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

11°C

Min: 4°C
Max: 11°C

Thu

Rain

10°C

Min: 1°C
Max: 10°C

Fri

Rain

10°C

Min: 2°C
Max: 10°C

Sat

Rain

11°C

Min: 5°C
Max: 11°C

Sun

Rain

10°C

Min: 7°C
Max: 10°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

Wed

SSE

2mph

2am: 2mph
5am: 1mph
8am: 2mph
11am: 4mph
2pm: 5mph
5pm: 4mph
8pm: 3mph
11pm: 4mph

Thu

E

4mph

2am: 4mph
5am: 4mph
8am: 4mph
11am: 4mph
2pm: 3mph
5pm: 7mph
8pm: 7mph
11pm: 7mph

Fri

NE

10mph

2am: 10mph
5am: 12mph
8am: 14mph
11am: 15mph
2pm: 15mph
5pm: 11mph
8pm: 12mph
11pm: 11mph

Sat

NE

10mph

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

Sun

NNE

7mph

2am: 7mph
5am: 7mph
8am: 9mph
11am: 10mph
2pm: 10mph
5pm: 8mph
8pm: 10mph
11pm: 12mph

Surf forecast

Wednesday 26 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 11.0ft 9 37.52
3am
100% 7.0ft 9 1.53
6am
100% 6.0ft 9 0.75
9am
100% 5.5ft 8 359.17
12pm
100% 4.5ft 9 357.35
3pm
100% 4.0ft 8 355.85
6pm
100% 3.5ft 8 356.35
9pm
100% 3.0ft 8 356.91

Thursday 27 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 3.0ft 8 358.68
3am
100% 2.5ft 8 3.33
6am
80% 2.5ft 7 6.99
9am
80% 2.5ft 7 358.11
12pm
46% 3.5ft 8 357.26
3pm
46% 3.0ft 8 357.61
6pm
95% 2.0ft 8 358.19
9pm
95% 1.6ft 8 0.69999999999999

Friday 28 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 1.1ft 8 3.34
3am
100% 4.5ft 9 111.45
6am
100% 4.5ft 10 108.04
9am
100% 4.0ft 10 107.79
12pm
100% 4.5ft 10 106.78
3pm
100% 0.3ft 6 3.77
6pm
100% 0.2ft 6 1.18
9pm
100% 4.5ft 5 90.77

Saturday 29 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
80% 5.0ft 5 85.04
3am
80% 6.0ft 6 80.24
6am
60% 7.0ft 6 77.08
9am
60% 7.5ft 9 75.6
12pm
80% 8.0ft 9 73.35
3pm
80% 9.0ft 7 70.73
6pm
68% 9.5ft 7 69.55
9pm
68% 8.5ft 11 75.77

Sunday 30 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
77% 8.0ft 12 82.03
3am
77% 8.0ft 12 85.79
6am
72% 8.0ft 13 88.02
9am
72% 8.0ft 14 90.81
12pm
95% 7.5ft 14 96.22
3pm
95% 4.5ft 5 125.82
6pm
95% 0.8ft 6 6.23
9pm
95% 0.6ft 6 6.49

Wednesday 26 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 12.0ft 11 80.37
3am
100% 10.5ft 12 87.66
6am
100% 9.5ft 15 91.31
9am
100% 8.5ft 15 94.61
12pm
100% 8.5ft 14 97.27
3pm
100% 8.0ft 14 99.17
6pm
100% 8.0ft 14 100.55
9pm
100% 8.0ft 13 101.62

Thursday 27 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 7.5ft 13 102.55
3am
100% 7.0ft 12 103.35
6am
80% 6.5ft 12 103.81
9am
80% 7.0ft 11 104.02
12pm
46% 9.5ft 11 104.81
3pm
46% 11.0ft 8 106.89
6pm
95% 9.5ft 9 107.17
9pm
95% 8.5ft 9 104.97

Friday 28 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 8.0ft 10 103.34
3am
100% 7.0ft 10 103.28
6am
100% 6.5ft 10 102.15
9am
100% 6.5ft 10 102.43
12pm
100% 6.5ft 9 102.73
3pm
100% 6.0ft 9 101.3
6pm
100% 6.0ft 9 98.78
9pm
100% 6.0ft 9 94.98

Saturday 29 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
80% 6.5ft 10 91.23
3am
80% 7.5ft 7 87.81
6am
60% 9.0ft 8 85.75
9am
60% 10.0ft 9 85.86
12pm
80% 11.0ft 10 85.97
3pm
80% 12.0ft 10 83.7
6pm
68% 13.0ft 10 83.48
9pm
68% 12.5ft 11 89.98

Sunday 30 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
77% 12.0ft 12 94
3am
77% 12.0ft 12 96.54
6am
72% 12.5ft 13 98.56
9am
72% 12.5ft 14 100.36
12pm
95% 12.0ft 14 103.42
3pm
95% 11.5ft 14 109
6pm
95% 11.0ft 14 115.18
9pm
95% 8.5ft 13 104.51

Wednesday 26 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 11.0ft 11 79.47
3am
100% 10.0ft 11 85.89
6am
100% 8.5ft 15 99.32
9am
100% 8.0ft 15 103.68
12pm
100% 8.5ft 14 97.43
3pm
100% 8.0ft 14 99.77
6pm
100% 8.0ft 14 101.57
9pm
100% 8.0ft 13 103.94

Thursday 27 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 7.5ft 13 104.61
3am
100% 7.0ft 12 105.5
6am
80% 6.5ft 12 105.04
9am
80% 6.5ft 11 102.16
12pm
46% 8.0ft 11 102.99
3pm
46% 8.0ft 8 103.63
6pm
95% 7.5ft 9 102.48
9pm
95% 7.5ft 10 99.43

Friday 28 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 7.0ft 10 98.31
3am
100% 6.5ft 10 98.52
6am
100% 6.0ft 10 98.17
9am
100% 6.0ft 10 97.08
12pm
100% 6.0ft 10 98.39
3pm
100% 6.0ft 9 97.82
6pm
100% 5.5ft 9 94.81
9pm
100% 6.0ft 10 92.16

Saturday 29 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
80% 6.5ft 9 89.15
3am
80% 7.5ft 8 86.57
6am
60% 9.0ft 9 85.16
9am
60% 10.0ft 9 85.73
12pm
80% 10.5ft 10 85.57
3pm
80% 11.5ft 10 83.41
6pm
68% 11.5ft 10 85.98
9pm
68% 11.5ft 11 89.68

Sunday 30 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
77% 11.0ft 12 92.71
3am
77% 11.5ft 12 95.37
6am
72% 11.5ft 13 97.35
9am
72% 11.5ft 14 99.13
12pm
95% 11.0ft 14 102.05
3pm
95% 11.0ft 14 110.61
6pm
95% 9.0ft 14 102.21
9pm
95% 8.0ft 13 102.65

Wednesday 26 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 1.9ft 11 188.63
3am
100% 2.5ft 4 96.99
6am
100% 3.0ft 4 106.61
9am
100% 3.5ft 5 112.71
12pm
100% 4.0ft 5 114.06
3pm
100% 4.5ft 5 112.14
6pm
100% 4.0ft 5 110.84
9pm
100% 2.5ft 8 144.98

Thursday 27 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 2.5ft 8 146.36
3am
100% 2.5ft 8 141.91
6am
80% 3.0ft 10 163.39
9am
80% 2.5ft 10 176.63
12pm
46% 5.0ft 5 119.45
3pm
46% 4.5ft 6 131.12
6pm
95% 4.0ft 5 140.37
9pm
95% 4.0ft 9 162.93

Friday 28 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 3.5ft 10 166.72
3am
100% 3.0ft 9 181.82
6am
100% 3.5ft 9 183.08
9am
100% 3.5ft 9 183.37
12pm
100% 3.5ft 9 186.98
3pm
100% 3.5ft 9 187.05
6pm
100% 3.0ft 8 186.33
9pm
100% 3.0ft 4 94.12

Saturday 29 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
80% 3.5ft 4 83.26
3am
80% 4.5ft 5 76.65
6am
60% 5.5ft 5 73.91
9am
60% 6.0ft 6 73.21
12pm
80% 6.0ft 6 70.21
3pm
80% 6.5ft 6 64.45
6pm
68% 6.5ft 6 66.97
9pm
68% 6.0ft 6 76.44

Sunday 30 September

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
77% 5.5ft 5 91.35
3am
77% 5.5ft 5 89.96
6am
72% 5.5ft 5 94.2
9am
72% 5.5ft 5 97.06
12pm
95% 5.0ft 5 112.38
3pm
95% 6.0ft 5 141.69
6pm
95% 6.5ft 6 155.61
9pm
95% 7.5ft 7 157.28