Sea Temperature

Shetland Sea Temperature

(Today) Sep 2018

11.7°C / 53°F

Current weather

9°C / 47°F
(broken clouds)

Partly cloudy
Wind

17 mph

Humidity

52%


The measurements for the water temperature in Shetland, Scotland are provided by the daily satellite readings provided by the NOAA. The temperatures given are the sea surface temperature (SST) which is most relevant to recreational users.

Monthly average max / min water temperatures

The graph below shows the range of monthly Shetland water temperature derived from many years of historical sea surface temperature data.

Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Shetland
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 7.7 6.8 7 7.3 8.3 9 11.4 11.8 11.3 10.4 10.2 8.6
Max °C 9.2 9.1 8.5 8.9 10.2 12.9 14.3 14.8 14.1 12.8 11.5 10.5
Min °F 46.4 45.1 45.2 45.8 47.7 49.7 53.6 54.4 53.5 51.7 50.8 48.2
Max °F 47.9 47.4 46.7 47.4 49.6 53.6 56.5 57.4 56.3 54.1 52.1 50.1

7 day tide forecast for Shetland

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  • Low 04:48am
    (0.63m)
  • High 11:07am
    (1.95m)
  • Low 04:54pm
    (0.76m)
  • High 11:07pm
    (2.10m)
  • Low 05:19am
    (0.55m)
  • High 11:38am
    (2.03m)
  • Low 05:25pm
    (0.68m)
  • High 11:39pm
    (2.17m)
  • Low 05:48am
    (0.49m)
  • High 12:08pm
    (2.09m)
  • Low 05:57pm
    (0.61m)
  • High 12:12am
    (2.22m)
  • Low 06:20am
    (0.45m)
  • High 12:39pm
    (2.12m)
  • Low 06:30pm
    (0.57m)
  • High 12:45am
    (2.24m)
  • Low 06:52am
    (0.45m)
  • High 01:11pm
    (2.13m)
  • Low 07:05pm
    (0.56m)
  • High 01:20am
    (2.22m)
  • Low 07:27am
    (0.49m)
  • High 01:46pm
    (2.11m)
  • Low 07:42pm
    (0.58m)
  • High 01:58am
    (2.18m)
  • Low 08:04am
    (0.57m)
  • High 02:23pm
    (2.06m)
  • Low 08:21pm
    (0.64m)

*These tide times are estimates based on the nearest port (Lerwick, Shetland Islands) and may differ by up to half and hour depending on distance. Please note, the tide times given are not suitable for navigational purposes.

Average September sea temperatures

  • Max: 14.1°C / 57.4°F
  • Avg: 12.7°C / 54.9°F
  • Min: 11.3°C / 52.3°F
Shetland average sea temperature chart

These average ocean temperatures for Shetland are calculated from several years of archived data.

Map showing location of Shetland (60.154560, -1.148990)

Locations nearby

Variations

Whilst sea temperatures for Shetland are as accurate as current data allows, there may be slight local and regional variations depending on conditions. Time of day and wind direction may have a temporary local effect as can water flows from neraby rivers.

Alternate names for Shetland
Shetland

Shetland average sea temperature chart