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Kirkwall (nearest observation site to Papa Westray Airfield)

Thursday (Thursday 14 December 2017)
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
Cloudy Light shower night Cloudy Overcast Light shower night Overcast Cloudy Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Overcast Overcast Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Heavy shower night Light shower night Light shower night
Temperature (°C)
2.7 ° 2.8 ° 2.4 ° 3.4 ° 3.2 ° 3.9 ° 4.6 ° 3.2 ° 3.8 ° 3.4 ° 3.1 ° 2.4 ° 1.3 ° 1.7 ° 4.0 ° 3.4 ° 3.7 ° 4.8 ° 5.0 ° 5.4 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 14 WSW 15 WSW 11 SW 16 WSW 6 29 SW 18 SW 16 SSW 16 30 SW 18 31 SSW 18 29 S 11 30 ESE 6 E 7 ENE 8 NE 9 NE 7 NNW 5 N 14 NNE 26 36 NNE 32 40
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG M E VG VG G G P VG G VG VG E E VG E E M G M
Humidity Expand
93% 93% 91% 93% 92% 93% 93% 97% 96% 95% 96% 97% 97% 96% 98% 89% 95% 93% 95% 91%
Pressure (hPa) Expand
975 975 975 975 975 975 975 976 976 976 978 979 981 982 984 985 986 988 989 990
Pressure Tendency (F = Falling, R = Rising, S = Steady) Expand
F F F F R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R
Sunrise: 09:01 Sunset: 15:11 Moon phase: Waning crescent
Friday (Friday 15 December 2017)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00
Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
5.8 ° 6.2 ° 5.7 ° 5.4 ° 4.3 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNE 26 40 NNE 28 38 NNE 28 36 NNE 26 37 N 25 44
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G VG VG E
Humidity Expand
86% 76% 76% 75% 80%
Pressure (hPa) Expand
992 993 995 997 998
Pressure Tendency (F = Falling, R = Rising, S = Steady) Expand
R R R R R
Sunrise: 09:02 Sunset: 15:11 Moon phase: Waning crescent

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Extremes

Orkney & Shetland extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Baltasound 6.1 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Kirkwall 5.0 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Kirkwall 1.1 °C
Highest rainfall Kirkwall 7.2 mm
Sunniest Lerwick (S. Screen) 1.9 hours

UK extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Scilly St Marys 9.3 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Fyvie Castle -1.6 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Loch Glascarnoch SAWS -8.5 °C
Highest rainfall Lough Fea SAMOS 20.4 mm

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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