Warnings for gales and storms for the Shetland Islands
No active warnings Alert level dark green:
Active weather noticeAlert level yellow:
Severe weather watch Alert level orange:
Severe weather warning (moderate) Alert level red:
Severe weather warning (heavy) Alert level violet:
Severe weather warning (extreme)
The map gives an overview of all the gale and storm warnings for the Shetland Islands. On the graphic you can see at which locations respectively in which areas of the Shetland Islands gale or storm has to be reckoned with.
We distinguish between weather watches and weather warnings. A storm watch for the Shetland Islands is issued if a gale / storm in the Shetland Islands is probable but there are uncertainties about duration, intensity and/or the course of it. Gale / storm warnings are released in three levels (orange, red, violet) that comply with the intensity of the expected storm gusts. The detailed and reliable forecasts of such gale or storm events are very important especially for the building industry, the agriculture, the forestry, insurances and event organisers of the Shetland Islands. Professional and experienced meteorologists of the Severe Weather Centre continually adjust the forecasts manually and make them cutting-edge 24 hours a day.