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Kirkwall weather

  • Sunny intervals 12 °C

    6 °C

  • Light rain 12 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 10 °C

    5 °C

  • Cloudy 9 °C

    4 °C

  • Light rain 9 °C

    4 °C

  • Sunny intervals 9 °C

    4 °C

  • Cloudy 9 °C

    4 °C

Saturday (Saturday 21 April 2018)
Now 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Light shower day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy
30% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 16 26 SE 14 24 SE 13 24 SSE 11 25 S 13 27 S 13 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
77% 80% 82% 86% 84% 86%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:42 Sunset: 20:40 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L
Sunday (Sunday 22 April 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
Partly cloudy night Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light shower night Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 50% 60% 80% 80% 80% 80% 50% 50% 30% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 14 29 SSE 14 30 SSE 15 29 SSE 14 27 SSE 16 29 SSE 15 27 SSE 14 26 SSE 14 23 SSE 15 23 S 14 21 S 13 19 S 12 17 SSW 11 16 SSW 11 16 SW 10 15 WSW 11 16 WSW 11 15 WNW 10 14 SW 10 15 SW 12 19 WSW 12 19 SW 11 18 SSW 12 20 SSW 12 21
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 G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity
87% 88% 90% 92% 94% 95% 95% 95% 95% 95% 93% 91% 87% 82% 82% 86% 89% 90% 90% 90% 91% 92% 91% 90%
UV index
1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:40 Sunset: 20:42 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L
Monday (Monday 23 April 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Light shower night Light rain Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
10% 40% 50% 40% 40% 10% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 8 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 4 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 12 22 SSW 12 22 SW 13 21 W 15 25 WSW 19 30 W 22 34 W 21 34 W 17 26 WSW 14 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG E VG VG G
Humidity
91% 91% 93% 91% 85% 77% 77% 81% 89%
UV index
1 2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:37 Sunset: 20:44 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L
Tuesday (Tuesday 24 April 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Light rain Light shower day Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night
10% 50% 20% 50% 40% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 12 17 W 13 18 W 12 19 W 15 21 W 15 22 WNW 14 21 W 12 17 WSW 9 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G VG G VG
Humidity
91% 90% 88% 85% 82% 83% 83% 88%
UV index
1 2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:34 Sunset: 20:47 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L
Wednesday (Wednesday 25 April 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Light shower day Light rain Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 30% 40% 20%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 5 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 5 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 10 15 SW 10 15 SW 9 13 SSW 9 14 SSW 11 16 SSW 10 14 SW 9 12 SW 8 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG VG G G G
Humidity
89% 90% 89% 84% 83% 85% 86% 89%
UV index
1 2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:32 Sunset: 20:49 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L
Thursday (Thursday 26 April 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 5 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 9 13 W 9 14 W 9 13 W 10 15 WNW 12 16 WNW 12 16 WNW 10 14 W 9 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
89% 89% 87% 83% 82% 82% 82% 83%
UV index
1 2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:29 Sunset: 20:51 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Friday (Friday 27 April 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 3 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 10 14 WNW 10 14 WNW 9 14 W 10 15 W 11 16 W 11 15 W 10 14 W 8 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
83% 82% 81% 79% 77% 78% 79% 80%
UV index
1 2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:26 Sunset: 20:54 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
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Updated:
Tiree Cloudy 56.497 -6.887
Birmingham Sunny day 52.486 -1.889
Glasgow Sunny day 55.864 -4.25
Manchester Sunny day 53.479 -2.247
Brighton Sunny intervals 50.822 -0.136
Dover Sunny intervals 51.126 1.318
Exeter Cloudy 50.718 -3.533
Lincoln Sunny day 53.23 -0.539
Norwich Sunny intervals 52.63 1.299
Peterborough Cloudy 52.569 -0.239
Swindon Sunny day 51.556 -1.778
York Sunny day 53.962 -1.079
Aberdeen Sunny day 57.15 -2.093
Pembroke Sunny intervals 51.673 -4.908
Ullapool Sunny intervals 57.896 -5.16
Inverness Sunny intervals 57.478 -4.223
Kendal Cloudy 54.328 -2.745
Londonderry (Derry) Cloudy 54.995 -7.323
Newtown (Powys) Sunny day 52.512 -3.312
Fort William Sunny intervals 56.82 -5.104
Belfast Sunny day 54.596 -5.93
Caernarfon Sunny day 53.139 -4.273
Camborne Sunny day 50.212 -5.294
Cardiff Cloudy 51.481 -3.178
Dumfries Sunny day 55.071 -3.604
Edinburgh Sunny day 55.953 -3.187
Lerwick Sunny intervals 60.154 -1.143
London Cloudy 51.508 -0.125
Newcastle Upon Tyne Sunny day 54.978 -1.616
Pitlochry Sunny day 56.705 -3.728
Southampton Heavy shower day 50.909 -1.403
Stornoway Light rain 58.211 -6.384
Wick (Highland) Sunny day 58.439 -3.092
  • Regional
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Regional Forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Mainly dry tonight. Rain on Sunday.

This Evening and Tonight:

A mainly dry night with some clear spells. Low cloud is likely to spread into Orkney by dawn. Freshening southeasterly winds, becoming locally strong over Shetland later. Minimum temperature 4 °C.

Sunday:

A risk of heavy showers for Shetland at first, otherwise a mainly dry start, low cloud spreading north. Rain in the afternoon, clearing later. Fresh southeast winds, becoming moderate southwest. Maximum temperature 11 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Monday windy with occasional showers, best of any sunny intervals for Orkney. Sunshine and scattered showers on Tuesday and Wednesday, lighter winds.

Updated: 14:54 on Sat 21 Apr 2018 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Some thundery showers overnight, cloud and rain moving east Sunday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Heavy showers and thunderstorms over parts of Wales, southern Scotland and much of England, away from the southwest, clearing from the west during the early hours. Outbreaks of rain then arrive in the west later, where it will be breezy.

Sunday:

Cloud and some rain will slowly move eastwards across the UK, with cooler but brighter skies following, along with a few showers. However, staying warm and sunny across southeast England.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Changeable to begin the new working week. Generally unsettled, cooler and breezy, with rain or showers at times, especially across western parts. Driest in the southeast. Temperatures mostly near average.

Updated: 15:10 on Sat 21 Apr 2018 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 26 Apr 2018 to Saturday 5 May 2018:

There will be sunny spells and scattered showers on Thursday, the showers being heaviest and most frequent in the north and northwest with a risk of thunder at times, the driest and brightest conditions being in the south. Conditions will probably be drier on Friday with the showers becoming confined to the north. It will be rather windy on Thursday, but the winds will become lighter on Friday. For the rest of the period it will be generally changeable, with the best of any drier and brighter weather in the southeast, but with a chance of some rain at times even here. Temperatures overall will be around average, but it may be rather warm in the south and east at times.

UK Outlook for Sunday 6 May 2018 to Sunday 20 May 2018:

At the start of May changeable conditions are probable at first, with the southeast seeing the best of any drier, warmer weather, while the northwest will have more frequent spells of rain or showers. The forecast through the rest of this period is currently very uncertain, but through the first half of May it looks as though we could see a mixture of periods of more settled, fine and dry conditions interspersed with spells of showery and more changeable weather. Overall it will be wettest in the northwest, and driest in the southeast. Temperatures are likely to be around average, but with the risk of some cooler northerly winds at times, although there is a greater chance of above average temperatures into the second half of the month.

Updated: 15:10 on Sat 21 Apr 2018 BST

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Kirkwall

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

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