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

Overcast

12°C

Min: 5°C
Max: 12°C

Tue

Cloudy

13°C

Min: 10°C
Max: 13°C

Wed

Rain

10°C

Min: 5°C
Max: 10°C

Thu

Rain

10°C

Min: 6°C
Max: 10°C

Fri

Rain

10°C

Min: 4°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.

Wind forecast

Mon

NNW

7mph

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

Tue

NNW

8mph

2am: 8mph
5am: 7mph
8am: 7mph
11am: 5mph
2pm: 6mph
5pm: 9mph
8pm: 6mph
11pm: 5mph

Wed

NNW

4mph

2am: 4mph
5am: 4mph
8am: 0mph
11am: 6mph
2pm: 8mph
5pm: 6mph
8pm: 3mph
11pm: 2mph

Thu

SE

3mph

2am: 3mph
5am: 4mph
8am: 7mph
11am: 8mph
2pm: 10mph
5pm: 11mph
8pm: 9mph
11pm: 10mph

Fri

WSW

10mph

2am: 10mph
5am: 15mph
8am: 14mph
11am: 14mph
2pm: 15mph
5pm: 14mph
8pm: 9mph
11pm: 7mph

Surf forecast

Monday 20 May

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 2.0ft 6 309.59
3am
100% 1.8ft 6 310.51
6am
100% 1.5ft 5 310.96
9am
100% 1.3ft 5 312.02
12pm
80% 1.1ft 5 313.17
3pm
80% 1.0ft 5 314.63
6pm
55% 0.8ft 5 316.58
9pm
55% 0.7ft 4 318.22

Tuesday 21 May

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
65% 0.7ft 10 78.41
3am
65% 0.6ft 9 76.63
6am
60% 0.7ft 9 77.38
9am
60% 0.6ft 7 81.96
12pm
95% 0.7ft 7 81.08
3pm
95% 1.3ft 3 105.53
6pm
95% 0.6ft 10 80.71
9pm
95% 1.7ft 3 116.73

Wednesday 22 May

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
86% 0.7ft 10 79.32
3am
86% 0.7ft 10 79.5
6am
50% 0.7ft 10 79.27
9am
50% 3.5ft 4 113.38
12pm
68% 0.6ft 10 79.07
3pm
68% 0.6ft 10 79.38
6pm
68% 0.5ft 10 78.38
9pm
68% 4.0ft 5 109.7

Thursday 23 May

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
77% 4.5ft 5 107.23
3am
77% 5.0ft 5 103.89
6am
39% 5.5ft 6 103.32
9am
39% 5.0ft 6 100.68
12pm
36% 4.5ft 6 99.78
3pm
36% 4.5ft 5 100.33
6pm
54% 4.0ft 5 101.16
9pm
54% 3.5ft 5 104.51

Friday 24 May

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
71% 0.6ft 13 82.06
3am
71% 0.8ft 13 79.55
6am
85% 0.9ft 12 78.57
9am
85% 1.0ft 12 76.81
12pm
100% 1.0ft 12 75.05
3pm
100% 1.0ft 11 76.83
6pm
100% 1.0ft 11 76.39
9pm
100% 1.0ft 11 76.11

Monday 20 May

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 1.4ft 8 85.19
3am
100% 1.3ft 8 85.32
6am
100% 1.3ft 8 85.03
9am
100% 1.2ft 8 85.42
12pm
80% 1.2ft 8 85.43
3pm
80% 1.0ft 10 78.9
6pm
55% 1.1ft 10 78.72
9pm
55% 1.1ft 10 77.8

Tuesday 21 May

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
65% 1.3ft 10 78.37
3am
65% 1.1ft 9 76.87
6am
60% 1.2ft 9 77.74
9am
60% 1.0ft 9 77.12
12pm
95% 1.3ft 7 81.63
3pm
95% 1.3ft 10 79.27
6pm
95% 2.5ft 6 98.02
9pm
95% 1.1ft 10 81.46

Wednesday 22 May

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
86% 1.3ft 10 80.09
3am
86% 1.3ft 10 80.32
6am
50% 3.0ft 5 107.31
9am
50% 3.5ft 5 109.28
12pm
68% 4.0ft 5 109.54
3pm
68% 4.0ft 5 108.9
6pm
68% 4.0ft 5 109.36
9pm
68% 4.5ft 5 107.64

Thursday 23 May

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
77% 5.0ft 6 107.05
3am
77% 6.0ft 6 105.52
6am
39% 6.0ft 6 107.43
9am
39% 6.0ft 6 106.84
12pm
36% 5.5ft 6 107.79
3pm
36% 5.5ft 6 108.22
6pm
54% 5.0ft 6 111.28
9pm
54% 4.5ft 6 114.55

Friday 24 May

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
71% 3.5ft 6 116.58
3am
71% 1.3ft 13 81.84
6am
85% 1.6ft 12 78.95
9am
85% 1.7ft 12 78.1
12pm
100% 1.8ft 12 77.48
3pm
100% 1.9ft 11 76.99
6pm
100% 1.8ft 11 76.59
9pm
100% 1.8ft 11 76.2

Monday 20 May

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 1.4ft 8 82.6
3am
100% 1.3ft 8 82.67
6am
100% 1.3ft 8 82.26
9am
100% 1.2ft 8 82.4
12pm
80% 1.2ft 8 82.73
3pm
80% 1.1ft 7 82.81
6pm
55% 1.1ft 10 77.26
9pm
55% 1.1ft 10 75.51

Tuesday 21 May

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
65% 1.3ft 10 76.76
3am
65% 1.2ft 9 75.46
6am
60% 1.3ft 9 75.67
9am
60% 1.1ft 9 74.85
12pm
95% 1.3ft 7 81.71
3pm
95% 1.5ft 6 84.09
6pm
95% 1.8ft 6 87.71
9pm
95% 1.7ft 6 80.06

Wednesday 22 May

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
86% 2.0ft 6 95.31
3am
86% 2.0ft 5 101.05
6am
50% 2.5ft 4 107.15
9am
50% 2.5ft 5 112.39
12pm
68% 2.0ft 5 88.14
3pm
68% 3.0ft 5 130.91
6pm
68% 3.5ft 5 137.63
9pm
68% 4.5ft 6 141.21

Thursday 23 May

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
77% 4.5ft 5 113.55
3am
77% 5.0ft 6 112.09
6am
39% 5.0ft 6 110.75
9am
39% 5.0ft 6 109.59
12pm
36% 4.5ft 6 110.71
3pm
36% 4.5ft 6 111.36
6pm
54% 4.5ft 6 112.38
9pm
54% 4.0ft 6 115.28

Friday 24 May

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
71% 6.0ft 11 169.81
3am
71% 5.5ft 11 173.11
6am
85% 5.0ft 11 175.48
9am
85% 4.5ft 10 176.3
12pm
100% 1.9ft 12 74.92
3pm
100% 1.9ft 11 74.41
6pm
100% 1.9ft 11 73.94
9pm
100% 1.9ft 11 73.44

Monday 20 May

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 1.5ft 6 203.33
3am
100% 1.4ft 6 202.69
6am
100% 1.4ft 6 201.91
9am
100% 1.3ft 6 200.79
12pm
80% 1.2ft 6 199.69
3pm
80% 1.2ft 6 198.2
6pm
55% 1.2ft 6 196.75
9pm
55% 0.9ft 6 196.55

Tuesday 21 May

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
65% 1.2ft 6 195.19
3am
65% 1.2ft 6 195.25
6am
60% 1.2ft 6 195.51
9am
60% 1.3ft 6 196.21
12pm
95% 1.1ft 6 196.43
3pm
95% 1.8ft 9 199.14
6pm
95% 2.0ft 9 200.54
9pm
95% 2.0ft 9 201.2

Wednesday 22 May

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
86% 2.5ft 9 201.88
3am
86% 1.8ft 3 133.15
6am
50% 2.0ft 3 131.15
9am
50% 2.0ft 4 145.67
12pm
68% 1.9ft 4 149.35
3pm
68% 2.5ft 4 147.11
6pm
68% 2.5ft 4 140.05
9pm
68% 3.0ft 4 128.64

Thursday 23 May

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
77% 3.5ft 5 125.28
3am
77% 4.0ft 5 121.47
6am
39% 3.5ft 5 118.18
9am
39% 5.5ft 10 195.03
12pm
36% 5.5ft 11 196.43
3pm
36% 5.5ft 11 197.47
6pm
54% 5.5ft 11 198.33
9pm
54% 5.5ft 11 197.73

Friday 24 May

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
71% 6.0ft 11 189.53
3am
71% 5.5ft 11 191.83
6am
85% 5.0ft 11 196.93
9am
85% 5.0ft 10 195.06
12pm
100% 4.5ft 10 195.56
3pm
100% 4.0ft 10 194.99
6pm
100% 4.0ft 10 194.8
9pm
100% 4.0ft 10 195.14