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Kirkwall (nearest observation site to Kirkwall Airport)

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Kirkwall Airport forecast
Mon 23 Jan 2017
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Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Drizzle Overcast Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
5.1 ° 5.0 ° 4.7 ° 5.5 ° 5.8 ° 5.6 ° 6.0 ° 6.0 ° 6.3 ° 6.9 ° 4.4 ° 3.6 ° 4.1 ° 4.2 ° 3.8 ° 3.2 ° 3.3 ° 3.8 °
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Tue 24 Jan 2017
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Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
4.3 ° 4.7 ° 4.6 ° 5.6 ° 6.5 ° 6.8 ° 6.8 °
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S 11 S 14 S 13 S 21 S 22 29 S 18 S 18
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Issued at: 0600 on Tue 24 Jan 2017

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Extremes

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Orkney & Shetland extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Fair Isle 7.1 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Lerwick 6.8 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Kirkwall 2.6 °C
Highest rainfall Fair Isle 1.4 mm
Sunniest Kirkwall 2.2 hours

UK extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Isles of Scilly 11.1 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Herstmonceux 0.9 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Katesbridge -7.1 °C
Highest rainfall Fair Isle 1.4 mm
Sunniest Bude 7.9 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 Mon 23 Jan 2017

Weather map

Tue 0600

Weather observation map for Kirkwall Airport

Kirkwall Airport Kirkwall Airport – Cloudy 58.9585 -2.8939
Kirkwall Kirkwall – Cloudy 58.954 -2.9
Altnaharra SAWS Altnaharra SAWS – Cloudy 58.288 -4.442
Altnaharra SAWS Altnaharra SAWS – Cloudy 58.288 -4.442
Lerwick (S. Screen) Lerwick (S. Screen) – Overcast 60.139 -1.183
Lossiemouth Lossiemouth – Cloudy 57.712 -3.322
Aultbea Aultbea – Overcast 57.859 -5.636
Aberdeen Airport Aberdeen Airport – Partly cloudy night 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) – Overcast 57.257 -5.809
Aonach Mor Aonach Mor – No data 56.822 -4.97
Leuchars Leuchars – Cloudy 56.377 -2.862
Glen Ogle Glen Ogle – No data 56.423 -4.32
South Uist Range South Uist Range – Mist 57.358 -7.397
Edinburgh/Gogarbank Edinburgh/Gogarbank – Cloudy 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