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Birsay Bay

  • Overcast 12 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    11 °C

  • Light shower day 13 °C

    11 °C

  • Light shower day 12 °C

    10 °C

  • Heavy shower day 12 °C

    10 °C

  • Heavy shower day 12 °C

    11 °C

  • Heavy shower day 12 °C

    10 °C

Thursday (Thursday 19 October 2017)
Now 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Mist Cloudy Heavy rain
20% 10% 70%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 °
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10 ° 9 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 11 21 SE 18 28 SSE 16 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
P M P
Humidity Expand
96% 96% 95%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
Slight
UV index Expand
Sunrise: 07:59 Sunset: 17:56 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.

Friday (Friday 20 October 2017)
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Warnings
Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
60% 60% 90% ≥95% 90% 90% 80% 80% 80% 50% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SE 15 22 SE 10 17 E 9 15 E 9 12 ENE 9 13 E 7 12 SW 7 13 WSW 9 13 WSW 11 14 WSW 9 12 SW 10 13 SW 10 12 SW 8 11 SSW 8 11 SSW 9 11 SSW 8 11 S 8 11 E 7 10 E 10 13 ESE 11 17 ESE 13 20 SE 15 23 SE 17 25 SE 20 29
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
P P P VP VP P P G M G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
97% 97% 99% 99% 99% 99% 99% 98% 98% 97% 96% 94% 93% 92% 91% 91% 92% 94% 96% 97% 97% 96% 96% 95%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
Slight Moderate
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:02 Sunset: 17:53 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.

Saturday (Saturday 21 October 2017)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain Light shower day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 20% 90% 90% 30% 10% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SE 21 30 SE 22 32 SE 24 35 ESE 25 36 SE 23 33 SE 22 31 SE 21 31 SE 22 31 ESE 22 31
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
93% 92% 90% 92% 93% 87% 86% 86% 88%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
Moderate Slight
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:04 Sunset: 17:51 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.

Sunday (Sunday 22 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light shower night Heavy shower night Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
40% 60% 20% 40% 40% 40% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 21 29 ESE 19 27 ESE 18 25 SE 17 23 E 15 21 N 14 20 E 14 19 SSW 15 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G VG G VG
Humidity Expand
89% 90% 92% 90% 89% 90% 91% 89%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
Slight Moderate
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:06 Sunset: 17:48 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 23 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Light shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower day Cloudy Heavy shower day Light shower night Heavy shower night
10% 40% 60% 60% 20% 60% 40% 60%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 °
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8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 17 22 S 19 26 S 22 30 SSW 23 32 SSW 23 31 SSW 20 28 SSW 20 28 SSW 21 29
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG G G G G
Humidity Expand
88% 88% 87% 84% 82% 82% 83% 84%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
Rough
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:09 Sunset: 17:45 Moon phase: Waxing 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.

Tuesday (Tuesday 24 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower night Light shower night
60% 60% 60% 60% 60% 60% 60% 40%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 21 29 SSW 21 29 SSW 23 32 SW 22 30 SW 24 33 SW 23 32 SW 23 32 SW 23 32
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
85% 84% 84% 83% 82% 81% 81% 82%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
Rough
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:11 Sunset: 17:43 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.

Wednesday (Wednesday 25 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Light shower day Heavy shower day Light shower day Light shower night Light shower night
60% 60% 60% 40% 60% 40% 40% 40%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 22 31 SW 23 31 WSW 23 31 WSW 22 31 WSW 22 31 WSW 21 29 WSW 20 28 WSW 20 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
82% 82% 82% 81% 78% 79% 80% 80%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
No Data
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:14 Sunset: 17:40 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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Met Office 21:00, Thu
Updated 20:00 on Thu 19 Oct 2017 BST
Tiree Heavy rain 56.497 -6.887
Birmingham Overcast 52.486 -1.889
Glasgow Heavy rain 55.864 -4.25
Manchester Heavy rain 53.479 -2.247
Brighton Heavy rain 50.822 -0.136
Dover Cloudy 51.126 1.318
Exeter Light rain 50.718 -3.533
Lincoln Heavy shower night 53.23 -0.539
Norwich Partly cloudy night 52.63 1.299
Peterborough Heavy rain 52.569 -0.239
Swindon Light shower night 51.556 -1.778
York Heavy rain 53.962 -1.079
Aberdeen Heavy rain 57.15 -2.093
Pembroke Cloudy 51.673 -4.908
Ullapool Light rain 57.896 -5.16
Inverness Heavy rain 57.478 -4.223
Kendal Heavy rain 54.328 -2.745
Londonderry (Derry) Heavy rain 54.995 -7.323
Newtown (Powys) Light shower night 52.512 -3.312
Fort William Light rain 56.82 -5.104
Belfast Heavy rain 54.596 -5.93
Caernarfon Cloudy 53.139 -4.273
Camborne Overcast 50.212 -5.294
Cardiff Cloudy 51.481 -3.178
Dumfries Heavy rain 55.071 -3.604
Edinburgh Heavy rain 55.953 -3.187
Lerwick Heavy rain 60.154 -1.143
London Heavy shower night 51.508 -0.125
Newcastle Upon Tyne Light rain 54.978 -1.616
Pitlochry Heavy rain 56.705 -3.728
Southampton Cloudy 50.909 -1.403
Stornoway Heavy rain 58.211 -6.384
Wick (Highland) Heavy shower night 58.439 -3.092
  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional Forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Shetland misty with rain, Orkney drier on Friday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Remaining cloudy with some mist at times, as well as some patchy rain, this becoming heavier at times overnight. Fresh to strong southeast winds over Shetland, lighter over Orkney. Minimum temperature 10 °C.

Friday:

Shetland will stay dull and misty with some patchy rain. Early strong winds easing. Orkney looks brighter and drier with some sunshine but low cloud may push in later. Maximum temperature 14 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Rain pushing north on Saturday followed by sunshine and showers. Bright with some showers on Sunday and lighter winds. Changeable start to the new week with rain or showers.

Updated: 15:00 on Thu 19 Oct 2017 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Unsettled with some wet and very windy weather.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain, some heavy, will spread north and eastwards across Britain overnight, accompanied by strong winds, with a risk of severe gales affecting coasts in southwest England. Clearer skies will follow into Northern Ireland later, possibly allowing some fog to form.

Friday:

Friday will begin mostly cloudy and damp, although rain will become confined towards the northeast. Elsewhere, skies will brighten. However, further wind and rain will arrive in the west later.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Saturday will be very windy with rain clearing to sunshine and heavy showers. Severe gales are possible. Sunday will remain windy with sunshine and showers. Further unsettled weather on Monday.

Updated: 15:00 on Thu 19 Oct 2017 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 24 Oct 2017 to Thursday 2 Nov 2017:

Tuesday and Wednesday look generally rather windy with gales possible in exposed areas, especially in the northwest. There will be showers or longer spells of rain for many, perhaps persistent in the south. Confidence in the forecast reduces during the remainder of October into early November. However, a northwest to southeast split is most likely. The northwest should continue with some wet and windy weather interspersed by brief brighter, showery interludes, whilst the southeast will be best placed to have more prolonged drier spells. Temperatures are most likely to be slightly above normal. Having said this there is a chance of more settled, colder conditions becoming established with morning fog patches, especially in the south.

UK Outlook for Friday 3 Nov 2017 to Friday 17 Nov 2017:

Confidence in the forecast during this period is very low. However, on balance it appears that the early part of November will most likely be changeable with near average temperatures. There is an increasing chance of more prolonged settled spells developing by the end of the first week of November, which may continue into mid month, especially in the south. This would lead to an increased chance of frost and fog. However, northern areas could hold onto more in the way of wind and rain at times. Temperatures should stay mostly near or perhaps slightly above average, although probably dipping to below average in any more settled spells.

Updated: 15:00 on Thu 19 Oct 2017 BST

Location details

Birsay Bay

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

Birsay Bay tide times

Thursday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 03:56 0.5
High 10:01 3.1
Low 16:07 0.8
High 22:12 3.3

Friday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 04:32 0.5
High 10:32 3.1
Low 16:46 0.8
High 22:46 3.2

Saturday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 05:08 0.6
High 11:05 3.1
Low 17:21 0.8
High 23:22 3.2

Sunday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 05:44 0.7
High 11:38 3.1
Low 17:57 0.8
High 23:57 3.1

Monday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 06:16 0.8
High 12:11 3
Low 18:31 0.9

Tuesday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 00:35 2.9
Low 06:48 1
High 12:46 2.9
Low 19:05 1

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