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Kirkwall (nearest observation site to Kirkwall Airport)

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Kirkwall Airport forecast
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Issued at: 0900 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

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 Tue 6 Dec 2016

Weather map

Wed 0900

Weather observation map for Kirkwall Airport

Kirkwall Airport Kirkwall Airport – Light rain 58.9585 -2.8939
Kirkwall Kirkwall – Light rain 58.954 -2.9
Altnaharra SAWS Altnaharra SAWS – Overcast 58.288 -4.442
Altnaharra SAWS Altnaharra SAWS – Overcast 58.288 -4.442
Lerwick (S. Screen) Lerwick (S. Screen) – Light rain 60.139 -1.183
Lossiemouth Lossiemouth – Cloudy 57.712 -3.322
Aultbea Aultbea – Overcast 57.859 -5.636
Aberdeen Airport Aberdeen Airport – Cloudy 57.206 -2.202
Bealach Na Ba Bealach Na Ba – No data 57.4175 -5.689
Stornoway Stornoway – Overcast 58.214 -6.325
Cairnwell Cairnwell – No data 56.879 -3.42
Skye/Lusa (SAMOS) Skye/Lusa (SAMOS) – Heavy shower night 57.257 -5.809
Aonach Mor Aonach Mor – No data 56.822 -4.97
Leuchars Leuchars – Overcast 56.377 -2.862
Glen Ogle Glen Ogle – No data 56.423 -4.32
South Uist Range South Uist Range – Cloudy 57.358 -7.397
Edinburgh/Gogarbank Edinburgh/Gogarbank – Sunny intervals 55.928 -3.343
Glasgow/Bishopton Glasgow/Bishopton – Drizzle 55.907 -4.533
Charterhall Charterhall – Overcast 55.709 -2.383

Location Details

Kirkwall Airport

Location: 58.9585, -2.8939

Altitude: 11.0 m above mean sea level

Kirkwall

Location: 58.954, -2.9

Altitude: 26.0 m above mean sea level

Distance from Kirkwall Airport: 0.6 km