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Kirkwall forecast
Mon 23 May 2016
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8.4 ° 9.4 ° 9.9 ° 11.2 ° 12.8 ° 13.1 ° 12.4 ° 11.4 ° 12.2 ° 11.7 ° 11.9 ° 12.5 ° 11.9 ° 11.0 ° 11.0 ° 9.4 ° 8.7 ° 7.1 °
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SSW 5 SSW 8 SSW 6 W 6 WNW 6 N 6 N 11 NNW 14 N 6 N 8 NNE 6 N 9 N 11 NNE 8 NNE 9 NNE 15 N 13 NE 9
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Tue 24 May 2016
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6.9 ° 7.3 ° 8.0 ° 7.6 ° 6.9 ° 7.1 ° 7.6 °
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NNE 5 NNW 3 N 10 N 10 NNE 8 N 7 N 8
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Issued at: 0600 on Tue 24 May 2016

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Extremes

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Orkney & Shetland extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Lerwick 14.0 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Fair Isle 12.9 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Baltasound 3.4 °C
Highest rainfall Kirkwall 0.4 mm
Sunniest Lerwick 6.4 hours

UK extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Wiggonholt 20.6 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Banagher Caugh Hill 11.6 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Braemar -0.6 °C
Highest rainfall Wattisham 18.0 mm
Sunniest Prestwick 14.3 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: 0002 on Tue 24 May 2016

Weather map

Tue 0600

Weather observation map for Kirkwall

Kirkwall Kirkwall – Sunny day 58.985 -2.9607
Altnaharra SAWS Altnaharra SAWS – Cloudy 58.288 -4.442
Altnaharra SAWS Altnaharra SAWS – Cloudy 58.288 -4.442
Lerwick (S. Screen) Lerwick (S. Screen) – Sunny day 60.139 -1.183
Lossiemouth Lossiemouth – Cloudy 57.712 -3.322
Aultbea Aultbea – Fog 57.859 -5.636
Aberdeen Airport Aberdeen Airport – Overcast 57.206 -2.202
Bealach Na Ba Bealach Na Ba – No data 57.4175 -5.689
Stornoway Stornoway – Cloudy 58.214 -6.325
Cairnwell Cairnwell – No data 56.879 -3.42
Skye/Lusa (SAMOS) Skye/Lusa (SAMOS) – Cloudy 57.257 -5.809
Aonach Mor Aonach Mor – No data 56.822 -4.97
Leuchars Leuchars – Sunny intervals 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 day 55.928 -3.343
Glasgow/Bishopton Glasgow/Bishopton – Sunny day 55.907 -4.533
Tiree Tiree – Sunny day 56.497 -6.887

Location Details

Kirkwall

Location: 58.985, -2.9607

Altitude: 1.0 m above mean sea level

Kirkwall

Location: 58.954, -2.9

Altitude: 26.0 m above mean sea level

Distance from Kirkwall: 4.9 km