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Kirkwall (nearest observation site to Papa Westray Youth Hostel)

Wednesday (Wednesday 13 December 2017)
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
Clear night Cloudy Heavy shower night Cloudy Clear night Cloudy Overcast Heavy shower night Overcast Sunny intervals Cloudy Heavy shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Light rain Cloudy Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C)
3.8 ° 3.3 ° 3.3 ° 3.8 ° 3.4 ° 3.1 ° 3.9 ° 3.3 ° 3.7 ° 3.6 ° 3.3 ° 3.6 ° 2.6 ° 3.6 ° 1.6 ° 1.5 ° 2.0 ° 2.7 ° 2.4 ° 2.3 ° 2.6 ° 2.7 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 18 34 WSW 13 38 W 13 SSW 16 SSW 16 S 14 S 14 S 16 SSW 21 29 SW 19 WSW 21 37 WSW 17 31 WSW 16 37 W 17 36 W 14 31 W 5 SW 14 WSW 15 W 13 WSW 14 WSW 14 WSW 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
E VG G VG VG VG VG G E E E P E VG VG VG VG VG E E E VG
Humidity Expand
88% 91% 93% 93% 94% 93% 91% 94% 93% 94% 93% 92% 95% 91% 97% 95% 96% 89% 86% 90% 88% 88%
Pressure (hPa) Expand
986 985 985 984 983 981 980 979 978 978 977 976 976 976 976 976 976 976 976 976 975 975
Pressure Tendency (F = Falling, R = Rising, S = Steady) Expand
F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F R F F F F R F
Sunrise: 09:00 Sunset: 15:11 Moon phase: Third quarter
Thursday (Thursday 14 December 2017)
00:00 01:00 02:00
Heavy shower night Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
2.4 ° 1.6 ° 1.6 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 17 SW 11 W 5
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M E E
Humidity Expand
91% 95% 92%
Pressure (hPa) Expand
976 976 975
Pressure Tendency (F = Falling, R = Rising, S = Steady) Expand
R R R
Sunrise: 09:01 Sunset: 15:11 Moon phase: Waning crescent

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Extremes

Orkney & Shetland extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Fair Isle 5.8 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Kirkwall 4.4 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Baltasound 1.3 °C
Highest rainfall Kirkwall 7.4 mm
Sunniest Kirkwall 0.1 hours

UK extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Scilly St Marys 11.4 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Dalwhinnie 1.6 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Drumnadrochit -3.1 °C
Highest rainfall Loch Glascarnoch SAWS 34.6 mm
Sunniest Dundrennan 2.2 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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