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Kirkwall weather

  • Sunny intervals 3 °C

    2 °C

  • Sunny intervals 7 °C

    4 °C

  • Cloudy 6 °C

    3 °C

  • Light shower day 5 °C

    2 °C

  • Light rain 4 °C

    2 °C

  • Light shower day 5 °C

    2 °C

  • Light shower day 5 °C

    1 °C

Thursday (Thursday 24 January 2019)
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Warnings
Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Light rain Light rain Heavy rain
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 20% 60% 70% 90%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-2 ° -1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 ° -1 ° -1 ° -2 ° -2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 9 17 SW 7 11 SW 7 13 SW 7 12 SW 7 12 SW 7 13 SW 8 12 SSW 8 15 SSW 8 14 SSW 9 16 SSW 10 18 S 12 20 S 16 25 S 18 28
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG E E E E VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G M
Humidity
90% 91% 88% 84% 87% 87% 83% 86% 85% 82% 79% 79% 86% 90%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:38 Sunset: 16:11 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 3
Friday (Friday 25 January 2019)
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Warnings
Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light shower night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Light shower day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain
90% 90% 80% 60% 50% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 40% 10% 10% 20% 20% 50% 60% 50% 60% 60%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-2 ° -1 ° 1 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 20 31 SSW 18 28 SW 15 24 WSW 14 24 W 15 26 W 17 28 WNW 19 31 WNW 19 32 WNW 19 32 W 20 33 W 21 34 W 22 35 W 23 36 W 23 37 W 23 38 WNW 23 38 WNW 21 34 WNW 19 32 WNW 17 29 WNW 16 26 WNW 15 24 W 13 21 W 12 19 W 11 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M G M G G VG E E VG VG VG E VG E E E VG E E VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
92% 94% 95% 95% 94% 91% 86% 82% 80% 79% 80% 77% 77% 76% 78% 78% 76% 76% 76% 80% 84% 86% 87% 89%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:36 Sunset: 16:14 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 3
Saturday (Saturday 26 January 2019)
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Warnings
Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain
80% 90% 90% 90% 20% 20% 60% 80%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 3 ° 1 ° -1 ° -2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 11 16 ENE 13 20 SSW 13 21 W 12 20 SSE 10 17 NNW 14 20 NNE 22 34 NNE 28 44
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G M M
Humidity
88% 89% 83% 79% 73% 79% 84% 85%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:34 Sunset: 16:16 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 3
Sunday (Sunday 27 January 2019)
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Warnings
Heavy rain Light rain Light shower night Light shower day Cloudy Light shower day Light shower night Light shower night
80% 60% 50% 40% 20% 40% 40% 30%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-2 ° -2 ° -3 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -3 ° -3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 30 46 N 31 48 N 31 48 NNW 29 45 NNW 27 41 NNW 28 42 N 24 36 N 22 32
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M G VG VG M M G
Humidity
83% 81% 79% 76% 76% 81% 79% 80%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:32 Sunset: 16:18 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 3
Monday (Monday 28 January 2019)
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Warnings
Light shower night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Sleet shower night Sleet shower night
40% 20% 10% 10% 20% 30% 40% 40%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-3 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -3 ° -2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 19 29 NNW 14 21 NW 11 17 WNW 13 20 WNW 14 20 WNW 14 20 NW 15 24 NW 12 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M VG G VG VG VG G G
Humidity
80% 79% 82% 81% 78% 81% 82% 79%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:30 Sunset: 16:21 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (Tuesday 29 January 2019)
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Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Light shower night Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower night Light shower night
20% 40% 30% 30% 30% 40% 30% 40%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-2 ° -2 ° -1 ° -2 ° 0 ° 0 ° -2 ° 0 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 12 20 WNW 14 21 WNW 14 21 W 14 21 N 14 21 N 15 22 NNW 15 22 NNE 14 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG G VG G VG
Humidity
74% 75% 74% 75% 69% 67% 71% 69%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:28 Sunset: 16:23 Moon phase: Third quarter
Wednesday (Wednesday 30 January 2019)
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Warnings
Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Light shower day Light shower day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
40% 40% 40% 40% 30% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -2 ° -2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 14 20 NNW 14 21 NW 14 22 N 14 21 NNE 15 21 NNW 13 20 NW 12 19 WNW 11 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
74% 73% 72% 70% 68% 70% 72% 74%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:26 Sunset: 16:26 Moon phase: Waning crescent
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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 Sunny intervals 51.126 1.318
Exeter Heavy rain 50.718 -3.533
Lincoln Cloudy 53.23 -0.539
Norwich Cloudy 52.63 1.299
Peterborough Cloudy 52.569 -0.239
Swindon Cloudy 51.556 -1.778
York Sunny intervals 53.962 -1.079
Aberdeen Cloudy 57.15 -2.093
Pembroke Light rain 51.673 -4.908
Ullapool Cloudy 57.896 -5.16
Inverness Cloudy 57.478 -4.223
Kendal Sunny intervals 54.328 -2.745
Londonderry (Derry) Overcast 54.995 -7.323
Newtown (Powys) Cloudy 52.512 -3.312
Fort William Cloudy 56.82 -5.104
Belfast Cloudy 54.596 -5.93
Caernarfon Cloudy 53.139 -4.273
Camborne Light rain 50.212 -5.294
Cardiff Light rain 51.481 -3.178
Dumfries Cloudy 55.071 -3.604
Edinburgh Cloudy 55.953 -3.187
Lerwick Sunny intervals 60.154 -1.143
London Cloudy 51.508 -0.125
Newcastle Upon Tyne Sunny intervals 54.978 -1.616
Pitlochry Cloudy 56.705 -3.728
Southampton Cloudy 50.909 -1.403
Stornoway Cloudy 58.211 -6.384
Wick (Highland) Sunny intervals 58.439 -3.092
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Regional Forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Sunny spells and wintry showers.

Today:

A mix of sunny spells and wintry showers, the showers becoming increasingly confined to Shetland by early afternoon. Cloud increasing across Orkney during the afternoon. Mainly light southwesterly winds. Maximum temperature 4 °C.

Tonight:

Showers over Shetland dying out. However thickening cloud brings outbreaks of rain to Orkney this evening and Shetland soon after midnight. Clearer with showers later. Strengthening southerly then westerly winds. Minimum temperature 1 °C.

Friday:

Bright, breezy morning with sunny spells and showers. The showers become increasingly confined to Shetland in the afternoon with cloud increasing across Orkney bringing evening rain. Strong westerly winds. Milder. Maximum temperature 7 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Cloudy with heavy rain on Saturday turning more showery. The showers turning increasingly heavy and wintry through Sunday with severe northerly gales, the showers and winds easing through Monday.

Updated: 06:39 on Thu 24 Jan 2019 GMT

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Cold, bright and mostly dry, cloudier from the west later.

Today:

After any early patchy rain, sleet or hill snow clears the south, eastern parts will have another bright, cold day with sunny spells. It will become cloudier in the west with some patchy rain edging slowly eastward through the day.

Tonight:

An early frost in the east but becoming milder and cloudier from the west as rain and hill snow, mainly in the north, moves eastwards.

Friday:

A less cold day, but rather cloudy and breezy with patchy rain and drizzle. The rain mostly in the north and west, some brighter spells likely in the east.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Strong winds and heavy rain moving southeast on Saturday. Colder, brighter and windy with wintry showers into Sunday. Windy with a band of rain and hill snow moving east Monday.

Updated: 03:06 on Thu 24 Jan 2019 GMT

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 28 Jan 2019 to Wednesday 6 Feb 2019:

Cold and showery conditions are likely at first on Monday, ahead of thicker cloud and rain, perhaps preceded by snow, which is expected to move eastwards later in the day. Cold and showery weather will probably make a return on Tuesday. Beyond there, the broad signal is for the unsettled period of the weather to continue, with further bands of rain and hill snow moving east or southeast across the UK, interspersed with brighter showery interludes. Snow remains a risk, mostly in the north, but perhaps further south too, and frosts could be quite widespread. There is still a chance that even colder conditions may develop later in the period with winds swinging round to the east or northeast, bringing an increased possibility of snow.

UK Outlook for Thursday 7 Feb 2019 to Thursday 21 Feb 2019:

This period will most likely start changeable and cold, with spells of rain and hill snow, occasional stronger winds, and brighter showery interludes. As we head further through February there is an increased chance of seeing very cold conditions developing with a greater probability of northeasterly or easterly winds. This will bring an increased risk of widespread, perhaps severe frosts as well as snow, especially in eastern areas. In this scenario the driest conditions will be across the west and northwest, whilst the south could see wetter and occasionally milder spells, bringing the risk of some significant snow, but only if very cold air becomes established across much of the UK.

Updated: 03:06 on Thu 24 Jan 2019 GMT

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Kirkwall

Location
58.985, -2.961
Altitude
1 m above mean sea level

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