Unsettled with strong to gale force winds at times.
THIS EVENING & TONIGHT - WEDNESDAY4thMARCH
Dry at first but cloud soon increasing with showers turning to more persistent rain overnight. Moderate west to north-west winds backing south-westerly and becoming strong by morning.
TOMORROW - THURSDAY 5th MARCH
Wet and windy with strong south-westerly winds veering westerly later and moderating and backing south-westerly again overnight. Rain at first turning to showers later.
FRIDAY 6th MARCH
Bright at first with the odd shower more persistent and heavier rain arriving by afternoon. Moderate south-westerly winds soon increasing to gale force by afternoon and perhaps to severe gale force during the evening for a time.
SATURDAY 7th MARCH
Mainly cloudy with showers or longer outbreaks of rain. Remaining windy with strong south-westerly winds persisting through the day.
SUNDAY 8th MARCH
Breezy and showery with some sunny spells and turning colder once more with some of the showers turning wintry. Strong south-westerly winds gradually easing.
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SHETLAND MARINE FORECAST
OVERNIGHT UNTIL 0600 UTC
Wind: Westerly force 4 to 5 backing south-westerly force 7 to Gale 8.
Sea State: Rough or very rough.
Weather: Showers then rain.
Issued at: 1800 UTC Wednesday 4th March 2015
TOMORROW FROM 0600 UTC FOR 24HRS
Wind: South-westerly force 7 to Gale 8, veering westerly 6 to 7, easing 4 to 5 later and backing south-westerly once more.