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Kirkwall Airport weather

  • Overcast 8 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    6 °C

  • Light rain 7 °C

    5 °C

  • Cloudy 7 °C

    6 °C

  • Light rain 8 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    6 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 11 December 2018)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 23 36 SSE 24 40 SSE 23 39 SSE 23 38 SSE 23 38
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G G G
Humidity
88% 88% 88% 88% 90%
UV index
Sunrise: 08:54 Sunset: 15:15 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 12 December 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 Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 21 36 SSE 21 36 SSE 22 38 SSE 23 39 SSE 23 38 SSE 24 38 SSE 24 38 SSE 24 38 SSE 24 38 SSE 25 40 SSE 25 41 SSE 26 43 SSE 27 44 SSE 27 44 SSE 28 45 SSE 27 44 SSE 27 44 SSE 27 44 SSE 27 44 SSE 27 44 SSE 27 45 SSE 27 45 SSE 27 45 SSE 27 44
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
88% 88% 88% 87% 85% 85% 85% 85% 84% 84% 83% 81% 79% 78% 78% 79% 78% 78% 78% 75% 72% 72% 70% 70%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:55 Sunset: 15:15 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 13 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
10% 50% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 27 43 SSE 28 45 SSE 27 44 SSE 28 46 SSE 29 47 SSE 30 47 SSE 29 46 SSE 32 47
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
73% 76% 74% 73% 71% 69% 70% 70%
UV index
1 1
Sunrise: 08:57 Sunset: 15:14 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Friday (Friday 14 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% 10% 10% 30% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
1 ° 1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 30 44 S 29 42 S 28 41 S 29 42 SSE 30 43 SSE 32 47 SSE 34 50 SSE 36 52
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
71% 72% 74% 76% 77% 76% 73% 74%
UV index
1 1
Sunrise: 08:58 Sunset: 15:14 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 15 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain
20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 50% 80%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 37 54 SSE 37 54 SSE 36 53 SSE 37 53 SSE 38 55 SSE 40 59 SSE 43 63 SSE 43 64
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG G G M
Humidity
72% 74% 75% 75% 75% 75% 80% 82%
UV index
1 1
Sunrise: 08:59 Sunset: 15:14 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 16 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
90% 80% 80% 50% 50% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
0 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 40 59 SSE 36 51 S 32 45 S 27 39 SSW 25 35 SSW 22 30 S 21 29 SSW 21 29
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity
84% 85% 84% 83% 80% 79% 79% 79%
UV index
1 1
Sunrise: 09:00 Sunset: 15:14 Moon phase: First quarter
Monday (Monday 17 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 21 28 SSW 20 28 S 20 28 SSW 20 28 SSW 20 28 SSW 19 26 SSW 20 27 SSW 22 30
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
80% 81% 82% 82% 82% 82% 82% 83%
UV index
1 1
Sunrise: 09:01 Sunset: 15:14 Moon phase: First quarter
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Updated:
Tiree Heavy rain 56.497 -6.887
Birmingham Overcast 52.486 -1.889
Glasgow Cloudy 55.864 -4.25
Manchester Overcast 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 Clear night 52.569 -0.239
Swindon Cloudy 51.556 -1.778
York Overcast 53.962 -1.079
Aberdeen Cloudy 57.15 -2.093
Pembroke Overcast 51.673 -4.908
Ullapool Cloudy 57.896 -5.16
Inverness Cloudy 57.478 -4.223
Kendal Cloudy 54.328 -2.745
Londonderry (Derry) Light shower night 54.995 -7.323
Newtown (Powys) Overcast 52.512 -3.312
Fort William Cloudy 56.82 -5.104
Belfast Overcast 54.596 -5.93
Caernarfon Cloudy 53.139 -4.273
Camborne Heavy rain 50.212 -5.294
Cardiff Cloudy 51.481 -3.178
Dumfries Cloudy 55.071 -3.604
Edinburgh Cloudy 55.953 -3.187
Lerwick Cloudy 60.154 -1.143
London Partly cloudy night 51.508 -0.125
Newcastle Upon Tyne Partly cloudy night 54.978 -1.616
Pitlochry Cloudy 56.705 -3.728
Southampton Overcast 50.909 -1.403
Stornoway Light rain 58.211 -6.384
Wick (Highland) Partly cloudy night 58.439 -3.092
  • Regional
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Regional Forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Mostly dry and bright on Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

It will stay dry and fairly cloudy this evening and night, although the cloud will thin and break at times. The southeasterly winds will be fresh or strong. Minimum temperature 5 °C.

Wednesday:

A cloudy start, perhaps the odd spot of rain in Orkney. The cloud tending to thin and break with bright spells, but isolated showers affecting Shetland later. Strong southeast winds. Maximum temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Bright but feeling cold in the strong southerly winds on Thursday and Friday. There will also be some some showers. Southeasterly gales or severe gales developing on Saturday.

Updated: 13:58 on Tue 11 Dec 2018 GMT

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Often cloudy, with some rain in the west. Brighter Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Outbreaks of rain, possibly heavy at times, will spread into far western parts. Elsewhere it will be rather cloudy for many, but some clear skies in the east will allow a local frost and patchy fog to develop by morning.

Wednesday:

Cloudy with further outbreaks of rain in the far west, perhaps heavy in places. Drier and brighter towards the east with sunny periods developing, but isolated showers near eastern coasts.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Often dry on Thursday and Friday but cloudy at times with the odd shower, and overnight frosts becoming widespread. Wet and windy Saturday with possibly snow in north and east.

Updated: 14:56 on Tue 11 Dec 2018 GMT

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 16 Dec 2018 to Tuesday 25 Dec 2018:

The middle of the month is likely to remain changeable with a mix of blustery showers and longer spells of rain, and a risk of severe gales at times. Temperatures however will return to near normal for the time of year, with the south and west becoming rather mild at times, although some colder air may move into the north at times to give the risk of some hill snow. Heading into the Christmas week and the most likely scenario is for a continuation of the changeable theme, with some further spells of wind and rain, but interspersed by some brighter but showery weather. Temperatures on the whole look likely to remain around normal, although turning briefly mild in any wet and windy spells, but cooler in any drier interludes.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 26 Dec 2018 to Wednesday 9 Jan 2019:

The end of 2018 is likely to remain fairly changeable with showers or longer spells of rain, possibly wintry over higher ground. Temperatures look likely to be around normal for the time of year. However, as we head into the New Year, there is the chance of high pressure becoming established close to the UK. This would bring drier and colder weather, but also an increasing chance of some snow showers and nighttime frosts.

Updated: 14:56 on Tue 11 Dec 2018 GMT

Location details

Kirkwall Airport

Location
58.959, -2.894
Altitude
11 m above mean sea level

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