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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: 1400 on Fri 24 Feb 2017

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Sunny spells, light winds and isolated wintry showers.

Today:

A mainly dry and bright day with sunny spells and lighter winds. Just the odd wintry shower, mainly across Shetland. However cloud thickening by the evening with some rain into Orkney along with strengthening southerly winds. Maximum Temperature 5 °C.

Tonight:

Thicker cloud and rain spreading to Shetland by late-evening with southerly gales, severe at times. Some drier spells across southern Orkney by the end of the night. Quite mild. Minimum Temperature 2 °C.

Saturday:

A wet and windy morning with gales turning to a westerly direction. Then a drier afternoon with isolated showers and some brighter spells, best of these across Orkney. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

A band of rain moving across during the middle part of the day on Sunday, brighter either side. Some rain Monday, particularly Shetland, turning windy later. Blustery, wintry showers Tuesday.

Updated at: 0238 on Fri 24 Feb 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cold and bright. Turning wet and windy in the north-west.

Today:

It will be a cold and bright start with patchy frost and the risk of ice. England and Wales will remain fine and cold with lighter winds, but across western Scotland and Northern Ireland it will become wet and windy.

Tonight:

Unsettled weather will arrive overnight with gales in the north-west and persistent rain across western Scotland and north-west England. Further south it will be drier but cloudy. Mild for all.

Saturday:

Wet and windy weather will spread southwards, with persistent rain on western upslopes of England and Wales. Little rain will reach the east and the north-west will turn drier. Mild.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Staying unsettled over the next few days with spells of wet and windy weather for many. Turning colder next week with sunshine and blustery showers, these wintry on the hills.

Updated at: 0156 on Fri 24 Feb 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 1 Mar 2017 to Friday 10 Mar 2017:

An unsettled picture is likely at the start of March, as further weather systems affect the UK from the Atlantic. Frontal systems will cross the UK, bringing cloudy and wet weather at times, with some snow over northern hills. It will be rather cold at times in the north, with temperatures closer to average in the south. The changeable Atlantic influence is expected to remain in place through early March, with strong winds and rain at times and possibly gales. Temperatures will be around normal, and possibly a little above average in the south. In between frontal systems, there is likely to be some spells of drier and brighter weather with some showers and patchy overnight frosts.

Updated at: 1221 on Fri 24 Feb 2017

UK Outlook for Saturday 11 Mar 2017 to Saturday 25 Mar 2017:

For the rest of March signals are weak and confidence is low. It will probably be rather unsettled with spells of wet and windy weather at first, interspersed with brighter and showery conditions with some snow possible across the north of the UK. There should, however, also be some drier and brighter spells, where we may see some local frost and fog at times overnight. Temperatures are expected to be slightly above normal for the time of year. However, there remains the possibility of seeing a more prolonged cold spell, with an increased chance of snow in places. This is more likely later in the period.

Updated at: 1219 on Fri 24 Feb 2017

Birsay Bay tide times

Friday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 02:00 1.1
High 08:08 2.7
Low 14:30 0.8
High 20:34 2.7

Saturday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 02:39 0.9
High 08:41 2.9
Low 15:07 0.7
High 21:07 2.9

Sunday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 03:17 0.7
High 09:15 3.1
Low 15:46 0.5
High 21:42 3.0

Monday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 03:55 0.6
High 09:50 3.2
Low 16:23 0.3
High 22:20 3.1

Tuesday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 04:34 0.5
High 10:29 3.3
Low 17:02 0.3
High 23:00 3.1

Wednesday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 05:14 0.5
High 11:10 3.3
Low 17:41 0.3
High 23:41 3.0

Tide times for the next five days.

Weather map

Fri 1600

Weather forecast map for Birsay Bay

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