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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: 0300 on Fri 30 Sep 2016

Forecast summary

  • Regional
  • 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 Tuesday 4 Oct 2016 to Thursday 13 Oct 2016:

Dry and bright through the middle part of the week in the east and south, however windy and cloudy across northern and western parts with outbreaks of rain, perhaps turning heavy and persistent. Through the remainder of the period, changeable conditions are likely in the northwest with stronger winds and showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed with drier, brighter periods. Eastern and southeastern parts should see more prolonged drier and brighter spells, though even here some rain is possible at times, but mostly light. Temperatures generally above normal in the east and southeast, with a warm feel at times. In the northwest temperatures will probably be a little above average, but in the wind and rain it will feel quite cool.

Updated at: 1202 on Thu 29 Sep 2016

UK Outlook for Friday 14 Oct 2016 to Friday 28 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, intermixed with some drier interludes. Further south and southeast there is a greater likelihood of drier, brighter weather with a low possibility of more prolonged settled spells here. Temperatures will vary through the period, but 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: 1202 on Thu 29 Sep 2016

West Voe Sands (Beach) tide times

Friday's tide times

(local port - Sumburgh (Grutness Voe))

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 05:16 0.4
High 11:42 1.8
Low 17:28 0.5
High 23:53 1.9

Saturday's tide times

(local port - Sumburgh (Grutness Voe))

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 05:49 0.4
High 12:15 1.9
Low 18:00 0.5

Sunday's tide times

(local port - Sumburgh (Grutness Voe))

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 00:26 1.9
Low 06:19 0.4
High 12:45 1.9
Low 18:30 0.5

Monday's tide times

(local port - Sumburgh (Grutness Voe))

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 00:57 1.9
Low 06:49 0.5
High 13:13 1.9
Low 19:00 0.5

Tuesday's tide times

(local port - Sumburgh (Grutness Voe))

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 01:27 1.9
Low 07:18 0.5
High 13:41 1.8
Low 19:30 0.6

Wednesday's tide times

(local port - Sumburgh (Grutness Voe))

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 01:57 1.8
Low 07:48 0.6
High 14:09 1.8
Low 20:02 0.6

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