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Kirkwall

  • Heavy rain 7 °C

    5 °C

  • Light rain 7 °C

    3 °C

  • Heavy rain 6 °C

    2 °C

  • Light shower day 6 °C

    2 °C

  • Cloudy 5 °C

    1 °C

  • Light rain 7 °C

    5 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    4 °C

Monday (Monday 22 January 2018)
Now 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
<5% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 21 34 SW 17 31 SSW 17 30 SSW 15 29
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
88% 89% 89% 90%
UV index Expand
Sunrise: 08:41 Sunset: 16:06 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (Tuesday 23 January 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 Heavy rain Heavy rain Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Overcast Light shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower night Light rain Light shower night Light rain Light shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Cloudy
10% 80% 80% 20% 90% 80% 50% 50% 20% 20% 20% 60% 50% 20% 40% 60% 60% 60% 40% 60% 40% 60% 60% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 0 ° 0 ° -1 ° 0 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 18 33 SSW 16 30 S 15 28 SSW 18 34 S 18 33 S 18 32 S 21 36 S 19 32 S 19 33 SSW 18 30 SSW 15 26 SSW 14 24 SSW 14 22 SSW 13 22 SW 12 21 SW 14 24 SW 14 26 SW 12 21 SSW 17 29 SW 19 32 SW 21 36 SW 23 39 SW 23 37 SW 22 36
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G VG VG M VG VG VG VG G G G VG VG G VG VG VG VG G VG E VG E
Humidity Expand
86% 91% 91% 90% 92% 91% 88% 89% 90% 93% 94% 94% 95% 94% 93% 92% 91% 90% 89% 88% 85% 83% 84% 84%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:39 Sunset: 16:09 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 24 January 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy shower day Light rain Heavy shower day Heavy rain Heavy shower night
10% 20% 90% 70% 70% 70% 60% 60%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 5 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-1 ° 0 ° -1 ° -2 ° -1 ° 0 ° -1 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 19 31 S 14 25 SSE 22 35 SW 22 36 W 25 41 WSW 19 32 WSW 17 27 WSW 16 26
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
E VG M G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
83% 85% 92% 86% 86% 85% 85% 83%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:37 Sunset: 16:11 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 25 January 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Heavy shower night Light shower night Light shower night Sunny intervals Sunny day Cloudy Light shower night Light shower night
60% 30% 40% 20% 20% 20% 40% 40%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 4 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 1 ° 0 ° -1 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 15 24 SW 12 20 WSW 13 19 WSW 11 17 WNW 12 18 WNW 14 21 NW 13 20 NNW 16 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
84% 84% 83% 80% 78% 79% 81% 80%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:35 Sunset: 16:14 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
Friday (Friday 26 January 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Light shower night Light shower night Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
40% 40% 20% 30% 10% 10% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 3 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -1 ° -1 ° -2 ° -2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 18 28 NNW 17 26 NNW 16 24 NW 13 20 WNW 11 17 W 11 17 SW 11 16 SSW 12 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
78% 72% 68% 67% 63% 64% 71% 74%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:34 Sunset: 16:16 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
Saturday (Saturday 27 January 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Cloudy
20% 50% 10% 10% 20% 50% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-2 ° -2 ° -1 ° -1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 14 21 S 14 21 SSW 15 23 SSW 15 23 SSW 17 26 SSW 19 29 SW 20 31 WSW 22 34
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G VG VG G G G G
Humidity Expand
82% 83% 82% 84% 85% 86% 85% 81%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:32 Sunset: 16:18 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Sunday (Sunday 28 January 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Cloudy Light rain
20% 10% 10% 20% 50% 60% 20% 50%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 23 37 WSW 22 36 WSW 23 35 WSW 20 32 WSW 20 30 WSW 19 29 WSW 18 28 WSW 19 28
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G VG VG VG G G G G
Humidity Expand
78% 77% 78% 80% 82% 83% 82% 84%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:30 Sunset: 16:21 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
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Updated:
Tiree Cloudy 56.497 -6.887
Birmingham Cloudy 52.486 -1.889
Glasgow Cloudy 55.864 -4.25
Manchester Cloudy 53.479 -2.247
Brighton Overcast 50.822 -0.136
Dover Cloudy 51.126 1.318
Exeter Cloudy 50.718 -3.533
Lincoln Cloudy 53.23 -0.539
Norwich Clear night 52.63 1.299
Peterborough Cloudy 52.569 -0.239
Swindon Cloudy 51.556 -1.778
York Partly cloudy night 53.962 -1.079
Aberdeen Partly cloudy night 57.15 -2.093
Pembroke Cloudy 51.673 -4.908
Ullapool Partly cloudy night 57.896 -5.16
Inverness Partly cloudy night 57.478 -4.223
Kendal Cloudy 54.328 -2.745
Londonderry (Derry) Cloudy 54.995 -7.323
Newtown (Powys) Overcast 52.512 -3.312
Fort William Overcast 56.82 -5.104
Belfast Cloudy 54.596 -5.93
Caernarfon Overcast 53.139 -4.273
Camborne Partly cloudy night 50.212 -5.294
Cardiff Overcast 51.481 -3.178
Dumfries Cloudy 55.071 -3.604
Edinburgh Partly cloudy night 55.953 -3.187
Lerwick Overcast 60.154 -1.143
London Overcast 51.508 -0.125
Newcastle Upon Tyne Cloudy 54.978 -1.616
Pitlochry Overcast 56.705 -3.728
Southampton Cloudy 50.909 -1.403
Stornoway Partly cloudy night 58.211 -6.384
Wick (Highland) Cloudy 58.439 -3.092
  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional Forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Cloudy on Tuesday with outbreaks of rain.

This Evening and Tonight:

Showers clearing to leave a mostly dry evening with some clear intervals, especially across Orkney. However, cloud will thicken again to bring some showers later in the night with strong south or southwest winds. Minimum temperature 5 °C.

Tuesday:

It will be mostly cloudy with showers and strong southerly winds. Some bright spells may come through in the afternoon across Orkney as winds ease. Maximum temperature 7 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Wet and windy with a chance of severe gales on Wednesday. Turning colder with a few wintry showers on Thursday. Dry and cold start on Friday but rain spreading east.

Updated: 14:08 on Mon 22 Jan 2018 GMT

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Rain arriving overnight.

This Evening and Tonight:

Overnight it will turn windy with gales across western parts. Outbreaks of rain will arrive from the west, which will be heavy at times. Far eastern parts perhaps staying dry until morning.

Tuesday:

Cloudy to start with outbreaks of rain for many. Turning brighter from the northwest later, but with blustery showers. Windy in all areas but also mild, particularly in the south.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Wednesday very windy with heavy rain followed by blustery showers. Generally less windy on Thursday with sunshine and showers. Drier start on Friday but with rain later. Turning colder.

Updated: 15:05 on Mon 22 Jan 2018 GMT

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 27 Jan 2018 to Monday 5 Feb 2018:

It will become milder through the weekend of the 27th and 28th, but it will be rather changeable with bright and showery weather interspersed with bands of cloud and longer spells of rain. The rain is likely to be heaviest in northern and western parts where it will be windy too, and the driest weather will be in the south and east. It will stay changeable through the rest of January, but perhaps colder with an increased risk of snow in the north. Through the start of February, it is likely to turn mainly dry and perhaps a touch colder, particularly in the south, with a risk of overnight frost and fog. Winds are expected to ease overall with strong winds becoming mostly restricted to the north.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 6 Feb 2018 to Tuesday 20 Feb 2018:

Early February is likely to bring relatively settled conditions with a good deal of dry weather, relatively light winds and frost and fog expected to form overnight. However spells of wet and windy weather are still likely across the north. Into the middle of February the forecast is looking very uncertain. However, we are most likely to see short spells of wet and windy weather move across the UK, interspersed with colder, brighter and drier interludes. Throughout this period temperatures are expected to average out at close to normal but it will be colder at times during the periods of more settled weather

Updated: 15:05 on Mon 22 Jan 2018 GMT

Location details

Kirkwall

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

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