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Kirkwall weather

  • Sunny intervals 12 °C

    10 °C

  • Light rain 13 °C

    11 °C

  • Light rain 13 °C

    10 °C

  • Heavy rain 12 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    9 °C

  • Light rain 12 °C

    10 °C

  • Light shower day 11 °C

    8 °C

Monday (Monday 24 September 2018)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 30% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 40% 20% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 8 10 SW 7 10 WSW 9 15 WNW 9 14 WNW 13 19 W 14 21 W 15 22 W 15 23 W 14 23 W 13 22 WSW 13 22 WSW 12 21 WSW 13 24 WSW 14 25 WSW 14 24 WSW 14 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG E E E E E E E E VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
84% 81% 80% 75% 71% 65% 65% 63% 70% 71% 77% 81% 82% 82% 84% 84%
UV index
1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:00 Sunset: 19:07 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (Tuesday 25 September 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 Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain
10% 10% 50% 50% 50% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 50% 60% 50% 50% 50% 50% 60% 60% 60%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 15 25 SW 16 26 SW 16 28 SW 17 29 SW 18 29 SW 18 29 SW 18 31 SW 18 30 SW 18 30 SSW 20 32 SSW 22 34 SSW 23 36 SSW 24 36 SSW 25 38 S 25 39 SSW 26 41 SSW 27 42 SSW 25 40 SSW 26 42 SW 27 43 SW 26 42 SW 25 40 WSW 24 39 WSW 24 38
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 VG G G VG VG VG G M M
Humidity
87% 88% 90% 90% 89% 87% 83% 81% 80% 79% 76% 72% 70% 69% 71% 75% 80% 81% 83% 84% 87% 89% 92% 92%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:02 Sunset: 19:04 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 26 September 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy
60% 90% 90% 60% 60% 50% 40% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 21 33 W 19 30 W 15 24 W 14 21 W 17 24 W 21 30 W 20 30 W 17 25 W 16 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M M G VG VG VG G
Humidity
93% 93% 92% 92% 87% 81% 77% 76% 77%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:04 Sunset: 19:01 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 27 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy shower day Light shower night Clear night
10% 50% 60% 80% 80% 70% 40% 10%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 15 22 W 12 18 WSW 13 19 W 16 23 W 22 33 WNW 23 33 WNW 22 31 NW 21 30
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G M M M M G VG VG
Humidity
79% 82% 87% 88% 86% 82% 80% 78%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:07 Sunset: 18:58 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 28 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 20 29 NW 19 27 NW 19 26 NW 18 26 NW 18 27 WNW 18 25 WNW 17 24 WNW 18 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG G G
Humidity
75% 75% 75% 69% 67% 67% 71% 73%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:09 Sunset: 18:55 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 3
Saturday (Saturday 29 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Cloudy
10% 10% 40% 10% 10% 50% 50% 20%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 20 29 SW 23 33 WSW 25 36 SW 27 38 SW 27 39 WSW 27 38 WSW 28 39 WSW 28 40
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G
Humidity
74% 76% 78% 79% 79% 80% 80% 81%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:11 Sunset: 18:52 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
Sunday (Sunday 30 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Light shower night Light shower night Light shower day Cloudy Light shower day Light shower night Cloudy
10% 40% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 28 40 W 27 38 W 26 37 W 26 36 W 26 37 WNW 25 35 WNW 24 34 NW 24 34
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
81% 80% 79% 76% 73% 73% 75% 72%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:13 Sunset: 18:49 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
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Tiree Heavy shower day 56.497 -6.887
Birmingham Sunny day 52.486 -1.889
Glasgow Sunny intervals 55.864 -4.25
Manchester Sunny day 53.479 -2.247
Brighton Sunny day 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 day 51.556 -1.778
York Sunny day 53.962 -1.079
Aberdeen Sunny day 57.15 -2.093
Pembroke Sunny day 51.673 -4.908
Ullapool Cloudy 57.896 -5.16
Inverness Sunny intervals 57.478 -4.223
Kendal Sunny day 54.328 -2.745
Londonderry (Derry) Cloudy 54.995 -7.323
Newtown (Powys) Sunny day 52.512 -3.312
Fort William Sunny intervals 56.82 -5.104
Belfast Sunny day 54.596 -5.93
Caernarfon Cloudy 53.139 -4.273
Camborne Sunny intervals 50.212 -5.294
Cardiff Sunny day 51.481 -3.178
Dumfries Sunny day 55.071 -3.604
Edinburgh Sunny day 55.953 -3.187
Lerwick Sunny day 60.154 -1.143
London Sunny day 51.508 -0.125
Newcastle Upon Tyne Sunny day 54.978 -1.616
Pitlochry Sunny intervals 56.705 -3.728
Southampton Sunny day 50.909 -1.403
Stornoway Sunny intervals 58.211 -6.384
Wick (Highland) Cloudy 58.439 -3.092
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Regional Forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Sunny periods and a few showers

Today:

Sunny spells and dry for much of the time with just a few passing showers. Brisk westerly winds backing southwesterly later this afternoon. Still feeling cold in the wind. Maximum temperature 10 °C.

Tonight:

A cloudy evening and night with some showery rain, although becoming dry across Orkney by the end of the night. Windy with fresh to strong southwesterly winds. Minimum temperature 9 °C.

Tuesday:

Mainly dry in the morning before outbreaks of rain spread from the west in the afternoon, occasionally heavy across Shetland later. Strong southwesterly winds, occasionally gale force across Shetland. Maximum temperature 14 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Early rain on Wednesday then dry. Rain for a time on Thursday followed by mainly dry weather on Friday. Windy at times.

Updated: 03:03 on Mon 24 Sep 2018 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

A fine day for many with sunny spells.

Today:

After a chilly start, it will be a bright and sunny day for most. Scattered showers will spread across the northern half of the UK, but elsewhere it will stay dry.

Tonight:

Showers becoming confined to northwest Scotland and staying dry elsewhere. Temperatures will drop quickly under clear skies, with frost or fog possible in rural areas by morning.

Tuesday:

Tuesday will be another fine day across the southern half of the UK. However, in the north it will turn wet and windy later, with gales in the far north.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Windy in the north on Wednesday and Thursday with outbreaks of rain; fine and dry elsewhere. Largely fine and dry on Friday and partly cloudy. Morning fog patches in south.

Updated: 01:04 on Mon 24 Sep 2018 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 28 Sep 2018 to Sunday 7 Oct 2018:

Through the remainder of September the weather should stay largely settled with long spells of sunshine and generally light winds. Northern and northwestern areas may be more changeable at times, with stronger winds and some outbreaks of rain, which may occasionally extend a little further south and east. Overnight, there will the risk of some mist and fog patches, especially in the south although it should remain mostly dry here. By day it will be warm for many, but some nights will be chilly with patchy frost possible. Into early October, many areas are likely to remain mostly settled, but it is likely to turn generally colder. Southern parts are likely to see the driest weather, but some wet and windy weather is possible in the north.

UK Outlook for Monday 8 Oct 2018 to Monday 22 Oct 2018:

Generally settled and drier conditions are likely to dominate across many parts of the UK during the beginning of this period, particularly across the south. This should bring a good deal of sunshine with any wet and windy weather, likely to be mostly confined to the north. Long nights will lead to a greater chance of fog and patchy frost, but the days will often be mild. Towards the middle of the month, there is considerable uncertainty in the forecast, with the chance that it may turn more unsettled across all parts, although this is most likely to be across the north. Temperatures are likely to be near normal to locally warm at times, but overall colder than normal.

Updated: 01:04 on Mon 24 Sep 2018 BST

Location details

Kirkwall

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

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