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Saturday   (10 December 2016)
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SW 27 34 WSW 27 35 WSW 29 38 WSW 29 39 SW 29 38 WSW 27 36 SW 26 35 SW 25 33 SW 28 36 SW 24 32 WSW 28 37 WSW 28 36 WSW 27 36 WSW 29 39 WSW 30 40 WSW 28 37 WSW 29 37 WSW 31 42 WSW 32 42
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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   (11 December 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.

Monday   (12 December 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.

Tuesday   (13 December 2016)
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0 0 0 0 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   (14 December 2016)
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Moderate Moderate Rough Rough Rough Moderate Rough Rough
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0 0 0 0 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   (15 December 2016)
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Moderate Moderate
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0 0 0 0 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   (16 December 2016)
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G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
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82% 82% 81% 80% 79% 80% 82% 82%
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0 0 0 0 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: 0400 on Sat 10 Dec 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Bright with sunny spells and showers on Saturday. Windy.

Today:

A brighter day with a mixture of clear or sunny spells and a few showers, some of these showers on the heavy side. Fresh to strong southwesterly winds. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.

Tonight:

Showers will become more frequent and prolonged later this evening and tonight. Westerly gales developing across Orkney, while winds ease over Shetland. Minimum Temperature 6 °C.

Sunday:

Frequent showers at, first, soon brightening up across Shetland, and then Orkney becoming brighter and less windy by the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Monday mild and breezy, a lot of dry weather though some patchy rain. Tuesday dry with some sunshine at times, then Wednesday windy with some rain.

Updated at: 0258 on Sat 10 Dec 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain in the south today, brighter and more showery elsewhere.

Today:

It will be rather cloudy across southern England and much of Wales with outbreaks of rain, this turning heavy and persistent in places during the afternoon. Elsewhere there will be some sunshine, but also blustery showers in the northwest.

Tonight:

Rain will clear from southeast England to leave a mostly dry and frost free night with clear spells. However, it will be windy in the north, with some showery rain.

Sunday:

Sunday will be largely dry, albeit fresher, with some sunshine. However, patchy rain will affect northwest England, and the north and west of Scotland. Winds easing in the north.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Changeable. It will often be cloudy with outbreaks of rain spreading eastwards across the British Isles. Windy at times in the north. Patchy frost at first, but generally mild.

Updated at: 0212 on Sat 10 Dec 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 14 Dec 2016 to Friday 23 Dec 2016:

As we move through next week we are mostly likely to see a north-west to south-east split developing. During this time periods of wet and windy weather are expected to approach the UK from the west, however their eastward progression at this stage is fairly uncertain. In this type of scenario the most unsettled conditions are likely across the north and west, with drier and brighter weather for southern and eastern areas. It'll be windy at times, with the possibility of gales in the west and northwest, but it will be much less windy further south and east. It'll generally be mild with temperatures above average, however, in between weather systems temperatures will return closer to normal.

Updated at: 1222 on Fri 9 Dec 2016

UK Outlook for Saturday 24 Dec 2016 to Saturday 7 Jan 2017:

There is a good deal of uncertainty for this period as the UK remains in a battleground between higher pressure across the near continent and lower pressure in the Atlantic. The exact orientation of these will dictate conditions across the country. Currently western parts are most likely to see outbreaks of rain at times, along with relatively mild conditions, whilst eastern areas will see drier and perhaps colder conditions. There will probably also be some milder, unsettled interludes though, especially into early January, with the greatest likelihood of changeable conditions in the northwest, giving rain here at times.

Updated at: 1223 on Fri 9 Dec 2016

Birsay Bay tide times

Saturday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 06:19 2.8
Low 12:02 1.2
High 18:26 2.9

Sunday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 00:35 0.8
High 07:11 2.9
Low 13:00 1.0
High 19:20 3.1

Monday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 01:30 0.7
High 07:54 3.1
Low 13:54 0.8
High 20:07 3.2

Tuesday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 02:21 0.6
High 08:35 3.3
Low 14:48 0.6
High 20:51 3.4

Wednesday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 03:11 0.6
High 09:15 3.4
Low 15:41 0.5
High 21:38 3.4

Thursday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 04:01 0.6
High 09:58 3.4
Low 16:32 0.4
High 22:25 3.4

Tide times for the next five days.

Weather map

Sat 0600

Weather forecast map for Birsay Bay

Birsay Bay Birsay Bay – Partly cloudy night 59.13 -3.3171
Wick (Highland) Wick (Highland) – Clear night 58.4392 -3.0922
Durness Durness – Partly cloudy night 58.567 -4.75
Lairg Lairg – Clear night 58.0223 -4.401
Lerwick Lerwick – Partly cloudy night 60.1536 -1.1435
Ullapool Ullapool – Clear night 57.8956 -5.16
Aberlour Aberlour – Clear night 57.4751 -3.2155
Stornoway Stornoway – Heavy shower night 58.2111 -6.3842
Craig Craig – Cloudy 57.4889 -5.2754
Aberdeen Aberdeen – Clear night 57.1498 -2.0927
Portree Portree – Cloudy 57.4127 -6.1949
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Clear night 56.7045 -3.7283
Fort William Fort William – Partly cloudy night 56.8199 -5.104
Dundee Dundee – Clear night 56.4621 -2.9692
Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport – Clear night 57.4836 -7.3599
Strathyre Strathyre – Partly cloudy night 56.3257 -4.3234
Edinburgh Edinburgh – Clear night 55.9533 -3.1868
Tiree Tiree – Partly cloudy night 56.497 -6.887
Glasgow Glasgow – Clear night 55.8643 -4.2505

Location Details

Birsay Bay

Location: 59.13, -3.3171

Altitude: 0.0 m above mean sea level

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