This website uses cookies. Read about how we use cookies.

Birsay Bay

  • Light shower day 16 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    12 °C

  • Sunny intervals 14 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    12 °C

Thursday (Thursday 27 July 2017)
Now 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Sunny day Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C) arrow down
13 ° 13 ° 13 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 ° 12 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 3 5 ESE 6 9 SE 10 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
E E VG
Humidity Expand
86% 86% 83%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
Moderate
UV index Expand
1 0 0
Sunrise: 04:48 Sunset: 21:50 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 28 July 2017)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 50% 80% 80% 40% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C) arrow down
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SE 10 15 SE 11 16 SE 11 16 SE 11 15 SE 11 15 SE 11 16 SE 14 22 SE 15 22 SE 15 21 SE 14 20 SSE 14 20 SSE 14 20 SSE 13 19 SSE 13 19 SSE 13 18 SSE 12 17 SE 11 16 SSE 10 16 SSE 10 16 S 8 12 S 7 10 SSE 5 9 SSE 7 9 SSE 7 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG E VG E E VG VG VG VG M VG E E VG
Humidity Expand
89% 89% 90% 92% 95% 95% 93% 88% 84% 81% 77% 71% 70% 71% 74% 77% 78% 82% 84% 91% 89% 91% 92% 93%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
Moderate
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 3 4 4 4 4 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 04:50 Sunset: 21:48 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 29 July 2017)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 40% 10% 10% 10% 30% 40% 30% 10%
Temperature (°C) arrow down
13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 13 ° 15 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 11 ° 13 ° 12 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 8 13 SSE 8 13 SSE 9 15 S 10 15 S 11 18 SSW 11 16 SSE 8 13 S 10 15 SSE 10 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
92% 91% 92% 89% 79% 81% 81% 86% 89%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
Moderate Slight
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 3 4 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:52 Sunset: 21:46 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.

Sunday (Sunday 30 July 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C) arrow down
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 13 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 10 16 SSE 11 15 SSE 9 13 SE 8 13 ESE 8 14 ESE 10 16 ESE 9 13 E 8 12
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
88% 89% 90% 84% 80% 79% 83% 93%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
Slight
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 4 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:54 Sunset: 21:44 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 31 July 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 30% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C) arrow down
13 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 12 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
12 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
E 7 11 SE 7 11 SE 6 9 S 6 11 S 7 11 S 7 11 SSW 7 11 SSW 6 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
94% 96% 92% 88% 89% 89% 91% 94%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
Slight
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 04:57 Sunset: 21:41 Moon phase: First quarter 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.

Tuesday (Tuesday 1 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C) arrow down
12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 7 10 SSW 7 9 SSW 9 12 SSW 8 12 SSW 8 11 S 9 12 SSE 9 13 SSW 9 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G VG VG G G G
Humidity Expand
94% 93% 91% 86% 85% 89% 91% 92%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
Slight Moderate Slight
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 04:59 Sunset: 21:39 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.

Wednesday (Wednesday 2 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C) arrow down
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 9 12 SW 9 13 SW 10 14 WSW 10 14 SW 10 14 WSW 11 15 W 12 16 WSW 12 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
93% 92% 92% 90% 89% 89% 88% 89%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
No Data
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:01 Sunset: 21:37 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.

< Birsay Bay last 24 hours Issued at:
  • Weather map
  • UK video forecast
Met Office 21:00, Thu
Updated 21:00 on Thu 27 Jul 2017 BST

Get detailed forecast map for Birsay Bay >

Tiree Heavy rain 56.497 -6.887
Birmingham Partly cloudy night 52.486 -1.889
Glasgow Cloudy 55.864 -4.25
Manchester Cloudy 53.479 -2.247
Brighton Partly cloudy night 50.822 -0.136
Dover Partly cloudy night 51.126 1.318
Exeter Cloudy 50.718 -3.533
Lincoln Cloudy 53.23 -0.539
Norwich Cloudy 52.63 1.299
Peterborough Clear night 52.569 -0.239
Swindon Partly cloudy night 51.556 -1.778
York Partly cloudy night 53.962 -1.079
Aberdeen Partly cloudy night 57.15 -2.093
Pembroke Partly cloudy night 51.673 -4.908
Ullapool Partly cloudy night 57.896 -5.16
Inverness Partly cloudy night 57.478 -4.223
Kendal Cloudy 54.328 -2.745
Londonderry (Derry) Cloudy 54.995 -7.323
Newtown (Powys) Partly cloudy night 52.512 -3.312
Fort William Partly cloudy night 56.82 -5.104
Belfast Heavy rain 54.596 -5.93
Caernarfon Light shower night 53.139 -4.273
Camborne Light shower night 50.212 -5.294
Cardiff Partly cloudy night 51.481 -3.178
Dumfries Cloudy 55.071 -3.604
Edinburgh Cloudy 55.953 -3.187
Lerwick Clear night 60.154 -1.143
London Partly cloudy night 51.508 -0.125
Newcastle Upon Tyne Partly cloudy night 54.978 -1.616
Pitlochry Heavy rain 56.705 -3.728
Southampton Cloudy 50.909 -1.403
Stornoway Cloudy 58.211 -6.384
Wick (Highland) Partly cloudy night 58.439 -3.092
  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional Forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Staying mainly dry.

This Evening and Tonight:

A sunny evening with any showers dying away. Mainly dry with clear spells overnight but a few light showers may affect Orkney later. Moderate southerly winds backing southeasterly this evening. Minimum temperature 11 °C.

Friday:

Most places staying dry with bright or sunny spells and just isolated showers. Feeling quite warm in the sunshine but cooler near near eastern coasts in a moderate southeasterly breeze. Maximum temperature 16 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Mainly dry throughout the period, with just the odd isolated shower possible, and plenty of sunny spells. Moderate south or southeasterly winds.

Updated: 15:01 on Thu 27 Jul 2017 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Showers in the north tonight, elsewhere mostly dry.

This Evening and Tonight:

It will be a mostly dry and breezy night, with clear spells and some scattered showers, mainly in the north and west. Cloudier with more frequent showers or longer spells of rain in the northwest, with some strong winds.

Friday:

Friday will see a mixture of sunny spells and scattered heavy showers in the north. Further south, turning cloudy, with more persistent rain moving northeast across Wales and southern England.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Generally unsettled with a mixture of sunny spells and showers throughout. Perhaps some heavy and persistent rain in the far southeast later on Saturday into Sunday.

Updated: 15:01 on Thu 27 Jul 2017 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 1 Aug 2017 to Thursday 10 Aug 2017:

Remaining unsettled with sunny spells and showers through Tuesday. The heaviest and most frequent showers affecting the north and west, with much of the south staying largely dry, with sunny spells. We are likely to see a low pressure system push in from the Atlantic on Wednesday, bringing a spell of wet and windy weather to some western parts of the United Kingdom, spreading to all parts on Thursday. Thereafter, we are likely to see a return to sunshine and showers, most frequent and heaviest in the northwest. Into the weekend and early next week, we may begin to see conditions becoming more settled across the UK, with high pressure building from the southwest, with a predominately north-westerly flow. Temperatures will generally be around normal to rather cool throughout.

UK Outlook for Friday 11 Aug 2017 to Friday 25 Aug 2017:

There are increasing signals for high pressure to build during this period, which would allow for more settled conditions across the United Kingdom, with a predominately west to north-westerly flow becoming established. However, there will still be the risk of spells of rain or showers, mainly in the north, but overall a good deal of dry weather with some sunshine, especially in the south. Temperatures generally near normal by day, but potentially rather cool at night. By the middle of August signals become mixed, with low confidence. On balance though, we are most likely to see a northwest/southeast split in weather conditions across the United Kingdom, with some rain or showers in the northwest and drier conditions with some sunshine in the southeast.

Updated: 15:01 on Thu 27 Jul 2017 BST

Location details

Birsay Bay

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

Birsay Bay tide times

Thursday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 07:18 0.4
High 13:18 2.9
Low 19:20 0.8

Friday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 01:30 3.1
Low 08:00 0.5
High 14:06 2.7
Low 19:59 1

Saturday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 02:20 2.9
Low 08:42 0.8
High 14:58 2.6
Low 20:40 1.2

Sunday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 03:14 2.7
Low 09:27 1
High 15:53 2.4
Low 21:28 1.3

Monday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 04:15 2.5
Low 10:23 1.2
High 16:56 2.3
Low 22:38 1.4

Tuesday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 05:25 2.4
Low 11:31 1.3
High 18:06 2.3

Wednesday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 00:11 1.4