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West Sandwick Beach

West Sandwick Beach last 24 hours
  • 8°C 4°C
    Cloudy
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    Heavy rain
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Monday   (20 February 2017)
2300
Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C)
6
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0
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10%
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WNW 41 50
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E
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74%
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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   (21 February 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Heavy shower night Light shower night Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Light shower night Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Overcast Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy shower night Light shower night Heavy shower night Light shower night
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WNW 33 47 WNW 31 47 WNW 33 51 WNW 34 51 WNW 30 44 NW 25 37 WNW 23 34 WNW 19 28 WNW 14 21 W 13 21 WSW 11 17 SW 11 17 SSW 14 21 S 16 25 S 21 33 S 24 38 SSW 26 40 SSW 27 41 SW 23 36 WSW 20 33 WSW 23 36 W 26 41 WSW 26 41 WSW 27 43
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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 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   (22 February 2017)
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Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Heavy rain Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Light shower day Partly cloudy night Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
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-1 -1 -1 -1 0 -1 -2 -3
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70% 90% 90% 80% 60% 40% 10% 20%
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WSW 29 47 WSW 33 53 W 32 52 WNW 29 46 NW 29 44 NNW 29 45 N 24 39 N 20 31
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84% 80% 89% 84% 81% 77% 72% 69%
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Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate 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.

Thursday   (23 February 2017)
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71% 71% 68% 65% 56% 62% 65% 65%
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Rough Moderate Moderate Slight 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.

Friday   (24 February 2017)
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Slight Slight Slight Slight 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   (25 February 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain
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ESE 11 19 SE 16 27 SE 21 36 SE 28 46 SSE 31 52 SSE 30 47 S 26 39 S 24 37
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59% 61% 61% 71% 79% 79% 79% 81%
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Slight Slight Slight Moderate Rough Rough Rough 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.

Sunday   (26 February 2017)
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SSW 24 38 SSW 23 37 SSW 23 36 SSW 21 33 SSW 21 33 S 21 33 SSE 23 36 SSW 22 34
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81% 78% 78% 78% 73% 79% 85% 82%
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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: 2200 on Mon 20 Feb 2017

Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

A few morning showers on Tuesday. Rain and gales later.

This Evening and Tonight:

This evening and overnight will see clear periods and further blustery showers. The showers will pass by quickly thanks to the strong wind. A colder night with strong westerly winds and gales at first. Minimum Temperature 3 °C.

Tuesday:

Sunshine and scattered showers at first. Becoming cloudy late morning with rain reaching Orkney around midday, spreading elsewhere and becoming heavier in the afternoon. Southwesterly winds increasing to gale force. Maximum Temperature 7 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Very windy start to Wednesday with severe gale force northwest winds, easing down by evening then staying light. Otherwise a colder few days with some sunshine and scattered wintry showers.

Updated at: 1538 on Mon 20 Feb 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Becoming unsettled with rain and strong winds.

This Evening and Tonight:

Mild, breezy and largely cloudy across southern areas with occasional rain or drizzle, this becoming more persistent across parts of Wales. Colder further north with a touch of frost, and a few showers across northern Scotland.

Tuesday:

A cold start in the north, then turning wet, windy and milder from the west later. Another mild day to come further south, though rather cloudy and damp at times.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Unsettled with spells of rain, accompanied by strong winds, initially in the north, but more widely on Thursday. Drier, but colder on Friday, though some wintry showers in the north.

Updated at: 1500 on Mon 20 Feb 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 25 Feb 2017 to Monday 6 Mar 2017:

Late February and early March look generally mild, changeable and at times unsettled, with Atlantic depressions pushing across the UK. This means spells of rain, some of which could be heavy across high ground in the north and west, and accompanied by windy conditions, perhaps with gales at times, again more likely in the north and west. Showers in between these Atlantic systems could be wintry over northern hills. Some wind and rain is likely for the south and east too, though with more prolonged spells of drier and brighter weather in-between. Throughout this period there remains a lower chance that high pressure centred to the southwest of the UK may become more dominant and this would mean rather more settled conditions establishing themselves, with some overnight frost.

Updated at: 1208 on Mon 20 Feb 2017

UK Outlook for Tuesday 7 Mar 2017 to Tuesday 21 Mar 2017:

For March there is a fair amount of uncertainty, but the weather is most likely to be unsettled at first. There will be spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed with brighter and showery conditions with some snow possible across the north of the UK. There will, however, also be some drier and brighter spells, particularly in the south and east where we may see some local frost and fog at times overnight. Temperatures are expected to be a little above normal for the time of year but there remains a small chance of seeing a more prolonged cold spell, which is most probable later in the period, particularly if settled conditions develop more widely.

Updated at: 1208 on Mon 20 Feb 2017