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Birsay Bay weather

  • Overcast 8 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 9 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 7 °C

    5 °C

  • Heavy rain 10 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 10 °C

    8 °C

  • Sunny day 10 °C

    8 °C

Saturday (Saturday 16 February 2019)
Now 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast Heavy rain Light rain Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 20% 80% 60% 20% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 11 14 ESE 10 14 SE 12 18 SE 15 21 SE 16 23 SE 14 19 SSE 11 17 S 11 16 S 10 15 SSE 9 13 SSE 11 18 SSE 12 21 SSE 13 21 SSE 14 23 SSE 15 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
E E E VG G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
95% 91% 94% 95% 94% 96% 95% 92% 94% 93% 93% 92% 87% 89% 87%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Moderate
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:47 Sunset: 17:09 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 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 17 February 2019)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
10% 10% 10% 80% 80% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 80% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 15 24 SSE 18 27 SSE 20 31 SSE 21 33 SSE 20 31 SSE 23 35 SSE 22 34 S 21 35 S 22 35 S 23 36 SSE 24 37 SSE 25 38 SSE 26 39 SSE 26 39 SSE 26 38 SSE 24 36 SSW 23 32 SSW 21 28 SSW 20 28 S 19 27 S 18 28 S 20 30 S 21 31 SSE 22 32
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G VG G G G E E E E E E E
Humidity
87% 90% 91% 92% 92% 92% 93% 89% 89% 88% 88% 88% 88% 86% 86% 87% 83% 84% 84% 84% 85% 83% 84% 84%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Moderate Slight Moderate
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:44 Sunset: 17:12 Moon phase: Full 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 18 February 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Overcast Light shower day Heavy shower night Overcast
<5% 10% 50% <5% 10% 40% 60% 20%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 22 33 S 21 30 S 20 29 S 23 33 S 26 37 SW 28 41 W 28 40 W 33 47
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
E E E E E VG VG VG
Humidity
84% 86% 86% 81% 76% 82% 86% 79%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Moderate Rough
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:42 Sunset: 17:14 Moon phase: Full 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 (Tuesday 19 February 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 3 ° 4 ° 1 ° 1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 32 45 WNW 26 38 WNW 22 31 WNW 17 24 NW 11 17 WNW 9 13 ESE 12 16 SE 17 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
79% 78% 77% 70% 68% 71% 80% 81%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Rough
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:39 Sunset: 17:17 Moon phase: Full 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 (Wednesday 20 February 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Heavy rain Light rain Cloudy
80% 80% 90% 90% 50% 80% 50% 10%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 21 30 SE 23 34 SSE 21 31 SSW 21 30 SSW 22 31 SSW 23 33 SW 25 35 SW 22 31
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G M M G G VG VG
Humidity
88% 91% 92% 92% 89% 88% 87% 87%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Rough Moderate Rough Moderate Rough
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:36 Sunset: 17:19 Moon phase: Full 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 (Thursday 21 February 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 20 27 SSW 17 22 SSW 16 21 S 16 21 S 15 19 S 14 18 SSE 14 18 SSE 15 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G G VG VG G VG
Humidity
88% 88% 88% 89% 88% 89% 90% 90%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Rough Moderate
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:33 Sunset: 17:22 Moon phase: Waning gibbous

∗ 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 (Friday 22 February 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
10% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 16 21 SSE 18 24 S 19 25 S 20 27 S 20 27 S 20 26 S 20 27 S 20 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
89% 89% 88% 87% 85% 85% 86% 87%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
No Data
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:31 Sunset: 17:24 Moon phase: Waning gibbous

∗ 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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Updated:
Tiree Cloudy 56.497 -6.887
Birmingham Sunny day 52.486 -1.889
Glasgow Cloudy 55.864 -4.25
Manchester Cloudy 53.479 -2.247
Brighton Cloudy 50.822 -0.136
Dover Sunny intervals 51.126 1.318
Exeter Overcast 50.718 -3.533
Lincoln Sunny intervals 53.23 -0.539
Norwich Overcast 52.63 1.299
Peterborough Overcast 52.569 -0.239
Swindon Overcast 51.556 -1.778
York Sunny intervals 53.962 -1.079
Aberdeen Sunny intervals 57.15 -2.093
Pembroke Sunny intervals 51.673 -4.908
Ullapool Overcast 57.896 -5.16
Inverness Cloudy 57.478 -4.223
Kendal Overcast 54.328 -2.745
Londonderry (Derry) Sunny intervals 54.995 -7.323
Newtown (Powys) Cloudy 52.512 -3.312
Fort William Overcast 56.82 -5.104
Belfast Cloudy 54.596 -5.93
Caernarfon Cloudy 53.139 -4.273
Camborne Cloudy 50.212 -5.294
Cardiff Sunny day 51.481 -3.178
Dumfries Cloudy 55.071 -3.604
Edinburgh Cloudy 55.953 -3.187
Lerwick Sunny intervals 60.154 -1.143
London Overcast 51.508 -0.125
Newcastle Upon Tyne Overcast 54.978 -1.616
Pitlochry Cloudy 56.705 -3.728
Southampton Overcast 50.909 -1.403
Stornoway Light rain 58.211 -6.384
Wick (Highland) Cloudy 58.439 -3.092
  • Regional
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Regional Forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Rather cloudy at times with a little rain

Today:

Cloudy start with outbreaks of rain, especially across Shetland but becoming drier and brighter through this morning. Cloud increases at times this afternoon bringing the risk of patchy light rain. Mild with freshening southeasterly winds. Maximum temperature 9 °C.

Tonight:

Rather cloudy this evening with occasional light rain. However clear spells develop across Orkney during the evening and these drier, clearer conditions spread to Shetland overnight. Strengthening southeasterly breeze. Minimum temperature 6 °C.

Sunday:

Dry and bright with some sunny spells, although there is a risk of haar for eastern coasts around midday. Becoming cloudier later with a little rain. Strong southerly winds. Maximum temperature 9 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Rather cloudy with rain or showers on Monday with strong southerly then northwesterly winds. Early showers then dry with sunny spells Tuesday as winds ease. Wednesday looks cloudy with rain.

Updated: 02:44 on Sat 16 Feb 2019 GMT

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Mostly dry with sunny spells, but cloud spreading north.

Today:

Low cloud in the south, with a few early fog patches, will slowly move northwards into Wales and central parts of England with patchy drizzle possible over coasts and hills. Sunny spells elsewhere, with a few showers for Scotland.

Tonight:

Cloudy for many with hill fog in places. Patchy drizzle over windward coasts and hills, mainly in the west. Some clear spells with patchy fog possible in the southeast.

Sunday:

A bright start with some early mist and low cloud. Rain over Northern Ireland edges eastwards and eases, followed by showers. Best of the brightness in the east, cloudier later.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Showers in the north and west, drier elsewhere on Monday. Mainly dry and bright on Tuesday. Wet and windy in the north late Tuesday and Wednesday, drier elsewhere. Mild.

Updated: 02:35 on Sat 16 Feb 2019 GMT

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 20 Feb 2019 to Friday 1 Mar 2019:

It will probably stay dry and bright in southern and eastern areas of the UK on Wednesday, although cloud and some rain, with strong winds may affect northern and western parts. The drier and brighter conditions may well extend further north and west through Thursday and Friday. The settled and quiet weather looks set to remain into the weekend, especially across the south and east. Any fronts that make it further east will probably tend to weaken. However, there is a small chance that a more active frontal system could make it across to eastern areas, which may bring a low risk of some temporary snow. Temperatures are most likely to be mild overall, but with a small chance of a colder spell developing in the east later.

UK Outlook for Saturday 2 Mar 2019 to Saturday 16 Mar 2019:

As we go into March we are likely to continue to see Atlantic frontal systems mainly affecting northern and western parts, but these occasionally getting further east across the rest of the UK as more active features. However, many southern and eastern parts of the UK should remain predominantly settled throughout. Any snow looks most likely to be confined to higher ground in the north, although there remains a small chance of snow to low-levels elsewhere, should a continental easterly airflow develop. Temperatures are likely to remain mild overall, although some shorter cold spells are possible.

Updated: 02:35 on Sat 16 Feb 2019 GMT

Location details

Birsay Bay

Location
59.13, -3.317
Altitude
0 m above mean sea level

Birsay Bay tide times

Saturday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 00:13 1.2
High 06:46 2.6
Low 12:52 1.1
High 19:13 2.7

Sunday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 01:19 1
High 07:39 2.8
Low 13:52 0.8
High 20:04 2.9

Monday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 02:14 0.8
High 08:22 3
Low 14:46 0.5
High 20:49 3.1

Tuesday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 03:04 0.7
High 09:04 3.3
Low 15:37 0.2
High 21:33 3.2

Wednesday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 03:51 0.5
High 09:46 3.4
Low 16:25 0.1
High 22:18 3.3

Thursday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 04:36 0.5
High 10:31 3.5
Low 17:12 0.1
High 23:05 3.2

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