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West Voe Sands (Beach)

  • Sleet shower 3 °C -2 °C
  • Mist 2 °C -3 °C
  • Cloudy 5 °C 4 °C
  • Light shower day 8 °C 6 °C
  • Light shower day 8 °C 6 °C
  • Cloudy 8 °C 6 °C
  • Sunny intervals 7 °C 3 °C
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Sunrise: 08:46 Sunset: 15:47 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 4

∗ 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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Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Sunrise: 08:44 Sunset: 15:49 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 4

∗ 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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Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Sunrise: 08:43 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 4

∗ 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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S 29 45 SSW 25 38 SW 22 33 SW 21 32 WSW 25 38 WSW 24 37 SW 25 37 SSW 29 44
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
P M VG VG VG VG VG G
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Rough Rough
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1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:41 Sunset: 15:54 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 4

∗ 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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Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Sunrise: 08:39 Sunset: 15:56 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 4

∗ 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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Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night Light shower night
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SW 28 42 SW 28 41 SSW 25 36 SSW 27 40 SSW 28 43 SSW 29 42 SSW 30 45 SW 31 46
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Humidity Expand
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Moderate
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:37 Sunset: 15:59 Moon phase: First quarter

∗ 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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1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 1 ° 0 ° 0 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 29 44 SW 29 43 W 29 43 WSW 28 41 W 26 38 W 24 35 W 23 33 SW 22 32
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
77% 78% 78% 77% 76% 76% 77% 76%
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Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
No Data
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:35 Sunset: 16:01 Moon phase: First quarter

∗ 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

Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Cold with some wintry showers.

Today:

A bright cold day with occasional sleet and snow showers giving further accumulations especially on high ground, and a risk of ice at first and later. Thunder possible. Light to moderate westerly breeze. Maximum temperature 3 °C.

Tonight:

A mixture of clear spells and a wintry mix of rain hail sleet and snow showers. These will bring a risk of ice and fresh snowfalls. Mainly light winds. Minimum temperature -2 °C.

Saturday:

A bright day with some sunny intervals and occasional showers these wintry at first but turning mainly to rain in the afternoon. Mainly light northwest breeze. Maximum temperature 5 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Dry much of Sunday but strengthening winds, and some rain in evening. Monday and Tuesday bright and breezy with occasional showers. Milder with any remaining snow thawing.

Updated: 02:32 on Fri 19 Jan 2018 GMT

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Sunny spells and wintry showers.

Today:

Icy start. Sunshine and heavy, wintry showers today. These bringing snow in the north, but only on hills further south, perhaps with some hail to low levels. Drier and brighter in the east. Windy with gales in the west.

Tonight:

Wintry showers easing in the north overnight, but frost and icy stretches likely. In the far south and west, turning wet and windy although slightly milder with frost less likely.

Saturday:

Mainly cold and bright. Wintry showers less frequent than recently. Southwest England and South Wales cloudier with a chance of rain and perhaps hill snow at first.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunday wet and windy, risk of snow in the north. Monday cloudy and damp in the south, brighter further north. Tuesday windy with some rain likely in the west. Milder.

Updated: 02:59 on Fri 19 Jan 2018 GMT

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 24 Jan 2018 to Friday 2 Feb 2018:

A band of rain will gradually clear on Wednesday with brighter but showery conditions following on behind. It will stay changeable towards the end of the working week with a mixture of sunny spells and showers or longer periods of rain. Northwestern parts are likely to see the heaviest rain with snow possible over high ground, and it will be driest in the south and east. Also, it will be windy at times particularly in the northwest. As we head through to the end of the week and indeed the beginning of February, it is likely to turn mainly dry and perhaps colder, particularly in the south, with overnight frost and fog more likely here. Winds are expected to ease overall with any strong winds more likely in the north.

UK Outlook for Saturday 3 Feb 2018 to Saturday 17 Feb 2018:

Early February is likely to bring a relatively settled period of weather with a good deal of dry weather, relatively light winds and frost and fog expected to form overnight. There is considerable uncertainty at this stage however, as we head towards the middle of February we are most likely to see short spells of wet and windy weather move across the UK, interspersed with colder, brighter and drier interludes. Throughout this period temperatures are expected to average out at close to normal but it will be colder at times during the periods of more settled weather

Updated: 02:59 on Fri 19 Jan 2018 GMT

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