Forecasts and tides

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

5-day weather forecast

Thu

Rain

6°C

Min: -4°C
Max: 6°C

Fri

Rain

8°C

Min: 6°C
Max: 8°C

Sat

Rain

5°C

Min: 4°C
Max: 5°C

Sun

Rain

5°C

Min: -3°C
Max: 5°C

Mon

Snow

7°C

Min: 0°C
Max: 7°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

Thursday 20 February

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 10.0ft 8 15.47
3am
100% 8.5ft 8 12.03
6am
100% 7.5ft 8 13.16
9am
100% 5.5ft 8 353.91
12pm
100% 4.0ft 8 350.55
3pm
100% 3.5ft 8 348.73
6pm
100% 3.5ft 8 347
9pm
100% 4.0ft 9 346.81

Friday 21 February

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 3.0ft 9 344.92
3am
100% 2.5ft 9 345.99
6am
100% 15.0ft 16 69.11
9am
100% 14.5ft 9 43.65
12pm
100% 16.0ft 9 62
3pm
100% 16.0ft 14 64.77
6pm
100% 15.5ft 14 62.75
9pm
100% 6.5ft 10 357.44

Saturday 22 February

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 14.0ft 9 63.11
3am
100% 6.0ft 9 358.77
6am
100% 5.5ft 9 358.78
9am
100% 5.5ft 9 0.71000000000004
12pm
100% 4.5ft 9 1.34
3pm
100% 3.5ft 9 358.67
6pm
95% 16.0ft 9 75.07
9pm
95% 20.5ft 10 72.38

Sunday 23 February

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 19.5ft 10 74.91
3am
100% 17.5ft 17 79.4
6am
90% 5.0ft 9 18.76
9am
90% 4.0ft 8 21.78
12pm
55% 3.5ft 8 20.86
3pm
55% 2.5ft 8 16.89
6pm
52% 2.0ft 8 16.24
9pm
52% 2.5ft 4 120.24

Monday 24 February

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
70% 3.0ft 4 86.82
3am
70% 4.0ft 5 65.95
6am
95% 4.0ft 5 36.95
9am
95% 6.5ft 6 356.73
12pm
7% 13.5ft 8 345.28
3pm
7% 17.0ft 10 357.87
6pm
18% 17.5ft 10 6.71
9pm
18% 17.5ft 10 24.16

Thursday 20 February

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 9.5ft 8 61.87
3am
100% 11.0ft 12 58.46
6am
100% 11.5ft 13 86.97
9am
100% 14.0ft 14 92.94
12pm
100% 16.0ft 16 94.14
3pm
100% 17.5ft 16 89.86
6pm
100% 17.5ft 15 87.26
9pm
100% 18.0ft 14 87.07

Friday 21 February

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 22.0ft 14 90.12
3am
100% 22.0ft 15 92.73
6am
100% 21.5ft 16 85.72
9am
100% 21.5ft 15 77.36
12pm
100% 22.0ft 14 80.52
3pm
100% 22.0ft 14 83.08
6pm
100% 21.5ft 14 81.84
9pm
100% 19.0ft 14 88.25

Saturday 22 February

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 19.0ft 14 86.5
3am
100% 18.5ft 14 87.73
6am
100% 18.0ft 14 87.41
9am
100% 19.0ft 14 87.96
12pm
100% 20.5ft 15 89.22
3pm
100% 21.5ft 16 90.54
6pm
95% 23.0ft 17 87.86
9pm
95% 27.5ft 17 84.56

Sunday 23 February

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 26.5ft 17 87.26
3am
100% 24.0ft 17 90.35
6am
90% 18.5ft 17 93.45
9am
90% 15.5ft 17 94.11
12pm
55% 13.5ft 16 94.48
3pm
55% 12.0ft 15 98.27
6pm
52% 11.5ft 15 98.9
9pm
52% 10.5ft 14 97.37

Monday 24 February

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
70% 10.0ft 14 92.3
3am
70% 9.5ft 14 89.16
6am
95% 8.0ft 14 91.61
9am
95% 7.0ft 13 92.19
12pm
7% 13.5ft 8 346.52
3pm
7% 16.5ft 10 1.64
6pm
18% 17.0ft 10 9.68
9pm
18% 14.5ft 12 72.63

Thursday 20 February

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 10.5ft 8 54.24
3am
100% 11.0ft 12 65.44
6am
100% 11.5ft 13 83.8
9am
100% 14.0ft 14 89.72
12pm
100% 16.0ft 16 91.7
3pm
100% 17.0ft 16 87.67
6pm
100% 17.0ft 15 85.34
9pm
100% 17.5ft 14 84.78

Friday 21 February

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 21.5ft 14 88.52
3am
100% 22.0ft 15 91.83
6am
100% 21.5ft 16 85.95
9am
100% 22.0ft 16 76.03
12pm
100% 22.5ft 14 80.4
3pm
100% 21.5ft 14 83.31
6pm
100% 20.5ft 15 85.97
9pm
100% 19.0ft 15 88.14

Saturday 22 February

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 19.0ft 15 87.88
3am
100% 17.5ft 15 88.84
6am
100% 17.5ft 15 87.8
9am
100% 18.0ft 15 88.45
12pm
100% 19.5ft 15 89.32
3pm
100% 20.5ft 17 90.45
6pm
95% 21.5ft 17 88.27
9pm
95% 23.5ft 17 87.46

Sunday 23 February

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 24.0ft 18 88.35
3am
100% 21.0ft 18 92
6am
90% 17.5ft 17 93.65
9am
90% 15.0ft 17 94.6
12pm
55% 12.5ft 16 91.15
3pm
55% 11.5ft 16 90.21
6pm
52% 10.5ft 15 90.2
9pm
52% 10.0ft 15 90.29

Monday 24 February

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
70% 10.0ft 14 89.66
3am
70% 9.5ft 14 87.09
6am
95% 9.0ft 14 83.75
9am
95% 7.5ft 13 89.68
12pm
7% 6.0ft 13 91.16
3pm
7% 5.0ft 13 93.05
6pm
18% 4.5ft 13 93.14
9pm
18% 9.5ft 12 69.36

Thursday 20 February

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 3.0ft 10 199.84
3am
100% 0.8ft 14 106.49
6am
100% 3.0ft 4 61.56
9am
100% 2.5ft 4 61.18
12pm
100% 3.0ft 17 111.85
3pm
100% 3.0ft 17 118.3
6pm
100% 2.5ft 16 112.24
9pm
100% 6.0ft 6 70.75

Friday 21 February

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 7.5ft 6 78.87
3am
100% 7.5ft 6 85.07
6am
100% 4.0ft 16 121.99
9am
100% 3.5ft 16 122.52
12pm
100% 9.5ft 8 48.87
3pm
100% 9.0ft 9 54.91
6pm
100% 6.5ft 15 77.36
9pm
100% 7.5ft 6 83.96

Saturday 22 February

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 3.0ft 14 126.99
3am
100% 6.5ft 6 86.02
6am
100% 6.0ft 6 75.9
9am
100% 6.0ft 6 79.78
12pm
100% 7.0ft 6 86.11
3pm
100% 6.5ft 6 84.77
6pm
95% 8.0ft 6 70.3
9pm
95% 11.0ft 7 57.69

Sunday 23 February

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 9.5ft 7 63.32
3am
100% 6.0ft 18 100.96
6am
90% 4.5ft 5 134.7
9am
90% 4.0ft 6 156.21
12pm
55% 5.5ft 10 171.36
3pm
55% 6.0ft 9 170.25
6pm
52% 6.5ft 9 170.55
9pm
52% 7.0ft 10 171.44

Monday 24 February

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
70% 6.5ft 11 175.67
3am
70% 6.0ft 11 176.71
6am
95% 5.5ft 11 177.32
9am
95% 4.5ft 11 178.33
12pm
7% 3.5ft 11 182.05
3pm
7% 3.0ft 11 186.38
6pm
18% 2.5ft 11 188.84
9pm
18% 2.5ft 10 190.22