Today 16th February:
Bright with some sunshine and just a few showers across Shetland, wintry over higher ground, more in the way of cloud across Orkney with perhaps more persistent mainly light rain for a time. Light mainly westerly winds. Maximum temperature 4 °C.
Patchy rain over Orkney clearing, otherwise clear spells and showers through the evening and night, these turning heavier and more frequent overnight, wintry over Shetland. Westerly winds strengthening. Minimum temperature 0 °C.
Thursday 17th February:
A bright but rather chilly day with sunny intervals and wintry showers, these heaviest and most frequent across Orkney, where the westerly winds will increase to gale force at times. Maximum temperature 4 °C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Wintry showers for Friday and Saturday, with snow to low levels. Overnight rain giving way to frequent blusters showers on Sunday with gale or severe gale force westerly winds.
Updated: 04:00 (UTC) on Wed 16 Feb 2022