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West Sandwick Beach

West Sandwick Beach last 24 hours
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    Cloudy
  • 13°C 9°C
    Sunny day
  • 13°C 11°C
    Light rain
  • 13°C 10°C
    Light rain
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    Heavy rain
  • 11°C 8°C
    Light shower day
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    Light shower day
Sunday   (25 September 2016)
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Light shower day Cloudy Light rain Light shower day Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night
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SSE 27 36 SSE 25 36 S 22 33 S 20 30 SSW 21 30 SSW 17 26 SSW 18 26 S 18 26 S 18 26 S 16 23 S 16 23 SSW 15 21 SSW 16 24
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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.

Monday   (26 September 2016)
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SSW 16 23 SSW 16 24 SSW 17 24 SSW 17 24 SSW 16 23 SSW 16 22 SSW 15 23 SSW 15 22 SSW 16 23 SSW 17 25 SSW 17 26 SSW 17 27 SSW 16 27 SSW 16 26 SSW 16 26 SSW 15 25 S 15 24 S 13 22 S 12 19 S 11 17 S 11 17 S 11 18 S 11 18 S 11 18
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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.

Tuesday   (27 September 2016)
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Smooth (wavelets) Smooth (wavelets) Smooth (wavelets) Slight Slight Slight Slight Slight
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0 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   (28 September 2016)
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WSW 26 42 WSW 25 41 WSW 25 41 WSW 23 38 SW 21 33 SW 20 32 WSW 21 33 SW 24 37
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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.

Thursday   (29 September 2016)
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SSW 27 44 WNW 27 43 WNW 22 37 W 20 32 W 20 30 NW 15 23 NW 16 25 WNW 18 29
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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.

Friday   (30 September 2016)
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Slight Slight Slight Slight
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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.

Saturday   (01 October 2016)
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82% 83% 84% 82% 79% 77% 81% 78%
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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: 1000 on Sun 25 Sep 2016

Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Mainly dry, breezy

Today:

Any rain will clear Shetland early in the morning with the Northern Isles then seeing a mainly dry day, the best of the sunshine in the afternoon. A few showers may reach Orkney late in the afternoon. Fresh southerly winds. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

Tonight:

A dry start to the night for Shetland with some clear spells, while a few scattered showers will affect Orkney. These will spread to Shetland later overnight. Fresh southwest winds. Minimum Temperature 10 °C.

Monday:

A few showers at first, but otherwise a dry day with some good periods of sunshine. Southwesterly winds will ease slightly and back southerly through the day. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Heavy rain, showers and gales on Tuesday. A few showers and slightly lighter winds on Wednesday, more persistent rain later. Then drier and lighter winds Thursday, but still some showers.

Updated at: 0737 on Sun 25 Sep 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Overnight rain clearing with sunshine and blustery showers following.

Today:

Rain clearing far southeast by lunchtime, leaving sunny spells and blustery showers. Showers most frequent and heaviest with hail and thunder in the west and northwest. Best of the sunshine towards the south and east, though markedly cooler than Saturday.

Tonight:

Windy in the north and west with further showers, some heavy in the northwest. Mostly dry and clear elsewhere before cloud and persistent rain expected from the southwest around dawn.

Monday:

Turning increasingly wet and windy from the west, though some southeastern parts could stay dry. Temperatures for some slightly above normal but not feeling it in the wind and rain.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Feeling autumnal this week. Frontal systems will progress eastwards bringing periods of wet and windy weather, especially in the north, but some dry spells too.

Updated at: 0259 on Sun 25 Sep 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 30 Sep 2016 to Sunday 9 Oct 2016:

Cool with sunshine and showers on Friday and Saturday with strong wind perhaps giving gales in the north or northwest with the showers most frequent here. There is low confidence by early next week but an unsettled pattern is most likely to continue, with spells of rain mixed with brighter, drier but occasional showery interludes. The northwest should see the most of the wet weather, with a risk of gales at times. Drier in southeastern parts, but some rain and breezy conditions are still possible. There is the slight chance that drier weather may spread to all parts for a few days from mid-week. Temperatures will vary but should average out to around normal for the time of year with some overnight frosts.

Updated at: 1229 on Sun 25 Sep 2016

UK Outlook for Monday 10 Oct 2016 to Monday 24 Oct 2016:

Low confidence for the weather details for the rest of October. Currently, it is most likely that the unsettled weather will continue. Rain and strong winds possible at times for much of the country, especially in the north, intermixed with quieter, drier spells perhaps lasting a few days particularly in the south. Temperatures around, or slightly below average, with an increasing chance of some chilly nights and local frosts, especially in the north.

Updated at: 1229 on Sun 25 Sep 2016