SHETLAND AREA FORECAST
Issued : 1940 UTC Tuesday 21st October
THIS EVENING & TONIGHT
Some showers but also some clearer spells as showers become more scattered overnight. North-westerly gales easing fresh overnight.
A bright start with just a few blustery showers. Clouding over later with some more persistent and heavier rain. North-westerly force 4 to 5 winds backing southerly force 5 to 6 then veering south-westerly later force 5 to 6.
THURSDAY 23rd OCTOBER
A mixture of sunny spells and some blustery showers. SW force 5 to 6 winds easing force 4 to 5.
FRIDAY 24th OCTOBER
Another day of sunshine and showers the showers perhaps becoming more frequent overnight. Winds south-westerly 4 to 6.
SATURDAY 25th OCTOBER
Some showers or longer outbreaks of rain in the morning becoming brighter and more showery in the afternoon. Overnight however cloud will again thicken bringing rain which could be quite heavy at times. Winds south-westerly force 5 to 6 increasing 7 to Gale 8 overnight, perhaps severe gale 9 at times.
SHETLAND MARINE FORECAST
Issued at: 1935 UTC Tuesday 21st October 2014
OVERNIGHT UNTIL 0600 UTC
Wind: North-westerly severe gale 9 easing force 5 overnight.
Sea State: Very rough becoming rough.
TOMORROW FROM 0600 UTC FOR 24HRS
Wind: North-westerly force 5 backing southerly 5 to 6 perhaps 7, then veering south-west force 5 to 6 later.
Sea State: Rough.
Weather: Bright with a few showers at first. Rain later.