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Kirkwall (nearest observation site to Bu Sands)

Sunday (Sunday 21 January 2018)
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
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Clear night Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Overcast Light shower night Light rain Heavy rain Sleet shower Overcast Overcast
Temperature (°C)
-1.0 ° -0.3 ° -1.3 ° -1.2 ° -0.7 ° -0.4 ° 0.5 ° 2.0 ° 2.8 ° 2.8 ° 2.8 ° 2.9 ° 3.2 ° 2.9 ° 1.4 ° 1.6 ° 1.9 ° 0.9 ° 2.7 ° 2.8 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 3 SW 2 S 7 SSW 5 S 6 SSE 7 SSE 13 SSE 11 SSE 16 SSE 18 SSE 21 SSE 23 31 SSE 26 37 SSE 26 39 SSE 33 48 SSE 30 41 SSE 31 46 SSE 29 46 S 29 40 S 17 34
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
E E E E E E E E VG E E E E VG M M P M M M
Humidity Expand
83% 93% 93% 95% 97% 96% 86% 87% 84% 84% 85% 85% 82% 84% 96% 97% 99% 99% 99% 99%
Pressure (hPa) Expand
1010 1010 1010 1009 1009 1009 1009 1008 1006 1005 1004 1002 1001 999 998 997 995 994 993 993
Pressure Tendency (F = Falling, R = Rising, S = Steady) Expand
R R F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F
Sunrise: 08:42 Sunset: 16:05 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Monday (Monday 22 January 2018)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
3.6 ° 4.0 ° 4.3 ° 4.2 ° 4.3 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 13 SSW 16 SSW 14 SW 15 SW 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG G G
Humidity Expand
99% 97% 98% 97% 97%
Pressure (hPa) Expand
992 992 992 993 993
Pressure Tendency (F = Falling, R = Rising, S = Steady) Expand
F F F R R
Sunrise: 08:40 Sunset: 16:07 Moon phase: Waxing crescent

– = No Data

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Extremes

Orkney & Shetland extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Fair Isle 5.1 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Kirkwall 3.3 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Baltasound -4.3 °C
Highest rainfall Fair Isle 2.8 mm
Sunniest Lerwick (S. Screen) 0.8 hours

UK extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Exeter Airport 2 13.3 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Fylingdales -0.1 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Kinbrace -13.7 °C
Highest rainfall Gogerddan 46.4 mm
Sunniest Lerwick (S. Screen) 0.8 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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