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Saturday   (03 December 2016)
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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.

Sunday   (04 December 2016)
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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.

Friday   (09 December 2016)
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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: 0100 on Sat 3 Dec 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Mainly dry with some clear or sunny spells.

This Evening and Tonight:

A rather cloudy evening and night, although there will be some clearer spells around. Most places will be dry although a few light showers are possible, more especially across Shetland. Winds will be a mainly light southwesterly. Minimum Temperature 2 °C.

Saturday:

A bright day with a few sunny spells around. For most it will be dry however the odd light shower is possible. Occasionally moderate southwesterly breeze. Maximum Temperature 9 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Mainly dry and settled, although the odd light shower possible. Cloud amounts will vary, but some sunny or clear spells are expected. Winds mostly light, possibly freshening on Tuesday.

Updated at: 1438 on Fri 2 Dec 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Largely dry with sunny spells.

Today:

Many places will be dry today. It will be cloudy for most this morning but by the afternoon there will be some sunshine. Scattered showers will linger in the west and southwest though and it'll be breezy in the southwest.

Tonight:

It'll stay dry for most tonight with clear spells developing. The north will be cloudier and many places will be frosty away from the southwest, with fog in the northeast.

Sunday:

Sunday will start frosty for many. It will be a fine and dry day though, with plenty of long sunny spells, but it will be windy in the southwest.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

It'll turn cloudy and damp from the west on Monday, but it will become milder. Patchy rain will affect most on Tuesday, with heavier rain in the northwest on Wednesday.

Updated at: 0021 on Sat 3 Dec 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 7 Dec 2016 to Friday 16 Dec 2016:

On Wednesday, wet and windy weather will arrive in Northern Ireland, western Scotland, north-west England and North Wales and gradually spread further south and east. As it does so, the wind and rain will gradually ease so the south-east may well stay dry during Wednesday. The wet weather is likely to edge further southwards at times so there is likely to be a spell of wetter and breezier weather even in the south-east for a time. It will become significantly milder across the country with much less frost than recently. Into the next week, this milder, wetter and windier theme is likely to continue, but in general, winds will be stronger and rain will be heavier in the north-west, whereas the south-east will stay drier and quieter.

Updated at: 1224 on Fri 2 Dec 2016

UK Outlook for Saturday 17 Dec 2016 to Saturday 31 Dec 2016:

After a milder, rather unsettled interlude in the middle of the month especially in the north, more settled weather may return as high pressure builds in for the second half of December, and re-establishes more widely across the UK. However, this build of pressure is quite uncertain. If it happens, it would bring drier than average conditions again for most areas with lighter winds and an increased risk of local frost and fog, especially where skies remain clear overnight. On balance, unsettled spells look slightly less likely and temperatures will probably be generally colder than average.

Updated at: 1225 on Fri 2 Dec 2016

West Sandwick Beach tide times

Saturday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 05:19 0.8
High 11:43 2.4
Low 17:49 0.7

Sunday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 00:21 2.2
Low 05:59 0.8
High 12:21 2.3
Low 18:33 0.7

Monday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 01:06 2.1
Low 06:43 0.9
High 13:05 2.2
Low 19:22 0.7

Tuesday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 02:01 2.0
Low 07:35 0.9
High 14:01 2.1
Low 20:19 0.8

Wednesday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 03:04 1.9
Low 08:38 1.0
High 15:08 2.1
Low 21:26 0.8

Thursday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 04:12 1.9
Low 09:53 1.0
High 16:20 2.1
Low 22:37 0.7

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