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Kirkwall

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Kirkwall forecast
Tue 06 Dec 2016
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8.2 ° 8.1 ° 8.0 ° 7.7 ° 7.5 ° 7.7 ° 8.1 ° 8.5 ° 8.6 ° 8.8 ° 8.9 ° 8.9 ° 9.0 °
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S 22 32 S 19 32 S 16 S 14 S 16 S 15 S 18 SSE 16 S 17 S 18 29 S 18 S 23 31 S 22 32
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1020 1020 1019 1018 1017 1016 1016 1015 1014 1013 1013 1011 1010
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Wed 07 Dec 2016
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Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Light shower night Overcast Light rain Overcast Heavy shower night Light rain Overcast Cloudy
9.1 ° 9.4 ° 9.7 ° 9.7 ° 9.7 ° 10.1 ° 10.2 ° 10.2 ° 10.7 ° 11.3 ° 11.4 ° 11.5 °
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S 21 31 S 19 S 17 S 15 S 18 SSW 16 SSW 17 S 17 S 16 SSW 14 SSW 15 S 16
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M G VG VG G VG VG G M VG VG VG
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100% 98% 95% 96% 97% 96% 97% 97% 99% 97% 97% 96%
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1010 1009 1009 1008 1007 1007 1006 1007 1006 1006 1006 1004
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F F F F F F F F F F F F
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Issued at: 1100 on Wed 7 Dec 2016

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Extremes

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Orkney & Shetland extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Baltasound 9.5 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Kirkwall 8.9 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Kirkwall 2.1 °C
Highest rainfall Fair Isle 1.0 mm
Sunniest Lerwick 0.0 hours

UK extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Magilligan 13.4 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Strathallan 2.0 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Aviemore -9.2 °C
Highest rainfall Lusa 22.6 mm
Sunniest Manston 2.8 hours

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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 Tue 6 Dec 2016