Forecasts and tides

Take a look at the local weather conditions for Stornoway with 5-day forecasts, tide times, surf swells and wind speed predictions.

5-day weather forecast

Tue

Rain

9°C

Min: 4°C
Max: 9°C

Wed

Rain

9°C

Min: 2°C
Max: 9°C

Thu

Rain

7°C

Min: 3°C
Max: 7°C

Fri

Rain

7°C

Min: 2°C
Max: 7°C

Sat

Rain

8°C

Min: 6°C
Max: 8°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

Tuesday 24 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 12.0ft 12 76.93
3am
% 12.5ft 12 79.41
6am
% 12.5ft 12 82.21
9am
% 12.5ft 13 85.26
12pm
% 12.0ft 13 86.8
3pm
% 11.5ft 13 86.24
6pm
% 11.5ft 13 83.74
9pm
% 11.5ft 13 81.32

Wednesday 25 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 11.0ft 12 82.46
3am
% 10.5ft 12 83.73
6am
% 9.5ft 12 83.32
9am
% 11.0ft 14 92.92
12pm
% 11.0ft 14 98.29
3pm
% 10.5ft 14 105.23
6pm
% 10.0ft 13 111.62
9pm
% 7.5ft 13 100.21

Thursday 26 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 7.0ft 13 100.07
3am
% 6.5ft 12 100.16
6am
% 6.5ft 12 100.21
9am
% 6.0ft 12 99.91
12pm
% 5.5ft 11 100
3pm
% 5.0ft 11 100.37
6pm
% 6.0ft 11 82.99
9pm
% 7.0ft 10 81.66

Friday 27 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 8.5ft 10 93.21
3am
% 12.0ft 15 107.61
6am
% 13.5ft 17 112.15
9am
% 13.5ft 17 111.27
12pm
% 16.5ft 19 118.38
3pm
% 16.5ft 18 118.94
6pm
% 16.0ft 18 118.82
9pm
% 15.5ft 17 118.24

Saturday 28 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 14.5ft 17 117.16
3am
% 13.0ft 16 115.64
6am
% 12.0ft 15 114.18
9am
% 11.0ft 15 112.38
12pm
% 10.5ft 14 110.78
3pm
% 10.0ft 14 109.63
6pm
% 9.0ft 13 108.69
9pm
% 9.0ft 13 106.68

Tuesday 24 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 12.0ft 12 76.93
3am
% 12.5ft 12 79.41
6am
% 12.5ft 12 82.21
9am
% 12.5ft 13 85.26
12pm
% 12.0ft 13 86.8
3pm
% 11.5ft 13 86.24
6pm
% 11.5ft 13 83.74
9pm
% 11.5ft 13 81.32

Wednesday 25 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 11.0ft 12 82.46
3am
% 10.5ft 12 83.73
6am
% 9.5ft 12 83.32
9am
% 11.0ft 14 92.92
12pm
% 11.0ft 14 98.29
3pm
% 10.5ft 14 105.23
6pm
% 10.0ft 13 111.62
9pm
% 7.5ft 13 100.21

Thursday 26 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 7.0ft 13 100.07
3am
% 6.5ft 12 100.16
6am
% 6.5ft 12 100.21
9am
% 6.0ft 12 99.91
12pm
% 5.5ft 11 100
3pm
% 5.0ft 11 100.37
6pm
% 6.0ft 11 82.99
9pm
% 7.0ft 10 81.66

Friday 27 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 8.5ft 10 93.21
3am
% 12.0ft 15 107.61
6am
% 13.5ft 17 112.15
9am
% 13.5ft 17 111.27
12pm
% 16.5ft 19 118.38
3pm
% 16.5ft 18 118.94
6pm
% 16.0ft 18 118.82
9pm
% 15.5ft 17 118.24

Saturday 28 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 14.5ft 17 117.16
3am
% 13.0ft 16 115.64
6am
% 12.0ft 15 114.18
9am
% 11.0ft 15 112.38
12pm
% 10.5ft 14 110.78
3pm
% 10.0ft 14 109.63
6pm
% 9.0ft 13 108.69
9pm
% 9.0ft 13 106.68

Tuesday 24 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 2.5ft 11 195.6
3am
% 2.5ft 11 195.78
6am
% 2.0ft 10 196.38
9am
% 1.9ft 10 197.11
12pm
% 1.7ft 10 197.88
3pm
% 1.6ft 10 198.7
6pm
% 1.5ft 10 199.49
9pm
% 1.4ft 10 200.16

Wednesday 25 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 1.3ft 10 200.51
3am
% 1.2ft 9 200.49
6am
% 1.2ft 9 199.81
9am
% 1.3ft 9 197.97
12pm
% 1.4ft 9 195.61
3pm
% 1.5ft 9 193.53
6pm
% 1.7ft 9 192.29
9pm
% 6.0ft 8 168.15

Thursday 26 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 5.0ft 8 154.32
3am
% 4.5ft 8 196.95
6am
% 4.5ft 9 196.24
9am
% 4.5ft 10 193.8
12pm
% 4.5ft 10 186.62
3pm
% 4.0ft 10 189.47
6pm
% 3.5ft 10 190.53
9pm
% 3.0ft 10 191.74

Friday 27 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 4.0ft 16 120.48
3am
% 2.5ft 10 193.16
6am
% 2.0ft 9 193.55
9am
% 7.0ft 20 132.47
12pm
% 1.7ft 9 194.83
3pm
% 1.4ft 9 195.76
6pm
% 1.3ft 9 196.83
9pm
% 1.1ft 8 197.89

Saturday 28 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 1.0ft 8 198.84
3am
% 0.8ft 8 199.73
6am
% 12.0ft 15 114.18
9am
% 11.0ft 15 112.38
12pm
% 10.5ft 14 110.78
3pm
% 10.0ft 14 109.63
6pm
% 9.0ft 13 108.69
9pm
% 9.0ft 13 106.68

Tuesday 24 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 12.0ft 12 76.93
3am
% 12.5ft 12 79.41
6am
% 12.5ft 12 82.21
9am
% 12.5ft 13 85.26
12pm
% 12.0ft 13 86.8
3pm
% 11.5ft 13 86.24
6pm
% 11.5ft 13 83.74
9pm
% 11.5ft 13 81.32

Wednesday 25 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 11.0ft 12 82.46
3am
% 10.5ft 12 83.73
6am
% 9.5ft 12 83.32
9am
% 11.0ft 14 92.92
12pm
% 11.0ft 14 98.29
3pm
% 10.5ft 14 105.23
6pm
% 10.0ft 13 111.62
9pm
% 7.5ft 13 100.21

Thursday 26 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 7.0ft 13 100.07
3am
% 6.5ft 12 100.16
6am
% 6.5ft 12 100.21
9am
% 6.0ft 12 99.91
12pm
% 5.5ft 11 100
3pm
% 5.0ft 11 100.37
6pm
% 6.0ft 11 82.99
9pm
% 7.0ft 10 81.66

Friday 27 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 8.5ft 10 93.21
3am
% 12.0ft 15 107.61
6am
% 13.5ft 17 112.15
9am
% 13.5ft 17 111.27
12pm
% 16.5ft 19 118.38
3pm
% 16.5ft 18 118.94
6pm
% 16.0ft 18 118.82
9pm
% 15.5ft 17 118.24

Saturday 28 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 14.5ft 17 117.16
3am
% 13.0ft 16 115.64
6am
% 12.0ft 15 114.18
9am
% 11.0ft 15 112.38
12pm
% 10.5ft 14 110.78
3pm
% 10.0ft 14 109.63
6pm
% 9.0ft 13 108.69
9pm
% 9.0ft 13 106.68

Tuesday 24 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 15.0ft 12 73.05
3am
% 15.0ft 12 75.44
6am
% 15.0ft 12 78.33
9am
% 15.0ft 13 81.1
12pm
% 14.5ft 13 81.88
3pm
% 14.0ft 13 80.93
6pm
% 14.0ft 13 77.76
9pm
% 14.0ft 12 78.1

Wednesday 25 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 13.0ft 12 78.91
3am
% 12.5ft 12 81.79
6am
% 13.0ft 14 85.91
9am
% 13.0ft 14 89.82
12pm
% 12.5ft 14 92.11
3pm
% 12.0ft 14 102.86
6pm
% 11.5ft 13 109.08
9pm
% 8.5ft 13 97.11

Thursday 26 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 8.0ft 12 97.45
3am
% 7.5ft 12 97.91
6am
% 7.0ft 12 97.61
9am
% 6.5ft 12 97.34
12pm
% 6.5ft 11 92.82
3pm
% 5.0ft 11 97.96
6pm
% 7.5ft 11 78.4
9pm
% 9.0ft 10 78.64

Friday 27 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 6.0ft 15 115.43
3am
% 14.5ft 15 105.94
6am
% 16.0ft 17 110.4
9am
% 18.0ft 19 114.17
12pm
% 19.0ft 18 116.37
3pm
% 19.0ft 18 116.76
6pm
% 18.5ft 18 116.67
9pm
% 17.5ft 17 115.93

Saturday 28 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 16.5ft 17 114.68
3am
% 15.0ft 16 113.15
6am
% 13.5ft 15 111.22
9am
% 13.0ft 15 108.67
12pm
% 12.0ft 14 107.05
3pm
% 11.0ft 14 106.42
6pm
% 10.5ft 13 105.06
9pm
% 10.0ft 13 102.69

Tuesday 24 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 15.0ft 12 73.05
3am
% 15.0ft 12 75.44
6am
% 15.0ft 12 78.33
9am
% 15.0ft 13 81.1
12pm
% 14.5ft 13 81.88
3pm
% 14.0ft 13 80.93
6pm
% 14.0ft 13 77.76
9pm
% 14.0ft 12 78.1

Wednesday 25 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 13.0ft 12 78.91
3am
% 12.5ft 12 81.79
6am
% 13.0ft 14 85.91
9am
% 13.0ft 14 89.82
12pm
% 12.5ft 14 92.11
3pm
% 12.0ft 14 102.86
6pm
% 11.5ft 13 109.08
9pm
% 8.5ft 13 97.11

Thursday 26 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 8.0ft 12 97.45
3am
% 7.5ft 12 97.91
6am
% 7.0ft 12 97.61
9am
% 6.5ft 12 97.34
12pm
% 6.5ft 11 92.82
3pm
% 5.0ft 11 97.96
6pm
% 7.5ft 11 78.4
9pm
% 9.0ft 10 78.64

Friday 27 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 10.0ft 10 90.62
3am
% 14.5ft 15 105.94
6am
% 16.0ft 17 110.4
9am
% 18.0ft 19 114.17
12pm
% 19.0ft 18 116.37
3pm
% 19.0ft 18 116.76
6pm
% 18.5ft 18 116.67
9pm
% 17.5ft 17 115.93

Saturday 28 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 16.5ft 17 114.68
3am
% 15.0ft 16 113.15
6am
% 13.5ft 15 111.22
9am
% 13.0ft 15 108.67
12pm
% 12.0ft 14 107.05
3pm
% 11.0ft 14 106.42
6pm
% 10.5ft 13 105.06
9pm
% 10.0ft 13 102.69

Tuesday 24 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 15.0ft 12 73.44
3am
% 15.5ft 12 76.12
6am
% 15.5ft 13 78.77
9am
% 15.0ft 13 81
12pm
% 14.5ft 13 81.33
3pm
% 14.5ft 13 79.67
6pm
% 14.5ft 13 76.42
9pm
% 14.0ft 12 77.32

Wednesday 25 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 13.5ft 12 78.64
3am
% 13.5ft 13 82.95
6am
% 14.5ft 15 87.64
9am
% 14.5ft 14 91.02
12pm
% 14.0ft 14 97.18
3pm
% 13.0ft 14 104.51
6pm
% 12.0ft 13 108.8
9pm
% 9.0ft 13 97.49

Thursday 26 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 8.5ft 12 97.46
3am
% 8.0ft 12 97.77
6am
% 7.5ft 12 98.01
9am
% 7.0ft 12 97.31
12pm
% 6.0ft 11 98.1
3pm
% 5.0ft 11 99.19
6pm
% 7.5ft 10 79.01
9pm
% 9.0ft 10 79.44

Friday 27 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 6.5ft 15 114.51
3am
% 14.5ft 16 105.37
6am
% 16.0ft 17 109.29
9am
% 18.0ft 19 112.95
12pm
% 19.0ft 18 115.01
3pm
% 19.0ft 18 115.54
6pm
% 18.5ft 18 115.11
9pm
% 17.5ft 17 114.34

Saturday 28 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 16.0ft 16 113.2
3am
% 15.0ft 16 110.52
6am
% 14.0ft 15 107.05
9am
% 13.0ft 15 105.78
12pm
% 12.0ft 14 105.74
3pm
% 11.0ft 14 104.93
6pm
% 10.5ft 13 101.75
9pm
% 10.0ft 13 101.62

Tuesday 24 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 1.4ft 11 188.49
3am
% 1.2ft 11 189.65
6am
% 1.1ft 11 188.24
9am
% 1.0ft 10 190.72
12pm
% 0.9ft 10 191.13
3pm
% 0.8ft 10 191.78
6pm
% 0.7ft 10 192.39
9pm
% 0.6ft 10 192.95

Wednesday 25 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 0.6ft 10 193.52
3am
% 0.5ft 10 193.99
6am
% 0.5ft 9 194.11
9am
% 0.5ft 9 193.12
12pm
% 0.5ft 5 7.72
3pm
% 2.0ft 3 159.63
6pm
% 2.5ft 4 168.21
9pm
% 2.5ft 5 170

Thursday 26 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 2.0ft 5 169.36
3am
% 2.5ft 7 177.64
6am
% 3.0ft 8 177.56
9am
% 3.0ft 9 179.32
12pm
% 2.5ft 9 180.63
3pm
% 2.5ft 10 182.6
6pm
% 2.5ft 10 183.95
9pm
% 2.0ft 10 185.01

Friday 27 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 1.9ft 10 185.81
3am
% 1.6ft 10 186.61
6am
% 1.4ft 10 186.54
9am
% 1.6ft 20 148.61
12pm
% 1.9ft 19 149.86
3pm
% 2.0ft 19 150.18
6pm
% 2.0ft 18 150.54
9pm
% 2.0ft 18 150.02

Saturday 28 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 1.9ft 18 149.13
3am
% 1.7ft 17 147.94
6am
% 1.5ft 16 145.12
9am
% 1.3ft 16 144.36
12pm
% 1.0ft 15 142.76
3pm
% 0.9ft 15 141.4
6pm
% 0.9ft 14 142.46
9pm
% 0.7ft 14 139.17

Tuesday 24 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 4.0ft 12 96.82
3am
% 8.0ft 12 76.66
6am
% 4.5ft 12 98.28
9am
% 7.5ft 13 84.3
12pm
% 7.0ft 13 88.02
3pm
% 5.5ft 13 101.93
6pm
% 5.5ft 13 101.32
9pm
% 5.0ft 13 100.24

Wednesday 25 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 5.0ft 13 98.53
3am
% 4.5ft 12 97.61
6am
% 6.0ft 12 81.84
9am
% 5.5ft 15 95.66
12pm
% 5.5ft 14 98.87
3pm
% 5.5ft 14 108.53
6pm
% 6.0ft 14 117.84
9pm
% 5.0ft 13 110.95

Thursday 26 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 4.0ft 13 105.06
3am
% 5.5ft 8 171.38
6am
% 5.0ft 8 173.38
9am
% 5.0ft 9 175.81
12pm
% 4.5ft 10 178.83
3pm
% 4.0ft 10 181.11
6pm
% 4.0ft 10 183.65
9pm
% 3.5ft 10 185.03

Friday 27 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 4.0ft 10 100.76
3am
% 4.0ft 16 119.27
6am
% 8.5ft 19 113.65
9am
% 9.5ft 20 118.62
12pm
% 10.5ft 19 121.38
3pm
% 11.0ft 19 122.48
6pm
% 11.0ft 18 122.5
9pm
% 10.5ft 18 122.23

Saturday 28 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 9.5ft 17 121.41
3am
% 8.5ft 17 120.19
6am
% 8.0ft 16 118.9
9am
% 7.0ft 15 117.79
12pm
% 6.5ft 15 116.84
3pm
% 6.0ft 14 116.1
6pm
% 5.5ft 14 115
9pm
% 5.5ft 13 114

Tuesday 24 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 16.0ft 12 69.85
3am
% 16.5ft 12 72.82
6am
% 16.5ft 13 75.01
9am
% 16.0ft 13 76.78
12pm
% 15.5ft 13 77.02
3pm
% 15.5ft 13 75.48
6pm
% 15.5ft 13 73.14
9pm
% 15.0ft 12 74.26

Wednesday 25 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 14.5ft 12 75.34
3am
% 14.0ft 13 79.18
6am
% 16.5ft 14 85.85
9am
% 17.0ft 14 90.74
12pm
% 16.0ft 14 96.78
3pm
% 14.5ft 14 102.48
6pm
% 13.0ft 13 105.78
9pm
% 10.0ft 13 94.57

Thursday 26 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 9.0ft 12 95.38
3am
% 8.5ft 12 95.82
6am
% 8.0ft 12 96.49
9am
% 7.0ft 11 95.95
12pm
% 6.5ft 11 97.3
3pm
% 5.5ft 11 99.31
6pm
% 7.5ft 10 79.43
9pm
% 9.0ft 10 80.19

Friday 27 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 8.5ft 16 105.51
3am
% 14.0ft 15 96.12
6am
% 17.5ft 17 101.81
9am
% 19.5ft 19 104.29
12pm
% 21.0ft 18 105.71
3pm
% 21.0ft 18 105.97
6pm
% 20.0ft 18 106.05
9pm
% 18.5ft 17 105.95

Saturday 28 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
% 17.0ft 16 104.82
3am
% 16.0ft 16 101.87
6am
% 15.0ft 15 100.64
9am
% 13.5ft 15 101.16
12pm
% 12.5ft 14 101.51
3pm
% 11.5ft 14 99.54
6pm
% 11.0ft 13 97.73
9pm
% 10.0ft 13 101.74

Bring the crew home safe this Christmas

Volunteer lifeboat crews are busier than ever. The risks they face are greater. The costs to keep them safe are rising. But income is falling. Can they and their families count on your kindness this Christmas?