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Banff Surf Forecast / Scot – East Coast / UK

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Thursday 01 Dec 2022 GMT
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Banff surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Banff sea temperature is 10.6 °C (Statistics for 01 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 9.7 max: 10.7 min: 8.9 °C)
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Banff surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Banff sea temperature is 10.6 °C (Statistics for 01 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 9.7 max: 10.7 min: 8.9 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Banff (light winds from the SE at Methlick 29 km from Banff).

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29 km away, 1 h 37 min ago

Light
6 km/h
SE
8.4
10.6
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Banff this week:

The surf forecast for Banff over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Dec 02) at 6AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.2m and 7s period with a secondary swell of 0.9m and 7s. Another secondary swell of 0.1m and 21s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Banff in the next 12 days are 2.4m 14s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Dec 07) at 6PM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.7m 4s period and expected on Friday (Dec 02) at 9PM.

Wave TypeTime (GMT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 6AM (Fri 2nd Dec)4ft (1.2m) 7s
Best Surf 9PM (Sat 3rd Dec)4.5ft (1.3m) 7s
Most Powerful 6PM (Wed 7th Dec)8ft (2.4m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Banff over the next 12 days.

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Friday
02
Saturday
03
Sunday
04
Monday
05
Tuesday
06
Wednesday
07
Thursday
08
Friday
09
Saturday
10
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tue
13
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
Rating
(10 max)
100101000121101000000000000232320120
Swell
Height Map
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1
ESE
1
ESE
1
ESE
1
E
1
E
1.2
E
1.5
E
2
E
2
E
1.6
E
1.3
E
1.1
E
0.9
E
0.9
NNE
1.5
NNE
2
NNE
1.5
NNE
2.5
NNE
2.2
NNE
1.7
NNE
1.4
NNE
1
NNE
0.9
NNE
0.7
NNE
0.6
NNE
0.5
NNE
0.5
N
0.7
N
1.4
E
1.2
ENE
1.6
ENE
1.8
E
1.6
E
1.3
E
1.2
E
1.1
E
Period(s) (?)676777788888756812111211101111101010101298988999
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)80968591104155242489516338208133773817546460916881523680411230167108775551148297183380465347262219175
Wind
(km/h)
20
SSE
30
SSE
35
SSE
30
SSE
25
SSE
25
SSE
25
SE
30
E
25
E
20
E
10
ESE
0
SW
5
WSW
5
S
10
NNE
30
NNE
40
NNE
35
NNE
35
N
30
N
40
NNE
45
NNE
25
NNE
25
N
20
NW
20
NW
25
WSW
15
S
20
SSE
15
SSE
10
S
25
SSE
40
SSE
30
SSE
15
SSE
35
NE
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
offoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
glassglassglasscross-
on
oncross-
on
onononononcross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
offoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
7:13AM
2.63
7:10PM
2.85
8:16AM
2.73
8:15PM
2.90
9:06AM
2.85
9:11PM
2.97
9:49AM
2.97
10:00PM
3.03
10:27AM
3.06
10:44PM
3.07
11:03AM
3.12
11:25PM
3.09
11:39AM
3.14
12:04AM
3.07
12:14PM
3.14
12:43AM
3.01
12:51PM
3.11
1:22AM
2.91
1:28PM
3.05
2:02AM
2.78
2:07PM
2.97
2:44AM
2.62
2:48PM
2.87
Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:56AM
0.57
1:22PM
1.16
2:03AM
0.53
2:28PM
1.02
2:58AM
0.49
3:21PM
0.85
3:45AM
0.47
4:07PM
0.69
4:26AM
0.48
4:46PM
0.57
5:03AM
0.51
5:23PM
0.48
5:37AM
0.56
5:57PM
0.43
6:10AM
0.62
6:32PM
0.43
6:43AM
0.70
7:07PM
0.47
7:15AM
0.79
7:45PM
0.55
7:49AM
0.90
8:25PM
0.66
8:25AM
1.01

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Banff blow from the S

Friday
02
Saturday
03
Sunday
04
Monday
05
Tuesday
06
Wednesday
07
Thursday
08
Friday
09
Saturday
10
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tue
13
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Rain (mm)
1--------------21243283293---------13
Temp. °C987677766666656876655544332-110045535
Low °C887677666666545676345433320-2-10-104333
Feels °C (?)51-1-2010-2-1-1243310-3-2-2-5-5-4-3-3-3-4-5-8-5-5-5-4-4-4-2-4
Sunrise-8:29--8:30--8:32--8:33--8:34--8:37--8:37--8:40--8:41--8:41--8:44--8:45-
Sunset--3:29--3:27--3:26--3:26--3:26--3:25--3:23--3:23--3:22--3:22--3:22--3:22

Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Thu night. Mild temperatures (max 9°C on Thu night, min 6°C on Fri night). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Mild temperatures (max 8°C on Tue night, min 4°C on Tue morning). Winds increasing (calm on Mon afternoon, strong winds from the NNE by Wed morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 34mm), heaviest during Fri night. Icy conditions (max 6°C on Wed night, min 0°C on Sat afternoon). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NNE on Thu night, moderate winds from the NNW by Fri night).

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Tue afternoon. Icy conditions (max 5°C on Mon afternoon, min -2°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (light winds from the S on Sun night, strong winds from the SSE by Mon afternoon).

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Information about the Banff Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Banff provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Banff can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Banff surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Banff) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Banff may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Scotland - East Coast? If you are looking for accommodation near Banff, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Scotland - East Coast, consider staying in Macduff which is 3 km (2 miles) away. Other places in and around Scotland - East Coast where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Buckie which is 26 km (16 miles) away, Fraserburgh, Lossiemouth and Peterhead.