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West Sandwick Beach

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    10 °C

  • Light rain 11 °C

    9 °C

  • Heavy shower day 12 °C

    9 °C

  • Light shower day 12 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 10 °C

    7 °C

Sunday (Sunday 22 October 2017)
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Warnings
Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Light shower night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Heavy rain Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Cloudy
10% 10% <5% 10% 40% 10% 10% 70% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% 10% 30% 30% 30% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 20 30 ESE 18 29 ESE 15 27 ESE 13 24 ESE 14 26 ESE 17 31 E 16 29 ESE 17 29 ESE 15 27 ESE 14 25 ESE 14 24 ESE 13 22 ESE 12 21 ESE 11 19 ESE 10 19 E 10 19 E 10 18 ESE 11 20 ESE 11 20 ESE 11 21 ESE 11 21 ESE 11 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G VG VG VG G E E E E E E E VG VG E VG G VG VG
Humidity Expand
95% 94% 93% 94% 94% 92% 91% 92% 88% 87% 85% 84% 85% 85% 86% 88% 89% 90% 91% 90% 91% 91%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
Smooth (wavelets) Slight Smooth (wavelets)
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:02 Sunset: 17:35 Moon phase: New 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 23 October 2017)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy shower night Cloudy Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 50% 60% 90% 90% 90% 90% 50% 90% 70% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 12 22 SE 13 23 SE 13 24 SE 14 25 SE 15 26 SE 17 28 SSE 18 29 SSE 20 32 SSE 21 34 SSE 22 36 SSE 23 38 SSE 25 40 SSE 25 41 SSE 27 44 SSE 28 45 SSE 28 45 SSE 28 46 SSE 27 44 SSE 22 38 SSE 21 35 S 18 30 S 15 25 S 16 26 S 15 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG E VG G M M M VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
91% 90% 91% 91% 91% 92% 93% 92% 91% 90% 89% 87% 87% 87% 90% 91% 92% 92% 93% 93% 93% 94% 92% 94%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
Smooth (wavelets) Slight Moderate Slight Smooth (wavelets)
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:05 Sunset: 17:32 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 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.

Tuesday (Tuesday 24 October 2017)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light shower night Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy shower day Light rain Light shower day Partly cloudy night Light shower night
40% 40% 50% 90% 60% 50% 50% 10% 40%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 °
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7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 14 23 S 15 25 SSE 18 30 SSE 23 37 S 19 30 SSW 17 29 SSW 15 23 SSW 14 22 SSW 14 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG M M VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
95% 92% 93% 93% 91% 85% 86% 90% 90%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
Smooth (wavelets) Slight Rough Moderate
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:07 Sunset: 17:29 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 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.

Wednesday (Wednesday 25 October 2017)
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 Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Light shower night Partly cloudy night
40% 40% 40% 20% 30% 40% 30% 10%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 °
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7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 12 20 SSW 12 19 SSW 12 19 SSW 12 19 SSW 13 20 SSW 12 20 SW 13 22 SSW 13 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
93% 92% 92% 89% 86% 86% 88% 90%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
Moderate Slight
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:10 Sunset: 17:26 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.

Thursday (Thursday 26 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night Cloudy
10% 20% 20% 40% 20% 20% 40% 20%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 °
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7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 14 21 SW 15 24 SSW 13 22 SSW 14 23 SW 15 24 SW 15 24 SW 16 25 SW 16 24
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
87% 88% 91% 90% 86% 86% 86% 86%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
Slight Smooth (wavelets) Slight Smooth (wavelets)
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:13 Sunset: 17:24 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 27 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Light shower day Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy
20% 20% 20% 10% 40% 20% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
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6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 16 26 SW 15 24 WSW 15 24 WSW 15 24 WSW 16 27 W 16 25 W 15 24 W 16 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
85% 87% 87% 86% 83% 84% 85% 85%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
Smooth (wavelets)
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:15 Sunset: 17:21 Moon phase: First quarter

∗ 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 28 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
20% 20% 40% 30% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 17 27 W 16 25 WSW 16 24 W 15 25 W 16 26 WSW 14 27 WSW 14 25 WSW 14 26
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
86% 87% 87% 83% 79% 82% 85% 84%
On or Off Shore Winds Expand
Offshore Sea State ∗ Expand
No Data
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:18 Sunset: 17:18 Moon phase: First quarter

∗ 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 02:00, Sun
Updated 01:00 on Sun 22 Oct 2017 BST
Tiree Overcast 56.497 -6.887
Birmingham Partly cloudy night 52.486 -1.889
Glasgow Cloudy 55.864 -4.25
Manchester Light rain 53.479 -2.247
Brighton Cloudy 50.822 -0.136
Dover Cloudy 51.126 1.318
Exeter Heavy shower night 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 Cloudy 53.962 -1.079
Aberdeen Heavy rain 57.15 -2.093
Pembroke Overcast 51.673 -4.908
Ullapool Cloudy 57.896 -5.16
Inverness Overcast 57.478 -4.223
Kendal Light rain 54.328 -2.745
Londonderry (Derry) Heavy shower night 54.995 -7.323
Newtown (Powys) Heavy rain 52.512 -3.312
Fort William Heavy rain 56.82 -5.104
Belfast Heavy shower night 54.596 -5.93
Caernarfon Overcast 53.139 -4.273
Camborne Partly cloudy night 50.212 -5.294
Cardiff Cloudy 51.481 -3.178
Dumfries Light rain 55.071 -3.604
Edinburgh Overcast 55.953 -3.187
Lerwick Cloudy 60.154 -1.143
London Cloudy 51.508 -0.125
Newcastle Upon Tyne Cloudy 54.978 -1.616
Pitlochry Cloudy 56.705 -3.728
Southampton Cloudy 50.909 -1.403
Stornoway Clear night 58.211 -6.384
Wick (Highland) Heavy rain 58.439 -3.092
  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional Forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Mostly dry, breezy on Sunday with some sunshine.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rather cloudy with scattered light showers and a few clear periods. The showers will be mostly confined to Orkney by morning. Winds gradually easing from the south. Fresh easterly winds, strong over Shetland. Minimum temperature 9 °C.

Sunday:

Rather cloudy with a few light showers, mainly affecting parts of Orkney. Clouds will break to give at least a little sunshine in the afternoon. Fresh to strong easterly winds. Maximum temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Rain bands crossing from west for a time both Monday and Tuesday, heavy at time. Wednesday mainly dry and bright across Orkney, while Shetland stays showery.

Updated: 14:36 on Sat 21 Oct 2017 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Winds easing and rain clearing. Increasingly dry and bright.

Today:

A cloudy start with some persistent, perhaps heavy, rain for some northwestern parts. This cloud and rain slowly fading away. Drier and brighter weather will develop with some showers mainly in the southwest. Winds will ease.

Tonight:

A few showers in the west and north but mostly dry elsewhere. Rain spilling into Northern Ireland and western parts of Britain later. A dry, chilly night in the east.

Monday:

A cloudy start with outbreaks of rain across western parts. Cloud and rain moving eastwards with drier, sunnier weather following from the west later. Light winds. Feeling warm in sunshine.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

A north south split until Wednesday with some wet weather in the south and showery, brighter conditions in the north. Rain for some, increasingly mild in the south on Thursday.

Updated: 01:54 on Sun 22 Oct 2017 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 26 Oct 2017 to Saturday 4 Nov 2017:

The north and northwest will be cloudy and windy on Thursday with rain at times, and rain may affect other western areas for a time on Friday. Elsewhere it will be a mostly dry end to the week, with southern and southeastern parts seeing the best of any sunshine, although some stubborn overnight fog patches are also possible here. Temperatures will generally be above average and it could become very warm in these sunnier areas. Thereafter the weather is generally expected to become less settled. The north and northwest should see the wettest and windiest of the weather though, with some drier spells expected to develop towards the southeast. Temperatures are most likely to start above normal, although could trend downwards through the period.

UK Outlook for Sunday 5 Nov 2017 to Sunday 19 Nov 2017:

There is an increasing chance that the weather will become more settled during this period, especially across southern parts of the British Isles. As a result frost and fog could become more likely. The north may continue to have more unsettled conditions though. Temperatures are most likely to be near or slightly above average, although probably below normal in some of the more settled spells, especially where any overnight fog proves slow to clear.

Updated: 01:54 on Sun 22 Oct 2017 BST

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 05:38 0.5
High 12:08 2.4
Low 17:54 0.6

Monday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 00:27 2.4
Low 06:12 0.6
High 12:38 2.4
Low 18:29 0.7

Tuesday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 01:02 2.3
Low 06:42 0.7
High 13:08 2.3
Low 19:04 0.7

Wednesday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 01:39 2.2
Low 07:17 0.9
High 13:44 2.2
Low 19:44 0.8

Thursday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 02:24 2
Low 07:57 1
High 14:27 2.1
Low 20:35 0.9

Friday's tide times

(local port - Toft Pier)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 03:17 1.9
Low 08:49 1.1
High 15:22 2
Low 21:51 1

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