Weather Forecast: Fresh northeast winds and scattered wintry showers

Information from The Met Office

Today 23rd December:

Bright spells and a scattering of wintry showers, mostly confined to Orkney during the morning where mainly rain or sleet at lower levels. Fresh northeast winds. Maximum temperature 2 °C.


Clear spells with a few wintry showers continue overnight. Fresh northeast winds ease across Shetland while turning east across Orkney. Minimum temperature -1 °C.

Saturday 24th December:

Showers clear slowly as snow spreads north across Orkney Saturday, turning to rain as southeast winds strengthen. Maximum temperature 3 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Rain clearing to showers Christmas Day. Severe west or northwest gales developing into Monday, bringing snow showers. Snow showers turn to longer periods of rain as the wind eases Tuesday.

Updated: 04:00 (UTC) on Fri 23 Dec 2022

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