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

11°C

Min: 4°C
Max: 11°C

Sat

Cloudy

11°C

Min: 2°C
Max: 11°C

Sun

Cloudy

11°C

Min: 2°C
Max: 11°C

Mon

Cloudy

9°C

Min: 8°C
Max: 9°C

Tue

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

Fri

SSE

4mph

12am: 4mph
3am: 6mph
6am: 7mph
9am: 10mph
12pm: 12mph
3pm: 12mph
6pm: 11mph
9pm: 13mph

Sat

ESE

12mph

12am: 12mph
3am: 12mph
6am: 13mph
9am: 15mph
12pm: 18mph
3pm: 19mph
6pm: 19mph
9pm: 20mph

Sun

ESE

17mph

12am: 17mph
3am: 18mph
6am: 19mph
9am: 19mph
12pm: 20mph
3pm: 17mph
6pm: 17mph
9pm: 19mph

Mon

E

17mph

12am: 17mph
3am: 17mph
6am: 17mph
9am: 20mph
12pm: 22mph
3pm: 20mph
6pm: 16mph
9pm: 16mph

Tue

ENE

13mph

12am: 13mph
3am: 13mph
6am: 12mph
9am: 11mph
12pm: 12mph
3pm: 11mph
6pm: 8mph
9pm: 11mph

Surf forecast

Friday 16 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 10.0ft 9 358.88
3am
100% 8.5ft 8 353.99
6am
100% 7.0ft 8 349.11
9am
100% 6.0ft 8 343.82
12pm
100% 5.0ft 8 339.75
3pm
100% 4.5ft 7 336.84
6pm
100% 4.0ft 7 334.67
9pm
100% 4.0ft 6 332.81

Saturday 17 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 4.0ft 6 332.3
3am
100% 4.0ft 6 332.52
6am
100% 4.5ft 6 331.31
9am
100% 4.5ft 6 329.54
12pm
95% 5.0ft 6 328.37
3pm
95% 5.0ft 6 328.15
6pm
100% 5.5ft 6 328.58
9pm
100% 5.5ft 6 330.4

Sunday 18 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 5.5ft 6 331.91
3am
100% 5.5ft 6 332.88
6am
100% 5.0ft 6 334.22
9am
100% 5.0ft 6 335.8
12pm
100% 5.5ft 6 337.16
3pm
100% 5.0ft 6 337.35
6pm
100% 5.0ft 7 337.23
9pm
100% 5.0ft 6 337.15

Monday 19 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 5.0ft 6 336.71
3am
100% 5.0ft 6 336.35
6am
100% 4.5ft 6 335.22
9am
100% 4.5ft 7 332.39
12pm
100% 4.5ft 7 327.36
3pm
100% 4.5ft 7 323.64
6pm
100% 4.5ft 7 321.94
9pm
100% 4.0ft 7 321.39

Tuesday 20 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
95% 3.5ft 7 321.04
3am
95% 3.0ft 7 319.02
6am
90% 3.0ft 7 317.46
9am
90% 2.5ft 7 315.5
12pm
90% 2.5ft 7 313.84
3pm
90% 2.0ft 7 312.35
6pm
76% 1.9ft 6 311.29
9pm
76% 1.8ft 6 310.55

Friday 16 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 9.0ft 8 1.93
3am
100% 7.5ft 12 82.81
6am
100% 8.0ft 11 82.36
9am
100% 8.0ft 11 82.21
12pm
100% 7.0ft 11 82.24
3pm
100% 6.0ft 12 82.85
6pm
100% 5.5ft 12 83.46
9pm
100% 5.0ft 12 83.98

Saturday 17 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 4.0ft 12 84.23
3am
100% 3.5ft 12 83.84
6am
100% 3.5ft 12 82.8
9am
100% 4.5ft 15 81.05
12pm
95% 4.5ft 14 79.39
3pm
95% 4.0ft 14 77.1
6pm
100% 3.5ft 14 75.85
9pm
100% 5.0ft 19 87.5

Sunday 18 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 5.0ft 18 89.48
3am
100% 5.5ft 17 90.17
6am
100% 5.5ft 16 89.89
9am
100% 5.0ft 16 88.82
12pm
100% 4.5ft 16 87.95
3pm
100% 4.5ft 15 86.98
6pm
100% 4.0ft 15 85.97
9pm
100% 3.5ft 14 84.4

Monday 19 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 3.5ft 14 83.01
3am
100% 3.0ft 14 82.03
6am
100% 3.0ft 14 81.49
9am
100% 3.0ft 13 81.52
12pm
100% 3.0ft 13 82.16
3pm
100% 3.0ft 13 83.32
6pm
100% 3.0ft 13 84.58
9pm
100% 3.0ft 13 85.71

Tuesday 20 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
95% 3.0ft 13 86.62
3am
95% 3.0ft 12 87.39
6am
90% 3.0ft 12 88.2
9am
90% 2.5ft 12 89.44
12pm
90% 2.5ft 12 90.62
3pm
90% 2.5ft 11 91.54
6pm
76% 2.0ft 11 91.94
9pm
76% 1.9ft 11 92.3

Friday 16 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 7.0ft 13 79.81
3am
100% 8.5ft 12 77.13
6am
100% 8.5ft 11 76.36
9am
100% 8.0ft 11 75.79
12pm
100% 7.5ft 11 77.9
3pm
100% 6.5ft 12 78.25
6pm
100% 6.0ft 12 78.64
9pm
100% 5.0ft 12 78.4

Saturday 17 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 4.5ft 12 79.97
3am
100% 4.0ft 12 79.56
6am
100% 3.5ft 12 78.5
9am
100% 4.5ft 15 78.71
12pm
95% 5.0ft 14 77.29
3pm
95% 4.5ft 14 75.52
6pm
100% 4.0ft 14 73.13
9pm
100% 5.5ft 19 85.91

Sunday 18 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 5.5ft 18 88.77
3am
100% 6.0ft 17 89.8
6am
100% 6.0ft 17 89.78
9am
100% 5.5ft 16 89.13
12pm
100% 5.0ft 16 88.07
3pm
100% 5.0ft 16 86.72
6pm
100% 4.5ft 15 85.16
9pm
100% 4.0ft 15 83.27

Monday 19 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 3.5ft 14 81.4
3am
100% 3.5ft 14 79.85
6am
100% 3.5ft 14 79.02
9am
100% 3.0ft 13 78.9
12pm
100% 3.0ft 13 79.46
3pm
100% 3.0ft 13 80.51
6pm
100% 3.0ft 13 81.68
9pm
100% 3.0ft 13 82.67

Tuesday 20 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
95% 3.0ft 13 83.53
3am
95% 3.0ft 12 84.22
6am
90% 3.0ft 12 84.96
9am
90% 2.5ft 12 85.93
12pm
90% 2.5ft 11 86.94
3pm
90% 2.5ft 11 87.6
6pm
76% 2.0ft 11 87.89
9pm
76% 1.9ft 11 87.95

Friday 16 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 0.5ft 12 80.15
3am
100% 0.6ft 14 107.65
6am
100% 0.8ft 11 83.04
9am
100% 0.9ft 11 82.42
12pm
100% 0.8ft 13 110.99
3pm
100% 0.8ft 10 113.76
6pm
100% 0.7ft 9 116.36
9pm
100% 0.6ft 14 116.91

Saturday 17 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 0.5ft 8 116.74
3am
100% 0.4ft 8 117.22
6am
100% 0.5ft 13 153.44
9am
100% 0.8ft 13 153.98
12pm
95% 1.1ft 12 155.03
3pm
95% 1.4ft 12 156.19
6pm
100% 1.6ft 11 157.51
9pm
100% 1.6ft 10 158.39

Sunday 18 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 1.5ft 10 159.23
3am
100% 1.3ft 10 160.29
6am
100% 1.2ft 10 161.91
9am
100% 0.6ft 18 137.34
12pm
100% 0.5ft 17 136.69
3pm
100% 0.9ft 9 172.56
6pm
100% 1.1ft 11 187.75
9pm
100% 1.3ft 11 192.79

Monday 19 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 1.4ft 10 195.58
3am
100% 1.5ft 10 197.31
6am
100% 1.5ft 10 198.73
9am
100% 1.5ft 10 200.08
12pm
100% 1.4ft 10 201.32
3pm
100% 1.4ft 10 202.35
6pm
100% 1.3ft 9 203.1
9pm
100% 1.2ft 9 203.62

Tuesday 20 November

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
95% 1.1ft 9 204.04
3am
95% 1.0ft 9 204.39
6am
90% 1.4ft 3 193.57
9am
90% 0.3ft 13 105.01
12pm
90% 0.3ft 13 105.06
3pm
90% 0.3ft 12 104.12
6pm
76% 0.3ft 11 95.84
9pm
76% 0.2ft 11 101.13