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Kirkwall

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Kirkwall last 24 hours
  • Mon Monday
    12°C 8°C
    Light shower day
  • Tue Tuesday
    11°C 7°C
    Heavy rain
  • Wed Wednesday
    12°C 11°C
    Heavy rain
  • Thu Thursday
    12°C 10°C
    Overcast
  • Fri Friday
    11°C 9°C
    Cloudy
Monday
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No warnings for Monday
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Sunrise: 08:00 Sunset: 17:52 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 08:03 Sunset: 17:49 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 08:05 Sunset: 17:46 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 08:08 Sunset: 17:44 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 08:10 Sunset: 17:41 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 2100 on Mon 20 Oct 2014

* Daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.

Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Stormy conditions developing on Tuesday, especially for Orkney.

This Evening and Tonight:

Scattered showers this evening but often dry at first. However rain quickly spreading to Orkney will reach Shetland early tonight; then prolonged and heavier rain later in the night with strong Southerly winds. Westerly gales developing over Orkney at dawn. Minimum Temperature 7C.

Tuesday:

Shetland dull with heavy rain slowly easing and West to Northwesterly gales developing. Orkney will see severe west to Northwest gales with squally heavy showers and brief sunny intervals. Cold. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Much less windy and drier start on Wednesday but becoming cloudier with rain later. Brighter with showers on Thursday and Friday, some heavy later and rather breezy.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 20 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain overnight clearing to blustery showers. Gales for many. Colder.

This Evening and Tonight:

Dry end to the day for many, but gales developing quite widely overnight as rain in the northwest moves eastwards across the UK. Some of the rain will be heavy. Rain clearing the northwest later where it will turn colder.

Tuesday:

Very windy, with severe gales in some coastal areas. Rain soon clears leaving the UK with sunny intervals and squally showers, perhaps with thunder and hail. Noticeably colder than recently.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Remaining windy on Wednesday and Thursday, with outbreaks of rain, mainly in the north and west. Friday, showers affecting the northwest, but rain moves across much of the country.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 20 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 25 Oct 2014 to Monday 3 Nov 2014:

Early rain across the southeast on Saturday clearing, then showers developing. These are likely to be most frequent in the northwest, where they will be wintry over the high ground. There will be fewer showers further south with some sunny spells developing. Strong winds, especially in the north, and temperatures near normal. This north south split is likely through the following week. There will be generally drier and brighter conditions in the south with a risk of a local frost and fog overnight. More unsettled conditions are likely in the north with outbreaks of rain and a risk of gales which are likely to be interspersed with colder, more showery spells, these possibly turning wintry over Scottish hills at times. The split in conditions will likely continue into November.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 4 Nov 2014 to Tuesday 18 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north/south split during the first half of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed with drier intervals. These should mostly affect northern and some western areas, but perhaps reaching other areas as well at times. However southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of the drier and settled conditions. These drier intervals will bring some sunshine at times, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight. Daytime temperatures are likely to be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 20 Oct 2014

Weather Map

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Kirkwall Heavy rain 58.985 -2.9607
Durness Heavy rain 58.567 -4.75
Lairg Cloudy 58.0223 -4.401
Lerwick Heavy rain 60.1536 -1.1435
Aberlour Cloudy 57.4751 -3.2155
Ullapool Light rain 57.8956 -5.16
Aberdeen Light shower night 57.1498 -2.0927
Craig Heavy rain 57.4889 -5.2754
Stornoway Heavy rain 58.2111 -6.3842
Pitlochry Overcast 56.7045 -3.7283
Portree Heavy rain 57.4127 -6.1949
Fort William Heavy rain 56.8199 -5.104
Dundee Cloudy 56.4621 -2.9692
Strathyre Light rain 56.3257 -4.3234
Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport Heavy rain 57.4836 -7.3599
Edinburgh Cloudy 55.9533 -3.1868
Glasgow Cloudy 55.8643 -4.2505
Tiree Heavy shower night 56.497 -6.887
Berwick-upon-Tweed Cloudy 55.7702 -2.0038
Biggar Cloudy 55.6234 -3.5226

Location Details

Kirkwall

Location: 58.985, -2.9607

Altitude: 1m above mean sea level

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