Weather Forecast: Mainly dry, bright start but turning wet and windy later.

Information from The Met Office

Today 5th January:

A bright morning with a few scattered showers and light westerly winds. Cloud and rain will reach Orkney during the afternoon with strong southerly winds. Staying mainly dry and bright across Shetland. Maximum temperature 8 °C.


Heavy rain across Orkney will quickly reach Shetland before clearing away northeast. Dry for a time before more showers arrive overnight. Strong south or southwest winds with gales later. Minimum temperature 4 °C.

Friday 6th January:

A mainly cloudy day with frequent blustery showers. West or southwesterly gales, severe across Orkney in the morning, will ease during the afternoon. Showers also easing during the evening. Maximum temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

A wet and windy start to Saturday then a bright afternoon with lighter winds. Bright spells and blustery showers on Sunday and Monday with strong winds at times.

Updated: 04:00 (UTC) on Thu 5 Jan 2023

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