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West Sandwick Beach

  • Sleet shower 6 °C

    0 °C

  • Light snow 3 °C

    1 °C

  • Light shower day 6 °C

    2 °C

  • Cloudy 6 °C

    4 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    4 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    4 °C

  • Cloudy 10 °C

    4 °C

Sunday (23 April 2017)
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NNE 8 10 ENE 6 9 E 10 14 E 12 19 E 14 23 E 17 27 ENE 18 29 ENE 18 29 NE 18 30 NE 17 30 NNE 18 30
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Moderate
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Sunrise: 05:24 Sunset: 20:44 Moon phase: Waning crescent 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.

Monday (24 April 2017)
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Light snow Light snow shower night Light snow shower night Cloudy Cloudy Light snow Light snow Light snow shower day Light snow shower day Sunny intervals Light snow Light snow shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Light snow shower day Sunny intervals Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Sleet shower
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
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-4  ° -4  ° -5  ° -4  ° -5  ° -5  ° -6  ° -6  ° -6  ° -5  ° -5  ° -4  ° -4  ° -3  ° -3  ° -3  ° -3  ° -3  ° -4  ° -3  ° -3  ° -3  ° -3  ° -4  °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
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Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G E VG E E E E VG E E E E E E E E VG E M VG E VG E M
Humidity Expand
84% 81% 83% 71% 69% 74% 72% 78% 73% 69% 63% 70% 62% 64% 65% 61% 66% 62% 71% 70% 74% 85% 89% 90%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
Moderate
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:21 Sunset: 20:47 Moon phase: Waning crescent 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.

Tuesday (25 April 2017)
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N 20 33 N 25 39 N 27 41 N 27 44 N 28 47 N 28 47 N 28 49 N 27 45 N 24 39
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
89% 84% 89% 88% 80% 70% 71% 68% 62%
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Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
Moderate Moderate
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 2 4 2 1 0
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.

Wednesday (26 April 2017)
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Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Light rain Light rain
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N 20 33 N 19 31 N 18 29 N 16 29 NNW 14 26 NW 13 24 NW 12 19 NW 13 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG G G
Humidity Expand
66% 61% 62% 58% 56% 62% 76% 82%
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Slight
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:15 Sunset: 20:52 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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Cloudy Light rain Light rain Overcast Light rain Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy
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20% 40% 50% 10% 40% 10% <5% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 14 23 NW 14 23 NNW 14 23 NNW 14 24 NNW 14 24 NNW 14 25 N 13 22 NNW 9 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
82% 83% 80% 75% 74% 71% 71% 74%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
Slight Smooth (wavelets)
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 2 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:12 Sunset: 20:54 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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Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
N 9 14 NNW 8 12 NW 7 12 SE 9 16 SSE 9 16 ESE 10 16 S 10 16 SSE 11 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
75% 74% 69% 61% 60% 63% 69% 77%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
Smooth (wavelets)
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:09 Sunset: 20:57 Moon phase: New

∗ 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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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 13 20 SSE 16 24 SSE 18 28 SSE 20 33 SSE 22 36 S 22 35 S 22 35 SSE 18 29
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G VG VG G G VG
Humidity Expand
72% 76% 80% 77% 73% 77% 80% 82%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
No Data
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 2 1 1 0
Sunrise: 05:06 Sunset: 21:00 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:

Cloudy with rain heavier late afternoon. Strong winds later.

Today:

A dull and overcast dry with patchy rain through the morning, turning heavier late afternoon particularly across Shetland. Winds fresh to strong westerly over Orkney, moderate or fresh and cyclonic for Shetland where temperatures will struggle to lift. Maximum temperature 9 °C.

Tonight:

Cloud and rain clearing to showers across Orkney mid-evening, then Shetland towards mid-night. Showers turning wintry towards dawn. Winds cyclonic becoming north to northwest overnight, strong locally gale at first. Minimum temperature 0 °C.

Monday:

Not spring like at all with cold fresh to strong north to northwest winds pushing frequent wintry showers across the Northern Isles, with lying snow mainly across higher ground. Maximum temperature 5 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Wintry showers, strong northerly winds for Tuesday. Turning milder from west Wednesday and Thursday as winds ease, with patchy rain and limited brighter spells. Temperatures recovering towards the seasonal averages.

Updated: 04:17 on Sun 23 Apr 2017 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Largely dry today but becoming colder and more unsettled.

Today:

It will be rather cloudy in the north with patchy rain at first, which will become more persistent later, with strong winds. For many it will be largely dry though, and pleasant in the sunshine.

Tonight:

Bands of rain will move south from Scotland tonight, with some snow over the hills in Scotland. It will become windy for many but southern areas should stay dry.

Monday:

Patchy rain will continue to move south tomorrow. Further sleet and snow will affect the north, especially over hills. Windy for many and feeling colder in the north.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Sunny spells and scattered showers are likely on Tuesday and Wednesday, with the risk of hail and some snow. Becoming drier and less cold on Thursday, with a few showers.

Updated: 00:23 on Sun 23 Apr 2017 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 28 Apr 2017 to Sunday 7 May 2017:

Friday is looking to have a north-west to south-east split across the country. Wet weather is fairly likely across northern and western parts with the best of the dry and bright weather further south-east, though even here the odd shower can't be ruled out at times. Temperatures will continue to recover to near average across the country. Into next weekend, more unsettled conditions are likely, especially in the north and west, with the best of any drier and brighter spells once again in the south-east. As we move into the first week of May, western and northern areas may continue to be rather unsettled whereas southern and eastern parts should be drier, brighter and feeling warmer.

UK Outlook for Monday 8 May 2017 to Monday 22 May 2017:

As we move through May high pressure appears more likely to be dominant through the majority of the period, meaning that below average rainfall is most probable during this time. However, low pressure may bring the possibility of less settled conditions at times, especially across western and northern areas. Temperatures are likely to be average or slightly above average. This will mean that we should lose the risk of frosts, and it will feel warm at times.

Updated: 00:23 on Sun 23 Apr 2017 BST

West Sandwick Beach tide times

Sunday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 01:50 0.7
High 08:12 1.9
Low 14:13 0.4
High 20:54 2

Monday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 02:35 0.5
High 09:00 2.1
Low 14:57 0.3
High 21:37 2.2

Tuesday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 03:18 0.4
High 09:45 2.3
Low 15:41 0.1
High 22:18 2.3

Wednesday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 04:01 0.2
High 10:30 2.4
Low 16:23 0.1
High 22:59 2.4

Thursday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 04:44 0.2
High 11:14 2.5
Low 17:08 0.1
High 23:41 2.4

Friday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 05:29 0.1
High 12:01 2.5
Low 17:53 0.1

Saturday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 00:25 2.4

Location details

West Sandwick Beach

Location: 60.583, -1.187
Altitude: 0.0 m above mean sea level

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