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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: 0900 on Sun 22 Jan 2017

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Dry, bright start then cloudier, patchy light rain later.

Today:

Mostly dry with some bright spells, the best of these this morning. Cloud then likely to thicken with the chance of some patchy rain this afternoon, especially over Orkney although staying dry much of the day. Light southerly winds. Maximum Temperature 7 °C.

Tonight:

It will remain mostly cloudy with a little patchy light rain but again dry for much of the time. Light winds. Minimum Temperature 3 °C.

Monday:

Cloudy start with a little rain, mainly over Shetland. Sunny spells developing over Orkney during the morning and drier, brighter weather extending to Shetland during the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 6 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Mostly cloudy, windier few days. Still a lot of dry weather but some bands of rain edging in from west, not amounting to much. Strong to gale force southerly winds.

Updated at: 0334 on Sun 22 Jan 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Staying mostly settled, with some persistent fog patches developing.

Today:

Mist and fog patches will clear through the morning, to leave a bright and sunny day across the south. Elsewhere, there'll be some patchy cloud with showery outbreaks of rain in the north and west, turning to snow over hills.

Tonight:

It'll stay dry overnight with some patchy cloud. A frost will form where clear spells develop, as well as some widespread and locally dense freezing fog in the south.

Monday:

Areas of fog across central England will be slow to clear through the morning, perhaps persisting through the day in some places. Elsewhere, it'll be dry with sunny spells.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Persistent fog patches are likely again Tuesday morning. Looking ahead, it'll stay cold and dry in the south and east, but milder in the north and west with some rain.

Updated at: 0158 on Sun 22 Jan 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 26 Jan 2017 to Saturday 4 Feb 2017:

Thursday will stay dry and cold for most with sunshine in the east. It will become increasingly cloudy and windy in the north-west and heavy rain will reach Northern Ireland before the end of the day. The rain will spread into mainland UK overnight but the south-east will probably stay dry throughout Friday. This will mark a change to generally wet and windy weather over the weekend and next week. Bands of rain will cross the country, interspersed with brighter and showery interludes. It will be windy at times, with gales likely in the north-west. The heaviest rain is also likely across northern and western parts. Temperatures are likely to be mild for late January, however there is a chance that the south-east could stay drier and colder.

Updated at: 1201 on Sat 21 Jan 2017

UK Outlook for Sunday 5 Feb 2017 to Sunday 19 Feb 2017:

At the start of this period the most likely scenario is for more unsettled weather with wet and windy spells interspersed with brighter and showery interludes. This would bring gales at times, especially in the north-west. Temperatures are likely to be slightly above normal for the time of year. South-eastern parts may well stay drier and brighter. From the second week of February, confidence in the forecast reduces but there is a possibility that high pressure will return, bringing more settled weather with lighter winds and a return of overnight frost and fog. As a result, temperatures may become colder at times although the chance of very cold weather developing is considered to be low.

Updated at: 1202 on Sat 21 Jan 2017

West Sandwick Beach tide times

Sunday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 05:31 1.8
Low 11:41 1.0
High 18:05 1.8
Low 23:58 0.9

Monday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 06:39 1.9
Low 12:49 0.9
High 19:10 1.9

Tuesday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 00:55 0.8
High 07:32 2.0
Low 13:38 0.8
High 20:01 2.0

Wednesday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 01:41 0.8
High 08:15 2.1
Low 14:17 0.7
High 20:44 2.1

Thursday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 02:21 0.7
High 08:52 2.2
Low 14:52 0.6
High 21:22 2.1

Friday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 02:59 0.7
High 09:28 2.3
Low 15:28 0.5
High 21:59 2.2

Tide times for the next five days.

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for West Sandwick Beach

West Sandwick Beach West Sandwick Beach – Cloudy 60.5827 -1.1869
Kirkwall Kirkwall – Overcast 58.985 -2.9607
Wick (Highland) Wick (Highland) – Cloudy 58.4392 -3.0922
Durness Durness – Cloudy 58.567 -4.75
Lairg Lairg – Cloudy 58.0223 -4.401
Aberlour Aberlour – Cloudy 57.4751 -3.2155
Ullapool Ullapool – Cloudy 57.8956 -5.16
Aberdeen Aberdeen – Cloudy 57.1498 -2.0927
Stornoway Stornoway – Overcast 58.2111 -6.3842
Craig Craig – Cloudy 57.4889 -5.2754
Portree Portree – Overcast 57.4127 -6.1949
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Overcast 56.7045 -3.7283
Dundee Dundee – Overcast 56.4621 -2.9692
Fort William Fort William – Overcast 56.8199 -5.104
Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport – Cloudy 57.4836 -7.3599
Strathyre Strathyre – Fog 56.3257 -4.3234
Edinburgh Edinburgh – Overcast 55.9533 -3.1868
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed – Overcast 55.7702 -2.0038
Glasgow Glasgow – Overcast 55.8643 -4.2505

Location Details

West Sandwick Beach

Location: 60.5827, -1.1869

Altitude: 0.0 m above mean sea level

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