Forecasts and tides

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

5-day weather forecast

Sat

Cloudy

11°C

Min: 4°C
Max: 11°C

Sun

Rain

10°C

Min: 3°C
Max: 10°C

Mon

Cloudy

10°C

Min: 5°C
Max: 10°C

Tue

Cloudy

9°C

Min: 5°C
Max: 9°C

Wed

Rain

9°C

Min: 0°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.

Wind forecast

Sat

NE

5mph

2am: 5mph
5am: 5mph
8am: 6mph
11am: 9mph
2pm: 8mph
5pm: 3mph
8pm: 5mph
11pm: 5mph

Sun

NE

4mph

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

Mon

E

6mph

2am: 6mph
5am: 7mph
8am: 12mph
11am: 13mph
2pm: 11mph
5pm: 8mph
8pm: 6mph
11pm: 7mph

Tue

E

7mph

2am: 7mph
5am: 12mph
8am: 17mph
11am: 13mph
2pm: 13mph
5pm: 15mph
8pm: 14mph
11pm: 9mph

Wed

SSW

11mph

2am: 11mph
5am: 11mph
8am: 14mph
11am: 16mph
2pm: 16mph
5pm: 10mph
8pm: 8mph
11pm: 15mph

Surf forecast

Saturday 20 April

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 5.5ft 6 348.17
3am
100% 5.0ft 6 349.01
6am
100% 4.5ft 6 349.05
9am
100% 4.0ft 6 353.96
12pm
100% 3.0ft 6 340.89
3pm
100% 3.0ft 6 341.46
6pm
95% 2.5ft 6 340.59
9pm
95% 2.5ft 6 340.23

Sunday 21 April

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 2.0ft 5 338.2
3am
100% 3.0ft 5 322.99
6am
100% 3.5ft 5 333.77
9am
100% 3.5ft 5 344.15
12pm
100% 3.5ft 5 350.89
3pm
100% 3.5ft 6 352.83
6pm
100% 4.0ft 6 351.57
9pm
100% 5.0ft 6 350.16

Monday 22 April

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 5.0ft 6 351.54
3am
100% 6.0ft 6 352.22
6am
100% 6.5ft 7 351.9
9am
100% 7.5ft 7 350.86
12pm
100% 7.5ft 7 347.5
3pm
100% 7.5ft 7 343.67
6pm
100% 7.0ft 7 340.53
9pm
100% 6.5ft 7 337.17

Tuesday 23 April

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 6.0ft 6 334.75
3am
100% 6.0ft 6 333.12
6am
100% 6.5ft 6 329.93
9am
100% 7.0ft 7 325.99
12pm
95% 7.5ft 7 322.24
3pm
95% 8.0ft 7 318.99
6pm
75% 8.5ft 7 319.39
9pm
75% 9.0ft 8 320.65

Wednesday 24 April

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
90% 9.0ft 8 321.01
3am
90% 9.0ft 8 319.59
6am
52% 8.5ft 8 317.89
9am
52% 8.5ft 8 316.12
12pm
35% 8.5ft 8 315.39
3pm
35% 8.0ft 8 314.61
6pm
21% 7.5ft 8 314.26
9pm
21% 7.0ft 8 314.29

Saturday 20 April

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 5.0ft 6 346.98
3am
100% 4.5ft 6 348.21
6am
100% 4.0ft 6 351.89
9am
100% 3.0ft 8 71.14
12pm
100% 4.0ft 8 74.75
3pm
100% 4.0ft 8 77.6
6pm
95% 3.5ft 8 78.62
9pm
95% 4.0ft 10 80.72

Sunday 21 April

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 4.0ft 10 81.8
3am
100% 5.0ft 14 85.98
6am
100% 5.5ft 13 88.38
9am
100% 6.0ft 13 90.95
12pm
100% 6.0ft 13 92.18
3pm
100% 6.0ft 13 92.66
6pm
100% 6.0ft 12 92.87
9pm
100% 5.5ft 12 92.78

Monday 22 April

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 5.5ft 12 92.13
3am
100% 5.5ft 12 91.48
6am
100% 5.0ft 12 91.64
9am
100% 4.5ft 12 92.31
12pm
100% 7.0ft 7 349.45
3pm
100% 6.5ft 7 344.46
6pm
100% 6.5ft 7 341.11
9pm
100% 6.0ft 7 338.14

Tuesday 23 April

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 5.5ft 6 335.9
3am
100% 5.5ft 6 334.09
6am
100% 5.5ft 6 331.28
9am
100% 3.0ft 10 88.77
12pm
95% 7.0ft 7 323.32
3pm
95% 3.5ft 12 87.84
6pm
75% 3.5ft 12 87.65
9pm
75% 3.5ft 12 87.88

Wednesday 24 April

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
90% 3.5ft 12 87.88
3am
90% 3.5ft 12 87.96
6am
52% 3.0ft 12 88.17
9am
52% 3.0ft 11 88.56
12pm
35% 2.5ft 11 89.38
3pm
35% 2.5ft 11 90.34
6pm
21% 6.5ft 8 312.65
9pm
21% 6.0ft 8 313.23

Saturday 20 April

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 1.1ft 8 80.87
3am
100% 1.1ft 7 80.76
6am
100% 3.0ft 6 20.94
9am
100% 3.5ft 8 64.63
12pm
100% 4.0ft 8 70.01
3pm
100% 4.0ft 8 72.07
6pm
95% 4.0ft 8 73.15
9pm
95% 4.5ft 10 77.23

Sunday 21 April

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 4.0ft 10 78.89
3am
100% 3.5ft 14 88.71
6am
100% 6.0ft 14 86.75
9am
100% 6.0ft 13 89.46
12pm
100% 6.0ft 13 90.44
3pm
100% 6.0ft 13 90.84
6pm
100% 5.5ft 12 90.83
9pm
100% 5.5ft 12 90.52

Monday 22 April

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 5.5ft 12 89.05
3am
100% 5.5ft 12 88.38
6am
100% 5.0ft 12 87.63
9am
100% 4.5ft 12 88.26
12pm
100% 4.0ft 12 89.69
3pm
100% 3.5ft 11 90.07
6pm
100% 3.5ft 11 90.33
9pm
100% 3.0ft 11 90.03

Tuesday 23 April

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 2.5ft 10 88.59
3am
100% 2.5ft 10 85.98
6am
100% 2.5ft 10 84.47
9am
100% 2.5ft 10 84.42
12pm
95% 2.5ft 10 83.65
3pm
95% 3.5ft 12 85.67
6pm
75% 3.5ft 12 86.01
9pm
75% 3.5ft 12 86.22

Wednesday 24 April

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
90% 3.5ft 12 86.49
3am
90% 3.0ft 12 86.65
6am
52% 3.0ft 12 86.91
9am
52% 3.0ft 11 87.32
12pm
35% 2.5ft 11 88.08
3pm
35% 2.0ft 11 88.83
6pm
21% 1.9ft 11 89.37
9pm
21% 1.6ft 10 89.63

Saturday 20 April

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 4.5ft 6 343.32
3am
100% 3.0ft 6 5.41
6am
100% 2.5ft 6 9.83
9am
100% 1.9ft 3 46.78
12pm
100% 2.0ft 4 61.2
3pm
100% 1.9ft 4 63.92
6pm
95% 1.6ft 4 63.53
9pm
95% 1.0ft 4 78.88

Sunday 21 April

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 0.5ft 4 98.24
3am
100% 0.5ft 6 122.97
6am
100% 0.4ft 14 103.5
9am
100% 0.8ft 14 114.38
12pm
100% 0.9ft 14 113.9
3pm
100% 0.9ft 13 113.43
6pm
100% 0.8ft 13 113.46
9pm
100% 0.8ft 13 113.53

Monday 22 April

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 0.8ft 14 113.71
3am
100% 0.7ft 14 113.37
6am
100% 0.8ft 13 105.01
9am
100% 0.7ft 12 106.36
12pm
100% 0.6ft 12 109.07
3pm
100% 0.5ft 12 108.73
6pm
100% 0.5ft 11 108.31
9pm
100% 0.4ft 11 107.91

Tuesday 23 April

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 0.4ft 11 110.15
3am
100% 0.3ft 10 106.4
6am
100% 0.3ft 10 104.29
9am
100% 0.5ft 10 173.05
12pm
95% 0.6ft 10 175.49
3pm
95% 0.6ft 11 182.51
6pm
75% 0.9ft 11 180.58
9pm
75% 1.0ft 10 182.71

Wednesday 24 April

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
90% 1.0ft 10 184.37
3am
90% 1.0ft 10 185.54
6am
52% 1.0ft 10 186.42
9am
52% 1.0ft 10 187.06
12pm
35% 1.0ft 9 187.53
3pm
35% 1.0ft 9 187.87
6pm
21% 1.0ft 9 188.11
9pm
21% 0.9ft 9 188.35