Use my current location crosshair

Kirkwall

Recent locations
Kirkwall last 24 hours
  • 5 °C

    0 °C

    Cloudy
  • 5 °C

    2 °C

    Cloudy
  • 9 °C

    3 °C

    Heavy rain
  • 8 °C

    3 °C

    Cloudy
  • 6 °C

    2 °C

    Cloudy
  • 7 °C

    3 °C

    Light shower day
  • 7 °C

    4 °C

    Light shower day
Thursday   (23 February 2017)
0200 0300 0400 0500 0600 0700 0800 0900 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 2000 2100 2200 2300
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 °
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
-1 ° -2 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -2 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° -1 ° -1 ° -2 ° -1 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 °
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
ENE 7 12 NE 12 20 E 12 21 E 13 21 ENE 16 25 ENE 18 28 ENE 17 27 ENE 17 26 ENE 17 25 NE 17 25 NE 17 25 NE 16 24 NNE 15 22 NNE 14 21 NNE 14 21 N 11 18 N 10 16 N 8 14 NNW 9 15 NNW 10 16 NNW 8 13 NNW 8 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG E E E E E E E E E E E E E E VG E VG E E E
Humidity arrow down
96% 90% 88% 83% 72% 69% 69% 64% 66% 60% 59% 59% 56% 55% 65% 72% 79% 83% 84% 80% 80% 81%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Friday   (24 February 2017)
0000 0100 0200 0300 0400 0500 0600 0700 0800 0900 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 2000 2100 2200 2300
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain
Temperature (°C)
1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 °
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
-2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 0 ° 0 ° -1 ° -1 ° -2 ° -3 ° -3 ° -3 °
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 90% 90% 90% ≥95%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
NW 9 13 NNW 8 13 NNW 7 13 NNW 7 12 NNW 8 12 NNW 6 11 N 6 10 NNE 7 11 NNE 6 9 WNW 5 7 SSE 6 9 SSE 6 11 SSE 8 12 SSE 9 14 SSE 10 16 SSE 12 20 SSE 13 22 SSE 14 24 SSE 17 28 SSE 19 32 SSE 22 37 SSE 25 42 SSE 27 44 SSE 26 45
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
E E E E E E VG E VG VG VG E E E E E E VG VG VG M M M P
Humidity arrow down
81% 81% 79% 76% 74% 75% 73% 72% 74% 74% 68% 63% 62% 61% 65% 70% 74% 74% 74% 73% 82% 89% 91% 92%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Saturday   (25 February 2017)
0000 0300 0600 0900 1200 1500 1800 2100
Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy shower day Light shower day Light rain Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 9 ° 8 ° 6 ° 5 °
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
-2 ° 1 ° 2 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 2 ° 1 °
Precipitation probability arrow down
≥95% 90% 90% 60% 40% 50% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SSE 28 46 S 23 37 S 22 35 SSW 21 32 SW 21 31 W 19 28 WNW 16 24 W 14 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
P G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
92% 91% 89% 88% 84% 81% 78% 75%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunday   (26 February 2017)
0000 0300 0600 0900 1200 1500 1800 2100
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 7 ° 7 ° 5 ° 5 °
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 1 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 10% 30% 20% 20% 20%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
W 14 21 SW 13 20 SSW 14 21 S 18 27 S 21 32 SSW 20 30 SW 16 24 S 15 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
76% 78% 82% 80% 81% 76% 78% 78%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Monday   (27 February 2017)
0000 0300 0600 0900 1200 1500 1800 2100
Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 °
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
-1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 ° 1 ° 0 ° 0 °
Precipitation probability arrow down
20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 30%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SSW 17 26 S 18 27 SW 17 26 SSW 17 27 SSW 16 25 S 14 21 SSW 11 18 SSE 10 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
78% 78% 77% 75% 71% 68% 70% 72%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Tuesday   (28 February 2017)
0000 0300 0600 0900 1200 1500 1800 2100
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Sunny intervals Light shower night Light shower night
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 6 ° 6 ° 4 ° 4 °
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
-1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 ° 2 ° 1 ° 0 ° 0 °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 20% 40% 30% 10% 30% 30%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
ESE 10 16 E 10 15 E 11 17 E 12 18 N 13 19 NNW 14 20 NW 13 20 NE 15 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
72% 71% 73% 75% 71% 71% 73% 74%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Wednesday   (01 March 2017)
0000 0300 0600 0900 1200 1500 1800 2100
Light shower night Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 °
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 °
Precipitation probability arrow down
40% 20% 10% 30% 30% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
NNE 15 22 NNE 14 21 N 14 21 NW 14 20 N 14 21 WSW 18 25 WSW 16 23 WSW 16 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
75% 74% 73% 72% 70% 75% 77% 79%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
More Detail chevron down

Issued at: 0200 on Thu 23 Feb 2017

Forecast summary

  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Dry Thursday morning with sunny spells for some. Showers later.

Today:

The day will start dry with bright or sunny spells in places. Scattered wintry showers will develop later across Shetland. Isolated wintry showers across Orkney towards the evening. Winds remaining fairly light. Maximum Temperature 4 °C.

Tonight:

A mixture of clear spells and a scattering of showers, with the showers mostly across Shetland and Fair Isle. A rather cold night with frost developing in places. Minimum Temperature -2 °C.

Friday:

Any remaining showers will soon clear away, with a dry and bright day to follow. Thick cloud and rain will arrive later in the evening along with strengthening winds. Maximum Temperature 5 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

A mostly cloudy Saturday with some rain at times. Drier brighter Sunday with a scattering of showers later. Remaining unsettled with scattered showers on Monday.

Updated at: 0210 on Thu 23 Feb 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Storm Doris brings widespread gales, and snow in southern Scotland.

Today:

Very strong winds and rain will affect much of the country today, particularly north Wales, the Midlands, northern England and East Anglia. There will be lighter winds in Scotland, but significant snowfall in the southern Uplands and the central belt.

Tonight:

The wind will die down and rain will clear most parts, but there will be wintry showers in Wales, north-west England and western Scotland and a risk of patchy ice.

Friday:

Tomorrow will be dry and cooler for most with light winds and plenty of sunshine. There will be more rain and strong winds in Northern Ireland and western Scotland later.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

The next few days will stay rather unsettled with spells of rain and strong winds, especially in the northwest. It will turn colder on Monday with sunshine and blustery showers.

Updated at: 0232 on Thu 23 Feb 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 27 Feb 2017 to Wednesday 8 Mar 2017:

A fairly unsettled picture is likely at first, as further weather systems affect the UK from the Atlantic. Showery spells could affect many areas, particularly in the north-west where these may be thundery at times and could bring snow to higher ground, and even lower levels further north. Milder, cloudier weather is likely to be more prevalent further south and east at first, but all areas are likely to turn colder by the mid-week with an increasing risk of overnight frost. The changeable Atlantic influence is likely to remain in place as we go into March, with cloudy spells accompanied by rain and strong winds at times, falling as snow further north. There is a smaller likelihood of more settled conditions with overnight fog and frost by early March.

Updated at: 1226 on Wed 22 Feb 2017

UK Outlook for Thursday 9 Mar 2017 to Thursday 23 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 were to develop more widely. This is more likely later in the period.

Updated at: 1227 on Wed 22 Feb 2017

Weather map

Thu 0300

Weather forecast map for Kirkwall

Kirkwall Kirkwall – Partly cloudy night 58.954 -2.9
Kirkwall Kirkwall – Partly cloudy night 58.985 -2.9607
Durness Durness – Cloudy 58.567 -4.75
Lairg Lairg – Cloudy 58.0223 -4.401
Aberlour Aberlour – Cloudy 57.4751 -3.2155
Lerwick Lerwick – Cloudy 60.1536 -1.1435
Ullapool Ullapool – Cloudy 57.8956 -5.16
Aberdeen Aberdeen – Cloudy 57.1498 -2.0927
Craig Craig – Cloudy 57.4889 -5.2754
Stornoway Stornoway – Cloudy 58.2111 -6.3842
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Overcast 56.7045 -3.7283
Portree Portree – Overcast 57.4127 -6.1949
Fort William Fort William – Light rain 56.8199 -5.104
Dundee Dundee – Light rain 56.4621 -2.9692
Strathyre Strathyre – Heavy rain 56.3257 -4.3234
Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport – Heavy rain 57.4836 -7.3599
Edinburgh Edinburgh – Heavy rain 55.9533 -3.1868
Glasgow Glasgow – Heavy rain 55.8643 -4.2505
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed – Heavy rain 55.7702 -2.0038

Location Details

Kirkwall

Location: 58.954, -2.9

Altitude: 26.0 m above mean sea level

Video forecast