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  • Mon Monday 2nd
    5°C 1°C
    Sleet
  • Tue Tuesday 3rd
    5°C 2°C
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  • Wed Wednesday 4th
    7°C 4°C
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  • Thu Thursday 5th
    9°C 4°C
    Light shower day
Sunday (01 March 2015)
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Sunrise: 07:08 Sunset: 17:39 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Sunrise: 07:05 Sunset: 17:41 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Sunrise: 07:00 Sunset: 17:46 Moon phase: Full 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Sunrise: 06:57 Sunset: 17:49 Moon phase: Full 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Issued at: 2000 on Sun 01 Mar 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Early rain clearing to bright spells and scattered showers.

This Evening and Tonight:

Showers continuing, becoming more frequent overnight although likely to become drier across Shetland by dawn. Winds easing across Shetland but remaining strong to gale for Orkney. Minimum Temperature 2C.

Monday:

Cold with scattered wintry showers and some brightness. Showers falling as rain, sleet and hail by day, some snow during the evening. Drier morning for Shetland. Strong westerly winds continue. Maximum Temperature 6C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Tuesday again cold with a mixture of some sunshine and wintry showers. Fresh southwesterly winds. Wintry showers slowly dying out Wednesday. Dry start Thursday but cloudier with patchy rain later.

Updated at: 1514 on Sun 01 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Very windy with gales. Wintry showers with snow over hills.

This Evening and Tonight:

Remaining breezy for the whole of the country, with further blustery showers in the north and west. The showers will become increasingly wintry, giving snow accumulations over the hills and even to lower levels, leading to an ice risk.

Monday:

Windy with possible local gales. Sunny spells and wintry showers, heaviest and most frequent in the north and west with a local thunder risk. Significant snow accumulations over northern hills.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Cold and windy with sunny intervals and further wintry showers Tuesday. Turning drier with lighter winds from the west on Wednesday. Milder conditions with some rain spreading southeastwards through Thursday.

Updated at: 1438 on Sun 01 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 6 Mar 2015 to Sunday 15 Mar 2015:

A lot of dry weather during Friday but cloudier conditions and occasional rain in some southern areas may spread north again later, especially across western and northwestern areas. Into the weekend, a northwest/southeast split is expected, with wetter and windier weather in the northwest , especially northwest Scotland, where gales and heavy rain may occur. Drier, brighter conditions more likely in the southeast. Becoming mild across the country and very mild in parts of the south and east. After the weekend, there looks to be a change to more settled weather even across the north at times. Occasional weather systems will bring cloudier interludes with rain, most likely in the north and west. Uncertainty with temperatures, but likely to be slightly above average by day, but with some cold nights.

UK Outlook for Monday 16 Mar 2015 to Monday 30 Mar 2015:

In the second half of March it looks probable that pressure will remain higher than average across the whole of the UK at first, before possibly weakening and becoming more focussed towards the south of the UK by the end of the period. This would bring generally drier conditions, but it is likely that there could be some cloud at times, with some occasional rain or showers particularly across the north. However, the chance of any prolonged wet and windy weather is fairly small. Temperatures will most likely be close to average, perhaps slightly below in the south but some colder nights are possible with the risk of frost, mist and fog in places.

Updated at: 1246 on Sun 01 Mar 2015

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Weather forecast map for Kirkwall

Kirkwall Kirkwall – Partly cloudy night 58.954 -2.9
Durness Durness – Cloudy 58.567 -4.75
Lairg Lairg – Cloudy 58.0223 -4.401
Aberlour Aberlour – Heavy rain 57.4751 -3.2155
Lerwick Lerwick – Partly cloudy night 60.1536 -1.1435
Ullapool Ullapool – Heavy rain 57.8956 -5.16
Aberdeen Aberdeen – Cloudy 57.1498 -2.0927
Craig Craig – Sleet 57.4889 -5.2754
Stornoway Stornoway – Heavy rain 58.2111 -6.3842
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Cloudy 56.7045 -3.7283
Portree Portree – Light shower night 57.4127 -6.1949
Fort William Fort William – Light rain 56.8199 -5.104
Dundee Dundee – Cloudy 56.4621 -2.9692
Strathyre Strathyre – Partly cloudy night 56.3257 -4.3234
Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport – Partly cloudy night 57.4836 -7.3599
Edinburgh Edinburgh – Heavy shower night 55.9533 -3.1868
Glasgow Glasgow – Partly cloudy night 55.8643 -4.2505
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed – Clear night 55.7702 -2.0038
Tiree Tiree – Cloudy 56.497 -6.887
Biggar Biggar – Heavy snow 55.6234 -3.5226

Location Details

Kirkwall

Location: 58.954, -2.9

Altitude: 26m above mean sea level

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