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Kirkwall weather

  • Light shower day 11 °C

    5 °C

  • Light shower day 12 °C

    9 °C

  • Light rain 14 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    8 °C

  • Heavy rain 12 °C

    8 °C

  • Sunny intervals 13 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    8 °C

Sunday (Sunday 23 September 2018)
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Warnings
Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Heavy rain Heavy shower night Light shower night Partly cloudy night Light shower night Partly cloudy night
<5% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 40% 40% 80% 60% 30% 10% 30% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 14 22 NW 15 22 NNW 16 23 NNW 15 22 NNW 14 20 NW 14 20 NW 16 23 NW 13 20 NW 11 19 NW 12 21 WNW 10 20 NNW 11 19 NW 11 18 NW 10 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
E E E E E E E E G VG E VG E E
Humidity
71% 74% 64% 64% 64% 63% 71% 76% 80% 82% 84% 85% 86% 86%
UV index
1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:57 Sunset: 19:09 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 24 September 2018)
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 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Light shower night Partly cloudy night Light shower night Partly cloudy night Light shower night Clear night Overcast Light shower night Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Sunny intervals Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Heavy shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Light shower night
40% 10% 40% <5% 40% 10% 20% 40% 30% 40% 10% 40% 40% 40% 10% 10% 40% 40% 60% 10% 10% 10% <5% 30%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 10 20 WNW 11 22 NW 9 20 WNW 9 18 W 8 16 WSW 9 15 W 9 18 W 8 16 WNW 9 20 W 10 18 W 13 23 W 11 19 W 16 26 W 18 28 W 17 27 W 18 28 W 16 25 W 16 27 W 16 29 WSW 16 28 WSW 16 29 WSW 16 28 WSW 16 28 SW 16 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
E E E E E E E E E E E E VG G E E VG E VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
85% 84% 84% 83% 83% 83% 83% 85% 83% 80% 76% 78% 72% 74% 73% 74% 80% 77% 80% 78% 78% 81% 83% 85%
UV index
1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:00 Sunset: 19:06 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (Tuesday 25 September 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain
10% 60% 10% 10% 10% 20% 50% 60% 60%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 16 30 SW 17 30 SW 18 31 SW 16 28 SSW 20 33 SSW 22 36 SSW 22 37 SW 20 33 SW 20 33
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
E VG E VG VG VG VG G G
Humidity
85% 87% 81% 79% 73% 72% 78% 82% 89%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:02 Sunset: 19:04 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 26 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light rain Light rain Light shower night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
60% 50% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 19 31 WSW 20 35 W 18 30 W 20 33 W 22 36 W 21 34 W 17 28 W 16 28
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
91% 87% 83% 71% 69% 69% 73% 76%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:04 Sunset: 19:01 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 27 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light shower day Cloudy Partly cloudy night
20% 20% 60% 80% 90% 50% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 15 26 W 13 22 W 13 21 W 14 20 W 15 21 WNW 17 26 WNW 15 24 WNW 14 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G M M G VG VG
Humidity
79% 80% 83% 88% 86% 84% 82% 79%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:06 Sunset: 18:58 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 28 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 11 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 9 ° 9 ° 7 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 13 22 NW 14 22 NW 14 22 NW 15 23 NW 15 22 NW 14 21 NW 11 18 WNW 12 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
75% 70% 67% 67% 66% 65% 67% 69%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:09 Sunset: 18:55 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
Saturday (Saturday 29 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 12 21 SW 14 24 SW 17 27 SW 21 32 SW 22 34 SW 22 33 SW 19 30 WSW 19 30
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G VG G G G G G
Humidity
72% 74% 78% 79% 79% 80% 81% 83%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:11 Sunset: 18:52 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
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Updated:
Tiree Overcast 56.497 -6.887
Birmingham Cloudy 52.486 -1.889
Glasgow Sunny intervals 55.864 -4.25
Manchester Sunny intervals 53.479 -2.247
Brighton Heavy rain 50.822 -0.136
Dover Heavy rain 51.126 1.318
Exeter Heavy rain 50.718 -3.533
Lincoln Cloudy 53.23 -0.539
Norwich Heavy rain 52.63 1.299
Peterborough Heavy rain 52.569 -0.239
Swindon Heavy rain 51.556 -1.778
York Cloudy 53.962 -1.079
Aberdeen Sunny intervals 57.15 -2.093
Pembroke Cloudy 51.673 -4.908
Ullapool Sunny intervals 57.896 -5.16
Inverness Cloudy 57.478 -4.223
Kendal Sunny day 54.328 -2.745
Londonderry (Derry) Cloudy 54.995 -7.323
Newtown (Powys) Overcast 52.512 -3.312
Fort William Cloudy 56.82 -5.104
Belfast Sunny intervals 54.596 -5.93
Caernarfon Cloudy 53.139 -4.273
Camborne Light shower day 50.212 -5.294
Cardiff Heavy rain 51.481 -3.178
Dumfries Sunny day 55.071 -3.604
Edinburgh Sunny day 55.953 -3.187
Lerwick Light shower day 60.154 -1.143
London Heavy rain 51.508 -0.125
Newcastle Upon Tyne Sunny intervals 54.978 -1.616
Pitlochry Sunny intervals 56.705 -3.728
Southampton Heavy rain 50.909 -1.403
Stornoway Heavy shower day 58.211 -6.384
Wick (Highland) Cloudy 58.439 -3.092
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Regional Forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Bright with a few showers today.

Today:

Sunny intervals and a few scattered showers, clouding over across Orkney later in the afternoon. Fresh northwesterly winds across Shetland and Fair Isle, moderate across Orkney. Feeling rather cold. Maximum temperature 10 °C.

Tonight:

Clear periods with a few showers continuing through this evening and overnight. Rather chilly, perhaps a local ground frost across Shetland mainland. Remaining breezy across Orkney. Minimum temperature 4 °C.

Monday:

Sunny spells and still a few showers. Brisk westerly winds backing southwesterly in the evening and becoming strong. Still feeling cold in the wind. Maximum temperature 10 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Rain for a time on Monday night. Mainly dry and windy on Tuesday with southwesterly gales, but rain later in the day. Cloudy and mainly dry on Wednesday and Thursday.

Updated: 02:55 on Sun 23 Sep 2018 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Wet in the south this morning, otherwise sunshine and showers.

Today:

Some persistent, and locally heavy rain moving eastwards across southern England, clearing away around lunchtime, with some strong winds. Otherwise, sunny spells for many but occasional heavy showers, mainly near northern facing coasts at first but spreading inland.

Tonight:

Further showers for northern and northwestern parts but becoming dry elsewhere. Turning chilly inland under clear skies, some rural grass frost and a local air frost in prone spots.

Monday:

Most places dry with light winds and warm sunny spells. Showers for Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England, with thicker cloud in the far north later; chilly and breezy here.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

A north/south split developing through the middle of the week. Becoming cloudier and windy with some rain in the north. but remaining settled, dry and mostly sunny in the south.

Updated: 01:49 on Sun 23 Sep 2018 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 27 Sep 2018 to Saturday 6 Oct 2018:

Through the remainder of September the weather should stay largely settled with long spells of sunshine and generally light winds. Northern and northwestern areas may be more changeable at times, with stronger winds and some outbreaks of rain, which may occasionally extend a little further east and south. Overnight, pockets of mist and fog are possible, especially in the south although it should remain mostly dry here. By day it will be warm for many, but some nights will be chilly with patchy frost possible. Into early October, many areas are likely to remain mostly settled, but it is likely to turn generally colder. Southern parts are likely to see the driest weather, but some wet and windy weather is possible in the north.

UK Outlook for Sunday 7 Oct 2018 to Sunday 21 Oct 2018:

Generally settled and drier conditions are likely to dominate across many parts of the UK during the beginning of this period, particularly across the south. This should bring a good deal of sunshine with any wet and windy weather, likely to be mostly confined to the north. Long nights will lead to a greater chance of fog and patchy frost, but the days will often be mild. Towards the middle of the month, there is considerable uncertainty in the forecast, with the chance that it may turn more unsettled across all parts, although this is most likely to be across the north.

Updated: 01:49 on Sun 23 Sep 2018 BST

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Kirkwall

Location
58.954, -2.9
Altitude
26 m above mean sea level

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