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Birsay Bay weather

  • Sunny intervals 8 °C

    5 °C

  • Light rain 8 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 9 °C

    7 °C

  • Overcast 8 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    6 °C

  • Overcast 8 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    5 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 20 November 2018)
Now 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 Partly cloudy night Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
10% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ESE 13 19 ESE 17 22 ESE 14 21 ESE 16 22 ESE 16 22 ESE 16 22 ESE 17 22 E 17 22 E 18 22 E 17 22 E 16 21 E 16 21 E 16 21 E 15 21 E 16 21 E 14 20 E 15 21 E 15 20 E 14 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
72% 79% 80% 77% 76% 73% 72% 73% 72% 73% 80% 80% 78% 82% 82% 82% 81% 83% 82%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Slight
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:17 Sunset: 15:40 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.

Wednesday (Wednesday 21 November 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 Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night
<5% <5% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 20% 10% 40% 20% 40% 20% 50% 50% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 30% 20% 20% 30%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ESE 15 22 E 16 23 E 19 26 E 19 26 E 21 28 E 21 29 E 23 31 E 23 31 E 23 33 ESE 24 35 ESE 25 36 ESE 26 36 ESE 26 37 ESE 26 36 ESE 26 37 ESE 24 35 ESE 25 36 ESE 25 36 ESE 24 35 ESE 24 35 ESE 23 33 ESE 22 32 ESE 22 31 ESE 21 29
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G VG G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
79% 76% 72% 74% 74% 76% 82% 82% 82% 83% 83% 84% 84% 85% 85% 84% 85% 83% 84% 83% 84% 85% 86% 88%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Moderate Slight
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:19 Sunset: 15:38 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.

Thursday (Thursday 22 November 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Light shower night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
40% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ESE 21 29 ESE 19 27 ESE 17 25 ESE 20 27 ESE 19 26 ESE 18 24 E 18 25 E 18 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
87% 89% 88% 84% 82% 80% 79% 76%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Slight Moderate
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:21 Sunset: 15:36 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.

Friday (Friday 23 November 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 20% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 3 ° 4 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 17 24 E 18 25 E 19 26 ENE 19 26 ENE 19 26 ENE 19 25 ENE 18 25 ENE 18 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG G G VG VG
Humidity
76% 78% 80% 80% 81% 82% 79% 79%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Moderate
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:24 Sunset: 15:35 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.

Saturday (Saturday 24 November 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 17 23 ENE 16 22 ENE 15 21 ENE 16 22 E 15 21 E 15 21 E 15 21 E 15 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG G VG
Humidity
79% 78% 76% 72% 73% 75% 73% 72%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Moderate
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:26 Sunset: 15:33 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.

Sunday (Sunday 25 November 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 15 21 E 15 21 E 16 22 E 16 22 E 15 22 E 15 22 E 15 22 ENE 15 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G VG G G G G VG VG
Humidity
74% 74% 74% 72% 71% 71% 71% 72%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Moderate
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:28 Sunset: 15:31 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.

Monday (Monday 26 November 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 20% 20% 30% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 15 22 ENE 16 22 ENE 16 23 ENE 16 23 ENE 16 23 ENE 16 22 E 16 22 E 14 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG G VG VG VG
Humidity
73% 74% 72% 71% 70% 72% 72% 74%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
No Data
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:30 Sunset: 15:30 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 Partly cloudy night 56.497 -6.887
Birmingham Cloudy 52.486 -1.889
Glasgow Partly cloudy night 55.864 -4.25
Manchester Cloudy 53.479 -2.247
Brighton Cloudy 50.822 -0.136
Dover Light rain 51.126 1.318
Exeter Partly cloudy night 50.718 -3.533
Lincoln Heavy shower night 53.23 -0.539
Norwich Light shower night 52.63 1.299
Peterborough Cloudy 52.569 -0.239
Swindon Partly cloudy night 51.556 -1.778
York Light shower night 53.962 -1.079
Aberdeen Overcast 57.15 -2.093
Pembroke Partly cloudy night 51.673 -4.908
Ullapool Cloudy 57.896 -5.16
Inverness Partly cloudy night 57.478 -4.223
Kendal Partly cloudy night 54.328 -2.745
Londonderry (Derry) Cloudy 54.995 -7.323
Newtown (Powys) Cloudy 52.512 -3.312
Fort William Partly cloudy night 56.82 -5.104
Belfast Partly cloudy night 54.596 -5.93
Caernarfon Cloudy 53.139 -4.273
Camborne Clear night 50.212 -5.294
Cardiff Cloudy 51.481 -3.178
Dumfries Partly cloudy night 55.071 -3.604
Edinburgh Overcast 55.953 -3.187
Lerwick Light shower night 60.154 -1.143
London Heavy rain 51.508 -0.125
Newcastle Upon Tyne Cloudy 54.978 -1.616
Pitlochry Light rain 56.705 -3.728
Southampton Heavy shower night 50.909 -1.403
Stornoway Cloudy 58.211 -6.384
Wick (Highland) Cloudy 58.439 -3.092
  • Regional
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Regional Forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Rather cloudy with a few showers

Today:

Another largely cloudy day with some light showers around, especially across Orkney. The best of any brighter or sunnier spells are expected across western parts. Occasionally fresh easterly or northeasterly winds. Maximum temperature 10 °C.

Tonight:

Rather cloudy with a few showers through the evening, the showers become increasingly confined to Orkney through the early hours with some clear spells developing over Shetland. Strengthening easterly breeze. Minimum temperature 5 °C.

Wednesday:

Shetland sees sunny spells and just the odd light shower with occasionally strong southeasterly winds. However Orkney looks cloudier with more frequent showers and the risk of southeasterly gales. Maximum temperature 9 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Rather cloudy through the coming days with showers, the showers most frequent across Orkney. The best of any brighter spells likely in western parts. Occasionally fresh easterly winds.

Updated: 02:23 on Tue 20 Nov 2018 GMT

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Feeling cold with brisk winds and frequent showers, some wintry.

Today:

Frequent showers pushing in from the east, some wintry over the highest hills. Sunny spells in the west, driest and brightest weather for northwest Scotland. Feeling cold, especially in the brisk easterly winds with gales around English North Sea coasts.

Tonight:

Heaviest, most frequent showers across the east, parts of Northern Ireland and coastal counties of southern England. Frost and ice under clear spells in the far northwest and southern England.

Wednesday:

Further frequent showers, heaviest over northeast England, Scotland, parts of Northern Ireland and southwest England. Sunny spells elsewhere, mainly far northwest. Feeling cold, strongest winds in the north and west.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Showers, heaviest and most frequent towards the east, perhaps still wintry at first. Becoming less cold by Saturday, with further showers, some heavy in the southwest.

Updated: 00:20 on Tue 20 Nov 2018 GMT

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 24 Nov 2018 to Monday 3 Dec 2018:

Through the rest of November, skies will often be fairly cloudy, with the likelihood of some showers, which may bring hill snow to the north of the UK. There will be some sunny spells too, although the breeze will make for a marked wind chill at times, especially in the south and west at first where there may be gales in exposed areas. It will be staying on the chilly side, with patchy frost or ice likely at night. Into early December, there is a lot of uncertainty in the forecast, as there is the chance of either a short-lived milder spell with winds from the west, or perhaps seeing even colder conditions if the winds turn more northerly or northeasterly.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 4 Dec 2018 to Tuesday 18 Dec 2018:

Through this period, there may be a continuation of the cold and mainly settled conditions for much of the UK, with sunny spells and showers. However, there is a chance that during early December the weather pattern may change, with fronts moving in from the west across the Atlantic. This would bring longer spells of rain, interspersed with brighter, showery interludes, and it would also become less cold. However, even if the change does happen, it won't be long before we have more settled conditions again, perhaps by the middle of December. This would mean a return to the colder conditions, with overnight frost and fog more likely.

Updated: 00:20 on Tue 20 Nov 2018 GMT

Location details

Birsay Bay

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

Birsay Bay tide times

Tuesday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 01:09 1
High 07:37 2.8
Low 13:26 1.2
High 19:38 2.9

Wednesday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 01:47 0.8
High 08:08 3
Low 14:05 1
High 20:13 3

Thursday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 02:26 0.7
High 08:40 3.1
Low 14:46 0.8
High 20:48 3.2

Friday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 03:06 0.6
High 09:12 3.2
Low 15:28 0.7
High 21:26 3.3

Saturday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 03:47 0.6
High 09:49 3.3
Low 16:12 0.6
High 22:07 3.3

Sunday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 04:30 0.7
High 10:30 3.3
Low 16:57 0.6
High 22:53 3.2

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