further wintry showers.

Updated: 04:00 (UTC) on Fri 4 Feb 2022

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  1. That picture is exactly what’s happening out side right now!
    That sea-urchin don’t look so good these days – it’s got a bit manky since I placed it in the flower pot.
    Gritter lorry just went past……….

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