"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Balta Island

Balta Island is a water feature off the coast of Shetland, Scotland.

It is listed under Islands: Island

Local authority: Shetland Islands Council

OS Grid Reference: HP646061

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Things to see and do near Balta Island

  • Muness Castle (2m)
  • Unst Boat Haven (4m)
  • Hermaness National Nature Reserve (5m)
  • Fetlar Interpretive Museum (10m)
  • Yell Leisure Centre (12m)

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Sunday 17 December


Chance of rain 15%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like 0°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 1007
Humidity 80%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 91%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like -0°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 12mph.
Pressure 1003
Humidity 89%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 92%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 1000
Humidity 92%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 33%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 11mph.
Pressure 1002
Humidity 75%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 11mph.
Pressure 1005
Humidity 77%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
Pressure 1009
Humidity 71%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
03:19 GMT
High Tide
09:35 GMT
Low Tide
15:45 GMT
High Tide
22:01 GMT

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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