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Kirkwall weather

  • Light rain 17 °C

    10 °C

  • Light shower day 17 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 17 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny intervals 17 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 17 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    10 °C

  • Light rain 16 °C

    10 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 15 August 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
Sunny intervals Light shower day Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night
<5% 30% 40% 40% 10% 10% 20% 90% ≥95% 90% 90% 60% 20% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 12 24 S 13 23 S 14 24 S 14 21 SSW 13 19 SSW 13 18 SW 13 18 SW 10 16 SW 12 19 SW 11 19 SSW 11 19 SSW 15 25 SSW 15 26 SSW 14 24 SSW 15 26 SSW 16 28 SW 16 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG VG VG VG G M G M VG VG VG VG VG E
Humidity
89% 92% 93% 92% 89% 87% 81% 83% 91% 91% 91% 88% 84% 85% 84% 85% 85%
UV index
1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:30 Sunset: 21:01 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Thursday (Thursday 16 August 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
Clear night Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Partly cloudy night Light shower night Light shower night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 40% 40% 40% 40% 30% 30% 30% 10% 30% 40%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 13 24 SW 13 23 SW 13 24 SSW 12 22 SSW 12 22 SSW 12 24 SSW 13 24 SSW 14 25 SSW 16 25 SSW 17 26 SSW 18 26 SSW 17 25 SSW 16 24 SSW 16 23 SW 16 22 SW 15 21 SW 14 20 SW 15 22 WSW 15 23 WSW 14 22 WSW 14 23 WSW 14 23 WSW 14 25 WSW 14 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG E VG VG VG E E E E E VG VG VG VG G VG E E VG VG VG VG
Humidity
86% 85% 83% 84% 84% 84% 84% 81% 79% 77% 74% 72% 70% 71% 72% 75% 82% 82% 79% 80% 82% 84% 84% 84%
UV index
1 1 1 2 3 3 3 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:32 Sunset: 20:58 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Friday (Friday 17 August 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Heavy shower night Light shower night Light shower night Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light shower night
70% 80% 40% 40% 20% 10% 10% 50% 30%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 14 24 SW 14 24 SW 15 25 SW 14 23 SW 19 28 SSW 19 27 S 19 28 SSW 18 26 SW 18 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G VG VG G G G G G VG
Humidity
86% 88% 88% 84% 79% 79% 80% 82% 81%
UV index
1 2 3 1 1
Sunrise: 05:34 Sunset: 20:56 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Saturday (Saturday 18 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light shower night Light shower night Light shower day Light shower day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy
40% 40% 30% 30% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 19 29 WSW 19 31 WSW 20 33 WSW 24 35 W 22 33 W 19 28 W 15 21 W 10 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG G G VG G
Humidity
81% 82% 83% 81% 80% 81% 82% 86%
UV index
1 2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:37 Sunset: 20:53 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Sunday (Sunday 19 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 30% 20%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 11 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 9 13 SW 8 12 SSW 9 13 SSW 12 17 WSW 13 19 SSW 13 18 SW 13 18 SW 11 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
87% 88% 87% 82% 80% 81% 83% 85%
UV index
1 2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:39 Sunset: 20:50 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Monday (Monday 20 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 11 17 WSW 11 16 WSW 11 16 W 15 21 W 15 21 W 14 20 WSW 13 18 W 11 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
84% 84% 83% 81% 79% 79% 80% 81%
UV index
1 2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:41 Sunset: 20:48 Moon phase: First quarter
Tuesday (Tuesday 21 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Partly cloudy night
20% 20% 20% 20% 50% 50% 30% 30%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 12 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 12 18 SW 12 18 SW 12 19 SW 16 23 WSW 16 23 WSW 15 21 WSW 14 20 W 13 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G
Humidity
82% 83% 84% 82% 80% 80% 80% 83%
UV index
1 2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:43 Sunset: 20:45 Moon phase: First quarter
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Updated:
Tiree Cloudy 56.497 -6.887
Birmingham Sunny intervals 52.486 -1.889
Glasgow Cloudy 55.864 -4.25
Manchester Cloudy 53.479 -2.247
Brighton Cloudy 50.822 -0.136
Dover Cloudy 51.126 1.318
Exeter Cloudy 50.718 -3.533
Lincoln Sunny intervals 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 Cloudy 53.962 -1.079
Aberdeen Cloudy 57.15 -2.093
Pembroke Cloudy 51.673 -4.908
Ullapool Sunny intervals 57.896 -5.16
Inverness Overcast 57.478 -4.223
Kendal Light rain 54.328 -2.745
Londonderry (Derry) Cloudy 54.995 -7.323
Newtown (Powys) Mist 52.512 -3.312
Fort William Light rain 56.82 -5.104
Belfast Sunny intervals 54.596 -5.93
Caernarfon Overcast 53.139 -4.273
Camborne Cloudy 50.212 -5.294
Cardiff Cloudy 51.481 -3.178
Dumfries Overcast 55.071 -3.604
Edinburgh Heavy shower day 55.953 -3.187
Lerwick Cloudy 60.154 -1.143
London Overcast 51.508 -0.125
Newcastle Upon Tyne Cloudy 54.978 -1.616
Pitlochry Heavy rain 56.705 -3.728
Southampton Cloudy 50.909 -1.403
Stornoway Cloudy 58.211 -6.384
Wick (Highland) Light rain 58.439 -3.092
  • Regional
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Regional Forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Rain spreading northeast on Wednesday.

Today:

A bright start with some sunshine, then cloud and rain reaching Orkney by late morning extending to Shetland in afternoon. Some heavy rain before it clears Orkney towards evening. Windy. Maximum temperature 17 °C.

Tonight:

Shetland starting cloudy with rain, before the clearer weather with scattered showers extends up from Orkney. Mostly clear and dry overnight. Minimum temperature 10 °C.

Thursday:

A mostly dry morning with some sunshine then showers developing in the afternoon. These could be heavy but further sunshine is expected. Quite windy. Maximum temperature 17 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Cloud and rain on Friday clearing to blustery showers, windy with the chance of westerly gales. Showers and winds easing on Saturday. Mostly dry and bright on Sunday.

Updated: 02:42 on Wed 15 Aug 2018 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Dry but cloudy for many. Outbreaks of rain northwest.

Today:

Cloudy and breezy across parts of Scotland, northern England and northwest Wales, with outbreaks of rain which may be heavy at times. Across much of central and southern England it will be dry, with a few warm sunny spells.

Tonight:

The rain will continue to push southeastwards, bringing heavy outbreaks to many. Some clear spells will emerge across Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England, with scattered showers moving in here.

Thursday:

Rain to start across parts of England and Wales, clearing to a fresher feel, with sunny spells. Some scattered, possibly thundery, showers, mainly in the north and west.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Often rather cloudy and windy, with heavy rain at times, especially in the north and west. Drier and brighter in south and east. Feeling warmer in the southeast on Sunday.

Updated: 01:55 on Wed 15 Aug 2018 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 19 Aug 2018 to Tuesday 28 Aug 2018:

Heavy persistent rain and strong winds are likely at times on Sunday in northern, central and western areas, with the southeast probably staying dry. Next week will tend to stay windy in the north and west with a fair amount of rain here but also a few brighter and drier interludes. There will probably be a good deal of dry and bright weather in the south and east, with only brief interludes of thicker cloud and rain. As a result, this part of the country may well become very warm and humid again. This pattern is quite likely to continue into the following week, with warm dry weather predominating, especially in the south, and longer spells of rain and wind more likely in the north.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 29 Aug 2018 to Wednesday 12 Sep 2018:

During this period it looks likely that the weather pattern will only change slowly. High pressure will tend to dominate at the start of this period, with southern areas perhaps seeing the driest and brightest weather. Further outbreaks of rain and strong winds may move across the north, and perhaps sink southeastwards at times. Into September, confidence in the forecast decreases. However, we will probably see some longer dry and settled spells at times, these perhaps becoming more dominant in the north and northwest. Temperatures are likely to be generally warmer than average, but as we go into September there will an increasing chance of some chillier nights.

Updated: 01:55 on Wed 15 Aug 2018 BST

Location details

Kirkwall

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

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