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Kirkwall (nearest observation site to Shapinsay Sound)

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Shapinsay Sound forecast
Wed 28 Sep 2016
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Cloudy Heavy shower day Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy
12.0 ° 11.7 ° 10.9 ° 11.3 ° 11.2 ° 11.0 ° 10.9 ° 12.6 ° 13.4 ° 13.8 ° 14.0 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SSW 7 S 7 S 11 SSE 13 SE 11 SSE 16 ESE 16 SSE 16 S 15 S 16 SW 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG M M M M M P P VG E VG
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89% 94% 96% 97% 98% 97% 98% 99% 98% 96% 94%
Pressure (hPa) arrow down
1009 1008 1007 1005 1003 1001 999 996 994 993 993
Pressure Tendency (F = Falling, R = Rising, S = Steady) arrow down
F F F F F F F F F F F
Thu 29 Sep 2016
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Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Heavy shower night Light rain Light shower night Overcast Overcast Drizzle Overcast Light rain Overcast Light shower day
12.8 ° 12.7 ° 12.4 ° 11.8 ° 11.3 ° 10.9 ° 10.3 ° 9.8 ° 9.3 ° 9.2 ° 10.1 ° 10.9 ° 9.6 °
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SW 19 29 SW 28 40 SW 25 41 SW 28 43 SW 30 47 SW 31 49 WSW 46 66 WSW 44 69 W 41 64 W 29 55 W 26 45 WNW 23 41 WNW 19 36
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG M VG G M G M G G VG G
Humidity arrow down
92% 88% 83% 88% 87% 86% 80% 85% 90% 90% 85% 78% 87%
Pressure (hPa) arrow down
992 991 990 989 987 984 983 983 985 988 990 991 993
Pressure Tendency (F = Falling, R = Rising, S = Steady) arrow down
F F F F F F F F R R R R R
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Issued at: 1300 on Thu 29 Sep 2016

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Extremes

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Orkney & Shetland extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Kirkwall 14.0 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Baltasound 11.0 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Baltasound 9.8 °C
Highest rainfall Fair Isle 16.6 mm
Sunniest Lerwick 1.5 hours

UK extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Monks Wood 24.7 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Baltasound 11.0 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Exeter Airport 7.2 °C
Highest rainfall Achnagart 52.8 mm
Sunniest Wellesbourne 8.7 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: 0001 on Thu 29 Sep 2016