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Kirkwall weather

  • Sunny intervals 10 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 10 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 9 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 9 °C

    6 °C

  • Light rain 9 °C

    6 °C

  • Overcast 9 °C

    5 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    5 °C

Sunday (Sunday 18 November 2018)
Now 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
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 19 34 SSE 19 33 SSE 22 36 SSE 20 34 SSE 19 32 SSE 18 30 SSE 19 31 SSE 20 32 SSE 19 32 SSE 17 30 SSE 16 28 SSE 15 27 SSE 15 28 SSE 15 27 SSE 15 27 SSE 16 27 SSE 15 26
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity
87% 88% 87% 86% 84% 84% 84% 85% 87% 86% 87% 87% 86% 86% 86% 86% 85%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:09 Sunset: 15:43 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 19 November 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
Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 16 28 SSE 16 27 SSE 16 26 SSE 16 26 SSE 15 25 SSE 15 25 SSE 14 25 SSE 14 24 SE 14 25 SE 15 25 SE 15 25 SE 16 26 SE 15 25 SE 15 25 SE 15 25 SE 15 25 SE 14 24 SE 13 24 SE 14 25 SE 14 25 SE 14 24 SE 13 23 ESE 14 23 ESE 13 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
86% 85% 85% 87% 85% 83% 82% 81% 79% 78% 76% 75% 74% 74% 74% 75% 76% 73% 72% 71% 69% 68% 71% 73%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:12 Sunset: 15:41 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (Tuesday 20 November 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 20% 40% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ESE 13 21 ESE 12 19 ESE 11 17 E 14 20 E 13 19 ENE 13 18 ENE 13 19 E 13 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
74% 77% 79% 75% 76% 80% 81% 80%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:14 Sunset: 15:39 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 21 November 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Light shower night Light rain
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 30% 40%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 14 21 E 15 23 E 17 26 ESE 20 31 ESE 22 34 ESE 23 35 ESE 21 32 ESE 20 30
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG G G G G
Humidity
75% 74% 75% 75% 75% 77% 79% 79%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:16 Sunset: 15:38 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 22 November 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Light rain Overcast Overcast Overcast
10% 20% 20% 10% 40% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ESE 20 31 ESE 20 30 ESE 18 28 ESE 19 28 E 19 29 E 18 27 E 16 24 E 15 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G VG G G G G VG
Humidity
78% 80% 78% 78% 76% 75% 74% 74%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:19 Sunset: 15:36 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3
Friday (Friday 23 November 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 16 23 E 15 22 ENE 14 21 ENE 15 22 ENE 15 23 ENE 15 23 ENE 14 21 ENE 13 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G VG G G G G G G
Humidity
75% 76% 76% 77% 77% 77% 76% 75%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:21 Sunset: 15:34 Moon phase: Full
Saturday (Saturday 24 November 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 15 22 ENE 15 22 ENE 14 21 ENE 15 22 ENE 16 23 E 15 21 E 13 20 ESE 13 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
76% 74% 73% 72% 72% 73% 74% 77%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:23 Sunset: 15:33 Moon phase: Full
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Updated:
Tiree Clear night 56.497 -6.887
Birmingham Cloudy 52.486 -1.889
Glasgow Clear night 55.864 -4.25
Manchester Sunny day 53.479 -2.247
Brighton Sunny day 50.822 -0.136
Dover Sunny day 51.126 1.318
Exeter Sunny day 50.718 -3.533
Lincoln Sunny day 53.23 -0.539
Norwich Sunny day 52.63 1.299
Peterborough Sunny day 52.569 -0.239
Swindon Sunny intervals 51.556 -1.778
York Sunny day 53.962 -1.079
Aberdeen Cloudy 57.15 -2.093
Pembroke Sunny day 51.673 -4.908
Ullapool Clear night 57.896 -5.16
Inverness Clear night 57.478 -4.223
Kendal Sunny day 54.328 -2.745
Londonderry (Derry) Clear night 54.995 -7.323
Newtown (Powys) Sunny intervals 52.512 -3.312
Fort William Clear night 56.82 -5.104
Belfast Clear night 54.596 -5.93
Caernarfon Sunny day 53.139 -4.273
Camborne Sunny day 50.212 -5.294
Cardiff Sunny day 51.481 -3.178
Dumfries Clear night 55.071 -3.604
Edinburgh Clear night 55.953 -3.187
Lerwick Cloudy 60.154 -1.143
London Sunny day 51.508 -0.125
Newcastle Upon Tyne Sunny intervals 54.978 -1.616
Pitlochry Cloudy 56.705 -3.728
Southampton Sunny day 50.909 -1.403
Stornoway Clear night 58.211 -6.384
Wick (Highland) Cloudy 58.439 -3.092
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Regional Forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Dry with sunny spells across Orkney. Cloudier over Shetland.

Today:

A dry day across the Isles with sunny spells over Orkney. Cloud lingering over Shetland but a little afternoon sunshine breaking through here too. A mild day with a light southeasterly breeze. Maximum temperature 13 °C.

Tonight:

Clear periods and cold at first over Orkney otherwise a cloudy night with most places staying dry. There may be the odd patch of drizzle over Shetland later. Minimum temperature 3 °C.

Monday:

Mostly dry and mainly cloudy with just a few brighter interludes, especially towards western coasts. Feeling colder in the light southeasterly breeze. Maximum temperature 11 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

A mainly cloudy and colder few days with freshening easterly winds. Still a lot of dry weather with just a few light showers, mostly affecting Orkney.

Updated: 02:43 on Sun 18 Nov 2018 GMT

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Mostly sunny today. Cloudier, colder, and showery this coming week.

Today:

A chilly start, then mostly dry and sunny. However, the far northeast may be cloudier at times, and fog patches could be slow to clear in northeast England and northwest Scotland. Generally colder than Saturday, and breezy in the south.

Tonight:

It will be dry with clear periods across western areas, giving a patchy frost. Eastern and later central parts will see cloud arriving from the North Sea, bringing patchy rain.

Monday:

There will be variable, often large amounts of cloud, with the best sunny spells in the west and northwest. Showers developing, mainly in the east and southeast. A cold wind.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Mostly fine in the northwest on Tuesday. Otherwise rather unsettled and cold, with showery outbreaks of rain, especially in the south and east. Some hill snow, and icy patches overnight.

Updated: 00:24 on Sun 18 Nov 2018 GMT

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 22 Nov 2018 to Saturday 1 Dec 2018:

Throughout this period, the winds look likely to blow in from the east, across continental Europe. This will often bring cloudy skies, with the best of any sunshine in western areas. There is also the likelihood of some showers, these most frequent in eastern parts, but perhaps becoming more widespread and persistent at times. With a chill in the air, there is scope for some sleet or snow, but this will most likely be restricted to the hills. The breeze will make for a marked wind chill at times in the south. With lighter winds further north, and under clear skies at night, overnight frosts are likely to become more common. There is also a small chance of even colder conditions going into early December, in northerly winds.

UK Outlook for Sunday 2 Dec 2018 to Sunday 16 Dec 2018:

Through this period, there may be a continuation of the cold and mainly settled conditions for much of the UK, with some showers coming in from the east. However, there is a chance that during early December the weather pattern may change, with fronts moving in from the west across the Atlantic. This would bring longer spells of rain, interspersed with brighter, showery interludes, and it would also become less cold. However, even if the change does happen, it won't be long before we have more settled conditions again, perhaps by the middle of December. This would mean a return to the colder conditions with overnight frost and fog.

Updated: 00:24 on Sun 18 Nov 2018 GMT

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Kirkwall

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

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