Forecasts and tides

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

5-day weather forecast

Thu

Rain

7°C

Min: -1°C
Max: 7°C

Fri

Rain

8°C

Min: -1°C
Max: 8°C

Sat

Rain

8°C

Min: 0°C
Max: 8°C

Sun

Rain

9°C

Min: 1°C
Max: 9°C

Mon

Rain

10°C

Min: -1°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

Thursday 26 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 3.5ft 8 343.57
3am
% 3.0ft 8 342.45
6am
% 2.5ft 7 341.57
9am
% 2.5ft 7 340.97
12pm
% 2.0ft 10 180.65
3pm
% 1.2ft 3 47.71
6pm
% 2.0ft 3 40.3
9pm
% 3.0ft 4 42.57

Friday 27 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 4.0ft 5 41.36
3am
% 3.5ft 5 30.58
6am
% 3.5ft 5 30.13
9am
% 3.0ft 5 18.29
12pm
% 2.5ft 5 6.25
3pm
% 2.5ft 4 7.74
6pm
% 2.5ft 4 3.9
9pm
% 2.5ft 4 358.07

Saturday 28 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 2.5ft 4 353.56
3am
% 3.0ft 4 353.08
6am
% 3.0ft 5 7.91
9am
% 2.5ft 6 308.42
12pm
% 2.5ft 6 310.19
3pm
% 2.5ft 6 308.09
6pm
% 2.5ft 6 306.49
9pm
% 3.5ft 5 341.12

Sunday 29 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 3.5ft 5 344.98
3am
% 3.5ft 5 348.92
6am
% 3.5ft 5 351.67
9am
% 3.0ft 5 350.18
12pm
% 3.0ft 5 16.64
3pm
% 3.0ft 5 40.96
6pm
% 1.4ft 6 304.31
9pm
% 1.4ft 6 305.64

Monday 30 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 5.0ft 5 60.3
3am
% 7.0ft 6 60.04
6am
% 7.5ft 11 70.58
9am
% 7.0ft 11 73.19
12pm
% 3.5ft 6 33.68
3pm
% 2.0ft 6 16.69
6pm
% 1.9ft 6 24.35
9pm
% 1.5ft 6 23.05

Thursday 26 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 5.5ft 13 89.97
3am
% 5.0ft 13 91.36
6am
% 4.5ft 13 92.57
9am
% 4.5ft 12 93.36
12pm
% 4.0ft 12 93.87
3pm
% 4.0ft 12 94.33
6pm
% 3.5ft 11 94.43
9pm
% 4.0ft 5 51.57

Friday 27 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 5.0ft 6 69.05
3am
% 7.5ft 10 86.39
6am
% 9.5ft 14 97.95
9am
% 10.5ft 17 104.26
12pm
% 11.5ft 17 106.01
3pm
% 12.0ft 18 107.39
6pm
% 11.5ft 18 106.42
9pm
% 11.5ft 17 105.47

Saturday 28 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 10.5ft 17 107.09
3am
% 10.0ft 16 106.3
6am
% 9.5ft 16 105.35
9am
% 9.0ft 16 104.28
12pm
% 8.5ft 15 103.17
3pm
% 8.0ft 15 102.14
6pm
% 7.5ft 14 101.02
9pm
% 7.0ft 14 99.62

Sunday 29 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 7.0ft 13 98.81
3am
% 6.5ft 13 98.47
6am
% 6.5ft 13 98.34
9am
% 6.0ft 13 96.01
12pm
% 6.5ft 12 93.63
3pm
% 6.5ft 12 90.75
6pm
% 6.5ft 12 87.84
9pm
% 6.5ft 12 83.78

Monday 30 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 7.0ft 7 72.64
3am
% 10.0ft 8 77
6am
% 10.5ft 11 85.83
9am
% 10.0ft 11 86.89
12pm
% 9.0ft 11 92.99
3pm
% 9.0ft 11 98.55
6pm
% 8.0ft 11 98.22
9pm
% 7.0ft 11 97.31

Thursday 26 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 5.5ft 13 88.22
3am
% 4.5ft 13 89.38
6am
% 4.5ft 13 90.54
9am
% 4.0ft 12 91.34
12pm
% 4.0ft 12 91.81
3pm
% 3.5ft 12 91.95
6pm
% 3.5ft 11 92.1
9pm
% 3.0ft 11 92.59

Friday 27 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 5.0ft 7 65.34
3am
% 7.5ft 10 90.78
6am
% 9.0ft 14 97.43
9am
% 10.5ft 17 102.01
12pm
% 11.0ft 17 105.7
3pm
% 11.5ft 18 107.68
6pm
% 11.0ft 18 107.39
9pm
% 11.0ft 17 105.94

Saturday 28 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 10.0ft 17 106.38
3am
% 10.0ft 16 102.62
6am
% 9.5ft 16 104.05
9am
% 8.5ft 15 102.97
12pm
% 8.0ft 15 101.72
3pm
% 7.5ft 15 100.65
6pm
% 7.0ft 14 98.65
9pm
% 7.0ft 14 95.89

Sunday 29 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 7.0ft 13 90.43
3am
% 7.0ft 13 89.28
6am
% 6.5ft 13 89.34
9am
% 6.0ft 13 88.35
12pm
% 6.5ft 12 85.3
3pm
% 6.0ft 12 87.32
6pm
% 6.0ft 12 85.65
9pm
% 4.0ft 12 96.11

Monday 30 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 7.5ft 7 70.03
3am
% 9.0ft 9 71.04
6am
% 10.0ft 11 82.39
9am
% 9.5ft 11 82.99
12pm
% 9.0ft 11 91.51
3pm
% 8.5ft 11 96.55
6pm
% 7.5ft 11 97.26
9pm
% 7.0ft 11 96.25

Thursday 26 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 4.5ft 10 166.63
3am
% 5.0ft 10 169.94
6am
% 5.0ft 10 172.69
9am
% 4.5ft 9 174.58
12pm
% 4.0ft 9 175.43
3pm
% 3.5ft 9 174.77
6pm
% 3.0ft 9 177.59
9pm
% 2.5ft 9 178.18

Friday 27 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 2.0ft 8 180.53
3am
% 1.1ft 10 108.92
6am
% 1.8ft 15 120.5
9am
% 2.0ft 17 119.62
12pm
% 2.5ft 18 120.07
3pm
% 3.0ft 19 123.59
6pm
% 3.0ft 18 123.59
9pm
% 2.0ft 18 114.91

Saturday 28 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 2.5ft 17 122.58
3am
% 2.0ft 16 116.81
6am
% 1.9ft 16 114.87
9am
% 2.0ft 16 120.01
12pm
% 1.8ft 16 118.87
3pm
% 1.6ft 15 115.06
6pm
% 1.5ft 5 9.67
9pm
% 1.3ft 14 115.67

Sunday 29 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 1.2ft 14 113.21
3am
% 1.2ft 14 111.85
6am
% 1.1ft 13 111.54
9am
% 1.0ft 13 112.95
12pm
% 1.0ft 13 112.35
3pm
% 1.0ft 13 111.22
6pm
% 1.0ft 12 114.44
9pm
% 2.5ft 4 49.34

Monday 30 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 3.5ft 4 42.36
3am
% 1.2ft 10 113.05
6am
% 4.0ft 5 54.35
9am
% 1.3ft 11 114.56
12pm
% 3.0ft 4 98.81
3pm
% 3.0ft 4 125.69
6pm
% 2.5ft 4 139.74
9pm
% 1.9ft 5 161.07

Bring the crew home safe this Christmas

Volunteer lifeboat crews are busier than ever. The risks they face are greater. The costs to keep them safe are rising. But income is falling. Can they and their families count on your kindness this Christmas?