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Kirkwall (nearest observation site to North Ronaldsay Firth)

Tuesday (Tuesday 12 December 2017)
16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Light shower night Light rain Light rain
Temperature (°C)
1.6 ° 2.9 ° 3.7 ° 3.8 ° 4.0 ° 3.9 ° 3.0 ° 3.6 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 10 S 13 S 15 S 15 S 15 SSW 19 S 15 SSW 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG E VG E VG G G G
Humidity Expand
89% 92% 92% 88% 86% 89% 96% 97%
Pressure (hPa) Expand
995 994 993 992 991 990 989 988
Pressure Tendency (F = Falling, R = Rising, S = Steady) Expand
F F F F F F F F
Sunrise: 08:57 Sunset: 15:09 Moon phase: Third quarter
Wednesday (Wednesday 13 December 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
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Clear night Cloudy Heavy shower night Cloudy Clear night Cloudy Overcast Heavy shower night Overcast Sunny intervals Cloudy Heavy shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
3.3 ° 3.9 ° 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 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 14 SW 15 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
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
E VG E VG G VG VG VG VG G E E E P E VG VG
Humidity Expand
94% 95% 88% 91% 93% 93% 94% 93% 91% 94% 93% 94% 93% 92% 95% 91% 97%
Pressure (hPa) Expand
987 986 986 985 985 984 983 981 980 979 978 978 977 976 976 976 976
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
Sunrise: 08:58 Sunset: 15:09 Moon phase: Third quarter

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Extremes

Orkney & Shetland extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Fair Isle 5.5 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Baltasound 3.5 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Baltasound -2.3 °C
Highest rainfall Kirkwall 0.6 mm
Sunniest Lerwick (S. Screen) 1.3 hours

UK extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Scilly St Marys 10.7 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Fylingdales 0.2 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Shawbury -13.0 °C
Highest rainfall Capel Curig 23.2 mm
Sunniest Shoeburyness 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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