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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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* 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: 1900 on Sun 4 Dec 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Orkney fine and dry, chance of showers for Shetland.

This Evening and Tonight:

Variable cloud and some clear spells the best of these across Orkney where it will become quite cold with the chance of a frost. Cloudier over northern Orkney and Shetland with a few showers. Minimum Temperature 2 °C.

Monday:

Much of Orkney dry with some good spells of sunshine. Still rather cloudy at times across Shetland with isolated showers but some brighter spells too. Light winds. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Dry for most of Tuesday though rain and wind in the evening. Unsettled on Wednesday and Thursday with some rain at times. Gales likely on Thursday.

Updated at: 1515 on Sun 4 Dec 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Foggy night for many, with widespread frost in the north.

This Evening and Tonight:

Largely clear skies across northern and central areas mean widespread frost and some freezing fog patches are going to develop here. Low cloud and hill fog will develop across the south and south-west, where it will turn less cold.

Monday:

Another rather cold day for most. Sunny spells towards the north and east. Cloudier with hill fog in the south and west, and milder in the far south and west.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Milder than of late with rain and strong winds at times, particularly in the north and west. Towards the south-east it should remain drier, but some rain is still possible.

Updated at: 1431 on Sun 4 Dec 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 9 Dec 2016 to Sunday 18 Dec 2016:

After a bright start in the north/north-east on Friday, it is likely to turn cloudier as rain and strong winds spread from the west across all parts. The rain may linger in the south next Saturday but it should be drier and brighter in the north. There are then likely to be further periods of wet and windy weather through the following week. The most unsettled conditions are expected in the north-west with drier and brighter weather for southern and eastern areas. The somewhat changeable weather is then likely to be replaced by more settled conditions by the end of the period. Temperatures are also likely to return closer to normal for the middle of December, after something of a milder period.

Updated at: 1153 on Sun 4 Dec 2016

UK Outlook for Monday 19 Dec 2016 to Monday 2 Jan 2017:

Whilst there is some uncertainty, it is most likely that high pressure is going to build through the second half of December, and so the weather should be more settled across the UK. If the pressure does build, then we can expect drier than average conditions for most areas with lighter winds. Temperatures are also then likely to be below average with an increased risk of frost and fog, especially where skies remain clear overnight. There is the potential for some more unsettled periods, but these look less likely.

Updated at: 1153 on Sun 4 Dec 2016

West Voe Sands (Beach) tide times

Sunday's tide times

(local port - Sumburgh (Grutness Voe))

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 01:30 1.7
Low 07:12 0.7
High 13:30 1.8
Low 19:46 0.6

Monday's tide times

(local port - Sumburgh (Grutness Voe))

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 02:16 1.6
Low 07:56 0.8
High 14:15 1.7
Low 20:35 0.7

Tuesday's tide times

(local port - Sumburgh (Grutness Voe))

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 03:09 1.6
Low 08:49 0.8
High 15:09 1.7
Low 21:35 0.7

Wednesday's tide times

(local port - Sumburgh (Grutness Voe))

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 04:12 1.5
Low 09:55 0.8
High 16:16 1.6
Low 22:48 0.7

Thursday's tide times

(local port - Sumburgh (Grutness Voe))

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 05:19 1.5
Low 11:16 0.8
High 17:27 1.6

Friday's tide times

(local port - Sumburgh (Grutness Voe))

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 00:03 0.6
High 06:27 1.6
Low 12:34 0.8
High 18:38 1.7

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