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  • Mon Monday
    7°C 3°C
    Heavy shower day
  • Tue Tuesday
    7°C 2°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Wed Wednesday
    7°C 3°C
    Cloudy
  • Thu Thursday
    6°C 0°C
    Sunny day
  • Fri Friday
    6°C 3°C
    Light rain
Monday (22 December 2014)
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Sunrise: 09:04 Sunset: 15:15 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index:3
Tuesday (23 December 2014)
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Sunrise: 09:04 Sunset: 15:16 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index:3
Wednesday (24 December 2014)
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Sunrise: 09:05 Sunset: 15:17 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index:3
Thursday (25 December 2014)
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Sunrise: 09:05 Sunset: 15:17 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index:3
Friday (26 December 2014)
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Sunrise: 09:05 Sunset: 15:18 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Issued at: 0700 on Mon 22 Dec 2014

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Windy with sunshine and showers on Monday.

Today:

A mixture of sunshine and showers. The showers will become increasingly heavy through the day and turning wintry over the hills of Hoy. Feeling cold with strong to gale force westerly winds. Maximum Temperature 7C.

Tonight:

A mixture of clear intervals and occasional showers, some heavy and with the chance of thunder. Strong to gale westerly winds will continue. Minimum Temperature 3C.

Tuesday:

Another day of sunshine and showers, some heavy, with hail and sleet mixed in, and again the chance of thunder. Strong to gale westerly winds, easing later. Maximum Temperature 7C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Further showers on Christmas Eve turning to sleet and snow later as colder northerly winds arrive. Sleet and snow showers on Christmas Day. Showers on Boxing Day, gales, rain later.

Updated at: 0242 on Mon 22 Dec 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Windy with rain slowly sinking southwards. Colder, clearer in north.

Today:

Rain across northern England and Northern Ireland, heavy over western hills, moves slowly south. Further south remaining mild and cloudy with patchy rain. To the north, colder, clearer with showers, wintry over hills. Remaining windy, especially across northern England/Wales.

Tonight:

Rain stalling over northern England and Wales. Colder, clearer with showers, wintry over hills, to the north. To the south, remaining mild, cloudy and windy with patchy rain.

Tuesday:

Rain continues to erratically move south, locally heavy across western hills. Mild, cloudy and windy in the south with increasing rain in the west. Colder with showers in the north.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Rain erratically clearing southwards during Christmas Eve. Colder, clearer conditions with showers, wintry over northern hills, reaching all areas by Christmas Day. Further rain late Boxing Day in the west.

Updated at: 0241 on Mon 22 Dec 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 26 Dec 2014 to Sunday 4 Jan 2015:

A cold and largely fine start to Boxing Day with a widespread frost likely. Remaining dry for most of the day, but unsettled conditions pushing eastwards later, with rain, perhaps transient hill snow, and strong winds developing, with a risk of gales, most likely in north and west. During the weekend, unsettled, slightly milder and windy conditions are most likely across the UK, with periods of rain or showers. Into the following week, more settled conditions may push into western parts, and outbreaks of rain and showers will then primarily affect northern and eastern areas, with snow possible to lower levels in the north. Thereafter, the most likely solution is for periods of frontal rain and milder temperatures, but also some good spells of dry weather, especially in the south.

UK Outlook for Monday 5 Jan 2015 to Monday 19 Jan 2015:

The most likely scenario for the coming New Year is for a continuation of changeable, and at times, windy weather coming from the Atlantic with the wettest weather probably across western parts of the UK, and southern and eastern parts most likely to see the best of any dry weather. In between the wetter periods there should be drier, brighter, and colder spells. Temperatures are most likely to be around, or slightly below, average for the time of year with overnight frosts and some snow possible, particularly over the high ground.

Updated at: 0241 on Mon 22 Dec 2014

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Kirkwall

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

Location Details

Kirkwall

Location: 58.954, -2.9

Altitude: 26m above mean sea level

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