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Forecasts and tides

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

5-day weather forecast

Mon

Rain

8°C

Min: 6°C
Max: 8°C

Tue

Rain

10°C

Min: 7°C
Max: 10°C

Wed

Rain

10°C

Min: 7°C
Max: 10°C

Thu

Rain

5°C

Min: 4°C
Max: 5°C

Fri

Rain

8°C

Min: 4°C
Max: 8°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

Monday 24 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
95% 8.0ft 7 34.68665
3am
100% 9.0ft 7 37.63818
6am
100% 5.0ft 7 12.00287
9am
100% 4.0ft 7 7.26556
12pm
100% 3.5ft 7 8.3075
3pm
100% 3.0ft 7 4.45581
6pm
100% 2.5ft 6 3.39099
9pm
95% 2.0ft 6 3.34619

Tuesday 25 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
85% 1.8ft 6 2.56305
3am
65% 1.6ft 6 1.57324
6am
75% 1.6ft 5 10.2157
9am
90% 2.0ft 3 6.95734
12pm
80% 3.0ft 4 28.25604
3pm
60% 4.0ft 5 44.98785
6pm
95% 5.0ft 5 46.21063
9pm
90% 5.0ft 5 52.03259

Wednesday 26 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
90% 2.0ft 6 14.08801
3am
85% 2.0ft 6 24.5791
6am
85% 0.9ft 14 200.80701
9am
65% 0.9ft 14 201.16727
12pm
35% 3.0ft 4 73.33386
3pm
35% 2.5ft 4 26.98407
6pm
30% 7.5ft 6 33.85559
9pm
55% 8.0ft 7 44.02936

Thursday 27 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
60% 8.0ft 7 42.716
3am
50% 3.0ft 8 352.76685
6am
50% 2.0ft 8 355.72736
9am
40% 1.2ft 9 356.95471
12pm
25% 0.8ft 8 0.44153
3pm
25% 0.7ft 8 1.94617
6pm
30% 0.5ft 8 1.83832
9pm
40% 0.4ft 7 2.64789

Friday 28 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
50% 0.3ft 7 1.81757
3am
60% 0.2ft 7 0.30475000000001
6am
75% 0.8ft 11 78.04218
9am
85% 3.0ft 4 64.11877
12pm
55% 4.5ft 5 48.80103
3pm
60% 7.0ft 6 43.19873
6pm
80% 7.5ft 6 47.28156
9pm
80% 7.5ft 7 49.56055

Monday 24 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 17.5ft 13 84.76086
3am
100% 18.0ft 13 83.00488
6am
100% 14.5ft 13 88.43512
9am
100% 11.5ft 13 92.10626
12pm
100% 10.5ft 13 94.13593
3pm
100% 9.5ft 12 96.87701
6pm
100% 9.5ft 12 100.53052
9pm
100% 9.0ft 12 103.04761

Tuesday 25 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 5.5ft 11 84.20825
3am
100% 8.5ft 12 106.25366
6am
100% 8.0ft 12 105.17926
9am
100% 7.5ft 12 103.62787
12pm
95% 7.5ft 12 97.49622
3pm
75% 8.5ft 12 88.66992
6pm
85% 10.0ft 12 83.57709
9pm
70% 10.0ft 8 82.63074

Wednesday 26 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
75% 10.0ft 8 89.23444
3am
45% 11.0ft 9 98.26318
6am
25% 11.5ft 9 101.55035
9am
65% 11.5ft 11 101.59058
12pm
90% 14.0ft 14 109.73572
3pm
90% 13.0ft 14 107.9071
6pm
80% 13.5ft 14 90.61682
9pm
65% 17.0ft 10 86.75842

Thursday 27 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
60% 20.5ft 12 85.87091
3am
45% 21.0ft 12 100.51428
6am
50% 18.5ft 12 114.32318
9am
45% 16.0ft 12 117.86047
12pm
50% 14.0ft 11 116.95154
3pm
55% 12.0ft 11 113.55499
6pm
55% 10.5ft 11 111.14386
9pm
65% 9.0ft 11 107.81635

Friday 28 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
70% 9.5ft 11 106.32159
3am
70% 9.0ft 11 101.85602
6am
70% 8.5ft 10 96.62457
9am
80% 8.5ft 10 92.16412
12pm
70% 9.5ft 10 84.83331
3pm
60% 11.5ft 10 77.7132
6pm
55% 15.0ft 10 80.67236
9pm
70% 16.5ft 11 81.95435

Monday 24 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 21.0ft 14 78.44476
3am
100% 18.5ft 13 80.2146
6am
100% 15.0ft 13 82.55194
9am
100% 13.5ft 13 86.52881
12pm
100% 12.5ft 13 90.09247
3pm
100% 12.0ft 12 94.54303
6pm
100% 10.5ft 12 91.29175
9pm
100% 10.5ft 12 94.27014

Tuesday 25 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 10.0ft 12 96.70618
3am
100% 9.5ft 12 97.30359
6am
100% 8.5ft 12 95.55347
9am
100% 8.5ft 12 95.54529
12pm
95% 8.5ft 12 87.29181
3pm
95% 9.5ft 12 79.79626
6pm
95% 9.5ft 12 76.12622
9pm
70% 10.0ft 8 78.38916

Wednesday 26 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
85% 11.0ft 8 88.01843
3am
50% 13.5ft 9 98.91138
6am
30% 15.5ft 10 100.74487
9am
70% 17.5ft 16 106.51105
12pm
90% 17.0ft 15 109.06281
3pm
95% 15.0ft 14 109.03156
6pm
80% 15.5ft 14 92.54315
9pm
70% 17.5ft 13 85.17578

Thursday 27 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
55% 18.5ft 12 82.53809
3am
55% 21.0ft 12 114.23883
6am
55% 19.5ft 11 123.78271
9am
45% 17.5ft 10 127.54797
12pm
50% 16.0ft 10 127.41718
3pm
55% 14.5ft 10 126.17645
6pm
70% 9.0ft 11 86.97223
9pm
75% 11.5ft 10 122.42944

Friday 28 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
75% 11.5ft 10 116.10168
3am
75% 9.0ft 11 89.91797
6am
80% 9.0ft 10 91.30286
9am
85% 9.0ft 10 88.22717
12pm
75% 10.0ft 10 79.96881
3pm
75% 13.0ft 9 73.49066
6pm
65% 16.0ft 10 75.86737
9pm
70% 17.0ft 11 78.17523

Monday 24 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
95% 20.5ft 14 82.6889
3am
100% 17.0ft 14 87.21094
6am
100% 14.5ft 13 87.27136
9am
100% 13.5ft 13 88.96948
12pm
100% 13.0ft 13 91.96411
3pm
95% 12.5ft 12 97.15442
6pm
100% 10.5ft 12 89.95435
9pm
100% 11.5ft 12 103.64014

Tuesday 25 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 9.5ft 12 93.83545
3am
95% 9.0ft 12 94.77942
6am
95% 8.0ft 12 92.42926
9am
95% 8.0ft 12 90.40564
12pm
80% 7.5ft 12 91.37012
3pm
85% 7.5ft 12 87.50342
6pm
100% 8.5ft 12 80.76447
9pm
95% 9.0ft 11 82.42639

Wednesday 26 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
80% 11.0ft 8 91.51385
3am
55% 14.0ft 9 99.55371
6am
50% 16.5ft 10 101.56989
9am
55% 19.0ft 15 109.1947
12pm
40% 16.5ft 14 106.04657
3pm
60% 12.5ft 14 98.17609
6pm
30% 13.5ft 14 104.28571
9pm
50% 15.0ft 13 92.30865

Thursday 27 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
55% 15.0ft 12 90.37933
3am
45% 19.5ft 11 126.31134
6am
45% 19.0ft 11 129.5816
9am
50% 18.0ft 10 130.61261
12pm
40% 17.0ft 10 130.47876
3pm
40% 15.5ft 10 131.18726
6pm
45% 10.5ft 10 156.43005
9pm
50% 7.5ft 11 85.30176

Friday 28 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
50% 10.5ft 10 119.25208
3am
70% 8.5ft 11 89.20929
6am
95% 8.5ft 11 87.2688
9am
90% 8.5ft 10 89.49591
12pm
70% 9.0ft 10 83.08026
3pm
75% 11.0ft 10 75.3172
6pm
65% 14.5ft 10 78.40375
9pm
70% 15.5ft 11 81.34363