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Kirkwall (nearest observation site to St Catherine's Bay)

Thursday (Thursday 18 January 2018)
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 Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Light rain Heavy shower night Light shower night Light snow shower night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Light shower night Cloudy Overcast
Temperature (°C)
1.7 ° 1.7 ° 1.5 ° 2.1 ° 1.9 ° 2.2 ° 1.6 ° 1.4 ° 0.6 ° 0.6 ° 1.1 ° 1.0 ° 1.5 ° 1.7 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 8 WNW 5 WSW 7 W 8 W 5 W 7 NW 8 W 6 W 8 SW 5 SSW 10 WSW 14 SW 13 SW 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
E E E VG E G P G P E E E E E
Humidity Expand
93% 90% 87% 85% 85% 89% 91% 95% 96% 98% 98% 96% 92% 95%
Pressure (hPa) Expand
989 990 990 990 991 991 992 992 993 993 993 994 993 993
Pressure Tendency (F = Falling, R = Rising, S = Steady) Expand
R R R R R R R R R R R R R R
Sunrise: 08:48 Sunset: 15:55 Moon phase: New
Friday (Friday 19 January 2018)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00
Overcast Heavy rain Overcast Sleet shower Heavy rain Light rain Heavy snow Overcast Cloudy Light shower day Heavy snow shower day
Temperature (°C)
1.4 ° 0.7 ° 0.9 ° 0.7 ° 1.1 ° 1.1 ° 0.6 ° 1.0 ° 1.3 ° 1.0 ° 0.8 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 23 29 W 17 29 W 8 WSW 9 SW 14 W 16 WSW 16 SW 15 SSW 13 SW 11 W 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
E P E G G VG P E E E G
Humidity Expand
95% 96% 98% 97% 96% 96% 97% 96% 95% 97% 97%
Pressure (hPa) Expand
993 994 994 994 993 993 994 993 993 994 994
Pressure Tendency (F = Falling, R = Rising, S = Steady) Expand
F R R R F F F F F F R
Sunrise: 08:46 Sunset: 15:57 Moon phase: New

– = No Data

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Extremes

Orkney & Shetland extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Fair Isle 4.0 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Lerwick (S. Screen) 2.0 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Baltasound -4.8 °C
Highest rainfall Kirkwall 4.2 mm
Sunniest Lerwick (S. Screen) 1.7 hours

UK extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Swanage 10.5 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Drumnadrochit -0.5 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Loch Glascarnoch SAWS -7.7 °C
Highest rainfall Rochdale 20.8 mm
Sunniest Bournemouth Airport 5.2 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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