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Kirkwall last 24 hours
  • 9°C 4°C
    Heavy rain
  • 7°C 3°C
    Heavy shower day
  • 5°C 2°C
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    Cloudy
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    Heavy rain
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    Cloudy
Tuesday   (21 February 2017)
2300
Heavy shower night
Temperature (°C)
5
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-1
Precipitation probability arrow down
70%
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W 32 46
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E
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79%
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0
Wednesday   (22 February 2017)
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Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Partly cloudy night Heavy shower night Light shower night Heavy shower night Heavy rain Heavy shower day Heavy rain Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Light shower day Heavy shower day Light shower day Light shower day Heavy rain Cloudy Heavy shower night Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4
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-2 -2 -2 -2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 2
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W 38 59 W 35 56 W 34 56 W 36 59 W 38 61 W 39 62 W 39 62 W 38 61 W 38 61 W 39 62 W 36 57 WNW 36 56 WNW 34 54 WNW 33 52 WNW 33 50 NW 28 43 NW 24 37 NNW 18 28 NNW 15 24 NNW 12 19 N 9 15 NW 6 10 NW 6 9 NNW 5 8
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78% 78% 83% 81% 78% 74% 72% 74% 79% 82% 83% 78% 78% 75% 79% 81% 84% 84% 85% 85% 84% 86% 87% 86%
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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thursday   (23 February 2017)
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Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
Temperature (°C)
4 4 4 4 5 4 3 3
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2 0 0 0 0 0 1 -1
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NNE 4 9 E 10 17 E 14 22 E 14 22 ENE 14 21 ENE 12 17 E 7 12 E 8 13
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85% 79% 72% 69% 63% 63% 63% 72%
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Friday   (24 February 2017)
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Light snow Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Light rain
Temperature (°C)
2 3 3 3 5 5 4 4
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-2 0 0 0 2 1 0 -1
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ESE 9 15 ESE 7 12 ENE 8 13 NNE 9 14 WSW 9 14 ESE 10 16 SE 14 20 SE 18 27
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Saturday   (25 February 2017)
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Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Partly cloudy night
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4 5 6 7 8 9 7 6
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SE 24 35 SSE 25 37 SSE 25 36 S 24 35 SSW 21 30 WSW 23 32 W 22 31 W 21 31
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunday   (26 February 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Light shower night Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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WSW 19 28 WSW 19 28 SW 18 27 SSW 22 32 SSW 23 33 SSW 22 30 SSW 19 26 SSW 20 27
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Monday   (27 February 2017)
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Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1
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SW 21 29 SSW 21 29 S 21 30 SSW 22 31 SSW 22 31 SSW 20 29 S 17 24 S 16 23
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Issued at: 2200 on Tue 21 Feb 2017

Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Rain turning to clear spells and showers overnight. Severe gales.

This Evening and Tonight:

Persistent rain giving way to drier, clearer conditions and scattered showers across both Orkney and Shetland, turning more frequent later with a risk of hail. Becoming very windy with westerly gales increasing to severe gale force later tonight. Minimum Temperature 3 °C.

Wednesday:

A rather cloudy, showery and very windy morning with northwesterly gales, occasionally severe at first. Showers becoming fewer during the afternoon with drier, brighter weather and winds gradually easing down. Maximum Temperature 7 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Lighter winds on Thursday and Friday and cold with a few wintry showers. Heavy rain preceded by sleet on Saturday morning along with southeasterly gales. Drier, clearer, less windy later.

Updated at: 1521 on Tue 21 Feb 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Very wet and windy at times.

This Evening and Tonight:

It will be windy through this evening and overnight, with gales across Scotland. However, clear spells will start to develop across the north with a patchy frost forming. Elsewhere, it'll be cloudy and mild, with heavy rain for some.

Wednesday:

Wednesday will be windy for many, with sunny spells in the north, along with some showers. Further south it'll be cloudy and mild, with outbreaks of rain and drizzle.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Storm Doris will sweep in from the west on Thursday, bringing widespread gales, with hill snow in the north. Friday will be drier, but wet and breezy again on Saturday.

Updated at: 1501 on Tue 21 Feb 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 26 Feb 2017 to Tuesday 7 Mar 2017:

Late February and early March look generally mild, changeable and unsettled at times, with Atlantic depressions pushing across the UK. This means there will be spells of rain, some of which could be heavy across high ground in the north and west, and accompanied by windy conditions, perhaps with gales at times, again more likely in the north and west. Showers in between these Atlantic systems could be wintry over northern hills. Some wind and rain is likely for the south and east too, though with more prolonged spells of drier and brighter weather in-between. Throughout this period there remains a lower chance that high pressure centred to the southwest of the UK may become more dominant and this would mean rather more settled conditions establishing themselves, with overnight frosts.

Updated at: 1207 on Tue 21 Feb 2017

UK Outlook for Wednesday 8 Mar 2017 to Wednesday 22 Mar 2017:

For March there is a fair amount of uncertainty, but the weather is most likely to be unsettled at first. There will be spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed with brighter and showery conditions with some snow possible across the north of the UK. There will, however, also be some drier and brighter spells, particularly in the south and east where we may see some local frost and fog at times overnight. Temperatures are expected to be around average for the time of year but there remains a small chance of seeing a more prolonged cold spell, if settled conditions develop more widely. This is most probable later in the period.

Updated at: 1207 on Tue 21 Feb 2017