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Birsay Bay

  • Sunny day 15 °C

    10 °C

  • Overcast 14 °C

    13 °C

  • Heavy rain 15 °C

    13 °C

  • Light rain 14 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    13 °C

Monday (Monday 21 August 2017)
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Warnings
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SSE 3 5 SE 2 3 NE 3 4 NE 7 8 ENE 9 11 E 10 13 E 11 14 E 10 13 E 11 14 E 11 15 ESE 11 14 ESE 11 15 ESE 11 17 ESE 11 18 ESE 12 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG E E VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
82% 77% 70% 66% 64% 64% 63% 63% 64% 67% 72% 79% 86% 87% 89%
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Moderate Slight
UV index Expand
2 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:44 Sunset: 20:47 Moon phase: New 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.

Tuesday (Tuesday 22 August 2017)
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Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 12 18 ESE 12 19 ESE 13 20 ESE 13 20 ESE 13 20 ESE 14 21 ESE 14 22 ESE 15 22 ESE 16 23 ESE 18 25 ESE 18 26 ESE 19 27 ESE 19 28 ESE 20 28 ESE 20 29 ESE 20 29 ESE 20 28 ESE 19 28 ESE 19 28 ESE 19 28 ESE 19 28 ESE 19 28 ESE 19 28 ESE 19 28
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 VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
89% 88% 90% 89% 89% 89% 88% 84% 81% 77% 76% 75% 76% 77% 79% 80% 83% 84% 85% 85% 86% 87% 89% 90%
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UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:47 Sunset: 20:44 Moon phase: New 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 (Wednesday 23 August 2017)
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Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light rain
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 20 29 ESE 20 29 ESE 20 29 ESE 20 30 ESE 21 31 ESE 21 31 SE 19 27 SSE 13 18 SW 13 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G M M M M M M G
Humidity Expand
92% 94% 96% 96% 93% 92% 93% 96% 96%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
Slight
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0
Sunrise: 05:49 Sunset: 20:42 Moon phase: New 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.

Thursday (Thursday 24 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light rain Light rain Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 12 17 WSW 13 17 NNE 14 20 NNE 16 23 N 16 24 NNE 17 25 NNE 17 24 NNE 15 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Humidity Expand
96% 95% 94% 91% 89% 89% 87% 85%
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Slight Moderate Slight
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 2 1 1 0
Sunrise: 05:51 Sunset: 20:39 Moon phase: New 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.

Friday (Friday 25 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
N 12 16 ENE 12 16 E 11 16 ENE 11 16 ENE 10 16 ENE 11 17 ENE 10 15 ENE 10 14
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
85% 85% 83% 77% 75% 74% 78% 81%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
Slight
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:54 Sunset: 20:36 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.

Saturday (Saturday 26 August 2017)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ENE 8 11 NE 9 13 NNE 9 14 ENE 11 15 SSW 11 16 SSW 11 16 SSW 12 17 SSW 14 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M VG G VG VG VG G G
Humidity Expand
83% 77% 77% 77% 77% 78% 81% 84%
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Slight
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 3 1 1 0
Sunrise: 05:56 Sunset: 20:33 Moon phase: Waxing crescent

∗ 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 27 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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Temperature (°C) arrow down
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 15 20 SSW 16 22 SSW 17 24 SSW 18 25 SSW 18 25 S 18 25 S 19 25 SSW 18 25
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
86% 86% 87% 87% 86% 86% 87% 87%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
No Data
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 2 1 1 0
Sunrise: 05:58 Sunset: 20:30 Moon phase: Waxing crescent

∗ 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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Updated 09:00 on Mon 21 Aug 2017 BST

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

Regional Forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Mainly dry and bright.

Today:

Orkney will be dry with some sunshine and light winds. Shetland also mainly dry with sunny spells but still one or two light showers here with a moderate northwesterly breeze. Maximum temperature 15 °C.

Tonight:

Any light showers across Shetland dying out this evening. Otherwise dry with some lengthy clear periods. Freshening southeasterly wind across Orkney, light winds across Shetland where it will rather chilly. Minimum temperature 8 °C.

Tuesday:

Dry and quite sunny across Shetland. Orkney will be dry although becoming cloudy after a bright start. Brisk southeasterly winds across Orkney. Maximum temperature 15 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Becoming unsettled and rather windy with rain extending northwards on Wednesday and Thursday, perhaps prolonged and occasionally heavy. Drier on Friday.

Updated: 03:15 on Mon 21 Aug 2017 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Rain in the northwest, bright and warm elsewhere.

Today:

Starting bright in the east and remaining so in the far northeast, whilst rain pushes into the northwest, this turning heavy and persistent in places. Elsewhere, rather cloudy with drizzle at first, but brighter later and turning warm and humid.

Tonight:

Rain, heavy at times, slowly moving north-eastwards across Scotland, but staying dry in the far northeast. Largely cloudy and humid elsewhere with widespread hill and coastal fog.

Tuesday:

Rain across Scotland fizzling out, but further heavy and thundery rain spreading into Northern Ireland and western Scotland. Brighter elsewhere with a few showers. Turning very warm in the south.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Changeable and turning fresher with showers or longer spells of rain, these heaviest and most frequent in the north and west. Very warm and dry across the southeast on Wednesday.

Updated: 02:05 on Mon 21 Aug 2017 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 25 Aug 2017 to Sunday 3 Sep 2017:

Friday and the subsequent bank holiday weekend will stay changeable, with heavy showers or longer spells of rain, particularly in the north and west. However, parts of the south and east may stay mainly dry with some sunny spells. Temperatures will be around normal in most parts, but probably above average in the southeast, bringing a chance of a few thundery showers. It will be windy at times, especially in the north, with a risk of gales here. Into the following week, there remains a lot of uncertainty, although we may continue to see spells of wet and windy weather, particularly in the northwest, with drier spells, mainly in the south. Temperatures will probably be near normal, though perhaps rather warm at times in the south.

UK Outlook for Monday 4 Sep 2017 to Monday 18 Sep 2017:

In the first half of September, we are most likely to see changeable weather conditions featuring across the United Kingdom. However, there will be some dry and fine weather at times too. On balance spells of rain and strong winds are likely to dominate in the north and west, with drier and brighter weather more common in the south and east. Temperatures will probably remain close to normal for the time of year in most parts, though they may become warm or very warm at times in the south.

Updated: 02:05 on Mon 21 Aug 2017 BST

Location details

Birsay Bay

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

Birsay Bay tide times

Monday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 03:57 0.4
High 09:59 3.1
Low 16:11 0.7
High 22:12 3.3

Tuesday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 04:44 0.3
High 10:40 3.1
Low 16:55 0.6
High 22:52 3.4

Wednesday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 05:28 0.2
High 11:22 3.1
Low 17:36 0.6
High 23:35 3.4

Thursday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 06:09 0.3
High 12:04 3.1
Low 18:15 0.7

Friday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 00:15 3.3
Low 06:48 0.4
High 12:45 3
Low 18:51 0.8

Saturday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 00:58 3.1
Low 07:23 0.6
High 13:25 2.8
Low 19:26 0.9

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