Forecasts and tides

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

5-day weather forecast

Wed

Rain

11°C

Min: 3°C
Max: 11°C

Thu

Rain

10°C

Min: 4°C
Max: 10°C

Fri

Rain

11°C

Min: 3°C
Max: 11°C

Sat

Rain

11°C

Min: 3°C
Max: 11°C

Sun

Rain

12°C

Min: 4°C
Max: 12°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

Wed

WSW

5mph

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

Thu

NNE

11mph

2am: 11mph
5am: 10mph
8am: 11mph
11am: 10mph
2pm: 9mph
5pm: 6mph
8pm: 6mph
11pm: 5mph

Fri

NE

3mph

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

Sat

NNE

3mph

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

Sun

E

2mph

2am: 2mph
5am: 2mph
8am: 2mph
11am: 3mph
2pm: 8mph
5pm: 6mph
8pm: 14mph
11pm: 14mph

Surf forecast

Wednesday 17 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 8.5ft 7 23.26
3am
100% 6.5ft 7 8.78
6am
100% 4.5ft 7 350.4
9am
100% 4.0ft 7 349.5
12pm
100% 3.5ft 6 350.52
3pm
100% 3.0ft 6 352.88
6pm
100% 2.5ft 6 350.97
9pm
100% 1.9ft 6 350.33

Thursday 18 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 1.4ft 6 350.09
3am
100% 1.1ft 6 349.93
6am
100% 1.0ft 6 351.91
9am
100% 0.8ft 5 353.61
12pm
100% 0.7ft 5 352.26
3pm
100% 0.7ft 5 353.46
6pm
100% 0.6ft 5 349.76
9pm
100% 2.5ft 4 34.11

Friday 19 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 3.5ft 5 23.21
3am
100% 4.5ft 5 18.3
6am
100% 5.5ft 6 16
9am
100% 6.5ft 6 19.42
12pm
100% 8.0ft 12 60.63
3pm
100% 4.0ft 7 4.84
6pm
90% 3.5ft 6 0.73000000000002
9pm
90% 3.0ft 6 359.6

Saturday 20 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 3.0ft 6 15.36
3am
100% 3.0ft 6 21.31
6am
100% 4.0ft 5 12.61
9am
100% 5.0ft 5 9.2
12pm
80% 6.5ft 6 14.25
3pm
80% 7.0ft 6 24.69
6pm
85% 5.5ft 6 19.26
9pm
85% 5.0ft 7 8.42

Sunday 21 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
71% 4.5ft 7 8.36
3am
71% 4.5ft 7 7.12
6am
48% 4.5ft 7 4.31
9am
48% 4.5ft 7 7.92
12pm
23% 4.0ft 7 356.82
3pm
23% 3.5ft 7 358.46
6pm
13% 3.0ft 7 0.13999999999999
9pm
13% 2.0ft 7 0.53999999999996

Wednesday 17 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 11.5ft 14 62.7
3am
100% 10.5ft 14 81.49
6am
100% 10.5ft 14 81.64
9am
100% 10.0ft 14 80.92
12pm
100% 9.5ft 13 82.01
3pm
100% 9.5ft 13 83.91
6pm
100% 9.5ft 13 85.89
9pm
100% 9.5ft 12 88.19

Thursday 18 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 10.0ft 12 90.73
3am
100% 9.5ft 12 93.26
6am
100% 9.5ft 12 94.92
9am
100% 9.0ft 12 95.83
12pm
100% 8.0ft 12 95.61
3pm
100% 7.5ft 12 94.93
6pm
100% 7.0ft 12 91.49
9pm
100% 6.5ft 12 83.47

Friday 19 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 5.5ft 11 89.94
3am
100% 5.0ft 11 86.92
6am
100% 5.0ft 11 87.3
9am
100% 6.5ft 11 88.72
12pm
100% 11.0ft 12 84.25
3pm
100% 10.5ft 13 86.75
6pm
90% 9.5ft 13 86.69
9pm
90% 8.5ft 13 86.05

Saturday 20 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 9.5ft 15 92.71
3am
100% 9.5ft 15 93.52
6am
100% 9.0ft 15 95.75
9am
100% 8.0ft 14 96.05
12pm
80% 7.5ft 14 95.34
3pm
80% 10.0ft 13 67.93
6pm
85% 10.0ft 13 77.28
9pm
85% 9.0ft 12 87.86

Sunday 21 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
71% 8.0ft 12 89.7
3am
71% 8.5ft 12 94.84
6am
48% 9.5ft 15 100.97
9am
48% 9.5ft 15 101.28
12pm
23% 10.5ft 14 92.88
3pm
23% 12.5ft 13 92.86
6pm
13% 13.5ft 9 95.16
9pm
13% 14.0ft 10 93.83

Wednesday 17 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 11.0ft 14 68.39
3am
100% 11.0ft 15 79.59
6am
100% 10.5ft 14 79.73
9am
100% 10.0ft 14 79.23
12pm
100% 9.5ft 13 79.79
3pm
100% 9.5ft 13 81.53
6pm
100% 9.5ft 13 83.45
9pm
100% 10.0ft 12 85.34

Thursday 18 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 10.0ft 12 89.07
3am
100% 10.0ft 12 92.75
6am
100% 9.5ft 12 95.21
9am
100% 9.0ft 12 96.55
12pm
100% 8.5ft 12 96.85
3pm
100% 7.0ft 12 88.25
6pm
100% 6.5ft 12 86.25
9pm
100% 6.0ft 12 81.43

Friday 19 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 6.0ft 11 72.45
3am
100% 5.0ft 11 83.04
6am
100% 5.5ft 11 82.5
9am
100% 7.0ft 11 84.27
12pm
100% 11.0ft 12 77.85
3pm
100% 10.5ft 13 84
6pm
90% 9.5ft 13 84.47
9pm
90% 8.5ft 13 83.89

Saturday 20 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 9.5ft 15 91.43
3am
100% 9.5ft 15 92.65
6am
100% 9.5ft 15 89.42
9am
100% 8.0ft 14 94.39
12pm
80% 7.5ft 14 93.14
3pm
80% 9.5ft 14 72.45
6pm
85% 9.0ft 13 82.72
9pm
85% 9.0ft 12 84.71

Sunday 21 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
71% 8.5ft 12 87.08
3am
71% 8.5ft 12 93.51
6am
48% 9.5ft 15 99.3
9am
48% 9.5ft 15 98.99
12pm
23% 10.0ft 14 93.38
3pm
23% 11.0ft 14 91.82
6pm
13% 12.0ft 13 94.29
9pm
13% 13.0ft 10 92.94

Wednesday 17 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 0.6ft 17 106.02
3am
100% 3.0ft 5 52.99
6am
100% 3.0ft 4 53.27
9am
100% 3.0ft 4 55.98
12pm
100% 3.0ft 4 70.14
3pm
100% 3.5ft 5 75.87
6pm
100% 4.0ft 5 83.52
9pm
100% 4.5ft 5 88.55

Thursday 18 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 5.0ft 5 97.05
3am
100% 4.5ft 5 105.16
6am
100% 4.0ft 5 111.9
9am
100% 2.5ft 10 142.18
12pm
100% 2.5ft 9 142.02
3pm
100% 2.5ft 9 147.21
6pm
100% 2.5ft 10 148.6
9pm
100% 2.5ft 10 150.5

Friday 19 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 2.5ft 10 151.67
3am
100% 2.5ft 10 153.07
6am
100% 2.0ft 10 155.78
9am
100% 2.0ft 10 159.07
12pm
100% 1.8ft 10 162.17
3pm
100% 3.0ft 4 81.25
6pm
90% 3.0ft 4 86.45
9pm
90% 2.5ft 4 88.93

Saturday 20 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 1.2ft 16 112.62
3am
100% 1.1ft 15 106.33
6am
100% 1.3ft 15 104.26
9am
100% 1.3ft 14 108.94
12pm
80% 1.1ft 14 108.74
3pm
80% 1.0ft 14 107.82
6pm
85% 1.1ft 14 108.99
9pm
85% 1.2ft 13 109.59

Sunday 21 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
71% 1.3ft 13 107.4
3am
71% 1.2ft 12 109.06
6am
48% 2.0ft 16 122.71
9am
48% 2.0ft 15 121.55
12pm
23% 1.9ft 15 120.26
3pm
23% 4.5ft 5 80.71
6pm
13% 6.0ft 5 95.59
9pm
13% 7.0ft 6 98.08