Birsay Bay (Orkney Islands) weather

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Forecast days

Seven day forecast for Birsay Bay

Time 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Weather symbols Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
Chance of precipitation
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10%
15°
15°
14°
13°
13°
12°
12°
12°
12° 11° 11° 10° 10°
SE 18
SE 17
SE 18
SE 18
SE 16
SE 15
SE 14
SE 14
25 23 24 24 23 22 21 20
0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7
8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
Direction of waves offshore
VG VG VG G M M M M
Humidity
66% 65% 70% 78% 83% 86% 88% 89%
UV
4 3 2 1 1 1 - -
Time 00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Weather symbols Cloudy Partly cloudy (night) Partly cloudy (night) Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Chance of precipitation
10% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
11°
11°
11°
12°
12°
12°
12°
12°
11°
10° 10° 10°
NNE 8
NNW 9
N 11
N 13
NNW 14
NNW 14
NNW 15
NW 15
NW 14
12 11 14 17 19 20 21 21 19
0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.8 1.2 1.3 1.3
9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
Direction of waves offshore
M M M G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
94% 95% 95% 88% 83% 81% 82% 83% 85%
UV
- - - 1 3 5 4 1 -
Time 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Weather symbols Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Chance of precipitation
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
11°
11°
11°
12°
12°
12°
12°
12°
10° 10° 10°
NW 13
WNW 13
WNW 12
WNW 12
WNW 12
WNW 15
WNW 15
WNW 14
18 17 17 17 18 21 21 18
1.3 1.5 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.6 1.8 1.9
8 8 8 8 8 8 9 9
Direction of waves offshore
VG VG VG VG VG G VG VG
Humidity
85% 86% 83% 82% 81% 81% 83% 87%
UV
- - 1 3 5 3 1 1
Time 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Weather symbols Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Chance of precipitation
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10%
11°
11°
12°
12°
13°
13°
12°
12°
10° 10°
WNW 13
WNW 14
WNW 15
WNW 15
W 16
W 17
W 17
W 16
17 18 20 23 24 25 24 22
2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.0
10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Direction of waves offshore
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
88% 90% 86% 81% 78% 78% 80% 85%
UV
- - 1 3 5 3 1 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 Overcast Overcast Overcast
Chance of precipitation
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
11°
12°
12°
13°
13°
13°
13°
12°
10° 10°
W 16
W 17
WSW 19
WSW 19
WSW 20
WSW 21
WSW 22
W 22
21 23 27 28 29 30 31 30
2.0 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.3 2.3 2.5 2.5
10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9
Direction of waves offshore
VG G G G G G G G
Humidity
87% 88% 89% 88% 87% 87% 87% 88%
UV
- - 1 2 4 2 1 1
Time 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Weather symbols Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Light shower (day) Cloudy
Chance of precipitation
10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 30% 10%
12°
12°
12°
12°
12°
12°
11°
11°
W 22
W 22
W 22
W 23
W 22
W 22
W 22
WNW 21
30 31 31 33 32 32 31 30
2.5
10
Direction of waves offshore
G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
87% 85% 81% 75% 73% 73% 73% 75%
UV
- - 1 3 5 3 1 1

Tide times

Tide times for Tue 28 May
High 2.7m
01:05
Low 0.7m
07:36
High 2.5m
13:55
Low 1.1m
19:51
High 2.7m
01:05
Low 0.7m
07:36
High 2.5m
13:55
Low 1.1m
19:51
High 2.7m
01:05
Low 0.7m
07:36
High 2.5m
13:55
Low 1.1m
19:51
High 2.7m
01:05
Low 0.7m
07:36
High 2.5m
13:55
Low 1.1m
19:51

Tide times and heights are from Tingwall tidal station which is 10.0 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 29 May
High 2.6m
01:59
Low 0.8m
08:35
High 2.4m
14:59
Low 1.2m
20:52
High 2.6m
01:59
Low 0.8m
08:35
High 2.4m
14:59
Low 1.2m
20:52
High 2.6m
01:59
Low 0.8m
08:35
High 2.4m
14:59
Low 1.2m
20:52
High 2.6m
01:59
Low 0.8m
08:35
High 2.4m
14:59
Low 1.2m
20:52

Tide times and heights are from Tingwall tidal station which is 10.0 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 30 May
High 2.6m
03:01
Low 0.8m
09:46
High 2.4m
16:13
Low 1.3m
22:05
High 2.6m
03:01
Low 0.8m
09:46
High 2.4m
16:13
Low 1.3m
22:05
High 2.6m
03:01
Low 0.8m
09:46
High 2.4m
16:13
Low 1.3m
22:05
High 2.6m
03:01
Low 0.8m
09:46
High 2.4m
16:13
Low 1.3m
22:05

Tide times and heights are from Tingwall tidal station which is 10.0 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 31 May
High 2.5m
04:14
Low 0.7m
10:55
High 2.4m
17:28
Low 1.2m
23:15
High 2.5m
04:14
Low 0.7m
10:55
High 2.4m
17:28
Low 1.2m
23:15
High 2.5m
04:14
Low 0.7m
10:55
High 2.4m
17:28
Low 1.2m
23:15
High 2.5m
04:14
Low 0.7m
10:55
High 2.4m
17:28
Low 1.2m
23:15

Tide times and heights are from Tingwall tidal station which is 10.0 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 1 Jun
High 2.6m
05:28
Low 0.7m
12:00
High 2.4m
18:39
Low 1.1m
00:18
High 2.6m
05:28
Low 0.7m
12:00
High 2.4m
18:39
Low 1.1m
00:18
High 2.6m
05:28
Low 0.7m
12:00
High 2.4m
18:39
Low 1.1m
00:18
High 2.6m
05:28
Low 0.7m
12:00
High 2.4m
18:39
Low 1.1m
00:18

Tide times and heights are from Tingwall tidal station which is 10.0 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 2 Jun
High 2.6m
06:39
Low 0.6m
12:58
High 2.5m
19:33
High 2.6m
06:39
Low 0.6m
12:58
High 2.5m
19:33
High 2.6m
06:39
Low 0.6m
12:58
High 2.5m
19:33
High 2.6m
06:39
Low 0.6m
12:58
High 2.5m
19:33

Tide times and heights are from Tingwall tidal station which is 10.0 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 3 Jun
Low 1m
01:15
High 2.7m
07:35
Low 0.5m
13:53
High 2.7m
20:21
Low 1m
01:15
High 2.7m
07:35
Low 0.5m
13:53
High 2.7m
20:21
Low 1m
01:15
High 2.7m
07:35
Low 0.5m
13:53
High 2.7m
20:21
Low 1m
01:15
High 2.7m
07:35
Low 0.5m
13:53
High 2.7m
20:21

Tide times and heights are from Tingwall tidal station which is 10.0 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 4 Jun
Low 0.8m
02:11
High 2.8m
08:28
Low 0.5m
14:44
High 2.8m
21:04
Low 0.8m
02:11
High 2.8m
08:28
Low 0.5m
14:44
High 2.8m
21:04
Low 0.8m
02:11
High 2.8m
08:28
Low 0.5m
14:44
High 2.8m
21:04
Low 0.8m
02:11
High 2.8m
08:28
Low 0.5m
14:44
High 2.8m
21:04

Tide times and heights are from Tingwall tidal station which is 10.0 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 5 Jun
Low 0.7m
03:03
High 2.9m
09:17
Low 0.6m
15:31
High 2.9m
21:44
Low 0.7m
03:03
High 2.9m
09:17
Low 0.6m
15:31
High 2.9m
21:44
Low 0.7m
03:03
High 2.9m
09:17
Low 0.6m
15:31
High 2.9m
21:44
Low 0.7m
03:03
High 2.9m
09:17
Low 0.6m
15:31
High 2.9m
21:44

Tide times and heights are from Tingwall tidal station which is 10.0 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 6 Jun
Low 0.6m
03:55
High 2.9m
10:02
Low 0.6m
16:17
High 2.9m
22:22
Low 0.6m
03:55
High 2.9m
10:02
Low 0.6m
16:17
High 2.9m
22:22
Low 0.6m
03:55
High 2.9m
10:02
Low 0.6m
16:17
High 2.9m
22:22
Low 0.6m
03:55
High 2.9m
10:02
Low 0.6m
16:17
High 2.9m
22:22

Tide times and heights are from Tingwall tidal station which is 10.0 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 7 Jun
Low 0.5m
04:44
High 2.9m
10:45
Low 0.7m
17:01
High 3m
23:00
Low 0.5m
04:44
High 2.9m
10:45
Low 0.7m
17:01
High 3m
23:00
Low 0.5m
04:44
High 2.9m
10:45
Low 0.7m
17:01
High 3m
23:00
Low 0.5m
04:44
High 2.9m
10:45
Low 0.7m
17:01
High 3m
23:00

Tide times and heights are from Tingwall tidal station which is 10.0 miles away. So times may be different at this beach. What does this mean?

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

UK video forecast

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Orkney & Shetland weather forecast

Headline:

Dry, sunny Wednesday for Shetland. Patchy morning rain for Orkney.

This Evening and Tonight:

Some evening sunshine, mainly for Shetland. Cloud will tend to thicken for Orkney this evening with light rain at times. Shetland will remain dry and largely clear overnight. Minimum temperature 10 °C.

Wednesday:

Dry and largely sunny for Shetland throughout. Patchy morning rain for Orkney but becoming dry and bright into the afternoon. Winds will be a light easterly. Maximum temperature 15 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Sunny intervals and a few light showers on Thursday. Cloudier Friday and Saturday, perhaps a little rain at times.

Updated:

UK long range weather forecast

Early in June, conditions are likely to be more settled due to the influence of high pressure extending east over the country. A few showers could still develop in places but for most it will be a dry at the start of the period with plenty of sunshine. Feeling warm generally though cooler near the coast where onshore breezes develop. This fair weather is likely to continue for a few days into the following week, but thereafter the outlook becomes more uncertain. The south of the UK will probably be drier, although not ruling out scattered showers at times. Cooler and cloudier further northwest, where rain is more likely. Temperatures will probably be around normal or a little above average.

Updated:

Current indications are that the chances of high pressure or low pressure dominating are fairly balanced for this period. There is no strong signal for either dry or wet conditions being the more prominent feature of the weather. On balance, it is probable that a continuation of variable, slow moving weather patterns are likely through much of June, similar to that which has been experienced through May. However, with potentially slow moving weather systems there is still a chance that longer-lived drier, or even wetter, spells are entirely possible too. Temperatures are most likely to be around or above normal.

Updated:

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