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: 1°C
Max: 5°C

Sat

Rain

6°C

Min: -2°C
Max: 6°C

Sun

Rain

7°C

Min: -1°C
Max: 7°C

Mon

Rain

6°C

Min: -3°C
Max: 6°C

Tue

Rain

6°C

Min: -3°C
Max: 6°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

Fri

SSE

5mph

12am: 5mph
3am: 8mph
6am: 14mph
9am: 18mph
12pm: 20mph
3pm: 18mph
6pm: 6mph
9pm: 4mph

Sat

SW

4mph

12am: 4mph
3am: 4mph
6am: 4mph
9am: 4mph
12pm: 6mph
3pm: 4mph
6pm: 5mph
9pm: 5mph

Sun

NNE

6mph

12am: 6mph
3am: 7mph
6am: 6mph
9am: 5mph
12pm: 6mph
3pm: 8mph
6pm: 6mph
9pm: 7mph

Mon

N

6mph

12am: 6mph
3am: 9mph
6am: 7mph
9am: 5mph
12pm: 7mph
3pm: 10mph
6pm: 14mph
9pm: 21mph

Tue

WSW

26mph

12am: 26mph
3am: 21mph
6am: 17mph
9am: 15mph
12pm: 20mph
3pm: 18mph
6pm: 15mph
9pm: 13mph

Surf forecast

Friday 18 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 2.0ft 12 86.58
3am
100% 1.9ft 12 87.91
6am
100% 1.7ft 11 87.68
9am
100% 1.5ft 11 87.22
12pm
100% 1.4ft 11 87.34
3pm
100% 1.2ft 11 87.07
6pm
100% 1.0ft 10 86.28
9pm
100% 1.0ft 3 14.86

Saturday 19 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
95% 1.7ft 4 4.87
3am
95% 2.5ft 5 1.2
6am
100% 2.5ft 5 1.25
9am
100% 3.0ft 6 357.23
12pm
100% 3.5ft 6 349.37
3pm
100% 3.5ft 6 346.88
6pm
100% 4.0ft 7 346.05
9pm
100% 4.0ft 7 344.93

Sunday 20 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 4.0ft 7 343.09
3am
100% 4.0ft 7 344.26
6am
100% 4.0ft 7 348.15
9am
100% 3.5ft 7 351.44
12pm
36% 3.5ft 7 358.06
3pm
36% 3.0ft 7 348.2
6pm
71% 2.0ft 7 346.98
9pm
71% 4.5ft 5 115.67

Monday 21 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 5.0ft 10 101.18
3am
100% 1.9ft 9 189.51
6am
100% 1.6ft 9 191.95
9am
100% 5.0ft 5 43.8
12pm
90% 8.0ft 6 25.33
3pm
90% 12.0ft 8 19.19
6pm
90% 11.0ft 8 18.15
9pm
90% 11.5ft 9 48.86

Tuesday 22 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
81% 6.5ft 9 3.15
3am
81% 6.0ft 9 6.27
6am
30% 5.5ft 8 9.88
9am
30% 5.0ft 8 10.8
12pm
60% 4.5ft 7 8.89
3pm
60% 4.0ft 7 357.51
6pm
95% 3.0ft 7 0.76999999999998
9pm
95% 4.0ft 5 277.02

Friday 18 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 3.5ft 12 87.79
3am
100% 3.5ft 12 87.8
6am
100% 3.0ft 11 88
9am
100% 3.0ft 11 87.89
12pm
100% 2.5ft 11 87.97
3pm
100% 2.0ft 11 87.71
6pm
100% 1.8ft 10 87.45
9pm
100% 2.0ft 10 85.52

Saturday 19 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
95% 2.5ft 10 81.27
3am
95% 4.0ft 16 84.86
6am
100% 4.5ft 15 84.76
9am
100% 5.0ft 15 84.39
12pm
100% 5.0ft 14 84.38
3pm
100% 4.5ft 14 84.46
6pm
100% 4.5ft 14 84.17
9pm
100% 4.5ft 13 83.9

Sunday 20 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 4.0ft 13 83.51
3am
100% 4.0ft 13 83.26
6am
100% 4.0ft 12 83.01
9am
100% 3.5ft 12 82.87
12pm
36% 3.5ft 12 82.79
3pm
36% 3.0ft 11 83.05
6pm
71% 3.0ft 12 84.17
9pm
71% 7.5ft 11 99.49

Monday 21 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 7.5ft 10 97.13
3am
100% 10.0ft 16 103.36
6am
100% 10.5ft 16 101.84
9am
100% 11.0ft 15 92.39
12pm
90% 9.0ft 15 102.93
3pm
90% 12.5ft 8 18.88
6pm
90% 14.5ft 12 62.4
9pm
90% 13.0ft 13 93.13

Tuesday 22 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
81% 13.0ft 14 92.87
3am
81% 12.0ft 14 92.22
6am
30% 11.5ft 14 91.98
9am
30% 12.5ft 15 95.6
12pm
60% 14.0ft 18 99.29
3pm
60% 14.5ft 17 99.85
6pm
95% 14.0ft 17 99.56
9pm
95% 13.5ft 17 99.56

Friday 18 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 3.5ft 12 86.19
3am
100% 3.0ft 12 86.22
6am
100% 3.0ft 11 86.03
9am
100% 2.5ft 11 85.87
12pm
100% 2.5ft 11 85.68
3pm
100% 2.0ft 10 85.25
6pm
100% 1.8ft 10 85.13
9pm
100% 2.0ft 10 84.03

Saturday 19 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
95% 2.5ft 10 79.52
3am
95% 4.0ft 16 77.84
6am
100% 5.0ft 15 77.63
9am
100% 5.5ft 15 77.78
12pm
100% 5.0ft 15 83.57
3pm
100% 5.0ft 14 83.75
6pm
100% 4.5ft 14 83.51
9pm
100% 4.5ft 13 82.91

Sunday 20 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 4.0ft 13 82.35
3am
100% 4.0ft 13 81.83
6am
100% 4.0ft 12 81.51
9am
100% 3.5ft 12 81.25
12pm
36% 3.5ft 12 81.07
3pm
36% 3.0ft 11 81.36
6pm
71% 5.0ft 6 109.07
9pm
71% 7.0ft 11 96.34

Monday 21 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 5.5ft 16 111.1
3am
100% 10.0ft 16 102.41
6am
100% 10.0ft 16 101.56
9am
100% 10.0ft 15 93.27
12pm
90% 8.5ft 15 98.7
3pm
90% 9.0ft 15 94.35
6pm
90% 14.0ft 13 72.17
9pm
90% 12.5ft 13 88.27

Tuesday 22 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
81% 12.0ft 14 89.97
3am
81% 11.5ft 14 89.92
6am
30% 11.0ft 14 89.96
9am
30% 11.5ft 15 90.99
12pm
60% 14.0ft 18 98.06
3pm
60% 14.0ft 17 99.13
6pm
95% 13.5ft 17 98.99
9pm
95% 13.5ft 17 99.77

Friday 18 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 7.0ft 11 192.01
3am
100% 6.5ft 11 194.31
6am
100% 6.0ft 10 195.51
9am
100% 5.0ft 10 195.42
12pm
100% 4.5ft 10 193.37
3pm
100% 4.5ft 10 190
6pm
100% 4.0ft 9 188.53
9pm
100% 4.0ft 9 188.77

Saturday 19 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
95% 3.5ft 9 189.7
3am
95% 3.0ft 9 190.39
6am
100% 3.0ft 9 190.99
9am
100% 3.0ft 8 191.3
12pm
100% 2.5ft 8 191.24
3pm
100% 2.5ft 8 191.25
6pm
100% 2.5ft 8 191.56
9pm
100% 2.5ft 8 191.9

Sunday 20 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 2.5ft 8 192.22
3am
100% 2.5ft 8 192.51
6am
100% 2.5ft 8 192.46
9am
100% 2.5ft 8 192.41
12pm
36% 2.5ft 8 192.33
3pm
36% 3.0ft 4 104.11
6pm
71% 4.0ft 5 126.77
9pm
71% 4.0ft 5 130.19

Monday 21 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 3.5ft 5 130.77
3am
100% 2.0ft 6 154.79
6am
100% 1.9ft 16 116.87
9am
100% 1.9ft 16 117.46
12pm
90% 1.9ft 16 121.07
3pm
90% 1.5ft 15 116.88
6pm
90% 1.6ft 15 113.39
9pm
90% 4.0ft 14 88.07

Tuesday 22 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
81% 1.7ft 14 113.75
3am
81% 1.6ft 14 113.36
6am
30% 1.7ft 14 116.86
9am
30% 1.6ft 15 116.24
12pm
60% 2.5ft 19 117.45
3pm
60% 2.5ft 17 111.03
6pm
95% 2.5ft 17 110.61
9pm
95% 2.5ft 17 110.04