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Kirkwall

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    11 °C

  • Light rain 13 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    11 °C

  • Heavy shower day 13 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    10 °C

Friday (Friday 20 October 2017)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 6 8 SSW 4 5 S 5 6 S 5 6 SSE 4 7 SSE 5 8 SE 6 11 SE 8 15 SE 10 18 SE 13 21 SE 14 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
96% 93% 91% 91% 92% 94% 95% 97% 97% 96% 95%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:00 Sunset: 17:52 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Saturday (Saturday 21 October 2017)
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Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Light rain Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light shower day Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 50% 60% 60% 90% ≥95% ≥95% 80% 60% 30% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% 20%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SE 15 24 SE 16 27 SE 19 30 SE 20 32 SE 22 35 SE 22 36 SE 23 37 SE 24 37 SE 21 34 SE 20 33 SE 21 33 SE 22 34 SE 21 32 SE 18 29 SE 18 27 SE 17 27 SE 17 27 SE 17 28 SE 17 28 SE 17 27 SE 16 26 ESE 16 26 ESE 15 25 ESE 15 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG VG G G M M M M G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
95% 95% 94% 93% 93% 91% 90% 90% 91% 91% 92% 92% 93% 92% 90% 89% 88% 89% 90% 89% 89% 89% 90% 91%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:02 Sunset: 17:50 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Sunday (Sunday 22 October 2017)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 40% 30% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 10 ° 10 °
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9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 14 24 ESE 14 23 ESE 12 21 ESE 10 16 SE 10 15 NE 13 19 NNE 13 19 N 10 16 SSW 9 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
91% 91% 92% 92% 89% 87% 84% 90% 90%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:05 Sunset: 17:47 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 23 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy Light rain Light shower night
10% <5% 10% 10% 30% 20% 60% 40%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 °
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8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SE 8 12 SSE 10 16 SE 18 26 SSE 23 33 SSE 25 37 SSE 25 36 SSE 24 34 S 24 33
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG G M G
Humidity Expand
91% 90% 90% 90% 87% 87% 88% 89%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:07 Sunset: 17:44 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (Tuesday 24 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light shower night Cloudy Light shower night Heavy rain Light shower day Light shower day Partly cloudy night Light shower night
40% 20% 50% 80% 40% 40% 10% 40%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 23 32 S 20 28 S 19 27 S 20 28 SSW 20 29 SW 15 21 SW 13 19 SW 16 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M VG G VG M VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
89% 90% 91% 89% 85% 83% 88% 87%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:09 Sunset: 17:42 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 25 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Heavy shower night Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
40% 40% 50% 20% 40% 20% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 15 20 SW 17 24 SW 17 23 SW 17 23 WSW 17 24 SW 15 20 SW 14 20 SW 14 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
87% 85% 86% 84% 81% 80% 84% 86%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:12 Sunset: 17:39 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Thursday (Thursday 26 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 15 20 SSW 15 21 SSW 16 21 SW 18 24 SSW 20 27 SSW 19 25 SSW 18 24 SSW 17 23
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
86% 86% 87% 85% 84% 86% 88% 87%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:14 Sunset: 17:36 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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Updated 12:00 on Fri 20 Oct 2017 BST
Tiree Cloudy 56.497 -6.887
Birmingham Overcast 52.486 -1.889
Glasgow Cloudy 55.864 -4.25
Manchester Overcast 53.479 -2.247
Brighton Sunny day 50.822 -0.136
Dover Sunny intervals 51.126 1.318
Exeter Sunny intervals 50.718 -3.533
Lincoln Cloudy 53.23 -0.539
Norwich Light rain 52.63 1.299
Peterborough Cloudy 52.569 -0.239
Swindon Sunny intervals 51.556 -1.778
York Cloudy 53.962 -1.079
Aberdeen Cloudy 57.15 -2.093
Pembroke Sunny intervals 51.673 -4.908
Ullapool Cloudy 57.896 -5.16
Inverness Sunny day 57.478 -4.223
Kendal Sunny intervals 54.328 -2.745
Londonderry (Derry) Cloudy 54.995 -7.323
Newtown (Powys) Cloudy 52.512 -3.312
Fort William Overcast 56.82 -5.104
Belfast Sunny intervals 54.596 -5.93
Caernarfon Sunny intervals 53.139 -4.273
Camborne Cloudy 50.212 -5.294
Cardiff Sunny intervals 51.481 -3.178
Dumfries Sunny day 55.071 -3.604
Edinburgh Sunny intervals 55.953 -3.187
Lerwick Overcast 60.154 -1.143
London Sunny intervals 51.508 -0.125
Newcastle Upon Tyne Sunny intervals 54.978 -1.616
Pitlochry Sunny day 56.705 -3.728
Southampton Sunny day 50.909 -1.403
Stornoway Cloudy 58.211 -6.384
Wick (Highland) Cloudy 58.439 -3.092
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Regional Forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Shetland misty with rain, Orkney drier on Friday.

Today:

Shetland will stay dull and misty with some patchy rain. Early strong winds easing. Orkney looks brighter and drier with some sunshine but low cloud may push in later. Maximum temperature 14 °C.

Tonight:

Mainly cloudy, and misty for a time, with some patchy rain affecting Shetland. Orkney will be mainly dry but some heavy rain will arrive towards morning. Strengthening southeasterly winds. Minimum temperature 10 °C.

Saturday:

Rain over Orkney will push up to Shetland later in the morning. Brighter drier will follow from the south. Strong to gale force southeasterly winds easing for a time. Maximum temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Bright with some showers on Sunday and lighter winds. Changeable start to the new week with rain or showers.

Updated: 03:23 on Fri 20 Oct 2017 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

A lot of dry weather with some brightness. Windy later.

Today:

A cloudy and occasionally damp start to the day. However, some bright or sunny spells will emerge in the afternoon. Later in the day a zone of wet and windy weather arrives in western parts with coastal gales likely.

Tonight:

Winds strengthen, especially across the west with severe gales expected around coasts. Elsewhere a band of rain travels northeastwards and blustery showers or spells of rain will affect western parts.

Saturday:

Very windy with gales or severe gales in places, especially in the south and west. Bands of heavy showers or longer spells of rain will move across most parts.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Improving picture on Sunday as wind and rain ease. Remaining breezy but mild next week with further rain, especially in the south. Becoming brighter and more showery in the north.

Updated: 02:13 on Fri 20 Oct 2017 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 25 Oct 2017 to Friday 3 Nov 2017:

A little rain possible at first in the south on Wednesday, but this tending to peter out, leaving more in the way of drier weather for much of the UK, compared to the start of the week. Temperatures will also be on the warm side, with some mild nights too. Through next weekend, a more unsettled theme seems likely, especially in the northwest, where strong winds will bring a mixture of rain followed by brighter, showery interludes. Further southeast it should remain drier, though some rain is possible here too. Into early November, confidence in the forecast becomes very low, with a changeable theme and near average temperatures seeming most likely. Northern areas look most likely to see further wind and rain at times, with drier conditions in the south.

UK Outlook for Saturday 4 Nov 2017 to Saturday 18 Nov 2017:

Confidence in the forecast during this period is very low. However, after a changeable start with near average temperatures, there is an increasing chance of more prolonged settled spells developing by the end of the first week of November, which may continue into mid month, especially in the south. This would lead to an increased chance of frost and fog overnight. However, northern areas could hold onto more in the way of wind and rain at times. Temperatures should stay mostly near or perhaps slightly above average, although probably dipping to below average in any more settled spells.

Updated: 02:13 on Fri 20 Oct 2017 BST

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Kirkwall

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

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