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Tuesday   (17 January 2017)
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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.

Wednesday   (18 January 2017)
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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: 0000 on Tue 17 Jan 2017

Forecast summary

  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Cloudy with a little rain at times.

This Evening and Tonight:

A cloudy and misty evening and night with patchy light rain or drizzle and a risk of fog patches, especially across western parts of both Orkney and Shetland. Mild with occasionally fresh southwesterly winds. Minimum Temperature 8 °C.

Tuesday:

Rain and low cloud will clear away through the morning to leave the rest of the day mainly dry with a little brightness. Continuing mild with southwesterly winds strengthening later. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Mild and occasionally strong west or southwesterly winds will bring some occasional rain, mainly across Shetland. Some brightness across Orkney at times.

Updated at: 1458 on Mon 16 Jan 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly cloudy with some rain and drizzle.

This Evening and Tonight:

It will stay cloudy and damp tonight, especially in the northwest. There will be low cloud and hill fog but clear spells and frosts are likely in southeast England.

Tuesday:

Tomorrow will be a mostly cloudy day, with some rain across central and northern England but it'll stay dry for many. Cold, bright conditions in south-eastern areas of England.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Largely cloudy with some outbreaks of light rain at times. Drier and brighter at times in the south and northeast. Mild in the northwest, cold in the southeast.

Updated at: 1504 on Mon 16 Jan 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 21 Jan 2017 to Monday 30 Jan 2017:

The current week is set to end with a continuation of high pressure across the UK. The south east and central areas will tend to turn colder and brighter through the weekend, and this brings a risk of overnight frosts and fog. Into the next working week, more unsettled conditions are likely to spread into the far north and west which will bring some spells of rain at times here. The unsettled and at times windy conditions are likely to spread south and east through the week, which will bring milder conditions to all and outbreaks of rain at times across the country. The bulk of the rain is likely to be in the west.

Updated at: 1201 on Mon 16 Jan 2017

UK Outlook for Monday 30 Jan 2017 to Monday 13 Feb 2017:

Looking ahead to the start of February the most likely scenario is that Atlantic low pressure systems will bring spells of wet weather to all at times, though these will be interspersed with drier and brighter interludes. Temperatures will generally be around average for this time of year, though it will turn milder again at times. However, there is possibility that an area of high pressure will become dominant again, especially into the second week of February, which could give colder, more settled conditions for all with the return of overnight frost and patches of freezing fog.

Updated at: 1200 on Mon 16 Jan 2017

West Voe Sands (Beach) tide times

Tuesday's tide times

(local port - Sumburgh (Grutness Voe))

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 02:14 1.7
Low 07:52 0.6
High 14:24 1.9
Low 20:29 0.5

Wednesday's tide times

(local port - Sumburgh (Grutness Voe))

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 02:55 1.6
Low 08:34 0.7
High 15:07 1.7
Low 21:16 0.6

Thursday's tide times

(local port - Sumburgh (Grutness Voe))

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 03:39 1.5
Low 09:22 0.8
High 15:54 1.6
Low 22:08 0.7

Friday's tide times

(local port - Sumburgh (Grutness Voe))

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 04:29 1.4
Low 10:23 0.8
High 16:48 1.5
Low 23:11 0.8

Saturday's tide times

(local port - Sumburgh (Grutness Voe))

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 05:27 1.4
Low 11:44 0.9
High 17:55 1.4

Sunday's tide times

(local port - Sumburgh (Grutness Voe))

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 00:20 0.8
High 06:38 1.4
Low 13:09 0.8
High 19:12 1.4

Tide times for the next five days.

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for West Voe Sands (Beach)

West Voe Sands (Beach) West Voe Sands (Beach) – Fog 59.8753 -1.2947
Kirkwall Kirkwall – Cloudy 58.985 -2.9607
Wick (Highland) Wick (Highland) – Cloudy 58.4392 -3.0922
Durness Durness – Overcast 58.567 -4.75
Lairg Lairg – Cloudy 58.0223 -4.401
Aberlour Aberlour – Cloudy 57.4751 -3.2155
Aberdeen Aberdeen – Cloudy 57.1498 -2.0927
Ullapool Ullapool – Cloudy 57.8956 -5.16
Stornoway Stornoway – Overcast 58.2111 -6.3842
Craig Craig – Light rain 57.4889 -5.2754
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Mist 56.7045 -3.7283
Dundee Dundee – Cloudy 56.4621 -2.9692
Portree Portree – Light rain 57.4127 -6.1949
Fort William Fort William – Overcast 56.8199 -5.104
Strathyre Strathyre – Fog 56.3257 -4.3234
Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport – Heavy rain 57.4836 -7.3599
Edinburgh Edinburgh – Cloudy 55.9533 -3.1868
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed – Heavy shower night 55.7702 -2.0038
Glasgow Glasgow – Overcast 55.8643 -4.2505

Location Details

West Voe Sands (Beach)

Location: 59.8753, -1.2947

Altitude: 0.0 m above mean sea level

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