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Kirkwall weather

  • Light rain 9 °C

    3 °C

  • Light rain 8 °C

    4 °C

  • Sunny intervals 8 °C

    4 °C

  • Sunny intervals 8 °C

    3 °C

  • Sunny day 8 °C

    5 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 9 °C

    7 °C

Thursday (Thursday 26 April 2018)
Now 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
Light rain Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy shower day Hail shower day Cloudy Light rain Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
50% 20% 70% 60% 40% 10% 50% 10% <5% 10% 20% 30% 30% 10% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 15 26 WSW 15 23 WSW 14 21 W 13 18 WNW 12 18 W 16 24 WNW 15 22 WNW 14 20 WNW 15 22 NW 14 21 WNW 15 22 NW 14 21 NW 13 20 NW 11 19 NW 10 17 WNW 9 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G E VG VG VG E E E E E E E E E E VG
Humidity
95% 91% 87% 83% 82% 80% 77% 75% 72% 72% 76% 81% 81% 84% 85% 86%
UV index
1 1 2 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:29 Sunset: 20:52 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L
Friday (Friday 27 April 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
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light rain Light rain Light rain Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% 10% 40% 40% 30% 50% 50% 50% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 5 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 8 14 WNW 8 13 NW 8 12 WNW 5 10 WNW 4 7 WNW 4 6 WNW 4 5 SSW 3 5 SSW 4 6 S 4 7 S 6 9 ESE 5 9 SE 5 9 ESE 6 9 ESE 5 9 SE 7 11 ESE 7 11 E 6 10 ESE 7 11 SE 7 10 E 7 10 ESE 6 9 ESE 5 9 SE 6 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
88% 87% 87% 89% 90% 90% 88% 85% 80% 76% 74% 76% 76% 78% 78% 80% 80% 81% 81% 80% 82% 84% 86% 87%
UV index
1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:26 Sunset: 20:54 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L
Saturday (Saturday 28 April 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 20% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 5 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 3 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 6 9 ENE 6 9 N 6 10 N 8 12 N 7 12 N 8 14 N 9 14 N 10 14 N 8 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
87% 88% 88% 83% 69% 69% 67% 68% 77%
UV index
1 2 4 2 1
Sunrise: 05:24 Sunset: 20:56 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L
Sunday (Sunday 29 April 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 5 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
2 ° 1 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 7 11 NNW 8 12 NNW 8 12 NNE 9 14 NE 9 15 NE 10 15 NE 8 13 NE 7 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
78% 80% 74% 63% 61% 66% 68% 75%
UV index
1 3 4 2 1
Sunrise: 05:21 Sunset: 20:59 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 4 Pollen: L
Monday (Monday 30 April 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
2 ° 1 ° 2 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 6 9 N 7 10 NE 8 12 NE 8 14 ENE 10 17 ENE 11 16 ENE 12 18 ENE 12 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
78% 78% 73% 63% 62% 63% 66% 73%
UV index
1 3 4 2 1
Sunrise: 05:18 Sunset: 21:01 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L
Tuesday (Tuesday 1 May 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 13 18 NNW 13 18 ESE 13 19 E 15 21 S 16 23 S 17 24 SSE 17 24 SSE 18 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG G G G
Humidity
76% 78% 77% 73% 73% 76% 79% 82%
UV index
1 2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:16 Sunset: 21:04 Moon phase: Full
Wednesday (Wednesday 2 May 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 18 24 SSE 18 25 SSW 19 26 S 19 27 S 20 28 S 19 27 S 19 26 S 18 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
84% 84% 83% 80% 78% 76% 78% 81%
UV index
1 2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:13 Sunset: 21:06 Moon phase: Full
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Updated:
Tiree Light shower day 56.497 -6.887
Birmingham Sunny intervals 52.486 -1.889
Glasgow Overcast 55.864 -4.25
Manchester Light shower day 53.479 -2.247
Brighton Cloudy 50.822 -0.136
Dover Sunny day 51.126 1.318
Exeter Sunny day 50.718 -3.533
Lincoln Sunny day 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 Sunny intervals 53.962 -1.079
Aberdeen Sunny intervals 57.15 -2.093
Pembroke Sunny day 51.673 -4.908
Ullapool Heavy shower day 57.896 -5.16
Inverness Light shower day 57.478 -4.223
Kendal Cloudy 54.328 -2.745
Londonderry (Derry) Sunny intervals 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 Sunny intervals 50.212 -5.294
Cardiff Cloudy 51.481 -3.178
Dumfries Light shower day 55.071 -3.604
Edinburgh Heavy shower day 55.953 -3.187
Lerwick Heavy rain 60.154 -1.143
London Sunny intervals 51.508 -0.125
Newcastle Upon Tyne Sunny intervals 54.978 -1.616
Pitlochry Light shower day 56.705 -3.728
Southampton Sunny day 50.909 -1.403
Stornoway Light shower day 58.211 -6.384
Wick (Highland) Heavy rain 58.439 -3.092
  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional Forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Cool and showery on Thursday.

Today:

Some bright or sunny intervals along with a few showers, these occasionally heavy in the morning. Winds will remain light but it will feel cool. Maximum temperature 8 °C.

Tonight:

Becoming somewhat drier through the afternoon with showers becoming isolated, but still with the odd heavy one. Otherwise clear spells and light winds. Minimum temperature 3 °C.

Friday:

A dry bright start for most, but a few showers will soon develop, these perhaps becoming more frequent in the evening. Maximum temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

It will be generally bright with some sunny spells. Occasional showers are expected especially on Saturday. Light winds. A cool feeling.

Updated: 01:00 on Thu 26 Apr 2018 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Sunny spells for most, blustery showers mainly in the north.

Today:

Sunshine and heavy, blustery showers across Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England, with hail, thunder and gusty winds. Drier elsewhere, less breezy and only a few lighter showers. Sunshine turning hazy across southwest England and Wales later.

Tonight:

Showers will become confined to northern Scotland, leaving a chilly night with clear spells and patchy frost in the north. Turning wet across England and Wales, with a strengthening breeze.

Friday:

A north/south split on Friday. The north bright with sunshine and heavy showers. The south cloudy and cool with persistent rain, locally heavy. Windy with gales along the south coast.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Mixed weekend; sunshine and showers in the north and west. Cloudier in the south and east, with rain and brisk winds Sunday into Monday. Cold in the southeast, cool elsewhere.

Updated: 03:01 on Thu 26 Apr 2018 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 30 Apr 2018 to Wednesday 9 May 2018:

Northern and western parts of the UK are likely to be mainly dry and bright on Monday, apart from the odd shower. In the south and east significant rainfall is possible accompanied by stronger winds. However, there is uncertainty about the time and place of the heavy rain and some areas could get a sunny day. Temperatures will be a little below average and cold enough for a slight overnight frost in the north and north-west. Changeable weather will continue during the first few days of May with brisk winds and spells of rain at times, but a few drier and sunnier spells too. Temperatures will tend to recover to near normal but at times it will feel colder, so overnight frost in the north remains possible.

UK Outlook for Thursday 10 May 2018 to Thursday 24 May 2018:

A dry and bright spell of weather with light winds may develop at the start of this period especially in the north, bringing slightly above-average temperatures. However, confidence in this aspect of the forecast is low. Mixed weather with showers or longer periods of rain remain possible. In fact, there is a signal for a greater number of heavy showers than usual in the south, perhaps including thunder at times. Where the weather does becomes wet and windy, temperatures will drop down to average or a little below.

Updated: 03:01 on Thu 26 Apr 2018 BST

Location details

Kirkwall

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

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