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Kirkwall (nearest observation site to Birsay Bay)

Wednesday (Wednesday 18 October 2017)
19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Light rain Overcast
Temperature (°C)
8.9 ° 9.0 ° 9.2 ° 9.2 ° 9.3 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 13 E 10 ESE 9 E 8 ESE 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
E E E VG VG
Humidity Expand
79% 81% 83% 85% 87%
Pressure (hPa) Expand
1013 1013 1012 1011 1010
Pressure Tendency (F = Falling, R = Rising, S = Steady) Expand
F F F F F
Sunrise: 07:57 Sunset: 17:59 Moon phase: Waning crescent
Thursday (Thursday 19 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 18:00
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Mist Overcast Light shower day Overcast Overcast Overcast Mist Overcast
Temperature (°C)
8.7 ° 7.5 ° 9.1 ° 9.6 ° 9.9 ° 10.4 ° 10.8 ° 11.1 ° 11.4 ° 11.7 ° 11.8 ° 11.8 ° 12.1 ° 11.9 ° 11.8 ° 11.9 ° 12.2 ° 12.1 ° 12.1 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 5 SE 8 SSE 13 SE 13 SSE 17 SSE 19 SSE 22 30 SE 19 30 SE 19 31 SE 18 29 SE 19 29 SE 22 32 SE 21 36 SE 21 32 SE 19 30 SE 21 32 SE 16 SE 15 SE 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G G G G P P P P P M
Humidity Expand
95% 96% 88% 92% 89% 87% 89% 94% 94% 92% 92% 98% 97% 99% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Pressure (hPa) Expand
1009 1008 1008 1007 1007 1006 1006 1005 1005 1005 1005 1004 1004 1004 1003 1002 1002 1002 1001
Pressure Tendency (F = Falling, R = Rising, S = Steady) Expand
F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F
Sunrise: 07:59 Sunset: 17:56 Moon phase: New

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Extremes

Orkney & Shetland extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Fair Isle 10.1 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Lerwick (S. Screen) 9.5 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Baltasound 4.5 °C
Highest rainfall Kirkwall 0.4 mm
Sunniest Lerwick (S. Screen) 0.0 hours

UK extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Herstmonceux West End 18.5 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Braemar No2 8.7 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Capel Curig -0.4 °C
Highest rainfall Woburn 19.6 mm
Sunniest Dundrennan 5.6 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)

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