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Kirkwall Airport

  • Heavy rain 8 °C

    2 °C

  • Sleet shower 4 °C

    1 °C

  • Heavy shower day 6 °C

    3 °C

  • Cloudy 6 °C

    5 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 9 °C

    6 °C

Sunday (23 April 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:37 Sunset: 20:44 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Monday (24 April 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:34 Sunset: 20:47 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (25 April 2017)
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NNW 20 30 N 24 37 N 29 42 N 32 47 N 30 44 N 30 43 N 29 44 N 29 43 N 22 33
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG E VG VG M G VG VG VG
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86% 84% 86% 84% 86% 75% 71% 68% 66%
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0 0 0 1 2 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:31 Sunset: 20:49 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (26 April 2017)
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N 20 30 NNW 19 28 NNW 18 26 NNW 15 23 NNW 14 21 NNW 13 20 NW 12 17 WNW 11 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
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66% 66% 72% 65% 66% 69% 73% 76%
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0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:29 Sunset: 20:51 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Thursday (27 April 2017)
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Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Sunrise: 05:26 Sunset: 20:54 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Friday (28 April 2017)
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NW 9 13 NNW 10 14 W 9 12 WSW 8 12 W 8 12 WSW 12 16 WSW 13 17 SSE 14 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG G G
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81% 79% 77% 73% 69% 73% 77% 81%
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0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:23 Sunset: 20:56 Moon phase: New
Saturday (29 April 2017)
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SSE 16 22 SSE 17 24 SSE 19 26 SSE 21 28 SSE 22 31 S 21 28 S 20 27 S 19 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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83% 84% 83% 79% 77% 76% 76% 79%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:21 Sunset: 20:58 Moon phase: Waxing crescent

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional Forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Cloudy with rain heavier late afternoon. Strong winds later.

Today:

A dull and overcast dry with patchy rain through the morning, turning heavier late afternoon particularly across Shetland. Winds fresh to strong westerly over Orkney, moderate or fresh and cyclonic for Shetland where temperatures will struggle to lift. Maximum temperature 9 °C.

Tonight:

Cloud and rain clearing to showers across Orkney mid-evening, then Shetland towards mid-night. Showers turning wintry towards dawn. Winds cyclonic becoming north to northwest overnight, strong locally gale at first. Minimum temperature 0 °C.

Monday:

Not spring like at all with cold fresh to strong north to northwest winds pushing frequent wintry showers across the Northern Isles, with lying snow mainly across higher ground. Maximum temperature 5 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Wintry showers, strong northerly winds for Tuesday. Turning milder from west Wednesday and Thursday as winds ease, with patchy rain and limited brighter spells. Temperatures recovering towards the seasonal averages.

Updated: 04:17 on Sun 23 Apr 2017 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Largely dry today but becoming colder and more unsettled.

Today:

It will be rather cloudy in the north with patchy rain at first, which will become more persistent later, with strong winds. For many it will be largely dry though, and pleasant in the sunshine.

Tonight:

Bands of rain will move south from Scotland tonight, with some snow over the hills in Scotland. It will become windy for many but southern areas should stay dry.

Monday:

Patchy rain will continue to move south tomorrow. Further sleet and snow will affect the north, especially over hills. Windy for many and feeling colder in the north.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Sunny spells and scattered showers are likely on Tuesday and Wednesday, with the risk of hail and some snow. Becoming drier and less cold on Thursday, with a few showers.

Updated: 00:23 on Sun 23 Apr 2017 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 28 Apr 2017 to Sunday 7 May 2017:

Friday is looking to have a north-west to south-east split across the country. Wet weather is fairly likely across northern and western parts with the best of the dry and bright weather further south-east, though even here the odd shower can't be ruled out at times. Temperatures will continue to recover to near average across the country. Into next weekend, more unsettled conditions are likely, especially in the north and west, with the best of any drier and brighter spells once again in the south-east. As we move into the first week of May, western and northern areas may continue to be rather unsettled whereas southern and eastern parts should be drier, brighter and feeling warmer.

UK Outlook for Monday 8 May 2017 to Monday 22 May 2017:

As we move through May high pressure appears more likely to be dominant through the majority of the period, meaning that below average rainfall is most probable during this time. However, low pressure may bring the possibility of less settled conditions at times, especially across western and northern areas. Temperatures are likely to be average or slightly above average. This will mean that we should lose the risk of frosts, and it will feel warm at times.

Updated: 00:23 on Sun 23 Apr 2017 BST

Location details

Kirkwall Airport

Location: 58.959, -2.894
Altitude: 11.0 m above mean sea level

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