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Bu Sands

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny day 15 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    11 °C

Wednesday (24 May 2017)
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Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 04:24 Sunset: 21:53 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3

∗ 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 (25 May 2017)
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 16 26 WSW 14 22 WSW 12 20 WSW 12 20 W 12 19 W 12 19 W 12 19 W 11 17 W 10 18 W 11 19 W 12 19 W 10 16 WNW 7 14 W 7 11 SW 7 10 SSW 7 11 S 9 12 SSE 9 13 SE 10 14 SE 10 17 SE 11 19 SE 12 21 SE 13 23 SE 13 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
91% 91% 92% 92% 92% 93% 92% 91% 89% 88% 88% 85% 83% 81% 78% 79% 82% 83% 84% 86% 87% 88% 89% 91%
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Smooth (wavelets)
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0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 4 4 4 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 04:23 Sunset: 21:55 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3

∗ 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 (26 May 2017)
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<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
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SE 13 21 SE 13 21 SE 12 18 SSE 12 19 SSE 13 19 SSE 15 21 SE 15 22 SSE 16 24 SSE 16 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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92% 92% 96% 94% 89% 84% 87% 87% 88%
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Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
Smooth (wavelets) Slight
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:21 Sunset: 21:57 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3

∗ 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 (27 May 2017)
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SSE 15 22 SSE 14 20 SSE 15 22 SSE 17 24 SSE 17 24 SSE 17 24 SSE 17 24 WSW 16 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Slight Moderate Slight
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Sunrise: 04:19 Sunset: 21:59 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3

∗ 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 (28 May 2017)
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WSW 18 24 WNW 20 27 W 20 26 W 18 25 W 17 23 WSW 14 20 WSW 12 16 SW 12 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M G G G VG VG VG G
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94% 93% 92% 88% 86% 85% 87% 88%
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Slight Smooth (wavelets)
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 04:18 Sunset: 22:01 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3

∗ 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 (29 May 2017)
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SW 14 18 SW 14 19 SSW 15 20 SSW 15 21 SSW 16 22 SSW 15 20 SSW 14 19 S 15 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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88% 88% 87% 85% 83% 84% 85% 86%
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Smooth (wavelets) Slight
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 04:16 Sunset: 22:03 Moon phase: Waxing crescent

∗ 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 (30 May 2017)
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Precipitation probability Expand
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 16 21 S 16 22 S 16 22 S 16 22 S 15 21 S 15 21 SSW 14 19 SSE 14 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
87% 88% 88% 88% 87% 86% 86% 86%
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No Data
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 04:15 Sunset: 22:04 Moon phase: Waxing crescent

∗ 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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Forecast Summary

  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional Forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Low cloud and patchy drizzle.

Today:

Some bright or sunny spells early morning for Shetland, otherwise a dull cloudy day. Patchy rain or drizzle spreads northeast across Orkney in the morning, reaching Shetland in the afternoon. Light southwest winds turning moderate from mid afternoon. Maximum temperature 15 °C.

Tonight:

Mild and cloudy this evening and overnight. Patchy rain over Shetland clears away late evening to give a mostly dry night, but with some light drizzle possible. Moderate westerly winds. Minimum temperature 9 °C.

Thursday:

A dull cloudy morning with a little patchy light drizzle and moderate westerly winds. Dry and brighter in the afternoon with the odd sunny spell. Winds turn southerly and ease. Maximum temperature 18 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Mostly dry with sunny spells before heavy, thundery rain moves northeast across the Northern Isles Saturday night. This clears to a dry and bright day on Sunday.

Updated: 03:38 on Wed 24 May 2017 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

A warm and dry day for most.

Today:

Dry for most today. Some warm sunny spells can be expected away from the far northwest, where cloudy skies will persist through the day with some drizzle over the hills. Some coastal fog may linger along southwest coasts.

Tonight:

Clear spells developing through the night for many, but staying mild. Some low cloud may persist in the far northwest and along southwest coasts.

Thursday:

A very warm day with sunny spells for most. Early cloud in northwest Scotland soon becoming confined to Shetland. Warmest in the west and the southeast.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Dry, sunny and hot for many places on Friday and Saturday. However, an increasing risk of heavy, thundery showers spreading slowly in from the west from Saturday morning onwards.

Updated: 01:41 on Wed 24 May 2017 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 28 May 2017 to Tuesday 6 Jun 2017:

A very uncertain period, but the more likely scenario is for rather mixed conditions during the Bank Holiday, with showery outbreaks of rain, perhaps heavy and thundery, but also some brighter spells. Temperatures are likely to be down compared to earlier on in the weekend, although it should stay rather warm and humid, especially in the southeast. Meanwhile, it will probably be cooler and fresher in the north and west, where we may see windier conditions. Into next week, we will generally see a mixture of sunshine and showers, particularly across the northwest. However, we may hold on to drier, brighter and perhaps warmer conditions in the far southeast, although some thundery showers are possible.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 7 Jun 2017 to Wednesday 21 Jun 2017:

Confidence is currently low through this period, but more settled weather may begin to dominate, bringing drier and brighter weather for many. Temperatures are likely to be close to normal at first, but may become generally warm, perhaps locally very warm for a time during mid June. Towards the latter part of June, there is a possibility of more unsettled conditions developing, with spells of rain at times, and temperatures returning closer to average.

Updated: 01:41 on Wed 24 May 2017 BST

Bu Sands tide times

Wednesday's tide times

(local port - Burray Ness)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 04:44 0.7
High 10:51 3.2
Low 17:08 0.4
High 23:27 3.2

Thursday's tide times

(local port - Burray Ness)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 05:30 0.5
High 11:42 3.4
Low 17:52 0.3

Friday's tide times

(local port - Burray Ness)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 00:13 3.4
Low 06:15 0.3
High 12:32 3.5
Low 18:37 0.3

Saturday's tide times

(local port - Burray Ness)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 00:58 3.4
Low 07:03 0.2
High 13:20 3.5
Low 19:23 0.4

Sunday's tide times

(local port - Burray Ness)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 01:43 3.4
Low 07:51 0.2
High 14:10 3.4
Low 20:09 0.5

Monday's tide times

(local port - Burray Ness)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 02:29 3.3
Low 08:42 0.3
High 15:01 3.2
Low 20:57 0.7

Location details

Bu Sands

Location: 58.859, -2.88
Altitude: 0.0 m above mean sea level

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