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Friday   (30 September 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.

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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: 1200 on Fri 30 Sep 2016

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Mainly cloudy with heavy showers. Strong winds gradually easing.

Today:

Mainly cloudy, with showers, occasionally heavy and merging together into longer spells of rain, especially for Orkney. Showers easing a little for Shetland in the afternoon, with bright spells possible. Strong westerly winds, easing through the day. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

Tonight:

Showers continuing over Orkney, so staying mainly cloudy here. Drier over Shetland with some clear spells developing. Winds continuing to ease. Minimum Temperature 5 °C.

Saturday:

Scattered showers and bright spells, the showers most likely over Orkney. The best bright spells likely over Shetland. Mainly light winds. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

A few lingering showers on Sunday, but mainly dry with some sunshine. Staying dry on Monday, but southerly winds strengthening later with some rain spreading from the west on Tuesday.

Updated at: 0426 on Fri 30 Sep 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunshine and occasional heavy, sometimes thundery showers today.

Today:

A chilly start for some this morning, followed by a day of sunshine and showers. Some of the showers may turn heavy with the risk of hail and thunder. Breezy too, with the best of the brightness in the east.

Tonight:

Showers tending to die away in the north and east leaving another chilly night here. Elsewhere, showers continuing for some, with more persistent showery rain arriving from the southwest later.

Saturday:

Mostly dry in the north with spells of sunshine and isolated showers for some. Meanwhile, further showery rain to come for the south with some heavy and thundery bursts possible.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Dry with plenty of sunshine on Sunday. Remaining fine and dry in the south and east on Monday and Tuesday, though turning wet and windy in the north and west.

Updated at: 0400 on Fri 30 Sep 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 5 Oct 2016 to Friday 14 Oct 2016:

Dry and bright for many areas to end the working week with some warm sunshine by day, however nights will turn chilly under clear skies with a risk of fog and local grass frost. More unsettled weather with rain and stronger winds will probably return to northern and western parts by the weekend, however some southeastern areas could remain fine until the start of the new week. Thereafter a changeable weather pattern is expected to dominate across all areas, most unsettled, wet and windy in the northwest, while southeastern parts will see drier, calmer conditions with only infrequent spells of rain. Temperatures are generally expected to be above average, but feeling cooler in wet and windy spells, and with some chilly nights where skies stay clear.

Updated at: 1251 on Fri 30 Sep 2016

UK Outlook for Saturday 15 Oct 2016 to Saturday 29 Oct 2016:

There is currently low confidence for the forecast during the second half of October, however the most likely scenario is for changeable conditions to dominate across most parts. The north and northwest are likely to see the most unsettled weather, with strong winds and showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed with some drier interludes. Further south and southeast there is a greater likelihood of drier, brighter weather, although still with the risk of some rain at times. Temperatures will vary through the period, probably averaging out slightly above normal for the time of year, though with an increasing risk of overnight frost in the more settled spells, especially in the north.

Updated at: 1251 on Fri 30 Sep 2016

Birsay Bay tide times

Friday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 03:56 0.6
High 10:00 3.0
Low 16:05 0.9
High 22:10 3.2

Saturday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 04:30 0.6
High 10:31 3.0
Low 16:40 0.8
High 22:42 3.2

Sunday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 05:05 0.6
High 11:01 3.0
Low 17:15 0.8
High 23:15 3.1

Monday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 05:38 0.6
High 11:32 3.0
Low 17:49 0.8
High 23:48 3.1

Tuesday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 06:11 0.7
High 12:04 3.0
Low 18:21 0.9

Wednesday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 00:22 3.0
Low 06:41 0.9
High 12:38 2.9
Low 18:52 1.0

Tide times for the next five days.

Weather map

Fri 1300

Weather forecast map for Birsay Bay

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