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West Sandwick Beach

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Wednesday   (28 September 2016)
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Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 °
Warnings
No warnings for Wednesday
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7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
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10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 60% 90% 90% 90%
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W 31 37 W 24 30 WNW 22 27 NW 23 30 NW 24 32 NW 25 32 NW 24 31 NW 22 29 NW 21 28 NW 18 24 WNW 16 22 WNW 15 21 WNW 11 16 WNW 8 12 WNW 5 8 SSW 3 4 SE 7 10 ESE 11 16 ESE 14 21 ESE 17 25 ESE 21 33 SE 25 39
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89% 90% 89% 88% 90% 87% 84% 82% 80% 78% 74% 72% 71% 70% 69% 70% 75% 82% 89% 93% 96% 95%
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Slight Slight Slight Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
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0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

* 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   (29 September 2016)
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Heavy rain Heavy rain Light shower night Light shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Heavy shower day Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
Warnings
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90% 90% 40% 40% 60% 80% 70% 60% 70% 70% 60% 50% 40% 40% 70% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 50% 10% 10% 20%
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SE 24 38 SW 27 43 SW 28 42 SW 27 41 SW 27 40 SW 29 43 SW 27 41 SW 27 43 SW 25 39 SW 23 35 WSW 21 32 WSW 20 33 W 23 38 NW 29 47 NW 28 45 NW 28 46 NW 27 44 WNW 27 44 WNW 27 44 WNW 27 44 WNW 25 41 WNW 26 43 W 25 42 W 25 43
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M VG VG VG VG G VG VG G G G VG VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG G VG VG VG
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96% 90% 89% 86% 85% 86% 88% 87% 88% 89% 88% 88% 86% 87% 85% 83% 78% 78% 79% 80% 82% 78% 77% 79%
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Moderate Slight Slight Slight Slight Moderate Moderate Moderate
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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

* 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   (30 September 2016)
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Light shower night Light shower night Heavy shower night Light shower night Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 °
Warnings
No warnings for Friday
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W 25 43 W 26 46 W 26 44 WNW 22 35 WNW 19 32 WNW 20 33 NW 18 29 NW 15 23 NW 13 21
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81% 80% 84% 80% 76% 75% 77% 77% 78%
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Moderate Moderate Moderate Slight Slight Smooth (wavelets) Smooth (wavelets) Smooth (wavelets)
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0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0

* 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   (01 October 2016)
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Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 8 ° 7 °
Warnings
No warnings for Saturday
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6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 6 ° 5 °
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10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10%
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NW 11 18 NW 10 16 N 9 15 NW 9 16 NW 9 16 N 9 16 N 8 13 N 8 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
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76% 78% 79% 71% 65% 65% 71% 72%
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Smooth (wavelets) Smooth (wavelets) Smooth (wavelets) Smooth (wavelets) Smooth (wavelets) Smooth (wavelets) Smooth (wavelets) Smooth (wavelets)
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0

* 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   (02 October 2016)
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Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 9 ° 11 ° 11 ° 9 ° 9 °
Warnings
No warnings for Sunday
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4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 7 ° 6 °
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<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5%
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NW 7 11 NW 7 12 NNW 7 11 W 7 12 ESE 8 15 WSW 10 16 E 10 16 SE 12 19
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G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
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75% 76% 75% 68% 61% 63% 72% 73%
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Offshore Sea State* [Beta] arrow down
Smooth (wavelets) Smooth (wavelets) Smooth (wavelets) Smooth (wavelets) Smooth (wavelets) Smooth (wavelets) Smooth (wavelets) Smooth (wavelets)
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0

* 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   (03 October 2016)
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Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
Warnings
No warnings for Monday
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6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 °
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10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20%
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SSE 14 22 SSE 16 25 SSE 18 28 SSE 21 33 SSE 23 38 SSE 24 38 SSE 24 38 SSE 25 39
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74% 75% 77% 75% 74% 77% 81% 83%
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Slight
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0

* 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   (04 October 2016)
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Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 °
Warnings
No warnings for Tuesday
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S 25 40 S 24 39 S 24 38 S 23 38 S 24 38 S 20 34 S 19 32 S 16 31
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VG VG VG G G VG VG VG
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84% 85% 85% 83% 82% 82% 84% 85%
On or Off Shore Winds [BETA] arrow down
Offshore Sea State* [Beta] arrow down
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0

* 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: 0200 on Wed 28 Sep 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Wet and windy overnight. Bright much of Wednesday, rain later.

This Evening and Tonight:

Frequent blustery showers and gale force winds this evening and early tonight, then winds moderating and showers becoming more scattered later in the night. Quite a mild night. Minimum Temperature 10 °C.

Wednesday:

Lighter winds with some sunshine and only a few showers during the morning. Clouding over during the afternoon, then rain reaching Orkney by mid-afternoon before spreading to Shetland later. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Showery on Thursday with northwesterly gales, severe at times. Staying bright with showers on Friday and Saturday with winds gradually easing.

Updated at: 1611 on Tue 27 Sep 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Fine and dry in the south-east. Windy in the north.

Today:

Dry with variable cloud and occasional bright or sunny spells in the south and east, but cloudy with occasional rain and drizzle in the west. Scotland will be cloudy with rain in the west, and gales further north.

Tonight:

A band of rain will move south-east overnight. Cloudy conditions to the south-east of this, and clearer conditions, although with some showers, to the north-west. Very windy in the north.

Thursday:

Cloud and rain will slowly clear through the south-east. Mostly dry with sunny spells elsewhere, although with showers in the north-west. Gales, or severe gales are expected for Scotland.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Sunshine and showers on Friday and Saturday, the showers perhaps heavy and prolonged on Saturday. Winds easing, although still breezy. Sunday should be drier, with light winds and sunny spells.

Updated at: 0207 on Wed 28 Sep 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 2 Oct 2016 to Tuesday 11 Oct 2016:

Generally a brighter end to the weekend, with sunshine and a few showers on Sunday and lighter winds, though becoming cloudier and windier later as outbreaks of rain spread in from the west during the start of the week. Changeable conditions are then expected to continue through the remainder of the period bringing showers or longer spells of rain interspersed by drier and brighter periods. The heaviest and most persistent rain along with the stronger winds are likely to occur in the west and northwest, whereas eastern and southeastern parts should see more prolonged drier and brighter spells. Temperatures near normal at first, though soon rising to slightly above average and perhaps even warm at times in the southeast.

Updated at: 1219 on Tue 27 Sep 2016

UK Outlook for Wednesday 12 Oct 2016 to Wednesday 26 Oct 2016:

There is currently low confidence for the forecast during the second half of October, however the most likely scenario is a continuation of the more changeable conditions. The north and northwest is likely to see the most unsettled weather, with strong winds and showers or longer spells of rain, intermixed with some drier interludes. Further south and southeast there is a greater likelihood of drier, brighter weather with a low possibility of more prolonged settled spells here. Temperatures will vary through the period, but probably averaging out slight above average for the time of year, with an increasing risk of overnight frost in the more settled spells.

Updated at: 1220 on Tue 27 Sep 2016

West Sandwick Beach tide times

Wednesday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 02:39 0.5
High 09:18 2.2
Low 14:54 0.7
High 21:28 2.4

Thursday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 03:19 0.5
High 09:57 2.2
Low 15:33 0.7
High 22:07 2.4

Friday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 03:55 0.4
High 10:33 2.3
Low 16:08 0.6
High 22:43 2.5

Saturday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 04:30 0.4
High 11:05 2.4
Low 16:42 0.6
High 23:16 2.5

Sunday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 05:02 0.4
High 11:35 2.4
Low 17:13 0.6
High 23:47 2.5

Monday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 05:33 0.5
High 12:03 2.4
Low 17:44 0.6

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