Forecasts and tides

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

5-day weather forecast

Tue

Rain

7°C

Min: 7°C
Max: 7°C

Wed

Rain

8°C

Min: 0°C
Max: 8°C

Thu

Snow

5°C

Min: 3°C
Max: 5°C

Fri

Snow

2°C

Min: 1°C
Max: 2°C

Sat

Rain

7°C

Min: 1°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

Tuesday 31 March

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 0.2ft 10 71.42
3am
100% 3.5ft 4 102.13
6am
100% 4.0ft 9 105.37
9am
100% 4.5ft 9 106.46
12pm
100% 4.5ft 9 107.65
3pm
100% 4.5ft 9 108.9
6pm
100% 4.5ft 9 108.87
9pm
100% 4.0ft 9 107.02

Wednesday 1 April

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 4.5ft 9 101.8
3am
100% 4.5ft 5 97.44
6am
100% 5.5ft 5 92.18
9am
100% 6.5ft 6 88.49
12pm
100% 7.0ft 9 95.58
3pm
100% 7.5ft 10 101.02
6pm
100% 7.5ft 11 102.05
9pm
100% 8.0ft 11 96.52

Thursday 2 April

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 10.0ft 7 86.16
3am
100% 14.5ft 10 91.04
6am
95% 14.5ft 12 96.76
9am
95% 14.0ft 13 95.09
12pm
80% 12.5ft 13 106.3
3pm
80% 6.5ft 7 151.13
6pm
90% 9.0ft 12 133.32
9pm
90% 8.0ft 12 125.88

Friday 3 April

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
95% 7.0ft 12 127.66
3am
95% 6.0ft 12 119.09
6am
100% 5.5ft 11 120.61
9am
100% 3.5ft 5 131.72
12pm
100% 3.0ft 5 135.8
3pm
100% 3.0ft 4 134.9
6pm
95% 2.0ft 10 99.74
9pm
95% 2.0ft 10 99.1

Saturday 4 April

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 1.7ft 9 98.19
3am
100% 1.5ft 9 97.81
6am
90% 1.0ft 9 110.89
9am
90% 3.5ft 4 331.71
12pm
63% 5.0ft 5 353.68
3pm
63% 6.5ft 6 6.44
6pm
53% 8.5ft 7 3.5
9pm
53% 9.5ft 8 2.43

Tuesday 31 March

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 4.5ft 9 106.08
3am
100% 5.5ft 9 108.08
6am
100% 6.0ft 8 110.89
9am
100% 6.5ft 9 112.03
12pm
100% 7.0ft 9 113.31
3pm
100% 7.5ft 9 113.84
6pm
100% 7.0ft 9 113.52
9pm
100% 7.0ft 9 111.66

Wednesday 1 April

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 6.5ft 9 108.75
3am
100% 6.5ft 9 105.27
6am
100% 8.0ft 8 103.21
9am
100% 9.0ft 9 102.08
12pm
100% 10.5ft 10 106.59
3pm
100% 11.5ft 10 108.16
6pm
100% 12.0ft 11 107.75
9pm
100% 11.5ft 11 103.88

Thursday 2 April

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 14.0ft 10 96.29
3am
100% 19.5ft 11 98.93
6am
95% 20.5ft 12 104.81
9am
95% 21.0ft 13 104.12
12pm
80% 20.5ft 13 110.98
3pm
80% 17.0ft 13 117.04
6pm
90% 15.0ft 12 120.49
9pm
90% 13.0ft 12 123.09

Friday 3 April

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
95% 11.5ft 12 125.3
3am
95% 9.0ft 12 114.21
6am
100% 9.0ft 11 124.7
9am
100% 8.0ft 11 124.69
12pm
100% 7.0ft 11 125.24
3pm
100% 5.5ft 10 114.62
6pm
95% 4.5ft 10 109.81
9pm
95% 3.5ft 10 99.03

Saturday 4 April

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 3.0ft 9 98.86
3am
100% 2.5ft 9 96.96
6am
90% 2.5ft 9 97.06
9am
90% 3.5ft 4 333.68
12pm
63% 5.0ft 5 356.79
3pm
63% 6.0ft 6 6.7
6pm
53% 7.5ft 7 1.33
9pm
53% 9.0ft 8 359.76

Tuesday 31 March

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 5.0ft 9 105.34
3am
100% 6.0ft 7 109.6
6am
100% 6.5ft 8 113.44
9am
100% 7.5ft 9 115.75
12pm
100% 7.5ft 9 114.78
3pm
100% 7.5ft 9 116.17
6pm
100% 7.0ft 9 114.76
9pm
100% 7.0ft 9 112.27

Wednesday 1 April

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 7.0ft 9 110.39
3am
100% 7.0ft 8 106.71
6am
100% 9.0ft 8 105.85
9am
100% 10.5ft 9 106.95
12pm
100% 11.5ft 10 110.05
3pm
100% 12.0ft 10 110.32
6pm
100% 11.5ft 11 108.82
9pm
100% 11.5ft 10 103.32

Thursday 2 April

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 14.5ft 10 94.47
3am
100% 20.0ft 11 100.61
6am
95% 20.5ft 12 109.47
9am
95% 20.5ft 13 105.55
12pm
80% 20.0ft 13 111.93
3pm
80% 16.5ft 12 121.35
6pm
90% 15.5ft 12 131.58
9pm
90% 15.0ft 12 141.6

Friday 3 April

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
95% 14.5ft 12 147.36
3am
95% 7.0ft 11 102.53
6am
100% 12.0ft 12 152.39
9am
100% 9.5ft 12 167.34
12pm
100% 10.0ft 11 156.82
3pm
100% 9.0ft 11 168.43
6pm
95% 8.5ft 11 168.71
9pm
95% 7.5ft 11 169.19

Saturday 4 April

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 7.0ft 10 169.53
3am
100% 6.5ft 10 169.18
6am
90% 6.0ft 10 169.55
9am
90% 5.5ft 10 170.69
12pm
63% 5.5ft 10 172.05
3pm
63% 5.0ft 10 173.25
6pm
53% 5.0ft 11 174.23
9pm
53% 3.5ft 8 66.83

Tuesday 31 March

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 1.8ft 9 143.43
3am
100% 3.0ft 8 123.27
6am
100% 3.5ft 8 129.18
9am
100% 4.0ft 8 131.31
12pm
100% 4.0ft 9 130.36
3pm
100% 4.5ft 14 139.5
6pm
100% 4.5ft 13 142.48
9pm
100% 3.5ft 13 151.91

Wednesday 1 April

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 3.0ft 11 151.89
3am
100% 3.0ft 10 151.32
6am
100% 3.0ft 10 148.73
9am
100% 5.5ft 10 119.26
12pm
100% 6.0ft 10 123.23
3pm
100% 6.5ft 10 124.49
6pm
100% 6.0ft 10 125.38
9pm
100% 5.0ft 5 104.84

Thursday 2 April

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 6.5ft 5 87.53
3am
100% 9.5ft 6 97.15
6am
95% 10.0ft 13 117.15
9am
95% 9.5ft 13 117.49
12pm
80% 9.5ft 12 130.65
3pm
80% 9.0ft 10 153.41
6pm
90% 9.5ft 10 162.7
9pm
90% 10.0ft 12 165.09

Friday 3 April

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
95% 10.5ft 13 171.31
3am
95% 10.5ft 12 175.17
6am
100% 9.5ft 12 176.61
9am
100% 9.0ft 12 178.1
12pm
100% 8.5ft 11 179
3pm
100% 8.5ft 11 181.31
6pm
95% 8.0ft 11 183.7
9pm
95% 7.0ft 11 185.18

Saturday 4 April

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
12am
100% 6.5ft 10 185.28
3am
100% 5.5ft 10 179.64
6am
90% 5.5ft 10 182.04
9am
90% 5.5ft 10 183.09
12pm
63% 5.0ft 10 182.88
3pm
63% 4.5ft 10 182.48
6pm
53% 4.5ft 11 182.23
9pm
53% 4.0ft 11 182.58