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

8°C

Min: 3°C
Max: 8°C

Thu

Rain

8°C

Min: 4°C
Max: 8°C

Fri

Rain

9°C

Min: 0°C
Max: 9°C

Sat

Rain

9°C

Min: 3°C
Max: 9°C

Sun

Rain

9°C

Min: 9°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.

Surf forecast

Wednesday 20 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 2.5ft 4 357.37
3am
100% 4.5ft 5 4.1
6am
100% 5.5ft 6 4.48
9am
100% 6.5ft 6 1.07
12pm
100% 7.0ft 7 357.46
3pm
100% 7.0ft 7 353.88
6pm
100% 7.5ft 7 351.57
9pm
100% 7.5ft 7 348.86

Thursday 21 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 7.0ft 7 347.08
3am
100% 7.5ft 7 344.35
6am
90% 7.0ft 7 341.49
9am
90% 6.5ft 7 338.3
12pm
85% 6.0ft 7 336.01
3pm
85% 5.5ft 7 333.77
6pm
95% 4.0ft 7 351.46
9pm
95% 5.5ft 7 318.67

Friday 22 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
50% 5.5ft 6 318.25
3am
50% 5.0ft 6 306.32
6am
48% 5.0ft 7 307.47
9am
48% 6.0ft 6 303.69
12pm
57% 8.5ft 7 303.44
3pm
57% 9.5ft 8 298.73
6pm
60% 9.5ft 8 298.48
9pm
60% 8.5ft 8 300.43

Saturday 23 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
68% 7.0ft 8 300.33
3am
68% 6.5ft 7 304.61
6am
45% 5.0ft 7 293.34
9am
45% 5.0ft 7 313.87
12pm
54% 4.5ft 7 320.49
3pm
54% 3.0ft 6 352.29
6pm
27% 3.0ft 7 349.78
9pm
27% 4.0ft 6 323.92

Sunday 24 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
36% 5.0ft 7 322.64
3am
36% 6.5ft 7 325.84
6am
29% 8.0ft 7 326.4
9am
29% 10.0ft 8 324.79
12pm
33% 11.5ft 8 323.53
3pm
33% 11.5ft 9 323.11
6pm
20% 11.0ft 9 322.96
9pm
20% 10.5ft 9 321.72

Wednesday 20 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 7.0ft 19 95.93
3am
100% 7.0ft 18 95.46
6am
100% 6.5ft 17 93.88
9am
100% 6.0ft 16 91.98
12pm
100% 5.5ft 15 90.58
3pm
100% 5.0ft 15 89.79
6pm
100% 4.5ft 14 88.76
9pm
100% 4.0ft 14 87.76

Thursday 21 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 3.5ft 14 86.87
3am
100% 7.0ft 7 343.52
6am
90% 7.0ft 7 339.86
9am
90% 3.0ft 13 84.92
12pm
85% 6.0ft 7 335.74
3pm
85% 5.5ft 7 333.65
6pm
95% 3.5ft 7 353.83
9pm
95% 2.0ft 12 82.34

Friday 22 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
50% 1.8ft 12 81.89
3am
50% 3.0ft 7 346.28
6am
48% 2.5ft 7 351.28
9am
48% 1.3ft 11 81.48
12pm
57% 1.2ft 11 81.63
3pm
57% 1.1ft 10 81.75
6pm
60% 1.0ft 10 81.76
9pm
60% 1.0ft 10 81.75

Saturday 23 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
68% 1.0ft 10 81.99
3am
68% 1.0ft 10 82.41
6am
45% 5.0ft 7 310.72
9am
45% 4.5ft 7 315.25
12pm
54% 4.0ft 7 320.08
3pm
54% 2.5ft 6 352.3
6pm
27% 2.5ft 7 349.37
9pm
27% 4.0ft 6 321.22

Sunday 24 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
36% 5.0ft 6 323.54
3am
36% 6.0ft 7 324.69
6am
29% 7.5ft 7 324.76
9am
29% 9.0ft 8 324.25
12pm
33% 10.5ft 8 323.84
3pm
33% 10.5ft 9 322.9
6pm
20% 10.0ft 8 322.61
9pm
20% 9.5ft 8 322.02

Wednesday 20 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 8.0ft 19 94.37
3am
100% 7.5ft 18 94.9
6am
100% 7.0ft 17 93.53
9am
100% 6.5ft 16 91.81
12pm
100% 5.5ft 15 90.16
3pm
100% 5.0ft 15 88.8
6pm
100% 4.5ft 14 87.57
9pm
100% 4.0ft 14 86.32

Thursday 21 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 4.0ft 14 85.12
3am
100% 3.5ft 13 84.17
6am
90% 3.5ft 13 83.01
9am
90% 3.0ft 13 82.04
12pm
85% 3.0ft 13 81.23
3pm
85% 2.5ft 12 80.45
6pm
95% 2.5ft 12 79.73
9pm
95% 2.0ft 12 79.01

Friday 22 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
50% 1.9ft 12 78.45
3am
50% 1.7ft 11 78.05
6am
48% 1.6ft 11 77.91
9am
48% 1.4ft 11 77.84
12pm
57% 1.3ft 11 78.08
3pm
57% 1.2ft 10 78.25
6pm
60% 1.1ft 10 78.42
9pm
60% 1.0ft 10 78.37

Saturday 23 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
68% 1.3ft 7 355.23
3am
68% 1.0ft 10 78.57
6am
45% 0.9ft 10 79.11
9am
45% 0.9ft 9 79.78
12pm
54% 0.8ft 9 80.32
3pm
54% 0.8ft 9 80.79
6pm
27% 0.8ft 9 81.08
9pm
27% 0.7ft 9 81.3

Sunday 24 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
36% 0.7ft 8 81.52
3am
36% 0.5ft 13 83.92
6am
29% 0.7ft 13 82.14
9am
29% 0.8ft 12 80.99
12pm
33% 0.9ft 12 80.19
3pm
33% 1.0ft 11 79.67
6pm
20% 1.1ft 11 79.4
9pm
20% 1.2ft 11 79.33

Wednesday 20 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 1.1ft 19 112.3
3am
100% 1.0ft 18 107.17
6am
100% 0.9ft 17 105.58
9am
100% 0.7ft 17 102.77
12pm
100% 0.7ft 16 98.63
3pm
100% 1.7ft 8 187.11
6pm
100% 1.6ft 8 185.64
9pm
100% 1.5ft 8 184.63

Thursday 21 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 1.4ft 8 184.24
3am
100% 1.2ft 9 184.39
6am
90% 1.1ft 9 184.91
9am
90% 1.0ft 9 185.72
12pm
85% 0.9ft 9 186.66
3pm
85% 0.8ft 8 187.71
6pm
95% 0.8ft 8 188.66
9pm
95% 0.7ft 8 189.8

Friday 22 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
50% 0.7ft 8 190.51
3am
50% 0.7ft 8 191.12
6am
48% 0.6ft 8 191.92
9am
48% 0.6ft 8 192.25
12pm
57% 7.0ft 7 300.47
3pm
57% 7.5ft 7 300.6
6pm
60% 8.0ft 8 299.83
9pm
60% 8.0ft 8 300.67

Saturday 23 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
68% 6.5ft 8 302.67
3am
68% 5.5ft 8 304.07
6am
45% 1.8ft 7 358.5
9am
45% 1.8ft 7 357.77
12pm
54% 2.0ft 7 353.35
3pm
54% 2.0ft 7 354.65
6pm
27% 0.7ft 4 209.26
9pm
27% 0.6ft 6 208.5

Sunday 24 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
36% 0.5ft 5 204.7
3am
36% 0.4ft 5 202.32
6am
29% 0.4ft 6 203.73
9am
29% 8.0ft 7 326.57
12pm
33% 9.0ft 8 324.57
3pm
33% 9.0ft 8 324.77
6pm
20% 9.0ft 8 324.45
9pm
20% 9.0ft 8 323.07