Bu Sands (Orkney Islands) weather

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Forecast days

Seven day forecast for Bu Sands

Time 00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Weather symbols Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy
Chance of precipitation
<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10%
N 14
N 14
N 15
N 17
N 18
NNW 18
NNW 19
NNW 18
N 17
22 22 24 24 27 27 27 26 24
0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7
6 6 6 7 7 8 8 6 7
Direction of waves offshore
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
77% 77% 74% 71% 65% 62% 63% 66% 71%
UV
- - - 1 2 3 2 1 -
Time 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Weather symbols Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Chance of precipitation
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
N 16
N 17
N 17
N 17
N 15
N 15
N 15
N 13
23 24 24 25 23 23 21 19
0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7
7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Direction of waves offshore
VG VG VG G G G VG VG
Humidity
72% 72% 71% 65% 62% 64% 67% 78%
UV
- - 1 2 3 2 1 -
Time 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Weather symbols Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Sunny intervals Cloudy
Chance of precipitation
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
N 12
N 12
N 12
N 12
N 12
N 12
NNE 12
NE 11
17 17 18 19 19 19 17 16
0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.3
7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6
Direction of waves offshore
VG VG VG G G G VG VG
Humidity
80% 80% 79% 66% 64% 66% 70% 82%
UV
- - 1 2 3 2 1 -
Time 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Weather symbols Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy (night)
Chance of precipitation
10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
NE 10
N 10
NNE 10
NE 11
NE 11
NNE 12
NE 12
NNE 12
15 15 15 18 19 19 18 17
0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2
6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5
Direction of waves offshore
G VG VG G G G VG VG
Humidity
85% 86% 83% 68% 66% 66% 69% 82%
UV
- - 1 2 3 2 1 -
Time 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Weather symbols Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Partly cloudy (night)
Chance of precipitation
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 40% 10% <5%
N 11
N 12
N 11
N 11
N 12
NNW 12
N 13
E 13
16 17 16 18 20 19 19 19
0.2
5
Direction of waves offshore
G G VG VG G G VG VG
Humidity
85% 86% 83% 72% 68% 70% 74% 84%
UV
- - 1 2 3 2 1 -

Tide times

Tide times for Sun 21 Apr
Low 1m
04:51
High 2.8m
11:00
Low 0.6m
17:13
High 2.8m
23:28
Low 1m
04:51
High 2.8m
11:00
Low 0.6m
17:13
High 2.8m
23:28
Low 1m
04:51
High 2.8m
11:00
Low 0.6m
17:13
High 2.8m
23:28
Low 1m
04:51
High 2.8m
11:00
Low 0.6m
17:13
High 2.8m
23:28

Tide times and heights are from Burray Ness tidal station which is 0.8 miles away. So times may be different at this beach. What does this mean?

Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.

Tide times

Tide times for Mon 22 Apr
Low 0.9m
05:21
High 2.9m
11:35
Low 0.6m
17:43
High 2.9m
23:58
Low 0.9m
05:21
High 2.9m
11:35
Low 0.6m
17:43
High 2.9m
23:58
Low 0.9m
05:21
High 2.9m
11:35
Low 0.6m
17:43
High 2.9m
23:58
Low 0.9m
05:21
High 2.9m
11:35
Low 0.6m
17:43
High 2.9m
23:58

Tide times and heights are from Burray Ness tidal station which is 0.8 miles away. So times may be different at this beach. What does this mean?

Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.

Tide times

Tide times for Tue 23 Apr
Low 0.8m
05:50
High 3m
12:07
Low 0.5m
18:12
High 2.9m
00:27
Low 0.8m
05:50
High 3m
12:07
Low 0.5m
18:12
High 2.9m
00:27
Low 0.8m
05:50
High 3m
12:07
Low 0.5m
18:12
High 2.9m
00:27
Low 0.8m
05:50
High 3m
12:07
Low 0.5m
18:12
High 2.9m
00:27

Tide times and heights are from Burray Ness tidal station which is 0.8 miles away. So times may be different at this beach. What does this mean?

Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.

Tide times

Tide times for Wed 24 Apr
Low 0.7m
06:20
High 3m
12:39
Low 0.5m
18:41
High 3m
00:56
Low 0.7m
06:20
High 3m
12:39
Low 0.5m
18:41
High 3m
00:56
Low 0.7m
06:20
High 3m
12:39
Low 0.5m
18:41
High 3m
00:56
Low 0.7m
06:20
High 3m
12:39
Low 0.5m
18:41
High 3m
00:56

Tide times and heights are from Burray Ness tidal station which is 0.8 miles away. So times may be different at this beach. What does this mean?

Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.

Tide times

Tide times for Thu 25 Apr
Low 0.6m
06:50
High 3m
13:11
Low 0.6m
19:10
Low 0.6m
06:50
High 3m
13:11
Low 0.6m
19:10
Low 0.6m
06:50
High 3m
13:11
Low 0.6m
19:10
Low 0.6m
06:50
High 3m
13:11
Low 0.6m
19:10

Tide times and heights are from Burray Ness tidal station which is 0.8 miles away. So times may be different at this beach. What does this mean?

Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.

Tide times

Tide times for Fri 26 Apr
High 3m
01:26
Low 0.7m
07:21
High 3m
13:44
Low 0.7m
19:40
High 3m
01:26
Low 0.7m
07:21
High 3m
13:44
Low 0.7m
19:40
High 3m
01:26
Low 0.7m
07:21
High 3m
13:44
Low 0.7m
19:40
High 3m
01:26
Low 0.7m
07:21
High 3m
13:44
Low 0.7m
19:40

Tide times and heights are from Burray Ness tidal station which is 0.8 miles away. So times may be different at this beach. What does this mean?

Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.

Tide times

Tide times for Sat 27 Apr
High 3m
01:57
Low 0.7m
07:54
High 2.9m
14:19
Low 0.8m
20:13
High 3m
01:57
Low 0.7m
07:54
High 2.9m
14:19
Low 0.8m
20:13
High 3m
01:57
Low 0.7m
07:54
High 2.9m
14:19
Low 0.8m
20:13
High 3m
01:57
Low 0.7m
07:54
High 2.9m
14:19
Low 0.8m
20:13

Tide times and heights are from Burray Ness tidal station which is 0.8 miles away. So times may be different at this beach. What does this mean?

Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.

Tide times

Tide times for Sun 28 Apr
High 2.9m
02:31
Low 0.8m
08:31
High 2.7m
15:00
Low 1m
20:49
High 2.9m
02:31
Low 0.8m
08:31
High 2.7m
15:00
Low 1m
20:49
High 2.9m
02:31
Low 0.8m
08:31
High 2.7m
15:00
Low 1m
20:49
High 2.9m
02:31
Low 0.8m
08:31
High 2.7m
15:00
Low 1m
20:49

Tide times and heights are from Burray Ness tidal station which is 0.8 miles away. So times may be different at this beach. What does this mean?

Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.

Tide times

Tide times for Mon 29 Apr
High 2.8m
03:10
Low 0.9m
09:14
High 2.6m
15:47
Low 1.2m
21:34
High 2.8m
03:10
Low 0.9m
09:14
High 2.6m
15:47
Low 1.2m
21:34
High 2.8m
03:10
Low 0.9m
09:14
High 2.6m
15:47
Low 1.2m
21:34
High 2.8m
03:10
Low 0.9m
09:14
High 2.6m
15:47
Low 1.2m
21:34

Tide times and heights are from Burray Ness tidal station which is 0.8 miles away. So times may be different at this beach. What does this mean?

Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.

Tide times

Tide times for Tue 30 Apr
High 2.6m
03:57
Low 1m
10:10
High 2.4m
16:47
Low 1.3m
22:39
High 2.6m
03:57
Low 1m
10:10
High 2.4m
16:47
Low 1.3m
22:39
High 2.6m
03:57
Low 1m
10:10
High 2.4m
16:47
Low 1.3m
22:39
High 2.6m
03:57
Low 1m
10:10
High 2.4m
16:47
Low 1.3m
22:39

Tide times and heights are from Burray Ness tidal station which is 0.8 miles away. So times may be different at this beach. What does this mean?

Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.

Tide times

Tide times for Wed 1 May
High 2.5m
04:57
Low 1m
11:42
High 2.3m
18:06
Low 1.4m
00:22
High 2.5m
04:57
Low 1m
11:42
High 2.3m
18:06
Low 1.4m
00:22
High 2.5m
04:57
Low 1m
11:42
High 2.3m
18:06
Low 1.4m
00:22
High 2.5m
04:57
Low 1m
11:42
High 2.3m
18:06
Low 1.4m
00:22

Tide times and heights are from Burray Ness tidal station which is 0.8 miles away. So times may be different at this beach. What does this mean?

Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.

Orkney & Shetland weather forecast

Headline:

Low cloud and patchy rain or drizzle

Today:

A dull day with a lot of low cloud and light rain. The rain most persistent in the morning, turning patchier in the afternoon with some fog. Maximum temperature 8 °C.

Tonight:

Low cloud with patchy light drizzle will continue through the evening and much of the night. Light to moderate westerly winds. Minimum temperature 5 °C.

Monday:

Low cloud and patchy light rain or drizzle will clear southwards in the morning. Then turning dry with sunny spells and moderate northerly winds. Maximum temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Mostly dry with sunny spells Tuesday and much of Wednesday, although the odd shower is possible. Scattered showers later Wednesday, turning heavy overnight. Sunny spells and showers on Thursday.

Updated:

UK long range weather forecast

High pressure will likely be retreating to the northwest of the UK at the start of this period, with conditions turning generally more unsettled than the previous few days as low pressure becomes more dominant. Wet weather is perhaps more likely to develop in parts of the south and east, with western and especially northern areas hanging on to the best of any drier interludes, though all parts are may some rain at times. Onshore winds along eastern coasts will likely make it feel rather cold at times, though for all parts temperatures will often be a little below average. Into early May, something of a north-south split looks possible, with relatively drier conditions further to the north and the greatest chance of rain further to the south.

Updated:

In this period, the chances of unsettled weather are slightly less than usual in the north and about the same as usual further south. Therefore, some spells of wetter weather are likely for all, but perhaps especially southern areas at first with the driest conditions probably further north. Temperatures will probably near or a little below average at first, but likely to recover to around or a little above average as the period progresses. Also worth noting that average temperatures themselves rise by around 1C per week at this time of year.

Updated:

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