10-day forecast

Last Updated 05:02

Sunrise 07:05

Sunset 18:45

Day overview



High 12°C 54°F Low 10°C 50°F

Light Cloud

Wind speed 12 mph 19 km/h West North Westerly

Environmental forecast

  • UV Low
  • Pollution Low

Hourly forecast

Orkney and Shetland


Lighter winds with some sunshine and only a few showers during the morning. Then cloudy with rain reaching Orkney early in the afternoon, extending to Shetland by early evening. Winds strengthening later with southwesterly gales developing this evening.


Persistent rain soon giving way to clear intervals and blustery showers, becoming frequent and heavy overnight. A very windy night, southwesterly gales increasing severe gale force later tonight.

Met Office warnings issued for Shetland Islands

  1. Yellow early warning of wind

    Updated 27 September at 10:41
    0100 on Thu 29 September
    2000 on Thu 29 September

    Gales or severe gales are expected to develop across much of Scotland on Thursday. The strongest winds are most likely across northwestern areas, where gusts of 70 mph are possible. However, much of Scotland could see gusts of 55-60 mph.

    Please be aware that potential impacts could include minor travel disruption with some bridge restrictions, and possible damage to trees and structures. Additionally, large waves will build off northern and western coasts with the risk of some wave overtopping here.This Alert will be reviewed in the lead-up to Thursday so it is advised to keep up with the latest developments.


  • Yellow:
    Be aware
  • Amber:
    Be prepared
  • Red:
    Take action
  • Rain
  • Wind
  • Snow
  • Ice
  • Fog

Issued by the Met Office


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