Forecasts and tides

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

5-day weather forecast

Sat

Rain

13°C

Min: 3°C
Max: 13°C

Sun

Rain

14°C

Min: 12°C
Max: 14°C

Mon

Rain

14°C

Min: 5°C
Max: 14°C

Tue

Rain

17°C

Min: 14°C
Max: 17°C

Wed

Rain

15°C

Min: 9°C
Max: 15°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.

Wind forecast

Sat

WSW

15mph

2am: 15mph
5am: 17mph
8am: 18mph
11am: 15mph
2pm: 14mph
5pm: 14mph
8pm: 12mph
11pm: 11mph

Sun

WNW

9mph

2am: 9mph
5am: 7mph
8am: 7mph
11am: 11mph
2pm: 10mph
5pm: 9mph
8pm: 9mph
11pm: 9mph

Mon

SSW

10mph

2am: 10mph
5am: 8mph
8am: 8mph
11am: 8mph
2pm: 7mph
5pm: 3mph
8pm: 6mph
11pm: 10mph

Tue

ENE

12mph

2am: 12mph
5am: 16mph
8am: 15mph
11am: 10mph
2pm: 5mph
5pm: 4mph
8pm: 7mph
11pm: 4mph

Wed

WNW

7mph

2am: 7mph
5am: 4mph
8am: 7mph
11am: 8mph
2pm: 9mph
5pm: 8mph
8pm: 10mph
11pm: 7mph

Surf forecast

Saturday 20 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 3.5ft 5 334.36
3am
100% 3.5ft 5 333.44
6am
100% 3.5ft 5 324.75
9am
100% 4.5ft 6 319.27
12pm
90% 5.0ft 6 320.28
3pm
90% 5.0ft 6 317.62
6pm
62% 5.0ft 7 311.39
9pm
62% 4.0ft 7 289.26

Sunday 21 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
51% 4.0ft 7 289.64
3am
51% 3.5ft 7 289.51
6am
50% 3.0ft 7 295.27
9am
50% 2.5ft 7 300.28
12pm
85% 2.0ft 6 302.8
3pm
85% 1.8ft 6 304.49
6pm
85% 2.5ft 6 18.78
9pm
85% 2.5ft 6 337.78

Monday 22 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
95% 3.5ft 4 339.52
3am
95% 4.0ft 5 340.7
6am
95% 4.5ft 6 345.11
9am
95% 5.0ft 6 345.16
12pm
80% 6.0ft 6 357.59
3pm
80% 6.5ft 7 4.21
6pm
51% 7.0ft 7 16.38
9pm
51% 7.0ft 7 25.99

Tuesday 23 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
26% 6.5ft 8 24.76
3am
26% 4.5ft 7 357.23
6am
68% 4.0ft 7 356.61
9am
68% 4.0ft 7 357.64
12pm
36% 3.5ft 7 356.07
3pm
36% 3.0ft 6 352.72
6pm
50% 3.0ft 6 350.29
9pm
50% 3.0ft 6 348.4

Wednesday 24 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
76% 3.0ft 6 346.6
3am
76% 3.5ft 6 344.44
6am
72% 4.0ft 5 342.58
9am
72% 4.5ft 6 344.25
12pm
26% 5.0ft 6 346.03
3pm
26% 5.0ft 6 343.6
6pm
24% 4.5ft 6 340.07
9pm
24% 4.0ft 6 337.41

Saturday 20 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 3.0ft 8 79.21
3am
100% 3.0ft 8 79.5
6am
100% 2.5ft 8 79.96
9am
100% 2.0ft 8 80.14
12pm
90% 1.7ft 7 81.59
3pm
90% 4.0ft 6 318.24
6pm
62% 1.5ft 7 81.02
9pm
62% 2.0ft 6 348.77

Sunday 21 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
51% 2.5ft 9 86.98
3am
51% 2.5ft 9 85.42
6am
50% 1.9ft 4 83.93
9am
50% 2.0ft 4 72.7
12pm
85% 2.0ft 4 62.9
3pm
85% 2.5ft 4 52.86
6pm
85% 1.8ft 6 0.98000000000002
9pm
85% 2.5ft 6 341.65

Monday 22 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
95% 3.0ft 4 337.85
3am
95% 3.5ft 5 339.28
6am
95% 4.0ft 5 343.42
9am
95% 4.5ft 6 342.2
12pm
80% 5.5ft 6 357.53
3pm
80% 6.5ft 6 14.37
6pm
51% 7.5ft 7 37.29
9pm
51% 8.0ft 7 45.58

Tuesday 23 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
26% 6.0ft 8 68.16
3am
26% 5.5ft 9 71.85
6am
68% 4.5ft 9 71.96
9am
68% 4.0ft 8 71.54
12pm
36% 3.5ft 12 71.4
3pm
36% 3.5ft 13 71.68
6pm
50% 3.5ft 12 71.66
9pm
50% 3.0ft 12 71.6

Wednesday 24 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
76% 3.0ft 12 71.4
3am
76% 3.0ft 12 71.08
6am
72% 2.5ft 12 70.64
9am
72% 2.5ft 12 70.36
12pm
26% 2.5ft 12 69.96
3pm
26% 2.5ft 12 69.54
6pm
24% 2.0ft 12 69.44
9pm
24% 2.0ft 11 69.48

Saturday 20 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 3.0ft 8 74.12
3am
100% 3.0ft 8 74.85
6am
100% 3.0ft 8 75.44
9am
100% 2.0ft 8 74.39
12pm
90% 2.5ft 9 76.46
3pm
90% 2.0ft 9 76.92
6pm
62% 2.0ft 9 77.44
9pm
62% 1.3ft 7 77.54

Sunday 21 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
51% 1.7ft 9 78.23
3am
51% 1.5ft 9 78.87
6am
50% 1.4ft 9 78.78
9am
50% 1.3ft 8 78.54
12pm
85% 1.2ft 8 79.18
3pm
85% 2.5ft 4 55.08
6pm
85% 2.5ft 4 45.67
9pm
85% 1.9ft 5 69.55

Monday 22 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
95% 1.8ft 5 71.87
3am
95% 1.7ft 6 75.64
6am
95% 1.6ft 7 74.75
9am
95% 1.5ft 6 72.24
12pm
80% 1.0ft 8 69.96
3pm
80% 5.5ft 6 26.3
6pm
51% 7.5ft 6 41.28
9pm
51% 8.0ft 7 49.48

Tuesday 23 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
26% 7.5ft 8 52.11
3am
26% 6.5ft 8 53.24
6am
68% 5.5ft 9 52.09
9am
68% 5.0ft 8 50.28
12pm
36% 4.5ft 10 48.68
3pm
36% 4.0ft 12 65.74
6pm
50% 4.0ft 12 66.46
9pm
50% 4.0ft 12 66.25

Wednesday 24 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
76% 3.5ft 12 66.6
3am
76% 3.5ft 12 67.09
6am
72% 3.0ft 12 66.76
9am
72% 3.0ft 12 66.65
12pm
26% 3.0ft 12 66.34
3pm
26% 2.5ft 12 65.95
6pm
24% 2.5ft 11 65.78
9pm
24% 2.5ft 11 65.78

Saturday 20 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 0.4ft 8 70.34
3am
100% 0.3ft 8 71.99
6am
100% 0.3ft 8 72.37
9am
100% 0.3ft 8 75.5
12pm
90% 0.3ft 8 74.31
3pm
90% 0.5ft 5 207.17
6pm
62% 0.4ft 5 206.56
9pm
62% 1.9ft 7 353.66

Sunday 21 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
51% 1.7ft 6 359.71
3am
51% 1.1ft 3 89.23
6am
50% 1.1ft 3 87.42
9am
50% 1.1ft 3 79.98
12pm
85% 1.3ft 3 65.84
3pm
85% 1.5ft 3 49.77
6pm
85% 1.4ft 4 37.35
9pm
85% 0.8ft 5 211.02

Monday 22 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
95% 0.8ft 6 208.74
3am
95% 0.4ft 8 202.01
6am
95% 0.2ft 8 74.77
9am
95% 0.2ft 6 73.02
12pm
80% 0.8ft 7 206.66
3pm
80% 0.7ft 7 204.78
6pm
51% 0.6ft 7 202.44
9pm
51% 3.5ft 5 55.76

Tuesday 23 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
26% 3.0ft 5 56.45
3am
26% 0.7ft 8 65.22
6am
68% 0.6ft 9 64.35
9am
68% 0.6ft 9 64.65
12pm
36% 0.5ft 8 64.99
3pm
36% 0.3ft 11 66.01
6pm
50% 0.4ft 12 66.18
9pm
50% 0.4ft 12 66.19

Wednesday 24 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
76% 0.4ft 12 66.71
3am
76% 0.4ft 11 66.23
6am
72% 0.4ft 11 66.39
9am
72% 0.4ft 11 66.13
12pm
26% 0.3ft 12 66.19
3pm
26% 0.3ft 11 65.88
6pm
24% 0.3ft 11 65.17
9pm
24% 0.3ft 11 64.89