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Birsay Bay

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    10 °C

  • Light rain 12 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 12 °C

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  • Sunny intervals 12 °C

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  • Cloudy 12 °C

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  • Cloudy 13 °C

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Wednesday (Wednesday 28 June 2017)
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Sunrise: 04:02 Sunset: 22:31 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2

∗ 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 (Thursday 29 June 2017)
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Sunrise: 04:02 Sunset: 22:31 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2

∗ 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 (Friday 30 June 2017)
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Sunrise: 04:03 Sunset: 22:30 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2

∗ 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 (Saturday 1 July 2017)
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Sunrise: 04:04 Sunset: 22:29 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2

∗ 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 (Sunday 2 July 2017)
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Sunrise: 04:05 Sunset: 22:29 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2

∗ 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 (Monday 3 July 2017)
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Sunrise: 04:06 Sunset: 22:28 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.

Tuesday (Tuesday 4 July 2017)
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Sunrise: 04:07 Sunset: 22:27 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:

Dry on Wednesday with some sunshine.

Today:

Any spots of rain over Orkney at first soon dying out. Otherwise a dry day with sunshine over Shetland extending to Orkney by the afternoon. Light northeasterly breeze. Maximum temperature 13 °C.

Tonight:

Dry with some sunny spells this evening, followed by clear spells. Some thicker cloud will arrive across Orkney later in the night. Minimum temperature 8 °C.

Thursday:

A dry, bright day across Shetland with some thicker cloud in south later in the day. Dry bright morning in Orkney but cloudier with patchy rain later. Fresh northeast winds. Maximum temperature 14 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

A dry but fairly cloudy Friday with some sunny spells later. Some rain for a time on Saturday afternoon, clearing then to a scattering of showers. Becoming windy later.

Updated: 01:11 on Wed 28 Jun 2017 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Staying changeable with spells of rain, drier for the weekend.

Today:

A largely wet and dull start to the day for much of England and Wales as rain slowly moves into Northern England by the afternoon. Drier elsewhere with perhaps some rain in Northern Ireland. Feeling cool. Breezy in east.

Tonight:

Rain from today will gradually move northwards into Scotland, with some further outbreaks for Southwest England. Drier elsewhere but remaining largely cloudy with showers in the southeast possible.

Thursday:

Drier with lighter winds for much of England and Wales, although thundery showers are possible later in the south. Windy in north with spells of rain, making it feel chilly.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Further rain for England Friday, but after a changeable week, it looks like the weekend will turn drier for many with some sunny spells, although some rain in the northwest.

Updated: 03:37 on Wed 28 Jun 2017 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 2 Jul 2017 to Tuesday 11 Jul 2017:

Changeable on Sunday, with cloud and outbreaks of rain, along with heavy showers in the north. Breezy too, but there will be also some sunshine. More settled on Monday, with any showers confined to the far north. Changeable conditions will return thereafter, with showers or longer spells of rain, though there will be some drier and brighter spells too, most likely in the south and east. However, even here there is a risk of thunder at times. Showers are likely to be heavier in the northwest, perhaps turning thundery at times. Sometimes windy, especially in the north and west with the risk of local gales here. Temperatures are expected to stay near the seasonal average, occasionally warm in the east, but locally rather cool in the west.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 12 Jul 2017 to Wednesday 26 Jul 2017:

The changeable weather is likely to continue in the north at first, bringing further showers or longer spells of rain, especially in the north, with only brief bright or sunny spells in between, with these most likely in the south. However, drier and warmer spells are likely to become more prevalent in the south and these may spread further north as we head into the second half of July.

Updated: 03:37 on Wed 28 Jun 2017 BST

Birsay Bay tide times

Wednesday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 01:03 3.1
Low 07:42 0.4
High 13:44 2.8
Low 19:47 0.9

Thursday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 01:58 3
Low 08:32 0.5
High 14:43 2.7
Low 20:33 1.1

Friday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 02:55 2.8
Low 09:25 0.7
High 15:45 2.5
Low 21:25 1.2

Saturday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 03:59 2.7
Low 10:24 0.9
High 16:50 2.4
Low 22:29 1.3

Sunday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 05:07 2.5
Low 11:25 1
High 17:56 2.3
Low 23:45 1.4

Monday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 06:16 2.4
Low 12:27 1.1
High 18:59 2.4

Tuesday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 00:55 1.3

Location details

Birsay Bay

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

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