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  • Tue Tuesday
    17°C 13°C
    Light shower day
  • Wed Wednesday
    16°C 13°C
    Heavy rain
  • Thu Thursday
    14°C 11°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday
    14°C 13°C
    Cloudy
  • Sat Saturday
    15°C 13°C
    Light rain
Tuesday
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Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light rain Light shower night Light shower night
17 16 16 16 15 15 15 14 14
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WSW 19 30 WSW 19 29 WSW 19 29 WSW 20 32 WSW 20 32 WSW 19 32 WSW 19 32 WSW 18 31 WSW 18 31
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73% 73% 76% 81% 82% 84% 87% 88% 87%
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5 5 4 3 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 04:52 Sunset: 21:43 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
Wednesday
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14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 15 15 15 15 15 15 14 14 14 14 13 13
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75% 60% 70% 60% 75% 75% 60% 60% 60% 80% 85% 80% 50% 45% 30% 40% 40% 40% 70% 65% 55% <5% <5% <5%
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WSW 19 32 WSW 20 34 WSW 21 34 WSW 21 33 WSW 21 35 WSW 19 29 WSW 20 32 WSW 20 31 WSW 20 31 WSW 21 34 WSW 19 30 WSW 19 28 W 18 27 WSW 18 26 W 18 26 W 16 22 W 17 25 W 16 25 WNW 16 25 WNW 16 24 WNW 15 22 WNW 14 20 WNW 13 19 WNW 13 18
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88% 86% 86% 85% 87% 86% 87% 89% 88% 88% 91% 91% 88% 86% 84% 84% 85% 85% 88% 89% 88% 88% 89% 90%
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0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 4 4 5 5 4 2 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 04:55 Sunset: 21:41 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
Thursday
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 12
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11 11 11 11 12 11 12 11 10
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25% 45% 15% <5% 10% 45% <5% <5% <5%
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WNW 13 18 W 14 20 WNW 13 19 NW 10 15 NNW 8 13 N 9 16 NNE 8 14 NNE 9 14 NNE 7 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G G G G G VG VG G
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90% 89% 90% 88% 83% 82% 76% 74% 79%
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0 0 0 1 1 4 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:57 Sunset: 21:39 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
Friday
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Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
11 11 12 13 13 14 13 13
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10 9 11 11 12 11 11 10
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<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
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NNE 7 11 NNE 7 11 NE 8 12 NE 9 14 ENE 11 17 ENE 12 19 ENE 14 20 ENE 15 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G VG VG VG VG VG VG
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81% 82% 77% 71% 67% 68% 71% 75%
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0 0 1 1 4 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:59 Sunset: 21:36 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
Saturday
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ENE 16 21 ENE 18 24 ENE 19 25 ENE 19 26 E 19 27 E 19 27 E 19 28 ESE 18 24
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77% 78% 83% 82% 86% 90% 91% 92%
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0 0 1 1 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:01 Sunset: 21:34 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1500 on Tue 29 Jul 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

Windy with some showers.

This Evening and Tonight:

Perhaps a few sunny intervals at first, otherwise mainly cloudy through this evening and overnight with occasional showers, some heavy particularly over Hoy and Westray. Strong southwest becoming westerly winds. Minimum Temperature 12C.

Wednesday:

A bright day, still with showers but these becoming more isolated with more in the way of sunshine coming through. Fresh to strong westerly winds. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

A band of heavy thundery showers will spread across all parts on Thursday. Bright with a scattering of showers on Friday and Saturday.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 29 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Breezy with showers in northwest. Otherwise largely fine and dry.

This Evening and Tonight:

Remaining breezy in the northwest with further showers. A band of fragmenting cloud will gradually clear southeastwards to leave a largely fine and dry night elsewhere with some clear spells.

Wednesday:

Most places fine and dry with bright or sunny spells, best of the sunshine in the south and east. Still breezy in the northwest with scattered showers, some heavy.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Showers in the north and west on Thursday, elsewhere generally fine and dry. Turning increasingly unsettled through Friday and Saturday across all areas with sunny spells and scattered heavy showers.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 29 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 3 Aug 2014 to Tuesday 12 Aug 2014:

Remaining changeable, with showers or longer spells of rain likely across the northwest of the UK to start Sunday. Just a few showers possible elsewhere, locally heavy. On Monday, rain probably returning from the west, heavy at times in the west, but may not reach some eastern areas during the day. The unsettled theme is likely to continue until the end of the period, although there may be more in the way of drier and brighter conditions developing across the south and east later. Temperatures generally near normal, but often warm towards the south and east. Winds generally light to moderate for most, but perhaps locally strong in the northwest, then a risk of gales in some exposed western parts into the middle of next week.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 to Wednesday 27 Aug 2014:

With no particularly strong signals regarding weather patterns over the UK during the latter part of August, conditions are more likely than not to be close to climatology. As such most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather with some sunshine interspersed by occasional spells of more changeable conditions with showers or rain. Northern parts are perhaps most likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather leaving southern parts with the most prolonged fine spells. Daytime temperatures are then likely to often be above average during fine spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 29 Jul 2014

Weather Map

Tue 1500

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

Location Details

Kirkwall

Location: 58.985, -2.9607

Altitude: 1m above mean sea level