Forecasts and tides

The local weather for Lerwick with 5-day forecasts, tide times, surf swells and wind speed predictions.

5-day weather forecast

Wed

Rain

9°C

Min: 7°C
Max: 9°C

Thu

Cloudy

9°C

Min: 2°C
Max: 9°C

Fri

Rain

9°C

Min: 8°C
Max: 9°C

Sat

Rain

9°C

Min: 1°C
Max: 9°C

Sun

Cloudy

10°C

Min: 6°C
Max: 10°C

Tide times

Tides and the dangers

A beach can seem like a vast playground but the tide can come in surprisingly quickly. As the tide moves up and down the beach, the depth of the water changes throughout the day, sometimes by as much as 10 metres.

Always keep a look out of the tide's direction while on the beach.

Surf forecast

Wednesday 23 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 6.5ft 8 13.69
3am
100% 5.0ft 8 355.47
6am
100% 4.0ft 8 355.69
9am
100% 3.0ft 7 358.31
12pm
100% 2.5ft 7 354.74
3pm
100% 2.0ft 7 353.51
6pm
100% 1.8ft 6 351.13
9pm
100% 1.7ft 9 188.57

Thursday 24 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 0.5ft 2 240.22
3am
100% 1.7ft 3 220.26
6am
100% 0.8ft 5 344.24
9am
100% 0.6ft 5 342.68
12pm
100% 0.4ft 5 342.33
3pm
100% 7.0ft 8 203.2
6pm
100% 7.5ft 9 207.54
9pm
100% 1.4ft 9 88.63

Friday 25 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
81% 1.3ft 9 89
3am
81% 1.4ft 9 88.87
6am
71% 1.3ft 9 88.81
9am
71% 1.5ft 8 90.9
12pm
45% 1.8ft 11 94.49
3pm
45% 2.0ft 7 108.29
6pm
65% 3.0ft 9 96.74
9pm
65% 3.0ft 9 96.09

Saturday 26 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
35% 0.5ft 8 337.36
3am
35% 7.0ft 11 204.69
6am
60% 8.5ft 10 204.48
9am
60% 9.5ft 10 207.72
12pm
50% 10.5ft 10 211.07
3pm
50% 10.5ft 10 212.91
6pm
50% 10.0ft 10 214.63
9pm
50% 9.0ft 10 216.91

Sunday 27 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
76% 8.5ft 10 219.81
3am
76% 7.5ft 9 221.49
6am
68% 7.0ft 9 220.61
9am
68% 1.3ft 14 88.13
12pm
86% 1.7ft 14 88.17
3pm
86% 2.0ft 14 88.25
6pm
100% 2.5ft 13 88.12
9pm
100% 2.5ft 13 87.87

Wednesday 23 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 6.0ft 11 95.34
3am
100% 4.5ft 12 94.53
6am
100% 5.0ft 11 95.04
9am
100% 5.0ft 11 98.16
12pm
100% 4.5ft 11 97.79
3pm
100% 4.0ft 11 97.09
6pm
100% 4.0ft 11 96.24
9pm
100% 3.5ft 10 95.85

Thursday 24 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 3.0ft 10 95.35
3am
100% 3.0ft 10 94.35
6am
100% 2.5ft 10 93.44
9am
100% 3.0ft 10 92.46
12pm
100% 3.0ft 9 91.25
3pm
100% 3.0ft 9 90.8
6pm
100% 2.5ft 9 90.39
9pm
100% 2.5ft 9 90.03

Friday 25 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
81% 2.5ft 9 89.77
3am
81% 2.5ft 9 89.75
6am
71% 2.0ft 9 89.49
9am
71% 3.5ft 5 130.2
12pm
45% 3.5ft 7 115.78
3pm
45% 5.0ft 7 105.47
6pm
65% 5.5ft 9 107.88
9pm
65% 6.0ft 9 107.73

Saturday 26 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
35% 6.0ft 9 110.54
3am
35% 4.5ft 9 105.13
6am
60% 3.0ft 8 109.75
9am
60% 2.0ft 8 102.7
12pm
50% 1.9ft 10 96.58
3pm
50% 1.6ft 10 95.2
6pm
50% 1.2ft 16 94.21
9pm
50% 1.2ft 15 93.35

Sunday 27 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
76% 1.2ft 15 93.21
3am
76% 1.4ft 15 92.56
6am
68% 1.6ft 14 93.06
9am
68% 2.5ft 14 89.72
12pm
86% 3.0ft 14 89.5
3pm
86% 3.5ft 14 89.4
6pm
100% 4.0ft 13 89.35
9pm
100% 4.0ft 13 89.31

Wednesday 23 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 7.0ft 11 116.56
3am
100% 6.0ft 11 149.92
6am
100% 4.0ft 11 92.3
9am
100% 4.0ft 11 92.91
12pm
100% 4.0ft 11 92.79
3pm
100% 3.5ft 11 92.56
6pm
100% 3.5ft 11 92.11
9pm
100% 3.0ft 10 91.64

Thursday 24 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 3.0ft 10 90.91
3am
100% 2.5ft 10 90.26
6am
100% 2.5ft 10 89.73
9am
100% 2.5ft 10 88.71
12pm
100% 3.0ft 9 87.56
3pm
100% 2.5ft 9 86.82
6pm
100% 2.5ft 9 86.4
9pm
100% 2.5ft 9 86.42

Friday 25 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
81% 4.5ft 13 165.61
3am
81% 4.5ft 12 164.32
6am
71% 4.5ft 12 160.5
9am
71% 4.0ft 8 109.27
12pm
45% 3.5ft 11 95.55
3pm
45% 4.0ft 8 106.39
6pm
65% 5.0ft 9 98.61
9pm
65% 5.0ft 9 99.31

Saturday 26 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
35% 4.5ft 9 98.59
3am
35% 3.5ft 8 96.58
6am
60% 2.5ft 8 97.09
9am
60% 7.5ft 10 187.31
12pm
50% 1.1ft 17 97.78
3pm
50% 1.2ft 16 96.85
6pm
50% 1.2ft 16 94.91
9pm
50% 1.3ft 15 93.94

Sunday 27 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
76% 1.3ft 15 93.78
3am
76% 1.5ft 15 92.47
6am
68% 1.7ft 14 93.23
9am
68% 2.5ft 14 89.13
12pm
86% 3.0ft 14 88.75
3pm
86% 3.5ft 14 88.42
6pm
100% 4.0ft 13 88.2
9pm
100% 4.0ft 13 88.05

Wednesday 23 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 3.0ft 11 165.37
3am
100% 3.5ft 11 166.86
6am
100% 4.5ft 11 162.55
9am
100% 3.0ft 11 172.99
12pm
100% 3.0ft 10 174.82
3pm
100% 4.0ft 10 175.8
6pm
100% 3.5ft 10 176.9
9pm
100% 3.5ft 10 177.39

Thursday 24 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 3.0ft 10 178.55
3am
100% 3.0ft 10 183.67
6am
100% 3.5ft 9 191.6
9am
100% 5.0ft 9 195.75
12pm
100% 6.0ft 7 197.66
3pm
100% 7.0ft 8 198.89
6pm
100% 7.5ft 9 204.75
9pm
100% 1.6ft 13 161.94

Friday 25 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
81% 2.0ft 13 163.03
3am
81% 2.5ft 12 164.33
6am
71% 2.5ft 11 165.65
9am
71% 2.5ft 11 165.62
12pm
45% 3.0ft 11 164.89
3pm
45% 2.5ft 10 167.76
6pm
65% 2.5ft 10 170.67
9pm
65% 2.5ft 10 155.2

Saturday 26 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
35% 2.0ft 10 151.91
3am
35% 7.0ft 11 200.63
6am
60% 8.0ft 10 201.1
9am
60% 9.0ft 10 202.91
12pm
50% 9.5ft 10 205.92
3pm
50% 9.0ft 10 208.21
6pm
50% 8.5ft 10 210.16
9pm
50% 8.0ft 9 212.22

Sunday 27 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
76% 7.5ft 9 213.68
3am
76% 4.0ft 9 182.82
6am
68% 4.0ft 10 184.41
9am
68% 3.5ft 10 183.74
12pm
86% 3.0ft 9 181.63
3pm
86% 3.0ft 9 184.3
6pm
100% 2.5ft 9 184.06
9pm
100% 2.5ft 9 184.18