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Kirkwall (nearest observation site to Birsay Bay)

Sunday (Sunday 17 December 2017)
14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Light shower night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
Temperature (°C)
6.6 ° 6.4 ° 6.3 ° 5.4 ° 5.1 ° 5.4 ° 5.4 ° 5.3 ° 5.2 ° 5.4 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 21 36 WNW 19 36 WNW 19 38 WNW 17 33 W 17 40 WNW 17 29 WNW 13 W 13 WNW 11 WNW 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G VG G G G VG
Humidity Expand
79% 77% 77% 87% 89% 88% 81% 86% 84% 82%
Pressure (hPa) Expand
1006 1007 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016
Pressure Tendency (F = Falling, R = Rising, S = Steady) Expand
R R R R R R R R R R
Sunrise: 09:04 Sunset: 15:14 Moon phase: New
Monday (Monday 18 December 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
Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast
Temperature (°C)
5.2 ° 4.2 ° 4.5 ° 2.9 ° 4.1 ° 4.6 ° 4.2 ° 5.8 ° 6.2 ° 5.7 ° 5.6 ° 6.1 ° 6.7 ° 6.7 ° 7.3 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 10 W 11 W 13 W 9 W 9 WSW 10 W 8 WSW 10 SW 11 SSW 14 SSW 13 SSW 18 SSW 17 SSW 21 SSW 19 29
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G VG G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
82% 87% 88% 93% 94% 95% 92% 93% 94% 93% 92% 90% 88% 89% 89%
Pressure (hPa) Expand
1017 1018 1018 1019 1020 1020 1021 1021 1021 1022 1022 1021 1021 1020 1020
Pressure Tendency (F = Falling, R = Rising, S = Steady) Expand
R R R R R R R R R R R F F F F
Sunrise: 09:05 Sunset: 15:14 Moon phase: New

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Extremes

Orkney & Shetland extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Kirkwall 8.2 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Fair Isle 7.6 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Lerwick (S. Screen) -0.2 °C
Highest rainfall Kirkwall 11.4 mm
Sunniest Kirkwall 0.3 hours

UK extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Derrylincornahoule 12.4 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Kinbrace 4.6 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Topcliffe -6.9 °C
Highest rainfall Kinlochewe 19.0 mm
Sunniest Manston 2.6 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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