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 Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Light rain Light rain
Chance of precipitation
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 50% 50%
NNW 13
NNW 12
NNW 9
NW 7
W 6
SW 7
SSW 10
S 12
S 13
20 18 15 11 11 13 16 17 19
0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6
7 8 9 7 8 7 7 7 4
Direction of waves offshore
VG VG VG VG VG G G M M
Humidity
70% 73% 75% 69% 62% 65% 73% 82% 88%
UV
- - - 1 2 3 1 1 -
Time 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Weather symbols Light rain Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
Chance of precipitation
50% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
10°
10°
SSW 13
SSW 12
SW 10
SW 8
SSW 9
SW 10
SW 10
SW 8
19 18 14 13 16 17 14 12
0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4
4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Direction of waves offshore
M M G G G G G G
Humidity
90% 91% 92% 87% 83% 82% 84% 91%
UV
- - 1 1 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 Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast
Chance of precipitation
10% 10% 20% 10% 10% 20% 20% 10%
10°
10°
SW 9
SW 9
SW 10
NW 10
NNW 10
NNW 11
NW 11
NW 11
12 12 13 16 17 17 16 15
0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1
4 4 4 4 4 4 4 6
Direction of waves offshore
G G G G G G G G
Humidity
92% 92% 93% 88% 82% 84% 87% 92%
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 Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy
Chance of precipitation
10% 10% 10% 20% 10% <5% <5% 10%
NNW 11
NNW 11
NNW 11
N 12
N 13
N 14
N 14
N 13
15 15 16 19 21 22 20 19
0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2
6 5 5 5 5 2 2 4
Direction of waves offshore
G G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity
92% 92% 90% 82% 74% 73% 78% 85%
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 Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Chance of precipitation
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10%
N 14
NNW 14
NNW 15
N 15
N 14
N 14
N 14
NNW 14
19 20 21 23 22 22 20 19
0.2
4
Direction of waves offshore
G VG VG VG VG VG G VG
Humidity
86% 85% 84% 73% 69% 70% 76% 84%
UV
- - 1 2 3 2 1 -

Tide times

Tide times for Thu 18 Apr
Low 1.5m
02:54
High 2.4m
08:32
Low 1m
15:26
High 2.3m
21:37
Low 1.5m
02:54
High 2.4m
08:32
Low 1m
15:26
High 2.3m
21:37
Low 1.5m
02:54
High 2.4m
08:32
Low 1m
15:26
High 2.3m
21:37
Low 1.5m
02:54
High 2.4m
08:32
Low 1m
15:26
High 2.3m
21:37

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 19 Apr
Low 1.4m
03:45
High 2.5m
09:35
Low 0.8m
16:08
High 2.5m
22:20
Low 1.4m
03:45
High 2.5m
09:35
Low 0.8m
16:08
High 2.5m
22:20
Low 1.4m
03:45
High 2.5m
09:35
Low 0.8m
16:08
High 2.5m
22:20
Low 1.4m
03:45
High 2.5m
09:35
Low 0.8m
16:08
High 2.5m
22:20

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 20 Apr
Low 1.2m
04:21
High 2.7m
10:22
Low 0.7m
16:42
High 2.6m
22:56
Low 1.2m
04:21
High 2.7m
10:22
Low 0.7m
16:42
High 2.6m
22:56
Low 1.2m
04:21
High 2.7m
10:22
Low 0.7m
16:42
High 2.6m
22:56
Low 1.2m
04:21
High 2.7m
10:22
Low 0.7m
16:42
High 2.6m
22:56

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 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.

Orkney & Shetland weather forecast

Headline:

Overcast with outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Breezy.

Today:

Dry at first Shetland, outbreaks of rain and drizzle Orkney soon spread to Shetland. This rain and drizzle clears Orkney during the afternoon and Shetland from late afternoon. Maximum temperature 8 °C.

Tonight:

The night will be cloudy with clear spells and scattered showers. The strong overnight northwest wind will strengthen to gale force over Shetland by morning. Minimum temperature 2 °C.

Friday:

Friday will stay cloudy with bright or sunny spells and the chance of an occasional shower. Windy. Maximum temperature 7 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Dry but cloudy Saturday, rain and drizzle overnight into Sunday. Cloudy with patchy light rain or drizzle Sunday and Monday.

Updated:

UK long range weather forecast

This will generally be a settled period with high pressure close to the UK throughout. Most locations will remain dry, with variable cloud cover. Although some small areas or bands of thicker cloud, hill fog, and patchy light rain or drizzle will float about day to day. There will also be a few showers, most likely in the east and south of England. Temperatures will often be around average by day, although with mostly light winds and clear skies it will feel warm in any sunshine. Overnight where cloud breaks allow, frosts are likely in rural areas. As already mentioned, winds will mostly be light, although slightly stronger winds are likely in the far southeast at times.

Updated:

During the early part of May high pressure will probably remain close to the UK, with a good deal of dry weather continuing for many areas. As we move further into May signals are finely balanced between drier than average and wetter than average conditions. As such fairly typical conditions are likely, with some good spells of dry weather just about anywhere, but also some more unsettled, showery interludes. Temperatures are likely to trend toward the warm side of average.

Updated:

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