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Birsay Bay

  • Light rain 9 °C

    6 °C

  • Overcast 10 °C

    9 °C

  • Overcast 11 °C

    8 °C

  • Sunny day 9 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 9 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 10 °C

    9 °C

  • Light rain 10 °C

    6 °C

Sunday (Sunday 17 December 2017)
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Warnings
Cloudy Light shower day Light shower night Heavy rain Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
10% 30% 30% 70% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 33 40 NW 30 37 WNW 31 40 WNW 29 37 WNW 29 37 WNW 29 37 NW 28 36 WNW 29 36 WNW 25 32 WNW 24 31
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
E E E VG E E E E E E
Humidity Expand
83% 75% 70% 86% 77% 75% 69% 74% 74% 72%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
Rough
UV index Expand
1 1
Sunrise: 09:04 Sunset: 15:14 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 18 December 2017)
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Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Light rain Light rain Light rain Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 50% 50% 40% 10% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 23 30 WNW 22 29 WNW 20 26 W 18 23 W 19 25 W 19 25 W 18 24 WSW 18 23 WSW 19 25 SW 20 26 SW 20 26 SSW 20 27 SSW 22 30 SW 24 32 SW 25 35 SW 28 39 WSW 29 41 WSW 30 42 WSW 30 43 WSW 30 42 WSW 29 41 WSW 28 40 WSW 28 40 WSW 27 38
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
E E E E E E E E E E E E VG VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
75% 74% 72% 74% 73% 73% 76% 78% 81% 85% 85% 85% 87% 89% 92% 93% 92% 93% 93% 93% 92% 93% 92% 92%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
Rough
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 09:05 Sunset: 15:14 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.

Tuesday (Tuesday 19 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast Cloudy
20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 26 37 WSW 23 33 SW 22 31 SSW 19 28 SSW 20 27 SSW 21 30 SSW 22 31 SW 23 31
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
93% 92% 93% 89% 87% 86% 85% 86%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
Rough
UV index Expand
1 1
Sunrise: 09:06 Sunset: 15:15 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.

Wednesday (Wednesday 20 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Light rain Light rain Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Light shower night
50% 50% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 40%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 25 34 W 26 36 W 21 29 W 21 28 WSW 23 31 WSW 26 36 W 27 37 W 27 37
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
87% 83% 79% 79% 79% 79% 77% 73%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
Very rough Rough Very rough Rough
UV index Expand
1 1
Sunrise: 09:06 Sunset: 15:15 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.

Thursday (Thursday 21 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 20% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 27 37 W 27 38 W 27 38 W 27 37 W 28 38 W 28 38 W 27 37 W 27 36
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
72% 72% 73% 76% 74% 76% 78% 78%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
Rough Very rough
UV index Expand
1 1
Sunrise: 09:07 Sunset: 15:15 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.

Friday (Friday 22 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 10% 40% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 27 36 W 26 35 W 24 33 WSW 23 31 WSW 23 31 WSW 23 32 WSW 23 32 WSW 24 33
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G VG VG G G G G G
Humidity Expand
81% 82% 83% 84% 84% 86% 87% 88%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
Very rough Rough
UV index Expand
1 1
Sunrise: 09:08 Sunset: 15:16 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.

Saturday (Saturday 23 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Light rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
20% 20% 50% 50% 50% 20% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 25 35 WSW 26 35 WSW 27 37 WSW 28 38 WSW 28 38 WSW 27 38 WSW 27 37 WSW 26 36
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
89% 89% 88% 87% 85% 82% 80% 80%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
No Data
UV index Expand
1 1
Sunrise: 09:08 Sunset: 15:16 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 15:00, Sun
Updated: 13:00 on Sun 17 Dec 2017 GMT
Tiree Cloudy 56.497 -6.887
Birmingham Light rain 52.486 -1.889
Glasgow Sunny intervals 55.864 -4.25
Manchester Heavy rain 53.479 -2.247
Brighton Heavy rain 50.822 -0.136
Dover Heavy rain 51.126 1.318
Exeter Light rain 50.718 -3.533
Lincoln Light shower day 53.23 -0.539
Norwich Light rain 52.63 1.299
Peterborough Light shower day 52.569 -0.239
Swindon Light rain 51.556 -1.778
York Overcast 53.962 -1.079
Aberdeen Sunny intervals 57.15 -2.093
Pembroke Overcast 51.673 -4.908
Ullapool Sunny intervals 57.896 -5.16
Inverness Sunny day 57.478 -4.223
Kendal Overcast 54.328 -2.745
Londonderry (Derry) Cloudy 54.995 -7.323
Newtown (Powys) Light rain 52.512 -3.312
Fort William Sunny day 56.82 -5.104
Belfast Cloudy 54.596 -5.93
Caernarfon Overcast 53.139 -4.273
Camborne Overcast 50.212 -5.294
Cardiff Heavy rain 51.481 -3.178
Dumfries Cloudy 55.071 -3.604
Edinburgh Sunny intervals 55.953 -3.187
Lerwick Partly cloudy night 60.154 -1.143
London Heavy rain 51.508 -0.125
Newcastle Upon Tyne Overcast 54.978 -1.616
Pitlochry Sunny day 56.705 -3.728
Southampton Heavy shower day 50.909 -1.403
Stornoway Sunny intervals 58.211 -6.384
Wick (Highland) Sunny intervals 58.439 -3.092
  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional Forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Milder. Rain clearing around early afternoon with showers following.

Today:

Rain continuing through the morning, locally turning heavy, then clearing towards early afternoon, as strong winds veer northwest. Thereafter a mixture of sunny spells between occasional showers. Maximum temperature 8 °C.

Tonight:

Occasional showers during the early evening, which gradually dwindle through the late evening and overnight with only a few isolated light outbreaks towards dawn. Brisk west to northwest winds easing. Minimum temperature 0 °C.

Monday:

Mainly dry with some brighter spells at first. Cloud thickening from the west to bring patchy light rain from late morning. Moderate westerly breezes backing to a strong southwesterly later. Maximum temperature 9 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Much milder than the week passed. Rather cloudy with some patchy rain Tuesday, then scattered showers and strong to gale westerly winds Wednesday and Thursday.

Updated: 02:49 on Sun 17 Dec 2017 GMT

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

A foggy or frosty start. Rain moving southeast. Clearer later.

Today:

A frosty start for many with slow-clearing mist and fog in the southeast. Cloud and rain across the northwest will move southeastwards to all parts with mostly dry, sunny weather following behind. Strong winds across northern Scotland will ease.

Tonight:

A dry but cold night with light winds and clear spells across most of the UK, allowing frost patches, fog, and low cloud to develop.

Monday:

A cold morning, then dry and bright day for many with light winds. Some cloud and rain in the northwest. Staying dry for many and turning foggy overnight, mainly southeast.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Tuesday, slow-clearing fog in the southeast; otherwise mild and cloudy. A north-south split will develop thereafter: milder with patchy rain in the south; colder and brighter in the north.

Updated: 02:08 on Sun 17 Dec 2017 GMT

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 22 Dec 2017 to Sunday 31 Dec 2017:

In the run up to Christmas it is most probable that the UK should see temperatures near to or above average for the time of year. On Friday it will probably start mainly fine and dry with bright spells for many. However, skies are likely to turn cloudier in the north and west with outbreaks of rain developing into Saturday. Into the Christmas period, timings remain uncertain, however rain and cloud should clear southeastwards, leaving drier, brighter and colder conditions for a time. Showers are likely for some, and these could turn wintry in the north. In the period between Christmas and New Year, very unsettled conditions look likely with gales at times, and perhaps showery conditions in the north and west.

UK Outlook for Monday 1 Jan 2018 to Monday 15 Jan 2018:

At the start of the new year, it is likely to be unsettled and often windy across much of the UK. Temperatures will be near to or below average and snow is likely, at times, especially across northern parts of the country. Through the first half of January confidence becomes very low, but longer periods of more settled weather may become established. This would lead to prolonged spells of drier and colder conditions, as well as an increased likelihood of overnight frost and fog. Any milder, wetter, and windier spells should become more short-lived during this period.

Updated: 02:08 on Sun 17 Dec 2017 GMT

Location details

Birsay Bay

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

Birsay Bay tide times

Sunday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 02:39 0.9
High 08:49 3
Low 15:06 1
High 21:07 2.9

Monday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 03:18 0.9
High 09:19 3.1
Low 15:46 0.9
High 21:41 2.9

Tuesday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 03:54 1
High 09:51 3.1
Low 16:21 0.9
High 22:16 2.9

Wednesday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 04:30 1
High 10:23 3.1
Low 16:58 0.9
High 22:52 2.9

Thursday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 05:03 1
High 10:57 3.1
Low 17:33 0.9
High 23:28 2.8

Friday's tide times

(local port - Tingwall)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 05:38 1.1
High 11:35 3
Low 18:09 1

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