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Birsay Bay weather

  • Heavy rain 13 °C

    10 °C

  • Heavy shower day 12 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    10 °C

  • Light shower day 11 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 10 °C

    9 °C

  • Light shower day 11 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    11 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 19 September 2018)
Now 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy shower night Light rain Cloudy Cloudy
90% 90% 90% 70% 60% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 19 28 WNW 42 53 W 34 44 WSW 36 47 WSW 39 52 SW 39 52 SW 37 49
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M E E E E E
Humidity
88% 91% 89% 85% 82% 84% 84%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Rough Very rough
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:50 Sunset: 19:23 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2

∗ 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 20 September 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
Light rain Light shower night Light rain Light rain Light rain Light shower night Light shower night Light rain Light rain Light rain Light shower day Heavy rain Light rain Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Light shower day Heavy shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
50% 40% 60% 50% 60% 40% 30% 50% 50% 50% 40% 80% 50% 60% 60% 40% 60% 40% 30% 30% 30% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 38 50 SW 37 49 SW 38 50 SW 40 54 SW 43 58 SW 43 59 SW 44 61 SW 43 59 SW 44 60 SW 42 58 SW 43 59 SW 41 57 WSW 40 54 WSW 37 50 WSW 29 39 W 26 35 W 20 28 W 18 25 WSW 16 21 WNW 12 16 W 10 14 W 8 10 NNE 7 10 NNE 8 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
E E E VG E E VG VG E VG VG E G G VG VG M VG VG VG VG E E E
Humidity
84% 85% 83% 85% 82% 81% 79% 79% 78% 80% 83% 85% 86% 86% 86% 85% 82% 81% 80% 80% 82% 83% 87% 86%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Very rough Rough Moderate
UV index
1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:52 Sunset: 19:20 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2

∗ 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 21 September 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower night
10% 10% 50% 50% 10% 40% 40% 40% 40%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 9 12 NNE 11 14 N 20 26 N 24 32 NNW 27 36 NW 28 38 WNW 27 37 W 28 39 W 31 44
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG E VG VG E E VG VG VG
Humidity
83% 81% 80% 77% 72% 70% 70% 78% 73%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Moderate Rough Very rough
UV index
1 2 1 1
Sunrise: 06:55 Sunset: 19:17 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2

∗ 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 22 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Light shower day Light shower day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
40% 40% 50% 40% 40% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 33 47 W 34 48 W 33 47 WNW 32 45 WNW 29 41 WNW 27 37 NW 23 32 NW 20 28
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
71% 74% 80% 78% 75% 73% 73% 71%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Very rough Rough
UV index
1 2 1 1
Sunrise: 06:57 Sunset: 19:14 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2

∗ 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 23 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower night
10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 20% 40% 40%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 17 24 NNW 15 22 N 14 21 NNE 16 24 NNE 19 27 N 22 31 N 24 34 NNW 24 34
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG G G G VG
Humidity
70% 69% 69% 66% 67% 68% 71% 70%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Rough
UV index
1 2 1 1
Sunrise: 06:59 Sunset: 19:11 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2

∗ 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 24 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Light shower night Light shower day Light shower day Sunny intervals Light shower night Cloudy
20% 30% 30% 30% 30% 10% 30% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 23 33 NW 25 35 NW 23 33 NW 21 30 WNW 21 29 WNW 22 31 W 22 31 W 24 33
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG G G
Humidity
69% 67% 66% 65% 65% 67% 72% 75%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Moderate Rough
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:01 Sunset: 19:08 Moon phase: Waxing 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.

Tuesday (Tuesday 25 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 24 34 W 25 34 W 25 34 W 24 33 WSW 24 33 WSW 23 32 WSW 22 31 WSW 23 32
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
76% 76% 77% 75% 73% 76% 77% 79%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
No Data
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:04 Sunset: 19:05 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 Cloudy 56.497 -6.887
Birmingham Sunny intervals 52.486 -1.889
Glasgow Heavy rain 55.864 -4.25
Manchester Sunny intervals 53.479 -2.247
Brighton Sunny intervals 50.822 -0.136
Dover Cloudy 51.126 1.318
Exeter Cloudy 50.718 -3.533
Lincoln Cloudy 53.23 -0.539
Norwich Cloudy 52.63 1.299
Peterborough Cloudy 52.569 -0.239
Swindon Cloudy 51.556 -1.778
York Sunny intervals 53.962 -1.079
Aberdeen Sunny day 57.15 -2.093
Pembroke Cloudy 51.673 -4.908
Ullapool Heavy shower day 57.896 -5.16
Inverness Heavy rain 57.478 -4.223
Kendal Cloudy 54.328 -2.745
Londonderry (Derry) Sunny intervals 54.995 -7.323
Newtown (Powys) Sunny intervals 52.512 -3.312
Fort William Heavy rain 56.82 -5.104
Belfast Sunny day 54.596 -5.93
Caernarfon Cloudy 53.139 -4.273
Camborne Cloudy 50.212 -5.294
Cardiff Sunny intervals 51.481 -3.178
Dumfries Sunny intervals 55.071 -3.604
Edinburgh Heavy shower day 55.953 -3.187
Lerwick Cloudy 60.154 -1.143
London Cloudy 51.508 -0.125
Newcastle Upon Tyne Sunny day 54.978 -1.616
Pitlochry Heavy rain 56.705 -3.728
Southampton Cloudy 50.909 -1.403
Stornoway Heavy shower day 58.211 -6.384
Wick (Highland) Light rain 58.439 -3.092
  • Regional
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Regional Forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Windy with showers, gales at times.

This Evening and Tonight:

Clear periods and scattered showers, some of these heavy especially this evening. Windy with strong occasionally gale west to southwesterly winds, briefly severe gale force early this evening. Minimum temperature 9 °C.

Thursday:

A bright day with a mixture of sunny intervals and blustery showers. Southwesterly gales in the morning then gradually easing down in the afternoon. Maximum temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Sunny spells and showers on Friday, strengthening northwest winds. Sunshine and scattered showers on Saturday over the weekend. Perhaps wet and windy on Sunday.

Updated: 15:01 on Wed 19 Sep 2018 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Storm Ali gradually clears tonight.

This Evening and Tonight:

Strongest winds easing tonight, but remaining very windy in the north with gales and blustery showers. Clear spells further south, before heavy rain reaches Wales, central and northern England after midnight.

Thursday:

Calmer in the north, but still blustery in northern Scotland with heavy showers. Unsettled elsewhere, with spells of heavy rain and strong winds as another low arrives from the southwest.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Unsettled with sunshine and blustery showers on Friday. Drier start on Saturday, but showery in the northeast and rain returning to the southwest. Potentially wet and very windy on Sunday.

Updated: 15:24 on Wed 19 Sep 2018 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 24 Sep 2018 to Wednesday 3 Oct 2018:

Strong winds may persist in the far east or northeast on Monday morning, but otherwise a much quieter spell of weather is expected during Monday and Tuesday with a good deal of dry and bright weather across the UK. It is likely to be cool overnight with frost possible in some prone areas and fog is also expected in places. Despite some sunshine by day temperatures will overall be fairly cool. Through the rest of this period any wet and windy weather is likely to be confined to the northwest with drier, brighter conditions expected across the southeast which are likely to extend to all areas at times. There will still be some cool nights but by day temperatures may well be warm.

UK Outlook for Thursday 4 Oct 2018 to Thursday 18 Oct 2018:

Settled conditions are expected to dominate across much of the UK through the beginning of this period, bringing a good deal of dry and bright weather with any brief wet and windy spells likely to be confined to the northwest of the UK. Increasingly long nights gives a greater risk of patches of fog forming overnight and some places may also see some frost. Despite chilly nights, any sunshine by day will give a rather warm feel. Later on in this period there is considerable uncertainty in the forecast with a chance that some more unsettled weather may become established again.

Updated: 15:24 on Wed 19 Sep 2018 BST

Location details

Birsay Bay

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

Birsay Bay tide times

Wednesday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 06:41 2.3
Low 12:36 1.6
High 18:55 2.4

Thursday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 01:25 1.3
High 07:48 2.4
Low 13:36 1.4
High 19:54 2.6

Friday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 02:13 1.1
High 08:33 2.5
Low 14:21 1.3
High 20:35 2.7

Saturday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 02:52 1
High 09:06 2.7
Low 15:00 1.1
High 21:08 2.9

Sunday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 03:27 0.8
High 09:36 2.8
Low 15:36 1
High 21:38 3

Monday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 04:02 0.7
High 10:05 2.9
Low 16:09 0.9
High 22:08 3.1

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