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Kirkwall (nearest observation site to Hoy Sound)

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Hoy Sound forecast
Wed 22 Feb 2017
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Heavy rain Cloudy Heavy shower day Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Heavy shower day Partly cloudy night Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Clear night Cloudy Cloudy
5.4 ° 6.6 ° 4.4 ° 6.8 ° 7.1 ° 6.8 ° 6.0 ° 4.9 ° 4.8 ° 4.1 ° 3.6 ° 3.2 ° 2.1 ° 2.0 ° 2.3 °
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W 41 64 W 47 72 WNW 37 62 W 30 54 WNW 31 48 WNW 31 47 WNW 25 45 NW 23 40 NW 18 36 WNW 15 WNW 9 30 WNW 10 W 7 W 3 NE 6
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Thu 23 Feb 2017
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals
2.0 ° 1.7 ° 1.6 ° 2.4 ° 2.9 ° 3.5 ° 3.5 ° 2.8 ° 2.7 ° 3.4 °
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95% 94% 97% 96% 90% 80% 77% 79% 76% 74%
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Issued at: 0900 on Thu 23 Feb 2017

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Extremes

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Orkney & Shetland extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Kirkwall 7.8 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Fair Isle 6.8 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Kirkwall 2.6 °C
Highest rainfall Kirkwall 6.8 mm
Sunniest Kirkwall 3.1 hours

UK extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature St James Park 14.8 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Dalwhinnie 4.7 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Loch Glascarnoch 1.3 °C
Highest rainfall Capel Curig 34.2 mm
Sunniest Dyce 8.4 hours

About extremes

Highest maximum temperature - (0900 to 2100 on the date shown)

Lowest maximum temperature - (0900 to 2100 on the date shown)

Lowest minimum temperature - (2100 on the previous day to 0900 on the date shown)

Highest rainfall -(2100 on the previous day to 2100 on the date shown)

Sunniest - (2100 on the previous day to 2100 on the date shown)

The information shown is initial data as it is received; observations are subject to final quality control after publication on this website. This is particularly the case for rainfall totals during snow events.

Issued at: 2302 on Wed 22 Feb 2017

Weather map

Thu 0900

Weather observation map for Hoy Sound

Hoy Sound Hoy Sound – Sunny intervals 58.9445 -3.3814
Kirkwall Kirkwall – Sunny intervals 58.954 -2.9
Altnaharra SAWS Altnaharra SAWS – Light rain 58.288 -4.442
Altnaharra SAWS Altnaharra SAWS – Light rain 58.288 -4.442
Aultbea Aultbea – Light rain 57.859 -5.636
Lossiemouth Lossiemouth – Heavy rain 57.712 -3.322
Lerwick (S. Screen) Lerwick (S. Screen) – Cloudy 60.139 -1.183
Stornoway Stornoway – Cloudy 58.214 -6.325
Bealach Na Ba Bealach Na Ba – No data 57.4175 -5.689
Aberdeen Airport Aberdeen Airport – Heavy rain 57.206 -2.202
Aultbea Aultbea – Light rain 57.859 -5.636
Aonach Mor Aonach Mor – No data 56.822 -4.97
Leuchars Leuchars – Heavy rain 56.377 -2.862
South Uist Range South Uist Range – Overcast 57.358 -7.397
Glen Ogle Glen Ogle – No data 56.423 -4.32
Edinburgh/Gogarbank Edinburgh/Gogarbank – Sleet 55.928 -3.343
Tiree Tiree – Cloudy 56.497 -6.887
Glasgow/Bishopton Glasgow/Bishopton – Heavy rain 55.907 -4.533

Location Details

Hoy Sound

Location: 58.9445, -3.3814

Altitude: 0.0 m above mean sea level

Kirkwall

Location: 58.954, -2.9

Altitude: 26.0 m above mean sea level

Distance from Hoy Sound: 27.6 km