Forecasts and tides

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

5-day weather forecast

Tue

Rain

9°C

Min: 8°C
Max: 9°C

Wed

Rain

9°C

Min: 3°C
Max: 9°C

Thu

Rain

8°C

Min: -1°C
Max: 8°C

Fri

Rain

8°C

Min: 8°C
Max: 8°C

Sat

Rain

9°C

Min: 0°C
Max: 9°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

Tue

SSW

27mph

12am: 27mph
3am: 29mph
6am: 31mph
9am: 30mph
12pm: 29mph
3pm: 14mph
6pm: 13mph
9pm: 12mph

Wed

SW

11mph

12am: 11mph
3am: 12mph
6am: 10mph
9am: 12mph
12pm: 16mph
3pm: 17mph
6pm: 16mph
9pm: 16mph

Thu

WSW

15mph

12am: 15mph
3am: 15mph
6am: 15mph
9am: 12mph
12pm: 16mph
3pm: 12mph
6pm: 6mph
9pm: 17mph

Fri

SW

22mph

12am: 22mph
3am: 24mph
6am: 29mph
9am: 22mph
12pm: 21mph
3pm: 22mph
6pm: 19mph
9pm: 23mph

Sat

W

22mph

12am: 22mph
3am: 15mph
6am: 14mph
9am: 13mph
12pm: 16mph
3pm: 11mph
6pm: 8mph
9pm: 7mph

Surf forecast

Tuesday 18 December

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 11.0ft 8 330.15
3am
100% 14.0ft 9 327.31
6am
100% 16.0ft 9 327.19
9am
100% 16.5ft 10 329.06
12pm
100% 17.0ft 10 330.15
3pm
100% 18.0ft 10 335.95
6pm
80% 19.0ft 10 340.93
9pm
80% 18.5ft 11 340.97

Wednesday 19 December

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 17.5ft 11 337.97
3am
100% 15.5ft 10 332.5
6am
100% 14.0ft 10 326.66
9am
100% 12.5ft 10 322.23
12pm
100% 8.5ft 10 341.29
3pm
100% 7.5ft 9 343.75
6pm
100% 6.5ft 10 347.94
9pm
100% 8.5ft 9 318.6

Thursday 20 December

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 7.5ft 9 318.06
3am
100% 7.0ft 8 317.06
6am
100% 7.0ft 8 316.89
9am
100% 7.0ft 8 316.2
12pm
100% 7.5ft 7 316.85
3pm
100% 7.5ft 7 315.71
6pm
100% 7.0ft 7 316.49
9pm
100% 6.5ft 7 317.98

Friday 21 December

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 7.0ft 7 317.63
3am
100% 7.0ft 7 312.98
6am
100% 6.5ft 8 308.7
9am
100% 6.5ft 8 307.16
12pm
86% 6.5ft 7 308.89
3pm
86% 6.5ft 7 309.26
6pm
50% 7.0ft 7 306.17
9pm
50% 8.0ft 7 302.62

Saturday 22 December

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
43% 11.5ft 8 302.41
3am
43% 13.5ft 9 303.27
6am
28% 14.5ft 9 303.56
9am
28% 14.5ft 10 303.81
12pm
40% 13.5ft 9 304.78
3pm
40% 12.0ft 9 305.08
6pm
30% 11.0ft 9 301.92
9pm
30% 9.0ft 8 297.65

Tuesday 18 December

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 4.5ft 12 83.35
3am
100% 13.5ft 8 330.07
6am
100% 15.5ft 9 329.37
9am
100% 15.5ft 10 330.14
12pm
100% 16.0ft 10 330.94
3pm
100% 17.5ft 10 337.76
6pm
80% 18.0ft 10 342.53
9pm
80% 16.5ft 11 342.15

Wednesday 19 December

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 14.5ft 11 338.85
3am
100% 12.5ft 10 332.95
6am
100% 5.0ft 14 79.65
9am
100% 5.0ft 14 79.12
12pm
100% 5.0ft 14 78.75
3pm
100% 5.0ft 13 78.37
6pm
100% 5.0ft 13 77.9
9pm
100% 5.0ft 13 77.39

Thursday 20 December

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 5.0ft 13 76.71
3am
100% 4.5ft 13 76.45
6am
100% 4.0ft 12 76.72
9am
100% 3.5ft 12 77.67
12pm
100% 3.5ft 12 78.91
3pm
100% 3.5ft 13 79.51
6pm
100% 3.5ft 12 79.73
9pm
100% 3.0ft 12 80.11

Friday 21 December

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 3.0ft 11 80.59
3am
100% 3.0ft 11 81.17
6am
100% 3.0ft 11 82.13
9am
100% 3.5ft 11 82.75
12pm
86% 3.5ft 11 82.98
3pm
86% 3.5ft 10 83.3
6pm
50% 3.0ft 10 83.66
9pm
50% 2.5ft 10 84.1

Saturday 22 December

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
43% 2.5ft 10 84.58
3am
43% 1.9ft 9 84.76
6am
28% 1.6ft 9 84.66
9am
28% 1.3ft 13 73.23
12pm
40% 2.0ft 13 73.44
3pm
40% 3.0ft 13 75.92
6pm
30% 3.5ft 12 77.57
9pm
30% 4.0ft 12 79.48

Tuesday 18 December

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 4.5ft 12 80.72
3am
100% 4.0ft 12 80.19
6am
100% 4.5ft 12 77.64
9am
100% 5.0ft 13 75
12pm
100% 4.0ft 13 72.85
3pm
100% 3.5ft 13 73.01
6pm
80% 5.0ft 16 79.64
9pm
80% 5.5ft 15 79.17

Wednesday 19 December

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 5.5ft 15 78.11
3am
100% 5.5ft 15 77.86
6am
100% 5.5ft 14 76.85
9am
100% 5.0ft 14 76.54
12pm
100% 5.0ft 14 76.07
3pm
100% 5.0ft 13 75.57
6pm
100% 5.0ft 13 75.11
9pm
100% 5.0ft 13 74.43

Thursday 20 December

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 5.0ft 13 73.35
3am
100% 4.5ft 13 73.1
6am
100% 4.0ft 12 72.86
9am
100% 3.5ft 12 73.85
12pm
100% 3.5ft 12 75.43
3pm
100% 3.5ft 12 76.3
6pm
100% 3.5ft 12 76.63
9pm
100% 3.0ft 12 76.8

Friday 21 December

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 3.0ft 11 77.15
3am
100% 3.0ft 11 77.75
6am
100% 3.0ft 11 78.68
9am
100% 3.5ft 11 79.35
12pm
86% 3.5ft 11 79.29
3pm
86% 3.0ft 10 79.17
6pm
50% 3.0ft 10 79.28
9pm
50% 2.5ft 10 79.2

Saturday 22 December

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
43% 2.5ft 10 79.33
3am
43% 2.0ft 9 79.59
6am
28% 1.8ft 9 79.78
9am
28% 1.2ft 13 70.3
12pm
40% 2.0ft 13 70.59
3pm
40% 3.0ft 13 72.7
6pm
30% 3.5ft 12 74.61
9pm
30% 4.0ft 12 77.03

Tuesday 18 December

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 0.4ft 12 77.52
3am
100% 12.5ft 8 327.24
6am
100% 14.5ft 9 326.5
9am
100% 0.6ft 13 76.44
12pm
100% 15.0ft 10 327.46
3pm
100% 15.5ft 10 330.82
6pm
80% 16.0ft 10 334.64
9pm
80% 0.6ft 14 86.26

Wednesday 19 December

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 0.6ft 17 90.33
3am
100% 0.6ft 15 88.72
6am
100% 0.6ft 14 84.8
9am
100% 0.5ft 14 81.22
12pm
100% 0.5ft 13 78.4
3pm
100% 0.6ft 13 76.43
6pm
100% 0.5ft 13 75.48
9pm
100% 0.6ft 13 74.23

Thursday 20 December

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 0.6ft 13 73.18
3am
100% 0.6ft 12 72.35
6am
100% 0.5ft 12 72.14
9am
100% 0.4ft 12 72.57
12pm
100% 0.4ft 12 73.44
3pm
100% 0.4ft 12 74.56
6pm
100% 0.4ft 12 75.07
9pm
100% 0.3ft 12 75.21

Friday 21 December

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 0.3ft 11 75.53
3am
100% 0.3ft 11 76.11
6am
100% 0.3ft 11 77.34
9am
100% 0.3ft 11 73.35
12pm
86% 0.4ft 11 78.67
3pm
86% 0.4ft 10 79.05
6pm
50% 0.3ft 10 72.69
9pm
50% 0.3ft 10 80.43

Saturday 22 December

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
43% 9.0ft 8 304.21
3am
43% 11.5ft 9 302.75
6am
28% 12.0ft 9 302.82
9am
28% 11.0ft 9 304.93
12pm
40% 10.0ft 9 306.77
3pm
40% 0.4ft 13 71.9
6pm
30% 0.4ft 12 75.11
9pm
30% 0.2ft 16 112.11