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Birsay Bay weather

  • Sunny day 15 °C

    8 °C

  • Overcast 11 °C

    8 °C

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    8 °C

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    9 °C

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    9 °C

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    10 °C

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    11 °C

Thursday (Thursday 24 May 2018)
Now 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
Overcast Mist Mist Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
10% 20% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 2 ° 3 ° 4 ° 6 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 22 29 SSE 20 27 SSE 17 23 SSE 17 23 SSE 15 19 SE 14 18 SSE 15 19 SSE 15 19 SSE 15 20 SSE 18 22 SSE 17 21 SSE 16 21 SSE 15 20 SSE 16 21 SSE 15 20 SSE 13 18 SSE 12 17 SSE 11 14 SSE 9 12 S 7 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M P P G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G G M
Humidity
99% 99% 99% 92% 89% 83% 78% 74% 70% 70% 70% 71% 72% 75% 79% 81% 86% 91% 94% 95%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Moderate
UV index
1 1 1 2 3 4 4 5 6 5 4 4 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 04:24 Sunset: 21:57 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L

∗ 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 25 May 2018)
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
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Mist Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
<5% <5% 10% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 6 8 SSW 5 7 WSW 6 9 WNW 8 11 NW 8 12 N 8 11 N 9 12 N 10 13 N 10 14 NNE 10 15 NNE 11 16 NE 11 15 NE 10 15 NNE 11 15 NNE 12 16 NNE 12 17 NNE 13 18 NE 13 18 NE 13 18 NE 12 18 NE 12 17 NE 12 16 NE 12 16 ENE 13 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M G M M P M M M G G VG VG VG VG VG G G G G G G G G G
Humidity
96% 96% 96% 98% 98% 97% 97% 96% 94% 90% 89% 87% 86% 86% 87% 87% 88% 89% 89% 90% 91% 92% 93% 95%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Moderate
UV index
1 1 1 2 2 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 04:22 Sunset: 21:59 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L

∗ 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 (Saturday 26 May 2018)
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Warnings
Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 11 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 8 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 12 16 ENE 12 16 ENE 12 15 E 12 15 E 13 17 E 12 17 E 13 17 ESE 13 17 ESE 13 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G M M G G VG VG VG G
Humidity
96% 96% 96% 95% 89% 84% 83% 87% 92%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Moderate Slight
UV index
1 3 5 3 1
Sunrise: 04:20 Sunset: 22:01 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 4 Pollen: L

∗ 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 27 May 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 9 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ESE 11 15 ESE 10 14 ESE 11 15 E 11 15 ESE 13 17 E 13 18 ESE 14 18 ESE 13 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
93% 93% 89% 81% 77% 78% 82% 89%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Slight Moderate
UV index
1 4 5 3 1
Sunrise: 04:19 Sunset: 22:03 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L

∗ 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 28 May 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 13 ° 15 ° 15 ° 13 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 10 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 13 17 SE 13 18 SE 13 18 SE 13 17 SE 13 18 ESE 13 17 ESE 14 18 ESE 13 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG VG VG G G
Humidity
91% 91% 88% 84% 81% 84% 88% 91%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Slight
UV index
1 3 5 3 1
Sunrise: 04:17 Sunset: 22:05 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 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.

Tuesday (Tuesday 29 May 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 13 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 8 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ESE 13 16 ESE 12 15 ESE 12 15 E 12 15 E 12 15 E 12 15 E 12 15 E 12 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G
Humidity
93% 94% 92% 89% 87% 87% 88% 90%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Slight
UV index
1 3 5 3 1
Sunrise: 04:15 Sunset: 22:07 Moon phase: Full

∗ 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 30 May 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 10 13 E 10 13 E 11 14 ENE 11 15 ENE 11 14 ENE 11 14 ENE 12 15 ENE 11 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity
93% 93% 93% 90% 88% 85% 86% 86%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
No Data
UV index
1 3 4 3 2
Sunrise: 04:14 Sunset: 22:08 Moon phase: Full

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

Headline:

Rather cloudy start, some brighter spells developing

Today:

A rather cloudy start with low cloud and haar. However some brighter or sunny spells are expected to develop, especially across western parts of Orkney and northern parts of Shetland. Occasionally fresh southerly or southeasterly winds. Maximum temperature 17 °C.

Tonight:

Some late sunny spells, especially across western Orkney, but generally a cloudy night, perhaps with a few spots of drizzle. Winds becoming light. Minimum temperature 6 °C.

Friday:

Rather cloudy at first with haar and the odd spot of drizzle. However it should become brighter again with some sunny spells developing. Mainly light northerly or northeasterly winds. Maximum temperature 14 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Some low cloud and haar likely on Saturday, otherwise generally fine and dry with some long spells of sunshine. Mainly light easterly or southeasterly winds.

Updated: 03:28 on Thu 24 May 2018 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Rain in south, brighter further north; but still cloudy northeast.

Today:

Another warm day for most, but cloudier in the south with some heavy showers, which will turn thundery. Sunny spells elsewhere, but still northeast coasts of England will be cooler with cloudy skies lingering through much of the day.

Tonight:

Evening rain for South Wales and central/southern England, heavy and thundery at times, but easing later. More rain arriving through the early hours, crossing the central swathe of the UK.

Friday:

Bright and warm for Scotland and Northern Ireland after early cloud clears. Northern/central England and Wales cloudy with outbreaks of rain, easing later. Southern England turning brighter, risk showers later.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

A very warm Bank Holiday Weekend. Plenty of prolonged sunshine, mainly in the north and northwest. Further south, quite humid and cloudy at times with a risk of thundery showers.

Updated: 01:25 on Thu 24 May 2018 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 28 May 2018 to Wednesday 6 Jun 2018:

Bank Holiday Monday will be fine and very warm for many, although cooler along some North Sea coasts with mist and fog. Scattered thunderstorms could affect southern and some central areas, but many will remain dry. Very warm and perhaps hot weather will continue for most through the end of May with plenty of sunshine, but with the risk of showers or thunderstorms more widely. With light easterly winds, North Sea coasts will often be cooler and cloudier. Into early June, confidence becomes low but most should remain dry and warm, although probably cooler than at the end of May. However, there will be an increasing chance of somewhat more changeable weather with the risk of showery rain becoming more widespread.

UK Outlook for Thursday 7 Jun 2018 to Thursday 21 Jun 2018:

Confidence remains low through June, however there are signs that it may become more widely changeable across the UK. This will bring more frequent spells of rain or showers. However there are likely to be drier and more settled periods for most areas too. Temperatures are likely to be near or slightly above average on the whole, with the potential for some warmer spells, especially at first.

Updated: 01:25 on Thu 24 May 2018 BST

Location details

Birsay Bay

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

Birsay Bay tide times

Thursday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 06:24 2.6
Low 12:43 0.7
High 19:18 2.5

Friday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 01:07 1.1
High 07:29 2.6
Low 13:39 0.6
High 20:09 2.6

Saturday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 02:00 1
High 08:19 2.7
Low 14:26 0.6
High 20:49 2.7

Sunday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 02:46 0.9
High 09:00 2.8
Low 15:09 0.6
High 21:22 2.8

Monday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 03:28 0.8
High 09:37 2.9
Low 15:48 0.6
High 21:55 2.9

Tuesday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 04:09 0.7
High 10:12 2.9
Low 16:27 0.6
High 22:28 2.9

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