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Kirkwall Airport

  • Light shower day 6 °C

    1 °C

  • Cloudy 4 °C

    3 °C

  • Sleet shower 5 °C

    3 °C

  • Cloudy 6 °C

    4 °C

  • Light shower day 7 °C

    4 °C

  • Light shower day 6 °C

    4 °C

  • Light rain 7 °C

    5 °C

Monday (Monday 11 December 2017)
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Warnings
Light shower day Clear night Clear night Heavy rain Sleet shower Light snow shower night Heavy shower night Heavy rain Hail shower night
40% <5% <5% 80% 50% 40% 60% 80% 30%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 2 ° 3 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
0 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 11 21 N 8 16 NNW 10 18 NNW 16 23 NNW 9 15 WNW 7 15 NW 9 15 SW 7 14 WNW 10 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
E VG E G VG VG E VG G
Humidity Expand
78% 91% 89% 95% 94% 94% 89% 94% 91%
UV index Expand
1
Sunrise: 08:54 Sunset: 15:15 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (Tuesday 12 December 2017)
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
Sleet shower Cloudy Light shower night Light rain Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain
40% 10% 30% 40% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 40% 90% 90% 90% 90%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 4 ° 3 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 1 ° 1 ° 0 ° 0 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 9 14 NNW 12 20 NNW 11 19 NNW 12 19 NNW 11 20 NW 9 16 NW 8 15 NW 8 13 NW 8 12 WNW 6 9 W 6 8 WSW 7 9 WSW 7 12 WSW 7 15 SSW 8 15 SSW 9 17 S 11 21 S 13 26 S 15 29 S 16 30 S 18 32 S 21 35 SSW 19 31 SW 16 28
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG E E VG E E G E VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG E E VG E M M G VG
Humidity Expand
94% 87% 91% 87% 89% 89% 85% 84% 83% 78% 78% 78% 79% 84% 83% 84% 82% 82% 84% 84% 89% 90% 92% 91%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:55 Sunset: 15:15 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 13 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Heavy shower night Light shower night Cloudy Light rain Sleet shower Sleet shower Sleet shower night Cloudy
90% 40% 20% 60% 60% 60% 40% 30%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
0 ° 0 ° -1 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 18 32 WSW 15 28 SSW 15 26 SW 18 29 W 17 26 WSW 14 22 WSW 14 23 W 16 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG E E G P VG VG G
Humidity Expand
87% 84% 86% 89% 92% 86% 85% 83%
UV index Expand
1 1
Sunrise: 08:57 Sunset: 15:14 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 14 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower night Light shower night
20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 40% 40% 40%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 15 22 W 13 20 W 12 18 W 11 17 WNW 12 17 WNW 13 19 NW 15 22 NW 19 27
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
82% 77% 77% 75% 75% 76% 77% 76%
UV index Expand
1 1
Sunrise: 08:58 Sunset: 15:14 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Friday (Friday 15 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Partly cloudy night Light shower day Light shower day Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
40% 40% 40% 20% 40% 40% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 0 ° 0 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNE 22 30 N 25 35 N 25 36 N 25 36 NNW 24 35 NNW 25 35 NNW 24 35 NNW 23 33
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% 74% 73% 72% 72% 73% 75% 73%
UV index Expand
1 1
Sunrise: 08:59 Sunset: 15:14 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Saturday (Saturday 16 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Light shower day Light shower day Partly cloudy night Cloudy
40% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-1 ° -1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 23 33 NNW 23 32 NNW 22 31 NNW 20 29 NNW 19 27 NW 18 26 NW 16 23 WNW 14 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
73% 71% 69% 69% 67% 66% 65% 65%
UV index Expand
1 1
Sunrise: 09:00 Sunset: 15:14 Moon phase: Waning crescent
Sunday (Sunday 17 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 70% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 14 21 WSW 15 22 SW 16 23 SW 18 25 SW 20 28 SW 20 28 WSW 20 28 WSW 20 28
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG G G G VG VG
Humidity Expand
67% 68% 70% 73% 78% 80% 80% 79%
UV index Expand
1 1
Sunrise: 09:01 Sunset: 15:14 Moon phase: New
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Met Office 16:00, Mon
Updated: 14:00 on Mon 11 Dec 2017 GMT
Tiree Partly cloudy night 56.497 -6.887
Birmingham Clear night 52.486 -1.889
Glasgow Partly cloudy night 55.864 -4.25
Manchester Clear night 53.479 -2.247
Brighton Cloudy 50.822 -0.136
Dover Heavy rain 51.126 1.318
Exeter Sunny day 50.718 -3.533
Lincoln Clear night 53.23 -0.539
Norwich Heavy shower night 52.63 1.299
Peterborough Partly cloudy night 52.569 -0.239
Swindon Clear night 51.556 -1.778
York Clear night 53.962 -1.079
Aberdeen Cloudy 57.15 -2.093
Pembroke Sunny intervals 51.673 -4.908
Ullapool Clear night 57.896 -5.16
Inverness Clear night 57.478 -4.223
Kendal Clear night 54.328 -2.745
Londonderry (Derry) Heavy shower night 54.995 -7.323
Newtown (Powys) Clear night 52.512 -3.312
Fort William Clear night 56.82 -5.104
Belfast Cloudy 54.596 -5.93
Caernarfon Cloudy 53.139 -4.273
Camborne Heavy rain 50.212 -5.294
Cardiff Clear night 51.481 -3.178
Dumfries Partly cloudy night 55.071 -3.604
Edinburgh Cloudy 55.953 -3.187
Lerwick Mist 60.154 -1.143
London Partly cloudy night 51.508 -0.125
Newcastle Upon Tyne Cloudy 54.978 -1.616
Pitlochry Clear night 56.705 -3.728
Southampton Partly cloudy night 50.909 -1.403
Stornoway Light shower night 58.211 -6.384
Wick (Highland) Clear night 58.439 -3.092
  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional Forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Mainly dry with sunny spells on Tuesday/

This Evening and Tonight:

Occasional showers, mainly of rain or sleet with snow on hills, becoming more scattered overnight. A frost and ice will develop under clearing skies as northerly winds ease. Minimum temperature -4 °C.

Tuesday:

A mainly dry day with bright or sunny spells, light winds and just the odd passing shower. Turning breezy later with some rain spreading east in the evening. Maximum temperature 4 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Windy at times with showers or longer spells of rain on Wednesday and Thursday. Fresh northerly winds and wintry showers on Friday.

Updated: 14:40 on Mon 11 Dec 2017 GMT

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Staying very cold with rain and snow across southeastern areas.

Today:

Light snow will affect some central and southern areas at first. Wintry showers across northwestern parts. Largely fine elsewhere. Rain will spread into southern areas, possibly bringing some sleet or snow, accumulating on some hills. Windy in far south. Cold.

Tonight:

Rain and snow will clear southeastern areas with winds easing. Wintry showers easing for most. Risk of a few freezing fog patches. A severe frost for many.

Tuesday:

A largely fine morning with sunshine, with only isolated wintry showers across some western coasts. Through the afternoon, thickening cloud will bring rain and hill snow across western areas. Cold.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Less cold and windier on Wednesday with rain or showers. Sunshine and showers thereafter, with showers mainly affecting windward coasts, wintry in places. Feeling chilly in the brisk wind.

Updated: 01:31 on Mon 11 Dec 2017 GMT

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 16 Dec 2017 to Monday 25 Dec 2017:

Cold northerly winds will bring a mixture of sunshine and wintry showers on Saturday. Showers will mainly be along exposed coasts, with a good deal of sunshine elsewhere. Generally it will feel cold despite the sunshine, with overnight frosts and some icy patches for some. Sunday will probably turn less cold but more unsettled, with strengthening winds, outbreaks of rain, hill snow and cloudier skies. Into the following week, milder conditions will arrive with bands of rain and hill snow interspersed by drier interludes, these most likely in the southeast. It will often be windy with gales possible in exposed parts of the north and west. These conditions will probably continue as we approach Christmas.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 26 Dec 2017 to Tuesday 9 Jan 2018:

Generally changeable conditions look most likely from the start of the period to the end of December. Bands of rain are likely to move across the UK, followed by scattered showers, mainly in the northwest. Showers are likely to turn wintry at times, particularly in the north. It will often be windy with milder than average temperatures most probable. As we head into the start of January, a generally more settled spell of weather could become established. This would likely bring a mixture of colder and drier conditions with brief interludes of milder, wetter and windier weather. Snow is likely at times, especially in northern and central parts of the UK.

Updated: 01:31 on Mon 11 Dec 2017 GMT

Location details

Kirkwall Airport

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

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