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Kirkwall (nearest observation site to Hoy Sound)

Friday (Friday 19 January 2018)
02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Overcast Sleet shower Heavy rain Light rain Heavy snow Overcast Cloudy Light shower day Heavy snow shower day Sleet shower Sleet shower Sleet shower Sunny intervals Cloudy Heavy shower night Overcast Overcast Heavy snow shower night Light rain Overcast Heavy shower night Clear night
Temperature (°C)
0.9 ° 0.7 ° 1.1 ° 1.1 ° 0.6 ° 1.0 ° 1.3 ° 1.0 ° 0.8 ° 1.2 ° 0.6 ° 0.7 ° 1.6 ° 1.6 ° 1.7 ° 1.4 ° 0.7 ° 0.4 ° 0.5 ° 0.2 ° 0.5 ° -0.6 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 8 WSW 9 SW 14 W 16 WSW 16 SW 15 SSW 13 SW 11 W 13 WSW 14 S 9 SSW 9 SSW 10 SW 14 SSW 11 WSW 6 WNW 6 WSW 5 SSW 9 SW 10 W 6 WSW 3
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
E G G VG P E E E G G E G E E M E E P G E M E
Humidity Expand
98% 97% 96% 96% 97% 96% 95% 97% 97% 98% 99% 100% 97% 95% 96% 96% 96% 98% 99% 100% 99% 99%
Pressure (hPa) Expand
994 994 993 993 994 993 993 994 994 994 994 994 994 994 994 994 994 994 994 994 994 994
Pressure Tendency (F = Falling, R = Rising, S = Steady) Expand
R R F F F F F F R R R F F F F R R R R R R R
Sunrise: 08:48 Sunset: 16:01 Moon phase: New
Saturday (Saturday 20 January 2018)
00:00 01:00 02:00
Clear night Light rain Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
0.8 ° 0.7 ° -0.8 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 8 WSW 11 WSW 6
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
E E E
Humidity Expand
98% 96% 92%
Pressure (hPa) Expand
994 994 995
Pressure Tendency (F = Falling, R = Rising, S = Steady) Expand
R S R
Sunrise: 08:46 Sunset: 16:04 Moon phase: Waxing crescent

– = No Data

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Extremes

Orkney & Shetland extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Fair Isle 3.4 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Lerwick (S. Screen) 0.7 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Lerwick (S. Screen) -2.2 °C
Highest rainfall Kirkwall 8.4 mm
Sunniest Lerwick (S. Screen) 1.5 hours

UK extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Scilly St Marys 8.9 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Dalwhinnie -0.6 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Drumnadrochit -6.8 °C
Highest rainfall Campbeltown Airport 14.8 mm
Sunniest Lyneham 6.6 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.

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