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Kirkwall

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  • Wed Wednesday
    12°C 9°C
    Light rain
  • Thu Thursday
    12°C 10°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday
    13°C 11°C
    Light shower day
  • Sat Saturday
    12°C 10°C
    Light shower day
  • Sun Sunday
    12°C 10°C
    Cloudy
Wednesday
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WSW 5 9 SW 11 19 SW 10 18 SW 9 16
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Sunrise: 05:42 Sunset: 20:47 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
Thursday
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SSW 10 17 SW 10 17 SSW 9 16 S 9 15 SSE 8 14 SE 7 13 ESE 7 13 E 7 12 ENE 8 12 ENE 9 14 NE 11 15 ENE 11 16 NE 12 17 NE 12 18 NE 13 18 NE 13 19 NNE 13 19 NNE 13 19 NNE 13 19 NNE 13 19 N 13 19 N 12 17 N 11 16 N 12 17
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0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:44 Sunset: 20:45 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
Friday
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Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Partly cloudy night
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N 12 16 N 12 17 N 13 20 N 13 20 N 16 24 N 17 27 N 17 27 N 17 25 NNW 16 22
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88% 89% 88% 84% 75% 69% 71% 73% 77%
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0 0 0 1 1 4 4 1 0
Sunrise: 05:47 Sunset: 20:42 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
Saturday
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Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy
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NNW 15 21 NNW 16 22 NNW 16 22 NNW 18 26 NW 19 29 NW 19 28 NW 18 26 NW 17 23
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0 0 1 1 3 1 1 0
Sunrise: 05:49 Sunset: 20:39 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
Sunday
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NW 17 23 NW 16 22 NW 15 20 NW 13 19 NW 12 18 NW 10 16 NNW 9 13 NNE 8 12
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Sunrise: 05:51 Sunset: 20:36 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 2000 on Wed 20 Aug 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Rain for Orkney today. Isolated showers on Thursday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Apart from an isolated shower Shetland and Fair Isle will be largely dry and cool with clear periods. Cloudy across Orkney with outbreaks of rain. Winds falling light and variable. Minimum Temperature 8C.

Thursday:

Cloud and outbreaks of rain clearing Orkney by the end of the morning, then mainly dry and bright by afternoon. Bright with isolated showers across Shetland. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Sunny spells and scattered showers on Thursday. Mostly dry and bright on Saturday, with moderate to fresh northwesterlies. Sunday dry and bright with lighter winds.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 20 Aug 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly dry and chilly overnight, although rain spreading into Scotland.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloud and outbreaks of rain gradually spreading southeastwards across Scotland reaching Northern Ireland and northern England by the early hours. Mostly dry with clear spells further south, leading to another chilly night.

Thursday:

Mainly cloudy and breezy, with showery rain for many, especially in the west. However largely dry and bright in the southeast, with sunny spells. Turning brighter in the north later.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Showers across southern parts Friday, before clearer conditions further north extend south. Mostly dry Saturday, although showers in the east. Sunny start Sunday, although rain arriving from the west later.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 20 Aug 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 25 Aug 2014 to Wednesday 3 Sep 2014:

Cloud and rain will spread eastwards during Monday, although possibly weakening as it does, with some northern and eastern parts perhaps staying dry for a time. Heavier bursts are likely in the west with stronger winds as well. Temperatures will generally be around normal, although it will be cool in the wind and rain. It then stays rather unsettled with scattered showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed with brighter spells. The wettest weather is likely to be in the northwest with stronger winds also likely at times, whilst the best of the drier and brighter interludes will be towards the southeast. It will stay cool in the wind and rain, although temperatures will be around normal and perhaps warmer at times during any drier spells and towards the southeast.

UK Outlook for Thursday 4 Sep 2014 to Thursday 18 Sep 2014:

Current signals continue to suggest a broadly changeable spell of weather. As such, most regions can expect to see spells of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these spells will then be interspersed with more unsettled conditions bringing showery outbreaks and perhaps more prolonged spells of rain. Northern and western parts are then likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts are likely to see the most frequent and prolonged fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures, meanwhile, are likely to be warm during the fine spells and near or below average during unsettled weather.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 20 Aug 2014

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Wed 2000

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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 Cloudy 60.1536 -1.1435
Aberlour Light rain 57.4751 -3.2155
Ullapool Heavy rain 57.8956 -5.16
Aberdeen Light rain 57.1498 -2.0927
Craig Heavy rain 57.4889 -5.2754
Stornoway Heavy rain 58.2111 -6.3842
Pitlochry Light rain 56.7045 -3.7283
Portree Light rain 57.4127 -6.1949
Fort William Heavy shower night 56.8199 -5.104
Dundee Light rain 56.4621 -2.9692
Strathyre Light rain 56.3257 -4.3234
Benbecula (Balivanich) Airport Heavy shower night 57.4836 -7.3599
Edinburgh Cloudy 55.9533 -3.1868
Glasgow Cloudy 55.8643 -4.2505
Tiree Light rain 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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