Fresh northwesterly winds, falling light showers over Orkney later Maximum temperature 8 °C.
People who wish to travel to Orkney, as Scotland eases its Covid restrictions, are being asked to take 2 tests before travelling.
In total 14,303 adults in Orkney have had the first dose (76.5%) and 3,197 have had the second dose (17.1%)
18th April is World Heritage Day
Reaction to Orkney falling into line with the rest of mainland Scotland and remaining at Level 3 has been mixed in the islands.
” as a result of staying in level 3 for a bit longer, it will be possible for islanders and visitors to travel to and from the islands and I know that will make a difference to individuals and businesses on the islands.”
A cold day with some bright or sunny intervals and occasional snow or hail showers.
Today 9th April Yellow Warning For Snow And Ice
A short survey has been set up by the Orkney Partnership Board which aims to produce a Community Plan.
Another bitterly cold day with strong to gale force northwesterly winds bringing further snow showers.