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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Issued at: 1500 on Fri 20 Jan 2017

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Dry, cold and rather cloudy on Saturday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Remaining cloudy and mild across Shetland for much of the night, however Orkney seeing some clearer spells during the evening and it turning a little colder here overnight. Light southerly winds. Minimum Temperature 3 °C.

Saturday:

Staying dry with Orkney seeing bright or sunny spells. Remaining mostly cloudy across Shetland. Southwesterly winds freshening slightly and not quite as mild as recent days. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Mostly dry with variable cloud and some bright spells, although some light rain later Sunday and early Monday. Then turning breezier on Tuesday with thicker cloud and some light rain.

Updated at: 1507 on Fri 20 Jan 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cold and frosty for many tonight.

This Evening and Tonight:

Skies will clear for many overnight allowing a widespread and locally sharp frost to form, as well as some patchy fog. However, some cloud will affect south-west England and Wales and later eastern parts of England, giving a patchier frost.

Saturday:

Saturday will start cold and frosty for many with crisp winter sunshine. However, thicker cloud and some light drizzle, perhaps with some hill snow, will affect eastern and central England.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Dry and cold over the next few days with sunny spells and the occasional shower where cloud is thickest. Perhaps more widespread fog over England and Wales early next week.

Updated at: 1416 on Fri 20 Jan 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 25 Jan 2017 to Friday 3 Feb 2017:

Many should continue to be dry on Wednesday, however there is the risk of some fog particularly in the south where winds are light. Elsewhere, winds will strengthen and outbreaks of rain will slowly spread into the west during Thursday, perhaps with some snow across northern hills before temperatures gradually turn less cold. This continues into the weekend marking a change to unsettled weather through this period with bands of rain crossing the country, interspersed with brighter and showery interludes. It will be windy at times, with gales likely in the north-west and the heaviest rain is also likely across northern and western parts. Temperatures will be close to normal or occasionally mild for late January, however there is a low chance that the south-east could stay drier and colder.

Updated at: 1214 on Fri 20 Jan 2017

UK Outlook for Saturday 4 Feb 2017 to Saturday 18 Feb 2017:

Into the start of February, confidence in the forecast reduces, however the most likely scenario is for a continuation of the unsettled weather with wet and windy spells interspersed with brighter and showery interludes. This will bring gales at times, especially in the north-west and temperatures will be close to or slightly above normal for the time of year. From the second week of February there is an increased likelihood for high pressure to return, bringing more settled weather with lighter winds and a return of overnight frost and fog. As a result, temperatures may become colder at times although the chance of very cold weather developing is considered to be low.

Updated at: 1214 on Fri 20 Jan 2017

Bu Sands tide times

Friday's tide times

(local port - Burray Ness)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 04:49 2.5
Low 10:30 1.5
High 17:09 2.6
Low 23:35 1.3

Saturday's tide times

(local port - Burray Ness)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 05:50 2.4
Low 11:51 1.6
High 18:17 2.5

Sunday's tide times

(local port - Burray Ness)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 00:54 1.4
High 06:59 2.4
Low 13:33 1.5
High 19:30 2.5

Monday's tide times

(local port - Burray Ness)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 02:03 1.3
High 08:07 2.5
Low 14:40 1.4
High 20:36 2.6

Tuesday's tide times

(local port - Burray Ness)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 02:56 1.2
High 09:02 2.7
Low 15:28 1.2
High 21:29 2.7

Wednesday's tide times

(local port - Burray Ness)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 03:39 1.1
High 09:46 2.9
Low 16:08 1.1
High 22:13 2.8

Tide times for the next five days.

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Bu Sands

Bu Sands Bu Sands – Clear night 58.859 -2.88
Kirkwall Kirkwall – Clear night 58.985 -2.9607
Durness Durness – Clear night 58.567 -4.75
Lairg Lairg – Clear night 58.0223 -4.401
Aberlour Aberlour – Clear night 57.4751 -3.2155
Ullapool Ullapool – Clear night 57.8956 -5.16
Lerwick Lerwick – Overcast 60.1536 -1.1435
Aberdeen Aberdeen – Partly cloudy night 57.1498 -2.0927
Craig Craig – Clear night 57.4889 -5.2754
Stornoway Stornoway – Partly cloudy night 58.2111 -6.3842
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Partly cloudy night 56.7045 -3.7283
Portree Portree – Partly cloudy night 57.4127 -6.1949
Fort William Fort William – Partly cloudy night 56.8199 -5.104
Dundee Dundee – Cloudy 56.4621 -2.9692
Strathyre Strathyre – Overcast 56.3257 -4.3234
Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport – Overcast 57.4836 -7.3599
Edinburgh Edinburgh – Overcast 55.9533 -3.1868
Glasgow Glasgow – Overcast 55.8643 -4.2505
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed – Overcast 55.7702 -2.0038

Location Details

Bu Sands

Location: 58.859, -2.88

Altitude: 0.0 m above mean sea level

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