Forecasts and tides

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

5-day weather forecast

Fri

Rain

5°C

Min: -3°C
Max: 5°C

Sat

Rain

6°C

Min: -2°C
Max: 6°C

Sun

Rain

5°C

Min: -6°C
Max: 5°C

Mon

Snow

3°C

Min: -3°C
Max: 3°C

Tue

Rain

4°C

Min: 3°C
Max: 4°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

Friday 28 February

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 0.7ft 6 287.44
3am
100% 0.5ft 6 286.87
6am
100% 2.0ft 11 181.95
9am
100% 2.5ft 10 182.74
12pm
100% 1.5ft 3 303.71
3pm
100% 2.5ft 4 355.05
6pm
100% 3.5ft 5 1.18
9pm
100% 5.5ft 6 349.54

Saturday 29 February

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
90% 8.0ft 7 329.05
3am
90% 10.0ft 7 309.41
6am
77% 11.5ft 8 299.27
9am
77% 13.0ft 9 293.8
12pm
100% 18.0ft 10 287.52
3pm
100% 17.0ft 11 292.93
6pm
54% 14.5ft 11 299.41
9pm
54% 10.0ft 11 291.49

Sunday 1 March

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
85% 11.5ft 10 316.55
3am
85% 12.0ft 9 318.27
6am
72% 12.0ft 9 319.51
9am
72% 9.0ft 10 343.19
12pm
38% 9.0ft 11 347.45
3pm
38% 9.0ft 11 349.64
6pm
70% 11.0ft 11 339.62
9pm
70% 12.0ft 11 341.84

Monday 2 March

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
75% 10.5ft 11 343.86
3am
75% 9.5ft 10 344.22
6am
45% 9.5ft 10 341.49
9am
45% 7.5ft 10 350.53
12pm
25% 10.5ft 8 320.25
3pm
25% 7.5ft 9 343.86
6pm
24% 8.5ft 8 318.61
9pm
24% 8.0ft 8 311.99

Tuesday 3 March

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
14% 7.5ft 7 289.54
3am
14% 8.5ft 8 304.2
6am
19% 9.0ft 8 303.58
9am
19% 9.0ft 8 305.17
12pm
33% 8.0ft 7 313.84
3pm
33% 8.0ft 7 319.41
6pm
38% 5.0ft 7 358.28
9pm
38% 5.0ft 7 4.79

Friday 28 February

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 8.5ft 11 97.67
3am
100% 7.5ft 11 97.62
6am
100% 6.0ft 11 97.8
9am
100% 5.0ft 10 94.98
12pm
100% 3.5ft 10 90.98
3pm
100% 3.0ft 10 91.32
6pm
100% 3.0ft 10 88.42
9pm
100% 3.5ft 10 85.96

Saturday 29 February

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
90% 3.5ft 10 85.67
3am
90% 3.0ft 10 86.24
6am
77% 2.5ft 10 85.8
9am
77% 2.0ft 10 84.17
12pm
100% 2.0ft 13 87.22
3pm
100% 2.5ft 12 86.89
6pm
54% 2.5ft 11 85.2
9pm
54% 2.5ft 11 83.33

Sunday 1 March

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
85% 10.0ft 10 312.37
3am
85% 3.0ft 14 78.04
6am
72% 3.0ft 14 76.51
9am
72% 7.5ft 10 340.06
12pm
38% 7.5ft 10 344.22
3pm
38% 7.0ft 11 346.57
6pm
70% 7.5ft 11 347.1
9pm
70% 9.0ft 11 336.56

Monday 2 March

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
75% 8.5ft 11 338.85
3am
75% 7.5ft 10 341.07
6am
45% 7.5ft 10 338.17
9am
45% 6.0ft 9 347.51
12pm
25% 3.0ft 12 83.21
3pm
25% 5.5ft 9 344.96
6pm
24% 5.0ft 9 346.86
9pm
24% 4.0ft 8 349.84

Tuesday 3 March

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
14% 3.5ft 8 351.27
3am
14% 2.5ft 11 85.39
6am
19% 3.0ft 8 354.14
9am
19% 2.5ft 10 84.42
12pm
33% 2.5ft 10 84.44
3pm
33% 5.0ft 7 352.78
6pm
38% 3.5ft 12 84.91
9pm
38% 4.0ft 12 82.2

Friday 28 February

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 7.5ft 11 95.41
3am
100% 6.5ft 11 98.46
6am
100% 5.0ft 11 89.13
9am
100% 4.0ft 10 87.8
12pm
100% 3.5ft 10 87.08
3pm
100% 2.5ft 10 86.08
6pm
100% 2.5ft 10 83.82
9pm
100% 3.0ft 10 81.72

Saturday 29 February

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
90% 3.0ft 10 80.4
3am
90% 3.0ft 10 80.58
6am
77% 3.0ft 9 185.31
9am
77% 2.5ft 9 187.22
12pm
100% 2.0ft 13 83.54
3pm
100% 2.0ft 12 83.72
6pm
54% 5.5ft 6 346.64
9pm
54% 4.5ft 9 358.19

Sunday 1 March

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
85% 2.0ft 11 76.44
3am
85% 5.0ft 11 204.64
6am
72% 5.0ft 11 203.61
9am
72% 5.5ft 12 202.82
12pm
38% 6.0ft 12 202.55
3pm
38% 8.0ft 12 203.57
6pm
70% 8.5ft 13 195.48
9pm
70% 9.0ft 13 193.65

Monday 2 March

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
75% 4.0ft 14 82.49
3am
75% 3.5ft 13 82.04
6am
45% 3.5ft 12 81.57
9am
45% 9.5ft 13 190.59
12pm
25% 3.0ft 12 80.87
3pm
25% 9.0ft 13 192.22
6pm
24% 8.5ft 13 193.59
9pm
24% 8.0ft 13 194.9

Tuesday 3 March

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
14% 7.0ft 12 195.88
3am
14% 2.0ft 11 82.04
6am
19% 2.0ft 10 81.47
9am
19% 2.0ft 10 81.35
12pm
33% 1.9ft 10 80.05
3pm
33% 1.9ft 10 80.11
6pm
38% 3.5ft 12 83.27
9pm
38% 4.0ft 12 80.17

Friday 28 February

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 4.0ft 11 176.43
3am
100% 4.5ft 11 176.2
6am
100% 5.5ft 10 171.86
9am
100% 6.0ft 10 175.9
12pm
100% 6.0ft 10 181.15
3pm
100% 5.0ft 10 183.41
6pm
100% 5.0ft 10 186.45
9pm
100% 4.5ft 9 189.16

Saturday 29 February

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
90% 4.0ft 9 190.43
3am
90% 3.5ft 9 190.92
6am
77% 3.0ft 9 191.58
9am
77% 2.0ft 9 186.19
12pm
100% 2.5ft 10 197.49
3pm
100% 3.5ft 10 205.15
6pm
54% 6.5ft 10 215.77
9pm
54% 7.0ft 10 214.69

Sunday 1 March

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
85% 7.0ft 11 215.75
3am
85% 7.0ft 11 214.16
6am
72% 7.0ft 11 213.84
9am
72% 7.0ft 11 212.65
12pm
38% 8.0ft 12 212.94
3pm
38% 9.0ft 12 210.69
6pm
70% 10.0ft 12 207.05
9pm
70% 10.0ft 13 205.46

Monday 2 March

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
75% 10.5ft 13 204.77
3am
75% 10.0ft 13 203.64
6am
45% 10.0ft 13 202.78
9am
45% 10.5ft 13 202.54
12pm
25% 10.5ft 13 203.13
3pm
25% 10.5ft 13 204.13
6pm
24% 10.0ft 13 205.67
9pm
24% 9.0ft 12 206.62

Tuesday 3 March

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
14% 8.5ft 12 207.59
3am
14% 8.0ft 12 208.11
6am
19% 7.5ft 12 208.55
9am
19% 7.0ft 11 210.24
12pm
33% 6.5ft 11 210.16
3pm
33% 5.5ft 11 210.24
6pm
38% 5.0ft 11 210.44
9pm
38% 4.5ft 10 210.7