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West Sandwick Beach

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    12 °C

  • Sunny intervals 16 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    12 °C

Saturday (Saturday 22 July 2017)
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Sunrise: 04:17 Sunset: 22:04 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.

Sunday (Sunday 23 July 2017)
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Sunrise: 04:19 Sunset: 22:02 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.

Monday (Monday 24 July 2017)
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Sunrise: 04:22 Sunset: 22:00 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2

∗ 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 (Tuesday 25 July 2017)
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Sunrise: 04:24 Sunset: 21:57 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2

∗ 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 (Wednesday 26 July 2017)
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Sunrise: 04:26 Sunset: 21:55 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.

Thursday (Thursday 27 July 2017)
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Sunrise: 04:29 Sunset: 21:53 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:

A fine evening and night. Cloudier Saturday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Dry and bright with good sunny spells this evening though more cloud develops later this evening, especially across Orkney. Dry with clear spells tonight. Winds, Southeast moderate, but fresh, across Orkney Minimum temperature 12 °C.

Saturday:

Saturday starts dry and bright but thickening cloud and some mist develops with a few showers by afternoon. Mostly moderate East winds. Maximum temperature 17 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunday starts rather cloudy with some mist, but largely dry, then sunny spells later, fresh Northeast winds. Monday and Tuesday mainly dry and fine with Northeast winds easing.

Updated: 18:40 on Fri 21 Jul 2017 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Rain, heavy in places moving eastwards tonight. Showers tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Heavy rain and strong winds will spread eastwards across England and Wales overnight, allowing it to turn clearer and fresher, with some patchy mist. Scattered showers will return to the southwest, but across Scotland it will remain mostly dry.

Saturday:

Sunny spells and scattered showers, perhaps heavy and thundery and most frequent in the southwest. Dry and sunny across northwest Scotland. Warm in any sunshine with lighter winds than Friday.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Remaining changeable with further heavy showers on Sunday. Generally drier and warmer on Monday and Tuesday but with some showers in the east and rain arriving in the west later.

Updated: 15:12 on Fri 21 Jul 2017 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 26 Jul 2017 to Friday 4 Aug 2017:

Generally unsettled throughout the remainder of July and into the start of August with spells of rain and strong winds crossing the country from west to east. The rain will be heavy at times, particularly in the northwest and here there is also the chance of gales at times too. In between there will be some drier and brighter spells, however there will be also be a scattering of heavy showers, again these most frequent and heaviest in the northwest. The chance of any longer drier and more settled spells is limited and only the southeast of the country is likely to be drier overall. On the whole temperatures will be close to or slightly below normal for the time of year, with the coolest temperatures likely in the west.

UK Outlook for Saturday 5 Aug 2017 to Saturday 19 Aug 2017:

There is low confidence in the forecast during August. At first we are likely to see a continuation of changeable weather with further showers or longer spells of rain, accompanied by some spells of stronger winds. Southern and eastern parts will perhaps become drier and more settled at times. However, after a rather cool start to the month, temperatures are likely to recover and become closer to average or slightly above as we head through the month.

Updated: 15:12 on Fri 21 Jul 2017 BST

West Sandwick Beach tide times

Friday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 02:11 0.5
High 08:46 2.1
Low 14:37 0.5
High 21:13 2.2

Saturday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 03:08 0.4
High 09:45 2.3
Low 15:31 0.4
High 22:05 2.4

Sunday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 04:01 0.2
High 10:42 2.4
Low 16:20 0.4
High 22:55 2.5

Monday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 04:51 0.1
High 11:32 2.4
Low 17:08 0.4
High 23:43 2.6

Tuesday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 05:39 0.1
High 12:20 2.4
Low 17:53 0.4

Wednesday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 00:29 2.6
Low 06:26 0.1
High 13:05 2.3
Low 18:38 0.5

Location details

West Sandwick Beach

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

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