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Kirkwall (nearest observation site to Skara Brae Heart of Neolithic Orkney)

Sunday (Sunday 22 October 2017)
17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Mist Mist Mist Mist Mist Overcast Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
12.1 ° 11.7 ° 9.9 ° 10.7 ° 10.6 ° 10.5 ° 8.9 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
E 5 E 1 W 3 SW 2 W 6 W 8 W 5
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M M M VG VG
Humidity Expand
96% 95% 96% 99% 100% 98% 96%
Pressure (hPa) Expand
1006 1007 1007 1008 1009 1009 1009
Pressure Tendency (F = Falling, R = Rising, S = Steady) Expand
R R R R R R R
Sunrise: 08:06 Sunset: 17:48 Moon phase: New
Monday (Monday 23 October 2017)
00:00 01:00 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
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast Light shower day Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light shower day Overcast Heavy rain Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
8.5 ° 8.4 ° 8.2 ° 8.4 ° 9.2 ° 8.6 ° 9.5 ° 10.1 ° 9.8 ° 10.7 ° 10.7 ° 10.0 ° 10.1 ° 10.7 ° 11.2 ° 11.6 ° 11.5 ° 11.7 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 2 W 2 SW 2 SW 3 S 7 SE 7 SSE 8 SSE 14 SSE 17 SSE 21 30 SSE 24 34 SSE 25 34 S 24 33 S 24 32 S 22 33 S 23 32 S 15 30 S 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG E E G VG E VG VG G P M M G G M G
Humidity Expand
97% 98% 98% 98% 98% 99% 99% 94% 96% 94% 92% 94% 99% 98% 95% 96% 97% 97%
Pressure (hPa) Expand
1009 1010 1010 1010 1009 1009 1009 1008 1007 1007 1007 1006 1006 1006 1006 1005 1006 1005
Pressure Tendency (F = Falling, R = Rising, S = Steady) Expand
R R R R F F F F F F F F F F F F F F
Sunrise: 08:09 Sunset: 17:46 Moon phase: Waxing crescent

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Extremes

Orkney & Shetland extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Kirkwall 13.1 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Fair Isle 12.0 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Lerwick (S. Screen) 10.6 °C
Highest rainfall Baltasound 2.0 mm
Sunniest Lerwick (S. Screen) 2.6 hours

UK extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Strathallan 15.0 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Bingley SAMOS 8.9 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Okehampton 5.5 °C
Highest rainfall Cluanie Inn No 3 22.2 mm
Sunniest Charlwood 6.7 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.

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