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Mill Bay Surf Forecast / Scot – Orkney / UK

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Monday 27 Jun 2022 BST
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Mill Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Mill Bay sea temperature is 11.3 °C (Statistics for 27 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 11.3 max: 12.6 min: 10.2 °C)
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Mill Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Mill Bay sea temperature is 11.3 °C (Statistics for 27 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 11.3 max: 12.6 min: 10.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Mill Bay (calm at Stromness 42 km from Mill Bay).

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42 km away, 1 h 7 min ago

Calm
2 km/h
NE
7.0
11.3
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Mill Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Mill Bay over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Jun 29) at 1PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.7m and 6s period with a secondary swell of 0.1m and 7s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Mill Bay in the next 12 days are 1.7m 6s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Jun 29) at 4PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.1m 7s period and expected on Tuesday (Jun 28) at 1PM.

Wave TypeTime (BST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 1PM (Wed 29th Jun)5.5ft (1.7m) 6s
Best Surf 1PM (Wed 29th Jun)5.5ft (1.7m) 6s
Most Powerful 4PM (Wed 29th Jun)5.5ft (1.7m) 6s

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

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Mon
27
Tuesday
28
Wednesday
29
Thursday
30
Friday
01
Saturday
02
Sunday
03
Monday
04
Tuesday
05
Wednesday
06
Thursday
07
Friday
08
Sat
09
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
Rating
(10 max)
200000000000000000000000000000020000
Swell
Height Map
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T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.2
SE
1.1
SE
0.1
N
0.1
NW
2
SSE
1.6
SE
1.7
SE
0.6
E
0.6
E
0.8
ESE
1
ESE
0.8
SE
0.5
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.5
SE
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.7
WSW
0.1
N
0.1
SE
0.4
NW
0.3
WNW
0.8
W
0.6
WNW
0.6
WNW
0.1
N
0.2
N
0.2
N
0.2
N
0.8
NW
0.1
N
0.3
NNW
0.4
NNW
0.3
N
Period(s) (?)767777666666655667646588433111099128666
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)1479512021424523254175421671011151101100000286619718127
Wind
(km/h)
15
SSE
30
SE
40
SSE
40
SSE
45
SE
40
SSE
35
SE
20
SE
15
SE
20
SE
10
SE
10
ESE
25
W
15
WSW
5
E
10
NNW
20
W
35
SW
40
WSW
25
W
30
W
25
W
25
W
30
WSW
35
W
35
W
25
WNW
25
WNW
20
WNW
25
WNW
20
NW
10
WNW
10
SW
10
S
5
SSE
10
E
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
offglasscrosscross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
10:31PM
2.31
10:55AM
2.24
11:07PM
2.36
11:34AM
2.26
11:43PM
2.41
12:11PM
2.24
12:19AM
2.43
12:49PM
2.19
12:55AM
2.44
1:26PM
2.13
1:31AM
2.42
2:05PM
2.05
2:08AM
2.38
2:46PM
1.99
2:46AM
2.32
3:31PM
1.95
3:28AM
2.25
4:22PM
1.93
4:17AM
2.18
5:20PM
1.94
5:16AM
2.13
6:23PM
2.00
6:25AM
2.13
Low Tide
/ height (m)
4:20PM
0.59
4:46AM
0.49
4:58PM
0.58
5:24AM
0.43
5:33PM
0.57
6:02AM
0.40
6:08PM
0.58
6:41AM
0.40
6:43PM
0.61
7:20AM
0.42
7:17PM
0.65
7:59AM
0.46
7:52PM
0.72
8:39AM
0.51
8:31PM
0.79
9:21AM
0.56
9:14PM
0.86
10:06AM
0.59
10:06PM
0.93
10:57AM
0.60
11:08PM
0.95
11:56AM
0.60
12:18AM
0.92
12:59PM
0.57

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 Mill Bay blow from the SW

Mon
27
Tuesday
28
Wednesday
29
Thursday
30
Friday
01
Saturday
02
Sunday
03
Monday
04
Tuesday
05
Wednesday
06
Thursday
07
Friday
08
Sat
09
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C131212121312131414131313121212121212131212121212121212121313111313151413
Low °C131211121212131313131313111112111112111112121112121212121212111113151313
Chill °C (?)121089109101213111212101012111091010910109991010111181312151412
Sunrise--3:58--3:59--4:00--4:01--4:01--4:03--4:03--4:05--4:07--4:07--4:09--4:11
Sunset10:28--10:27--10:27--10:25--10:25--10:24--10:23--10:23--10:22--10:22--10:21--10:20--

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Very mild (max 14°C on Wed night, min 11°C on Tue morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the SSE on Mon afternoon, strong winds from the SSE by Tue afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Fri afternoon. Very mild (max 13°C on Thu afternoon, min 11°C on Fri afternoon). Winds increasing (calm on Fri night, fresh winds from the WSW by Sun morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Sun afternoon. Very mild (max 13°C on Sun afternoon, min 11°C on Sun afternoon). Mainly strong winds.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 15°C on Fri afternoon, min 11°C on Thu afternoon). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Mill Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Mill Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Mill Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Mill Bay 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 (Mill Bay) 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 Mill Bay 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 Orkney Islands? If you are looking for accommodation near Mill Bay, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Orkney Islands, consider staying in Kirkwall which is 27 km (17 miles) away. Other places in and around Orkney Islands where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Scrabster which is 78 km (48 miles) away and Wick, 83 km (52 miles) away.