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West Sandwick Beach

  • Heavy rain 7 °C

    5 °C

  • Light rain 8 °C

    8 °C

  • Overcast 10 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny day 8 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    6 °C

  • Light rain 8 °C

    5 °C

Sunday (Sunday 17 December 2017)
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Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Cloudy Light shower night Light shower night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Heavy shower night Light shower night Clear night Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 50% 60% 90% ≥95% ≥95% 90% 60% 10% 30% 40% 10% 10% 60% 40% <5% 10%
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 7 13 S 9 15 S 13 20 S 14 21 S 19 27 S 17 27 S 21 31 S 22 33 S 24 37 S 26 40 S 27 40 S 22 34 SW 18 27 WNW 29 43 WNW 26 39 WNW 29 44 WNW 30 44 NW 30 44 NW 31 46 NW 29 43 NW 26 38 NW 27 39 NW 23 34 NW 24 34
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG E VG VG VG VG VG VG M M M P VG E E E E E E E E E E
Humidity Expand
88% 86% 85% 90% 94% 92% 87% 93% 92% 94% 95% 97% 97% 91% 84% 75% 73% 81% 75% 76% 72% 71% 75% 70%
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Slight Moderate
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 09:09 Sunset: 14:52 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 Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Light rain Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10% 80% 90% 60% 20%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 20 29 WNW 16 25 W 13 20 SW 11 18 SW 16 25 SW 21 34 SW 21 35 WSW 21 35
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
E E E E VG M M G
Humidity Expand
72% 72% 73% 80% 87% 94% 97% 97%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
Moderate Slight
UV index Expand
1
Sunrise: 09:10 Sunset: 14:52 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)
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Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Light rain Light rain
20% 10% 20% 10% 20% 20% 50% 50%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 °
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7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 22 36 SW 21 35 SW 21 35 SW 21 36 SW 22 37 SW 22 36 SW 21 35 SSW 22 36
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G M
Humidity Expand
96% 96% 95% 95% 93% 93% 90% 90%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
Moderate
UV index Expand
1
Sunrise: 09:11 Sunset: 14:52 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
Heavy rain Heavy rain Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Partly cloudy night Light shower night Light shower night
90% 70% 10% 10% 10% 10% 40% 40%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
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7 ° 6 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 24 40 WSW 25 42 WNW 23 38 W 19 31 W 18 30 WSW 20 34 WSW 22 36 WSW 22 37
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M G VG E E VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
89% 86% 80% 77% 75% 77% 79% 77%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
Moderate Slight
UV index Expand
1
Sunrise: 09:12 Sunset: 14:53 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.

Thursday (Thursday 21 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Light shower night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night Cloudy
20% 20% 40% 10% 20% 40% 40% 20%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 24 40 W 22 38 W 24 39 W 24 40 W 26 43 W 26 41 W 25 40 WNW 23 36
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG G VG VG
Humidity Expand
70% 73% 75% 72% 72% 78% 77% 72%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
Slight
UV index Expand
1
Sunrise: 09:12 Sunset: 14:53 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.

Friday (Friday 22 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Light rain
20% 20% 50% 50% 40% 20% 20% 50%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
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2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 22 34 WNW 22 34 WNW 21 32 WNW 19 29 WNW 18 27 WNW 17 26 WNW 16 24 W 16 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG G G G
Humidity Expand
75% 73% 74% 74% 73% 77% 82% 85%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
Smooth (wavelets)
UV index Expand
1
Sunrise: 09:13 Sunset: 14:54 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 01:00, Sun
Updated: 23:00 on Sat 16 Dec 2017 GMT
Tiree Heavy rain 56.497 -6.887
Birmingham Clear night 52.486 -1.889
Glasgow Cloudy 55.864 -4.25
Manchester Cloudy 53.479 -2.247
Brighton Clear night 50.822 -0.136
Dover Clear night 51.126 1.318
Exeter Cloudy 50.718 -3.533
Lincoln Clear night 53.23 -0.539
Norwich Clear night 52.63 1.299
Peterborough Clear night 52.569 -0.239
Swindon Clear night 51.556 -1.778
York Clear night 53.962 -1.079
Aberdeen Clear night 57.15 -2.093
Pembroke Cloudy 51.673 -4.908
Ullapool Light shower night 57.896 -5.16
Inverness Partly cloudy night 57.478 -4.223
Kendal Partly cloudy night 54.328 -2.745
Londonderry (Derry) Heavy shower night 54.995 -7.323
Newtown (Powys) Clear night 52.512 -3.312
Fort William Cloudy 56.82 -5.104
Belfast Cloudy 54.596 -5.93
Caernarfon Partly cloudy night 53.139 -4.273
Camborne Cloudy 50.212 -5.294
Cardiff Partly cloudy night 51.481 -3.178
Dumfries Fog 55.071 -3.604
Edinburgh Clear night 55.953 -3.187
Lerwick Cloudy 60.154 -1.143
London Clear night 51.508 -0.125
Newcastle Upon Tyne Clear night 54.978 -1.616
Pitlochry Cloudy 56.705 -3.728
Southampton Clear night 50.909 -1.403
Stornoway Heavy rain 58.211 -6.384
Wick (Highland) Cloudy 58.439 -3.092
  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional Forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Turning wet and windy on Sunday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Mainly dry this evening with clear spells and a touch of frost. Cloud will thicken from the west overnight with rain expected towards dawn. Temperatures rising as winds become fresh to strong from the south. Minimum temperature -1 °C.

Sunday:

Periods of rain, occasionally heavy during the morning, clearing to scattered showers for the afternoon. Winds southerly turning westerly or northwesterly and remaining strong. Maximum temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Much milder than the week passed. Mainly cloudy with occasional rain, but some brighter spells developing, particularly on Wednesday.

Updated: 15:06 on Sat 16 Dec 2017 GMT

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Cloudier, milder with some rain tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Generally fairly cloudy across the west, and less cold than recent nights. Turning windier with outbreaks of rain in the northwest later. Clearer with some frost again further to the east, and a risk of freezing fog patches.

Sunday:

Frost and fog will slowly lift, then dry and bright for a time. Occasionally heavy rain in the northwest will move southeast, along with milder, but windier conditions.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Drier, brighter and colder on Monday. A weakening band of rain then edges southwards, lying over central areas by Wednesday. Mild to the south, colder and brighter to the north.

Updated: 14:23 on Sat 16 Dec 2017 GMT

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 21 Dec 2017 to Saturday 30 Dec 2017:

In the run up to Christmas it is most probable that the UK should see temperatures return near to or above average for the time of year, with a north-south split developing. In northern parts of the UK the weather is likely to be changeable with strong winds and rain or showers; as well as drier, brighter interludes. Across the south of the UK it will be drier and more settled although probably rather cloudy. Any rain will only be a brief interruption and any breaks in the cloud cover could give foggy or frosty overnight conditions. Over the Christmas period the north-south split looks mostly likely to begin to break down with unsettled, often windy, conditions developing thereafter, with any snow most likely across the north of the UK.

UK Outlook for Sunday 31 Dec 2017 to Sunday 14 Jan 2018:

Through the final days of December, and perhaps the start of January, 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 a gradual reduction in the frequency of Atlantic westerlies seems most likely, this will be coupled with an increase in the frequency of colder and drier periods, although confidence is low at this stage. Milder, wetter, and windier spells should become more short-lived during this period with the colder and drier spells of weather bringing an increased likelihood of overnight frost and fog, as well as some snow, wintry showers, and below-average temperatures.

Updated: 14:23 on Sat 16 Dec 2017 GMT

Location details

West Sandwick Beach

Location
60.583, -1.187
Altitude
0.0 m above mean sea level

West Sandwick Beach tide times

Sunday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 02:42 0.7
High 09:17 2.4
Low 15:10 0.7
High 21:41 2.3

Monday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 03:17 0.7
High 09:50 2.4
Low 15:45 0.6
High 22:16 2.3

Tuesday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 03:50 0.7
High 10:21 2.4
Low 16:19 0.6
High 22:50 2.3

Wednesday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 04:22 0.7
High 10:51 2.4
Low 16:52 0.6
High 23:24 2.2

Thursday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 04:56 0.8
High 11:23 2.4
Low 17:27 0.6
High 23:59 2.2

Friday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 05:31 0.8
High 11:56 2.4
Low 18:05 0.7

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