Brough of Birsay

The Brough of Birsay is a small 21-hectare uninhabited tidal island off the north-west coast of The Mainland of Orkney. The Island has Celtic and Norse remains and is well known for the breeding colony of Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) and Guillemot (Uria aalge)

The island is accessible on foot at low tide via a 240 metre long causeway over the Sound of Birsay.

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Brough of Birsay 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 13.3℃ to 14.1℃ with wind speed 12.9 m/sec (ESE)
Friday, Sep 29partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 12.1℃ to 13℃ with wind speed 9.6 m/sec (S)
Saturday, Sep 30fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 11.2℃ to 12℃ with wind speed 12.6 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Oct 01rain
Expect a temp in the range 11.8℃ to 13.5℃ with wind speed 7.4 m/sec (SE)
Monday, Oct 02rainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 11.1℃ to 11.9℃ with wind speed 10.9 m/sec (WSW)
Tuesday, Oct 03partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.9℃ to 10.3℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (S)
Wednesday, Oct 04lightrainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 9.1℃ to 10.4℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (WNW)

Mainland weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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