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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

13°C

Min: 12°C
Max: 13°C

Tue

Rain

14°C

Min: 12°C
Max: 14°C

Wed

Rain

14°C

Min: 11°C
Max: 14°C

Thu

Rain

11°C

Min: 8°C
Max: 11°C

Fri

Rain

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

Monday 20 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
100% 7.5ft 9 304.68945
5am
100% 7.0ft 8 306.85986
8am
100% 6.0ft 8 310.3808
11am
100% 5.5ft 7 318.96692
2pm
100% 5.5ft 7 331.9325
5pm
100% 4.5ft 7 322.02655
8pm
100% 4.0ft 6 334.42999
11pm
100% 3.0ft 6 326.68921

Tuesday 21 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
100% 2.5ft 6 316.19269
5am
100% 1.9ft 6 311.18903
8am
100% 1.5ft 6 312.32562
11am
95% 3.5ft 4 45.20111
2pm
95% 4.5ft 5 27.86969
5pm
90% 5.5ft 5 34.99573
8pm
90% 5.5ft 6 37.55237
11pm
90% 5.5ft 6 36.18005

Wednesday 22 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
90% 5.5ft 6 33.09558
5am
70% 6.0ft 6 29.59589
8am
85% 6.5ft 6 25.30304
11am
95% 7.5ft 7 31.37488
2pm
95% 5.0ft 7 24.54156
5pm
95% 4.0ft 7 9.54865
8pm
95% 4.0ft 7 15.40027
11pm
95% 4.5ft 7 28.80859

Thursday 23 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
95% 5.0ft 6 34.92621
5am
80% 4.5ft 7 35.64478
8am
55% 3.5ft 7 19.44055
11am
40% 2.5ft 7 18.27313
2pm
40% 1.6ft 7 21.61566
5pm
45% 1.1ft 7 18.00775
8pm
35% 0.8ft 6 30.24542
11pm
45% 1.8ft 3 23.06451

Friday 24 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
45% 2.0ft 7 3.43872
5am
40% 3.0ft 5 14.67059
8am
35% 3.0ft 6 6.5296
11am
30% 2.5ft 6 9.76526
2pm
35% 3.5ft 6 54.85504
5pm
40% 2.0ft 6 16.8446
8pm
40% 3.0ft 6 50.99963

Monday 20 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
100% 4.0ft 10 84.57416
5am
100% 4.5ft 10 85.90924
8am
100% 4.5ft 10 87.10291
11am
100% 5.0ft 10 87.58984
2pm
100% 5.0ft 11 88.60364
5pm
100% 7.5ft 11 80.76886
8pm
100% 9.0ft 10 88.12988
11pm
95% 9.5ft 11 91.08966

Tuesday 21 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
80% 11.0ft 11 96.60437
5am
75% 11.5ft 12 98.80884
8am
85% 12.0ft 12 99.43091
11am
90% 12.0ft 13 97.0907
2pm
95% 10.5ft 13 101.35291
5pm
95% 12.0ft 12 89.94568
8pm
85% 13.0ft 12 88.79517
11pm
85% 13.0ft 11 87.65601

Wednesday 22 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
85% 14.0ft 12 87.93121
5am
90% 14.5ft 12 87.76538
8am
100% 14.5ft 13 91.3609
11am
95% 16.0ft 13 83.42188
2pm
95% 13.5ft 13 92.16351
5pm
95% 12.0ft 13 92.11407
8pm
90% 11.0ft 13 92.66187
11pm
95% 11.0ft 12 85.71533

Thursday 23 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
95% 12.0ft 12 85.35406
5am
85% 12.5ft 12 86.10248
8am
80% 13.0ft 11 94.93707
11am
65% 13.0ft 11 104.24384
2pm
75% 10.5ft 11 98.69421
5pm
55% 9.0ft 11 94.0882
8pm
60% 8.5ft 11 94.11755
11pm
60% 8.0ft 12 92.20691

Friday 24 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
65% 7.0ft 11 94.32178
5am
65% 8.0ft 11 80.37518
8am
65% 9.5ft 11 88.03723
11am
65% 10.0ft 11 86.20239
2pm
70% 10.0ft 11 88.23712
5pm
65% 10.0ft 11 88.89996
8pm
55% 10.0ft 11 90.27557

Monday 20 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
100% 5.0ft 10 76.23773
5am
100% 5.5ft 10 77.41003
8am
100% 6.0ft 10 78.40918
11am
100% 6.0ft 11 80.26868
2pm
100% 8.0ft 11 64.63885
5pm
100% 10.0ft 10 78.39557
8pm
100% 10.5ft 11 82.7605
11pm
90% 11.5ft 11 88.62744

Tuesday 21 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
75% 12.5ft 11 93.15088
5am
75% 13.5ft 12 95.36176
8am
85% 13.5ft 13 96.52539
11am
90% 13.0ft 13 91.97943
2pm
90% 14.0ft 13 83.06439
5pm
95% 15.0ft 12 79.81519
8pm
90% 15.5ft 11 78.05652
11pm
90% 16.5ft 11 76.23444

Wednesday 22 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
85% 17.0ft 12 75.89386
5am
85% 18.0ft 12 75.13934
8am
100% 18.5ft 13 74.66492
11am
95% 18.5ft 13 80.08698
2pm
95% 15.0ft 13 83.22125
5pm
95% 13.5ft 13 85.20673
8pm
95% 12.5ft 12 86.76855
11pm
95% 12.0ft 12 86.28516

Thursday 23 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
95% 13.0ft 12 86.91882
5am
85% 13.0ft 12 85.94073
8am
75% 14.5ft 12 97.7381
11am
75% 11.5ft 11 87.41785
2pm
70% 10.5ft 11 85.99756
5pm
60% 10.0ft 11 86.50531
8pm
60% 9.5ft 12 86.34906
11pm
55% 9.0ft 12 84.95514

Friday 24 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
55% 8.0ft 11 82.4137
5am
70% 8.0ft 11 79.35492
8am
70% 9.5ft 11 81.1228
11am
65% 10.5ft 11 82.65942
2pm
60% 11.0ft 11 83.73608
5pm
70% 11.0ft 11 85.04803
8pm
70% 10.5ft 11 86.54242

Monday 20 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
100% 4.5ft 10 71.61444
5am
100% 5.0ft 10 73.27148
8am
100% 5.5ft 10 74.56854
11am
100% 6.0ft 11 72.27679
2pm
100% 7.5ft 12 67.69257
5pm
100% 9.5ft 10 75.66077
8pm
100% 10.0ft 11 82.62207
11pm
100% 11.0ft 11 87.5954

Tuesday 21 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
95% 12.5ft 11 92.4834
5am
90% 13.0ft 12 95.32489
8am
95% 13.0ft 13 97.54016
11am
95% 13.0ft 13 95.10352
2pm
95% 13.0ft 13 86.7467
5pm
85% 14.0ft 12 83.10352
8pm
85% 14.5ft 11 80.6582
11pm
90% 15.0ft 12 78.36804

Wednesday 22 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
85% 15.5ft 12 78.29126
5am
90% 17.0ft 12 77.0351
8am
100% 18.0ft 13 76.40411
11am
95% 17.0ft 13 83.56116
2pm
90% 14.5ft 13 85.62415
5pm
95% 13.0ft 13 86.35614
8pm
90% 12.5ft 13 87.94458
11pm
95% 12.0ft 12 88.18488

Thursday 23 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
95% 12.0ft 12 89.41211
5am
85% 11.5ft 12 86.31238
8am
70% 11.5ft 12 89.35345
11am
45% 10.5ft 12 85.7262
2pm
55% 9.0ft 12 151.53101
5pm
45% 9.0ft 13 152.95044
8pm
40% 10.0ft 14 154.26904
11pm
35% 10.5ft 15 156.36652

Friday 24 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
30% 11.0ft 15 158.71478
5am
30% 10.5ft 14 161.03046
8am
35% 10.0ft 14 162.5553
11am
55% 9.5ft 14 163.94214
2pm
60% 9.0ft 14 165.60742
5pm
65% 10.0ft 11 84.96637
8pm
65% 10.0ft 11 85.74658