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Kirkwall (nearest observation site to Kirkwall Airport)

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Kirkwall Airport forecast
Thu 23 Feb 2017
2100 2200 2300
Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night
0.1 ° 1.7 ° 0.8 °
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WNW 6 N 8 WNW 7
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VG E E
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76% 87% 81%
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1001 1001 1003
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R R R
Fri 24 Feb 2017
0000 0100 0200 0300 0400 0500 0600 0700 0800 0900 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 2000 2100
Clear night Partly cloudy night Clear night Partly cloudy night Clear night Light shower night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Overcast Overcast Light shower night Light rain Sleet
-1.1 ° 2.0 ° 1.7 ° 1.5 ° 0.4 ° 0.9 ° -0.7 ° -0.5 ° 0.6 ° 2.2 ° 4.5 ° 4.1 ° 4.6 ° 4.9 ° 5.1 ° 4.4 ° 4.1 ° 4.0 ° 4.3 ° 4.4 ° 3.0 ° 2.4 °
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W 6 NNE 13 NNW 9 NW 6 W 3 N 13 W 5 WSW 6 SW 8 SW 8 SW 2 SW 7 SW 9 S 9 S 10 S 10 S 15 S 18 SSE 19 29 SSE 21 29 SSE 28 34 SSE 29 39
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E E E E E VG E E E E E VG E E E E E E E VG M P
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89% 86% 77% 84% 82% 93% 92% 86% 83% 85% 76% 74% 66% 65% 67% 71% 72% 70% 82% 87% 92% 96%
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1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1008 1009 1010 1010 1011 1011 1011 1011 1010 1009 1009 1008 1006 1005 1004 1002
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R R R R R R R R R R R R R R F F F F F F F F
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Issued at: 2100 on Fri 24 Feb 2017

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Extremes

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Orkney & Shetland extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Kirkwall 4.4 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Fair Isle 3.5 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Lerwick 0.2 °C
Highest rainfall Kirkwall 0.2 mm
Sunniest Lerwick 5.0 hours

UK extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Frittenden 13.2 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Salsburgh 1.3 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Loch Glascarnoch -1.3 °C
Highest rainfall Capel Curig 46.4 mm
Sunniest Aberdaron 5.6 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 Thu 23 Feb 2017

Weather map

Fri 2100

Weather observation map for Kirkwall Airport

Kirkwall Airport Kirkwall Airport – Sleet 58.9585 -2.8939
Kirkwall Kirkwall – Sleet 58.954 -2.9
Altnaharra SAWS Altnaharra SAWS – Heavy shower night 58.288 -4.442
Altnaharra SAWS Altnaharra SAWS – Heavy shower night 58.288 -4.442
Lerwick (S. Screen) Lerwick (S. Screen) – Overcast 60.139 -1.183
Lossiemouth Lossiemouth – Overcast 57.712 -3.322
Aultbea Aultbea – Cloudy 57.859 -5.636
Aberdeen Airport Aberdeen Airport – Heavy rain 57.206 -2.202
Bealach Na Ba Bealach Na Ba – No data 57.4175 -5.689
Stornoway Stornoway – Light rain 58.214 -6.325
Cairnwell Cairnwell – No data 56.879 -3.42
Aultbea Aultbea – Cloudy 57.859 -5.636
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 – Light rain 57.358 -7.397
Edinburgh/Gogarbank Edinburgh/Gogarbank – Heavy shower night 55.928 -3.343
Glasgow/Bishopton Glasgow/Bishopton – Light rain 55.907 -4.533
Charterhall Charterhall – Light shower night 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