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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: 2300 on Wed 22 Feb 2017

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Winds and showers continuing to ease tonight. Fair tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Becoming mostly dry with clear spells across Shetland, with a touch of frost. Scattered heavy showers will remain across Orkney gradually dying away towards dawn. Light winds. Minimum Temperature 0 °C.

Thursday:

A few showers across Orkney, otherwise mostly dry and bright with best of sunshine across Shetland. Winds remaining fairly light. Maximum Temperature 4 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Cold with a few wintry showers on Friday. Cloudy Saturday with rain spreading from west, this heavy in places. Scattered showers or longer spells of rain on Sunday. Occasionally windy.

Updated at: 1438 on Wed 22 Feb 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Storm Doris brings a period of very unsettled weather

This Evening and Tonight:

A broad band of rain will spread across much of the UK with persistent heavy rain particularly in Northern Ireland. Significant snowfall is likely for northern England and Scottish borders, with south-western areas becoming very windy in the early hours.

Thursday:

Storm Doris will bring widespread gales to England and Wales, these severe in central areas and exposed coasts. Squally showers further south, and significant snowfall for the Scottish borders.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Feeling cooler but drier Friday with bright spells, rain arriving in the west later. Turning more unsettled with further rain particularly in the northwest, and strong winds over the weekend.

Updated at: 1406 on Wed 22 Feb 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 27 Feb 2017 to Wednesday 8 Mar 2017:

A fairly unsettled picture is likely at first, as further weather systems affect the UK from the Atlantic. Showery spells could affect many areas, particularly in the north-west where these may be thundery at times and could bring snow to higher ground, and even lower levels further north. Milder, cloudier weather is likely to be more prevalent further south and east at first, but all areas are likely to turn colder by the mid-week with an increasing risk of overnight frost. The changeable Atlantic influence is likely to remain in place as we go into March, with cloudy spells accompanied by rain and strong winds at times, falling as snow further north. There is a smaller likelihood of more settled conditions with overnight fog and frost by early March.

Updated at: 1226 on Wed 22 Feb 2017

UK Outlook for Thursday 9 Mar 2017 to Thursday 23 Mar 2017:

For March there is a fair amount of uncertainty, but the weather is most likely to be unsettled at first. There will be spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed with brighter and showery conditions with some snow possible across the north of the UK. There will, however, also be some drier and brighter spells, particularly in the south and east where we may see some local frost and fog at times overnight. Temperatures are expected to be around average for the time of year but there remains a small chance of seeing a more prolonged cold spell, if settled conditions were to develop more widely. This is more likely later in the period.

Updated at: 1227 on Wed 22 Feb 2017

West Voe Sands (Beach) tide times

Thursday's tide times

(local port - Sumburgh (Grutness Voe))

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 02:40 0.7
High 08:53 1.5
Low 15:15 0.6
High 21:28 1.5

Friday's tide times

(local port - Sumburgh (Grutness Voe))

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 03:22 0.6
High 09:35 1.6
Low 15:50 0.5
High 22:07 1.6

Saturday's tide times

(local port - Sumburgh (Grutness Voe))

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 03:59 0.6
High 10:12 1.8
Low 16:23 0.4
High 22:45 1.7

Sunday's tide times

(local port - Sumburgh (Grutness Voe))

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 04:34 0.5
High 10:51 1.9
Low 16:57 0.3
High 23:24 1.8

Monday's tide times

(local port - Sumburgh (Grutness Voe))

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 05:09 0.4
High 11:28 1.9
Low 17:33 0.2

Tuesday's tide times

(local port - Sumburgh (Grutness Voe))

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 00:01 1.8
Low 05:45 0.3
High 12:06 2.0
Low 18:11 0.2

Tide times for the next five days.

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Weather forecast map for West Voe Sands (Beach)

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