Birsay Bay (Orkney Islands) weather

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Forecast days

Seven day forecast for Birsay Bay

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) Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower (day) Sunny intervals Partly cloudy (night)
Chance of precipitation
10% <5% 10% 10% 20% 10% 30% 20% 10%
N 29
NNW 29
NNW 27
NNW 24
NNW 21
NW 20
NW 19
N 19
N 19
38 38 36 33 30 29 27 26 27
3.5 3.6 3.9 3.7 3.5 3.3 2.9 3.2 3.3
12 12 11 11 11 11 11 10 10
Direction of waves offshore
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
83% 81% 76% 75% 68% 67% 68% 71% 75%
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 Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Chance of precipitation
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20%
N 18
N 16
N 13
NNW 10
WNW 11
W 11
W 12
WSW 13
25 22 19 16 17 17 17 18
3.1 2.7 2.3 2.0 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.5
9 9 9 9 10 10 9 9
Direction of waves offshore
VG VG VG VG G G VG G
Humidity
76% 76% 73% 65% 65% 69% 74% 81%
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 Cloudy Light rain Light shower (day) Light shower (day) Light shower (day) Cloudy Cloudy
Chance of precipitation
20% 20% 50% 40% 40% 30% 10% 10%
SW 14
SW 16
W 16
W 19
W 21
WNW 22
WNW 22
WNW 21
20 23 23 28 31 32 31 29
1.4 1.7 1.8 2.1 2.2 2.9 3.2 3.1
9 9 9 8 9 9 9 10
Direction of waves offshore
G G G G G G G G
Humidity
84% 86% 87% 81% 79% 76% 78% 81%
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 Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast
Chance of precipitation
10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 10% 20% 20%
NW 20
NW 20
NW 18
NW 17
WNW 17
WNW 18
NW 17
WNW 16
28 28 26 25 26 26 24 23
3.0 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.4
10 10 10 10 10
Direction of waves offshore
VG VG G G G G G G
Humidity
80% 78% 77% 73% 72% 73% 77% 81%
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 Light rain Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
Chance of precipitation
10% 40% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10%
WNW 16
WNW 16
WNW 15
WNW 15
N 15
W 15
N 15
N 15
22 22 21 21 23 23 21 20
Direction of waves offshore
G G G G G G G G
Humidity
81% 82% 83% 80% 77% 78% 82% 86%
UV
- - 1 2 3 1 1 -

Tide times

Tide times for Sun 14 Apr
High 2.6m
01:55
Low 0.9m
08:13
High 2.4m
14:39
Low 1.3m
20:25
High 2.6m
01:55
Low 0.9m
08:13
High 2.4m
14:39
Low 1.3m
20:25
High 2.6m
01:55
Low 0.9m
08:13
High 2.4m
14:39
Low 1.3m
20:25
High 2.6m
01:55
Low 0.9m
08:13
High 2.4m
14:39
Low 1.3m
20:25

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 15 Apr
High 2.4m
02:51
Low 1.1m
09:24
High 2.2m
15:54
Low 1.6m
21:35
High 2.4m
02:51
Low 1.1m
09:24
High 2.2m
15:54
Low 1.6m
21:35
High 2.4m
02:51
Low 1.1m
09:24
High 2.2m
15:54
Low 1.6m
21:35
High 2.4m
02:51
Low 1.1m
09:24
High 2.2m
15:54
Low 1.6m
21:35

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 16 Apr
High 2.3m
04:06
Low 1.2m
10:57
High 2.1m
17:26
Low 1.6m
23:22
High 2.3m
04:06
Low 1.2m
10:57
High 2.1m
17:26
Low 1.6m
23:22
High 2.3m
04:06
Low 1.2m
10:57
High 2.1m
17:26
Low 1.6m
23:22
High 2.3m
04:06
Low 1.2m
10:57
High 2.1m
17:26
Low 1.6m
23:22

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 Wed 17 Apr
High 2.2m
05:36
Low 1.1m
12:29
High 2.1m
18:59
Low 1.5m
00:55
High 2.2m
05:36
Low 1.1m
12:29
High 2.1m
18:59
Low 1.5m
00:55
High 2.2m
05:36
Low 1.1m
12:29
High 2.1m
18:59
Low 1.5m
00:55
High 2.2m
05:36
Low 1.1m
12:29
High 2.1m
18:59
Low 1.5m
00:55

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 18 Apr
High 2.3m
06:58
Low 1m
13:26
High 2.2m
19:56
High 2.3m
06:58
Low 1m
13:26
High 2.2m
19:56
High 2.3m
06:58
Low 1m
13:26
High 2.2m
19:56
High 2.3m
06:58
Low 1m
13:26
High 2.2m
19:56

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 19 Apr
Low 1.4m
01:47
High 2.4m
07:54
Low 0.8m
14:11
High 2.4m
20:34
Low 1.4m
01:47
High 2.4m
07:54
Low 0.8m
14:11
High 2.4m
20:34
Low 1.4m
01:47
High 2.4m
07:54
Low 0.8m
14:11
High 2.4m
20:34
Low 1.4m
01:47
High 2.4m
07:54
Low 0.8m
14:11
High 2.4m
20:34

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 20 Apr
Low 1.2m
02:25
High 2.5m
08:36
Low 0.7m
14:47
High 2.5m
21:06
Low 1.2m
02:25
High 2.5m
08:36
Low 0.7m
14:47
High 2.5m
21:06
Low 1.2m
02:25
High 2.5m
08:36
Low 0.7m
14:47
High 2.5m
21:06
Low 1.2m
02:25
High 2.5m
08:36
Low 0.7m
14:47
High 2.5m
21:06

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 21 Apr
Low 1m
02:57
High 2.6m
09:09
Low 0.6m
15:20
High 2.6m
21:34
Low 1m
02:57
High 2.6m
09:09
Low 0.6m
15:20
High 2.6m
21:34
Low 1m
02:57
High 2.6m
09:09
Low 0.6m
15:20
High 2.6m
21:34
Low 1m
02:57
High 2.6m
09:09
Low 0.6m
15:20
High 2.6m
21:34

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 22 Apr
Low 0.9m
03:29
High 2.7m
09:40
Low 0.6m
15:52
High 2.7m
22:00
Low 0.9m
03:29
High 2.7m
09:40
Low 0.6m
15:52
High 2.7m
22:00
Low 0.9m
03:29
High 2.7m
09:40
Low 0.6m
15:52
High 2.7m
22:00
Low 0.9m
03:29
High 2.7m
09:40
Low 0.6m
15:52
High 2.7m
22:00

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.

Tide times

Tide times for Tue 23 Apr
Low 0.8m
04:00
High 2.8m
10:08
Low 0.5m
16:23
High 2.8m
22:26
Low 0.8m
04:00
High 2.8m
10:08
Low 0.5m
16:23
High 2.8m
22:26
Low 0.8m
04:00
High 2.8m
10:08
Low 0.5m
16:23
High 2.8m
22:26
Low 0.8m
04:00
High 2.8m
10:08
Low 0.5m
16:23
High 2.8m
22:26

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 24 Apr
Low 0.7m
04:32
High 2.8m
10:37
Low 0.5m
16:54
High 2.8m
22:52
Low 0.7m
04:32
High 2.8m
10:37
Low 0.5m
16:54
High 2.8m
22:52
Low 0.7m
04:32
High 2.8m
10:37
Low 0.5m
16:54
High 2.8m
22:52
Low 0.7m
04:32
High 2.8m
10:37
Low 0.5m
16:54
High 2.8m
22:52

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.

Orkney & Shetland weather forecast

Headline:

Increasingly cloudy with showers on Sunday.

Today:

A bright morning with good sunny spells and a few scattered showers. Cloud increases in the afternoon with showers becoming more frequent. Moderate to fresh westerly winds, becoming southwest later. Maximum temperature 8 °C.

Tonight:

A largely cloudy evening and night, but some clear spells too. Heavy showers continuing through the evening and night. Southwest winds falling light by dawn. Minimum temperature 2 °C.

Monday:

Further scattered showers with some bright or sunny spells. Light variable winds, becoming northerly later in the day. Maximum temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

A cold few days. A few showers, perhaps longer spells of rain and strong northerly winds on Tuesday. A dry start Wednesday, rain later and on Thursday.

Updated:

UK long range weather forecast

Winds from the north or northwest are expected to affect the UK at the start of this period. Some showers or longer spells of rain are likely at times, these heaviest across the north and northwest, though systems still likely reaching the south east on Thursday. Temperatures are expected to mostly be below normal edging toward average or just above into the new week. Through the weekend and into the new week a build of pressure will probably occur, meaning more in the way of dry weather across the UK as a whole. Some rain of light showers will still be possible at times, if these develop they will be more likely to affect the northwest.

Updated:

Towards the end of April, high pressure will probably be close to the UK with a good deal of dry weather for many areas. Moving into May, these settled conditions will probably move northwards, with the driest weather across the northwest of the UK. If any more unsettled conditions develop these are more likely to affect south with a risk of some heavy rain or showers. Temperatures will probably be close to average overall, with warm days but some colder nights.

Updated:

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