Forecasts and tides

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

5-day weather forecast

Sun

Rain

7°C

Min: 5°C
Max: 7°C

Mon

Rain

5°C

Min: 4°C
Max: 5°C

Tue

Rain

5°C

Min: 1°C
Max: 5°C

Wed

Rain

5°C

Min: -3°C
Max: 5°C

Thu

Rain

8°C

Min: 5°C
Max: 8°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

Sunday 26 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 6.0ft 7 11.99
3am
100% 6.0ft 7 8.27
6am
100% 7.0ft 7 4.77
9am
100% 9.5ft 8 2.43
12pm
100% 11.0ft 8 5.15
3pm
100% 10.0ft 9 8.41
6pm
100% 7.0ft 9 355.25
9pm
100% 6.0ft 8 350.37

Monday 27 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 8.0ft 8 38.44
3am
100% 5.5ft 8 357.22
6am
100% 6.5ft 8 352.27
9am
100% 8.0ft 7 346.88
12pm
100% 8.5ft 8 347.03
3pm
100% 7.0ft 8 350.01
6pm
100% 6.0ft 8 350.56
9pm
100% 5.5ft 7 350.7

Tuesday 28 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 6.0ft 7 355.36
3am
100% 6.5ft 7 1.65
6am
100% 6.5ft 8 4.48
9am
100% 5.5ft 8 0.80000000000001
12pm
95% 5.0ft 7 356.85
3pm
95% 4.5ft 7 353.66
6pm
60% 4.0ft 7 350.64
9pm
60% 3.5ft 6 347.73

Wednesday 29 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
76% 3.5ft 6 343.52
3am
76% 3.5ft 6 336.4
6am
55% 3.5ft 6 326.9
9am
55% 4.0ft 6 311.14
12pm
55% 3.5ft 6 282.41
3pm
55% 3.0ft 6 278.07
6pm
63% 2.5ft 6 269.01
9pm
63% 2.0ft 5 256.41

Thursday 30 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
90% 2.0ft 5 210.98
3am
90% 2.5ft 5 207.53
6am
55% 2.5ft 5 213.39
9am
55% 2.0ft 11 202.29
12pm
55% 2.0ft 10 202.44
3pm
55% 1.5ft 3 8.95
6pm
50% 3.0ft 4 3.64
9pm
50% 4.5ft 5 356.61

Sunday 26 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 10.0ft 12 86.4
3am
100% 9.0ft 13 85.75
6am
100% 8.0ft 13 85.01
9am
100% 7.5ft 13 84.31
12pm
100% 10.0ft 8 7.72
3pm
100% 9.0ft 12 79.17
6pm
100% 9.5ft 12 80.1
9pm
100% 10.0ft 12 81.23

Monday 27 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 10.0ft 13 81.06
3am
100% 9.0ft 13 85.1
6am
100% 8.5ft 13 86.17
9am
100% 7.5ft 13 87.36
12pm
100% 8.0ft 13 88.51
3pm
100% 9.0ft 14 89.96
6pm
100% 9.0ft 14 91.78
9pm
100% 8.5ft 14 92.56

Tuesday 28 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 8.0ft 14 92.74
3am
100% 8.0ft 14 92.6
6am
100% 8.5ft 14 89.88
9am
100% 8.5ft 13 90.08
12pm
95% 8.0ft 13 92.34
3pm
95% 7.5ft 13 93.63
6pm
60% 7.5ft 14 93.09
9pm
60% 7.5ft 14 92.14

Wednesday 29 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
76% 7.5ft 16 91.21
3am
76% 8.0ft 15 90.73
6am
55% 8.0ft 15 89.53
9am
55% 8.0ft 14 87.96
12pm
55% 8.0ft 14 86.44
3pm
55% 8.0ft 13 87.91
6pm
63% 8.0ft 13 87.25
9pm
63% 8.0ft 14 88.75

Thursday 30 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
90% 7.5ft 13 90.34
3am
90% 7.0ft 13 91.26
6am
55% 6.5ft 12 89.7
9am
55% 6.0ft 12 89.87
12pm
55% 5.5ft 12 90.72
3pm
55% 4.5ft 11 90.54
6pm
50% 4.0ft 11 89.29
9pm
50% 3.5ft 11 87.46

Sunday 26 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 11.0ft 12 77.83
3am
100% 9.5ft 13 81.47
6am
100% 8.5ft 13 80.96
9am
100% 8.0ft 13 80.84
12pm
100% 11.5ft 12 46.2
3pm
100% 9.5ft 12 75.22
6pm
100% 9.5ft 12 76.51
9pm
100% 10.0ft 12 78.14

Monday 27 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 10.0ft 13 78.44
3am
100% 9.5ft 13 77.4
6am
100% 8.5ft 13 82.71
9am
100% 8.0ft 13 84.12
12pm
100% 8.0ft 13 86.08
3pm
100% 9.0ft 14 88.02
6pm
100% 9.0ft 14 89.09
9pm
100% 9.0ft 14 88.22

Tuesday 28 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 8.5ft 14 89.73
3am
100% 8.0ft 14 89.09
6am
100% 8.0ft 14 90.5
9am
100% 8.5ft 14 86.25
12pm
95% 8.0ft 13 88.55
3pm
95% 7.5ft 13 90.44
6pm
60% 7.5ft 15 90.46
9pm
60% 7.0ft 14 89.09

Wednesday 29 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
76% 7.5ft 16 89.47
3am
76% 8.0ft 15 88.93
6am
55% 8.0ft 15 88.43
9am
55% 8.0ft 14 87.17
12pm
55% 8.0ft 14 86.33
3pm
55% 7.5ft 13 86.29
6pm
63% 7.5ft 13 87.18
9pm
63% 7.5ft 14 88.33

Thursday 30 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
90% 7.5ft 13 89.85
3am
90% 7.0ft 13 89.41
6am
55% 6.5ft 12 88.63
9am
55% 5.5ft 12 88.23
12pm
55% 5.0ft 12 87.76
3pm
55% 4.5ft 11 84.17
6pm
50% 4.0ft 11 85.65
9pm
50% 3.5ft 11 83.71

Sunday 26 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 0.9ft 12 105.41
3am
100% 1.0ft 13 111.13
6am
100% 1.4ft 12 161.34
9am
100% 1.4ft 11 161.22
12pm
100% 1.3ft 11 159.78
3pm
100% 1.8ft 13 197.68
6pm
100% 1.9ft 12 198.58
9pm
100% 1.9ft 12 199.32

Monday 27 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 2.0ft 11 199.43
3am
100% 1.0ft 15 112.46
6am
100% 1.0ft 15 112.68
9am
100% 0.9ft 14 108.81
12pm
100% 0.9ft 16 110.65
3pm
100% 2.5ft 10 200.26
6pm
100% 2.5ft 10 200.95
9pm
100% 2.0ft 10 201.28

Tuesday 28 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 1.2ft 15 106.08
3am
100% 1.1ft 15 105.47
6am
100% 1.1ft 15 107.22
9am
100% 1.1ft 15 108.28
12pm
95% 1.2ft 15 104.28
3pm
95% 1.1ft 15 108.02
6pm
60% 1.0ft 15 106.91
9pm
60% 1.0ft 15 103.72

Wednesday 29 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
76% 1.0ft 17 102.44
3am
76% 0.9ft 17 110.15
6am
55% 1.0ft 15 95.45
9am
55% 0.8ft 16 110.39
12pm
55% 1.5ft 10 202.98
3pm
55% 1.6ft 9 202.83
6pm
63% 1.8ft 10 202.62
9pm
63% 2.0ft 11 202.48

Thursday 30 January

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
90% 0.9ft 14 106.76
3am
90% 2.5ft 11 202.7
6am
55% 2.5ft 11 202.85
9am
55% 2.5ft 10 202.99
12pm
55% 2.0ft 10 203.17
3pm
55% 2.0ft 10 203.25
6pm
50% 2.0ft 10 203.18
9pm
50% 1.8ft 10 203.04