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Birsay Bay

  • Cloudy 10 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny intervals 11 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny day 11 °C

    6 °C

  • Sunny day 11 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 10 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny day 10 °C

    7 °C

  • Overcast 9 °C

    7 °C

Sunday (30 April 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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Sunrise: 05:19 Sunset: 21:03 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 4

∗ 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 (1 May 2017)
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Moderate Slight
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 3 3 4 5 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:16 Sunset: 21:06 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 4

∗ 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 (2 May 2017)
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SE 19 27 SE 19 27 SE 16 23 SE 15 22 SE 17 23 SE 17 24 SE 15 22 ESE 15 20 ESE 13 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Humidity Expand
87% 86% 87% 86% 77% 72% 72% 78% 88%
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Sunrise: 05:14 Sunset: 21:08 Moon phase: Waxing 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.

Wednesday (3 May 2017)
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ESE 12 16 ESE 9 12 E 8 11 ENE 10 14 ENE 12 16 NE 11 15 ENE 11 15 ENE 10 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Sunrise: 05:11 Sunset: 21:10 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 4

∗ 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 (4 May 2017)
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ENE 11 14 ENE 12 16 ENE 12 16 NE 11 15 NE 11 15 NE 10 14 NE 11 14 NE 10 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Slight
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 4 3 1 0
Sunrise: 05:09 Sunset: 21:13 Moon phase: First quarter

∗ 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 (5 May 2017)
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NE 9 12 NE 10 13 NNE 11 14 NNE 12 15 NNE 13 17 NNE 14 18 NNE 15 19 NNE 16 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Slight
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0 0 1 3 4 3 1 0
Sunrise: 05:06 Sunset: 21:15 Moon phase: First quarter

∗ 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 (6 May 2017)
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NNE 16 22 NNE 17 23 NNE 18 24 NE 18 23 NE 18 23 NE 17 23 NE 18 23 NNE 17 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
89% 88% 86% 82% 79% 78% 78% 79%
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No Data
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 3 2 2 0
Sunrise: 05:04 Sunset: 21:17 Moon phase: First quarter

∗ 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:

Breezy but mainly dry with some sunshine.

This Evening and Tonight:

Perhaps some brightness this evening, most likely over northern parts of Shetland, then mainly cloudy overnight with a few light showers. The fresh to strong southeasterly wind will continue. Minimum temperature 7 °C.

Sunday:

A rather cloudy morning but mainly dry. the cloud breaking up to allow more in the way of sunshine to develop in the afternoon. Strong southeasterly winds. Maximum temperature 10 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Staying settled and dry with some sunshine. Still windy on Monday and at first on Tuesday, then winds easing, and feeling warmer.

Updated: 15:20 on Sat 29 Apr 2017 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Dry overnight, rain edging in from the southwest tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

A mostly dry night with some clear spells. The south-easterly winds will increase overnight and most places will be milder than last night. Outbreaks of rain are likely in the far southwest by morning.

Sunday:

Windy for all tomorrow. The rain in the southwest will gradually spread into Wales and southern England, but staying dry with sunny spells for central, northern and eastern areas.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Bank Holiday Monday will be unsettled for some southern areas, with heavy showers. Scotland and Northern Ireland likely staying dry with sunshine. Tuesday and Wednesday will be drier and brighter.

Updated: 15:35 on Sat 29 Apr 2017 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 4 May 2017 to Saturday 13 May 2017:

It will be largely fine and dry on Thursday and Friday, with bright or sunny spells likely. A few light showers are possible in the south with temperatures near average, but feeling cooler along the east coast. Then from next weekend onwards we are likely to see high pressure dominate. Easterly winds will develop, with largely dry and settled weather prevailing, and increasing amounts of sunshine. The settled weather is also likely to bring rather warm temperatures, especially during the sunnier interludes. It will feel cooler along eastern coasts however, and there will be the risk of sea fog at times here too. Some isolated showers may also be possible, mainly along the east coast. More unsettled showery conditions are also possible across the southwest later, for a time.

UK Outlook for Sunday 14 May 2017 to Sunday 28 May 2017:

Heading into the middle of May, continued dry and settled weather remains most probable. There may however be some occasional wetter interludes though, with the south most likely to see these. Temperatures are likely to remain above average for the time of year, and they will possibly become very warm at times. It will also likely continue to be drier than average.

Updated: 15:35 on Sat 29 Apr 2017 BST

Birsay Bay tide times

Sunday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 07:09 0.4
High 13:14 3
Low 19:30 0.7

Monday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 01:36 2.9
Low 08:01 0.6
High 14:15 2.8
Low 20:22 1

Tuesday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 02:35 2.7
Low 09:05 0.7
High 15:26 2.6
Low 21:27 1.2

Wednesday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 03:47 2.6
Low 10:21 0.8
High 16:51 2.4
Low 22:49 1.3

Thursday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 05:10 2.5
Low 11:41 0.9
High 18:15 2.4

Friday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 00:11 1.3
High 06:30 2.5
Low 12:51 0.8
High 19:24 2.4

Location details

Birsay Bay

Location: 59.13, -3.317
Altitude: 0.0 m above mean sea level

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