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West Voe Sands (Beach)

West Voe Sands (Beach) last 24 hours
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  • 11°C 7°C
    Light rain
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Thursday   (29 September 2016)
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* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Friday   (30 September 2016)
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* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Saturday   (01 October 2016)
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* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Sunday   (02 October 2016)
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Monday   (03 October 2016)
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Slight Slight Slight Slight Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Tuesday   (04 October 2016)
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Rough Rough Rough Rough Rough Rough Rough
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Wednesday   (05 October 2016)
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SSW 19 25 S 18 25 S 19 26 S 21 29 S 22 31 S 23 32 S 24 33 S 24 33
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

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Issued at: 2000 on Thu 29 Sep 2016

Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Strong winds and blustery showers.

This Evening and Tonight:

Clear periods and further showers, these passing by quickly in the fresh to strong westerly winds and turning heavier and more frequent overnight, particularly across Shetland. It will be a colder night than of late. Minimum Temperature 7 °C.

Friday:

Bright or sunny spells during the day with further passing showers, a few on heavy side but not lasting for long. Feeling cool in the fresh to strong westerly wind. Maximum Temperature 12 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

A much quieter spell of weather. Staying mostly dry with sunny spells. Winds will be very light over the weekend then a freshening southerly wind developing during Monday.

Updated at: 1541 on Thu 29 Sep 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Showers affecting western and northern parts overnight.

This Evening and Tonight:

Showers, possibly heavy and thundery, will affect many northern and western parts overnight. Elsewhere there will be clear spells which allow it to become fairly chilly. The strong winds in northern parts will ease.

Friday:

Showers, initially affecting the north and west, will develop across most parts by the afternoon, heavy and thundery in the north. Between the showers there will be sunny spells.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Showery rain, possibly thundery, in the south Saturday, lighter, isolated showers further north. Fine for most Sunday and Monday with chilly nights, but wet and windy in the northwest Monday.

Updated at: 1400 on Thu 29 Sep 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 4 Oct 2016 to Thursday 13 Oct 2016:

Dry and bright through the middle part of the week in the east and south, however windy and cloudy across northern and western parts with outbreaks of rain, perhaps turning heavy and persistent. Through the remainder of the period, changeable conditions are likely in the northwest with stronger winds and showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed with drier, brighter periods. Eastern and southeastern parts should see more prolonged drier and brighter spells, though even here some rain is possible at times, but mostly light. Temperatures generally above normal in the east and southeast, with a warm feel at times. In the northwest temperatures will probably be a little above average, but in the wind and rain it will feel quite cool.

Updated at: 1202 on Thu 29 Sep 2016

UK Outlook for Friday 14 Oct 2016 to Friday 28 Oct 2016:

There is currently low confidence for the forecast during the second half of October, however the most likely scenario is for changeable conditions to dominate across most parts. The north and northwest are likely to see the most unsettled weather, with strong winds and showers or longer spells of rain, intermixed with some drier interludes. Further south and southeast there is a greater likelihood of drier, brighter weather with a low possibility of more prolonged settled spells here. Temperatures will vary through the period, but probably averaging out slightly above normal for the time of year, though with an increasing risk of overnight frost in the more settled spells, especially in the north.

Updated at: 1202 on Thu 29 Sep 2016