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Kirkwall (nearest observation site to Shapinsay Sound)

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Shapinsay Sound forecast
Wed 18 Jan 2017
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9.7 ° 9.7 ° 9.8 ° 9.2 ° 8.9 ° 8.6 ° 8.4 ° 8.2 °
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SW 18 29 SW 16 SW 19 WSW 22 31 WSW 23 32 SW 17 WSW 22 30 SW 17 31
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VG E E VG VG VG E VG
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81% 80% 80% 86% 86% 89% 86% 88%
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R R R R R R F R
Thu 19 Jan 2017
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Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast
8.6 ° 8.2 ° 7.9 ° 8.4 ° 9.0 ° 9.1 ° 9.2 ° 9.0 ° 8.9 ° 9.0 ° 9.5 ° 9.3 ° 9.4 ° 9.5 ° 9.4 ° 9.3 ° 9.1 °
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WSW 18 SSW 15 SSW 13 SW 13 WSW 23 34 WSW 25 38 WSW 29 46 WSW 26 41 WSW 26 38 WSW 18 33 WSW 19 36 WSW 21 32 SW 15 30 SW 13 WSW 16 WSW 22 29 WSW 19
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E E E E E VG VG VG VG E VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
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85% 88% 87% 89% 87% 88% 84% 85% 87% 88% 85% 87% 84% 84% 84% 87% 87%
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1029 1029 1030 1030 1030 1030 1029 1030 1030 1031 1031 1031 1031 1031 1031 1031 1031
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F R R R R F F R R R R R R R F F F
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Issued at: 1600 on Thu 19 Jan 2017

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Extremes

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Orkney & Shetland extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Kirkwall 10.8 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Lerwick 9.1 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Kirkwall 6.8 °C
Highest rainfall Baltasound 1.2 mm
Sunniest Kirkwall 2.2 hours

UK extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Tain Range 11.9 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Wych Cross 2.0 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Frittenden -7.1 °C
Highest rainfall Lusa 5.0 mm
Sunniest Hurn 7.3 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: 0045 on Thu 19 Jan 2017