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Kirkwall (nearest observation site to North Ronaldsay Airfield)

Monday (Monday 16 October 2017)
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 day Light rain Overcast Light shower day Overcast Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain
Temperature (°C)
11.1 ° 10.6 ° 9.6 ° 9.0 ° 9.3 ° 9.8 ° 9.3 ° 9.1 ° 9.5 ° 9.7 ° 10.1 ° 10.7 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 6 SSE 6 ESE 8 E 10 E 17 E 22 31 E 24 33 E 28 39 E 31 46 E 30 48 E 31 49 E 29 46
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG E VG G M P P P M P
Humidity Expand
89% 89% 92% 92% 92% 91% 91% 97% 99% 100% 99% 100%
Pressure (hPa) Expand
1015 1014 1013 1011 1010 1008 1007 1005 1003 1000 998 996
Pressure Tendency (F = Falling, R = Rising, S = Steady) Expand
R F F F F F F F F F
Sunrise: 07:49 Sunset: 18:00 Moon phase: Waning crescent
Tuesday (Tuesday 17 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
Overcast Overcast Overcast Light shower night Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Overcast
Temperature (°C)
12.3 ° 12.5 ° 11.9 ° 11.7 ° 11.7 ° 11.7 ° 11.3 ° 11.7 ° 11.6 ° 11.2 ° 10.6 ° 10.8 ° 10.5 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 15 34 ESE 11 ESE 10 SE 11 SE 9 SSE 10 ENE 2 NNE 6 N 8 NNE 25 32 NNE 30 38 NNE 30 41 NNE 34 46
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
P M G M M P M P M M M G G
Humidity Expand
100% 99% 94% 97% 98% 99% 99% 100% 100% 100% 97% 94% 89%
Pressure (hPa) Expand
995 993 993 992 991 990 990 991 992 994 996 998 1001
Pressure Tendency (F = Falling, R = Rising, S = Steady) Expand
F F F F F F F R R R R R R
Sunrise: 07:51 Sunset: 17:58 Moon phase: Waning crescent

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Extremes

Orkney & Shetland extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Baltasound 12.9 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Kirkwall 11.2 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Baltasound 7.0 °C
Highest rainfall Kirkwall 9.2 mm
Sunniest Lerwick (S. Screen) 1.9 hours

UK extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Manston 23.5 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Lentran 10.9 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Stornoway 5.3 °C
Highest rainfall Dunstaffnage 19.4 mm
Sunniest Camborne 6.6 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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