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West Voe Sands (Beach)

  • Heavy shower day 6 °C

    1 °C

  • Cloudy 7 °C

    5 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    5 °C

  • Sunny intervals 8 °C

    5 °C

  • Sunny intervals 8 °C

    6 °C

  • Sunny intervals 9 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny day 10 °C

    7 °C

Tuesday (25 April 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:21 Sunset: 20:47 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 (26 April 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:18 Sunset: 20:49 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 (27 April 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:16 Sunset: 20:51 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 (28 April 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:13 Sunset: 20:54 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 4

∗ 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 (29 April 2017)
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SE 12 17 SE 11 16 SE 13 19 SE 16 24 SE 18 28 SE 19 28 SE 18 26 SE 17 25
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UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:10 Sunset: 20:56 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 (30 April 2017)
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ESE 17 24 ESE 16 24 ESE 17 25 ESE 18 26 ESE 18 27 ESE 18 26 ESE 18 26 ESE 17 25
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80% 81% 78% 73% 71% 73% 74% 78%
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Moderate
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0 0 1 3 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:07 Sunset: 20:59 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.

Monday (1 May 2017)
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Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG G G VG VG VG
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81% 80% 79% 76% 74% 75% 77% 80%
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No Data
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0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:05 Sunset: 21:01 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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Forecast Summary

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

Regional Forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Cold with wintry showers.

This Evening and Tonight:

Wintry showers will continue with occasional clear spells. Some lying snow possible over higher ground with icy patches in shelter. The northerly winds will become strong to gale force. Minimum temperature 0 °C.

Tuesday:

Wintry showers and occasional bright or sunny spells. Feeling cold or very cold in the strong to gale force northerly winds, these moderating later over Orkney. Maximum temperature 7 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

The winds will ease and the showers become well scattered on Wednesday with sunny spells. Bright with occasional showers Thursday and Friday, winds turning into the southwest later.

Updated: 15:29 on Mon 24 Apr 2017 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Becoming much colder, with wintry showers initially

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain in the far south will soon clear leaving a clear and frosty night for many. Wintry showers will continue in Scotland and spread down the east coast of England. A few showers will affect Wales and the West Midlands.

Tuesday:

Heavy showers will spread southwards to all areas, bringing hail to the south, and sleet or snow in the north. A strong northerly wind will make it feel chilly everywhere.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Wednesday will be cold for most with more wintry showers in the south, but less cold in Scotland. Showers and wind will decrease on Thursday, and die down by Friday.

Updated: 14:58 on Mon 24 Apr 2017 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 29 Apr 2017 to Monday 8 May 2017:

Saturday is likely to be mainly dry and bright with temperatures less cold than recently, though it will still be rather cool for the time of year. However, rain is likely overnight in the far north and west and this may well spread across the rest of the UK on Sunday, with the best chance of drier weather in the east. There may be some further rain around on Bank Holiday Monday, but also some drier and brighter spells. As we move into the first week of May, we're expecting more settled weather to become established, with temperatures rising significantly giving us a warm week, perhaps very warm in some parts. The dry and settled weather is likely to last to the end of this period.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 9 May 2017 to Tuesday 23 May 2017:

High pressure appears more likely to be dominant in the second week of May meaning that below average rainfall is most probable during this time. However, there is a chance of less settled conditions at times, especially across southern and southwestern areas. Temperatures are likely to be above average for the time of year with a chance of some very warm weather at times, with limited risk of frost. The forecast for the third week is less certain, though on balance, we might expect these settled and warmer than average conditions to continue.

Updated: 14:58 on Mon 24 Apr 2017 BST

West Voe Sands (Beach) tide times

Tuesday's tide times

(local port - Sumburgh (Grutness Voe))

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 04:41 0.4
High 10:55 1.8
Low 17:03 0.2
High 23:27 1.8

Wednesday's tide times

(local port - Sumburgh (Grutness Voe))

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 05:21 0.3
High 11:39 1.9
Low 17:43 0.2

Thursday's tide times

(local port - Sumburgh (Grutness Voe))

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 00:09 1.9
Low 06:02 0.2
High 12:24 1.9
Low 18:25 0.2

Friday's tide times

(local port - Sumburgh (Grutness Voe))

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 00:51 1.9
Low 06:45 0.2
High 13:11 1.9
Low 19:09 0.2

Saturday's tide times

(local port - Sumburgh (Grutness Voe))

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 01:35 1.9
Low 07:30 0.2
High 14:00 1.9
Low 19:53 0.3

Sunday's tide times

(local port - Sumburgh (Grutness Voe))

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 02:21 1.8
Low 08:18 0.3
High 14:54 1.8
Low 20:42 0.4

Location details

West Voe Sands (Beach)

Location: 59.875, -1.295
Altitude: 0.0 m above mean sea level

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