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Kirkwall weather

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny intervals 15 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    11 °C

  • Heavy rain 15 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    12 °C

  • Light shower day 14 °C

    10 °C

  • Heavy shower day 13 °C

    11 °C

Saturday (Saturday 18 August 2018)
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Warnings
Light shower day Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
30% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 32 45 WSW 26 40 WSW 25 39 WSW 24 37 WSW 21 34 WSW 20 32 W 16 26 W 14 24 W 12 21 W 11 21 W 9 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
E E E E E E E E E E VG
Humidity
74% 76% 74% 77% 78% 80% 80% 83% 88% 89% 91%
UV index
4 3 3 2 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:37 Sunset: 20:53 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Sunday (Sunday 19 August 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 Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy
<5% 10% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 7 14 W 5 8 WNW 5 8 NNW 4 7 NNW 5 8 NNW 4 7 N 4 7 N 3 6 NNE 5 6 NNE 5 7 NE 5 7 NE 5 7 NE 5 7 NE 6 8 NE 7 9 NE 7 9 NE 7 10 NNE 7 10 NE 6 8 NE 5 7 NNW 5 7 WSW 4 6 SW 4 7 WSW 5 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E VG VG
Humidity
91% 91% 90% 90% 85% 86% 86% 84% 78% 74% 71% 69% 67% 65% 65% 67% 68% 68% 69% 71% 74% 79% 82% 83%
UV index
1 1 1 2 2 3 4 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:39 Sunset: 20:51 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Monday (Monday 20 August 2018)
00:00 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 Cloudy
<5% <5% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 6 8 WSW 6 9 WSW 6 11 W 6 11 WNW 8 12 WNW 9 13 NW 7 11 N 7 10 SW 5 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG E VG VG E VG VG VG VG
Humidity
82% 83% 84% 84% 74% 73% 74% 76% 85%
UV index
1 2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:41 Sunset: 20:48 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Tuesday (Tuesday 21 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Overcast Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain
10% 10% 10% 10% 60% 80% 80% 50%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 5 8 S 6 8 ESE 8 11 SSE 12 17 S 13 19 SSW 14 20 WSW 14 21 WNW 15 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG G M M M VG
Humidity
86% 88% 87% 86% 89% 90% 91% 91%
UV index
1 1 2 1 1
Sunrise: 05:44 Sunset: 20:45 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Wednesday (Wednesday 22 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 16 23 W 16 23 W 17 25 W 20 29 W 20 29 W 19 28 WSW 16 23 SW 14 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
88% 87% 87% 77% 72% 70% 77% 81%
UV index
1 2 4 2 1
Sunrise: 05:46 Sunset: 20:42 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Thursday (Thursday 23 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Heavy shower day Light shower day Light shower night
10% 20% 20% 20% 40% 60% 40% 40%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 16 22 SW 17 24 SW 17 24 WSW 18 24 WSW 19 26 WSW 18 26 WSW 17 25 WSW 17 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG M M G VG VG G G
Humidity
83% 84% 86% 79% 75% 74% 78% 82%
UV index
1 2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:48 Sunset: 20:40 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Friday (Friday 24 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Light shower day Light shower day Partly cloudy night
40% 60% 60% 60% 60% 40% 40% 10%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 18 25 NW 17 24 WNW 17 24 WNW 19 27 NW 22 31 NW 22 31 NW 22 30 WNW 19 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G VG VG G
Humidity
84% 83% 82% 80% 77% 77% 78% 79%
UV index
1 2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:50 Sunset: 20:37 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
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Updated:
Tiree Cloudy 56.497 -6.887
Birmingham Cloudy 52.486 -1.889
Glasgow Heavy rain 55.864 -4.25
Manchester Cloudy 53.479 -2.247
Brighton Overcast 50.822 -0.136
Dover Cloudy 51.126 1.318
Exeter Cloudy 50.718 -3.533
Lincoln Sunny intervals 53.23 -0.539
Norwich Cloudy 52.63 1.299
Peterborough Cloudy 52.569 -0.239
Swindon Cloudy 51.556 -1.778
York Cloudy 53.962 -1.079
Aberdeen Sunny intervals 57.15 -2.093
Pembroke Cloudy 51.673 -4.908
Ullapool Light shower day 57.896 -5.16
Inverness Sunny intervals 57.478 -4.223
Kendal Overcast 54.328 -2.745
Londonderry (Derry) Overcast 54.995 -7.323
Newtown (Powys) Cloudy 52.512 -3.312
Fort William Sunny intervals 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 rain 55.071 -3.604
Edinburgh Cloudy 55.953 -3.187
Lerwick Cloudy 60.154 -1.143
London Overcast 51.508 -0.125
Newcastle Upon Tyne Cloudy 54.978 -1.616
Pitlochry Sunny intervals 56.705 -3.728
Southampton Overcast 50.909 -1.403
Stornoway Cloudy 58.211 -6.384
Wick (Highland) Sunny intervals 58.439 -3.092
  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
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Regional Forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Very windy with a few showers.

Today:

A very windy day with passing blustery showers, but some sunny intervals, especially later. Strong southwesterly winds quickly increase gale force for a time later this morning, veering westerly and easing down in the afternoon. Maximum temperature 15 °C.

Tonight:

A mainly dry evening and night to come with just a few isolated showers and some clear periods. Brisk westerly winds soon easing this evening. Rather cool. Minimum temperature 7 °C.

Sunday:

One or two isolated showers at first otherwise dry with some good spells of sunshine. Light winds. Maximum temperature 16 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Rather changeable early next week with occasional rain, winds staying mostly light. Perhaps becoming drier on Wednesday.

Updated: 03:12 on Sat 18 Aug 2018 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Often rather humid, with some heavy rain for central areas.

Today:

Rather cloudy in the west with outbreaks of rain over parts of Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and northwest England in particular. Elsewhere, mostly dry with some sunny spells. Strong winds across northern Scotland easing, and humid across England and Wales.

Tonight:

Persistent and occasionally heavy rain initially developing across Northern Ireland, then southern Scotland, northwest England and north Wales later. Becoming windy in the southwest and through the Irish Sea.

Sunday:

Heavy rain will clear northern England and southern and eastern Scotland through the morning. Humid with some further drizzle at times across parts of the south. Sunniest across northern Scotland.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Humid for most parts, and becoming very warm in any sunshine, with warm nights too. Rain, mainly in the northwest, moving southeast by midweek, with fresher conditions following on.

Updated: 03:02 on Sat 18 Aug 2018 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 22 Aug 2018 to Friday 31 Aug 2018:

Cloud and rain will sink south on Wednesday across central areas of the UK. To the south, it could stay dry with some warm spells of sunshine. To the north, it will turn fresher with sunshine and showers. Rain will likely clear across the south by Thursday and it will fresher for all with sunny spells and heavy showers in the north. Through the rest of the week and weekend there will probably be a good deal of dry, bright or sunny weather, especially in the south, while the far west and northwest will have some thicker cloud and rain at times. This weather pattern is quite likely to continue through the rest of the period, with temperatures probably around normal, but perhaps rather cool in the north and northwest.

UK Outlook for Saturday 1 Sep 2018 to Saturday 15 Sep 2018:

During this period it looks likely that the weather pattern will only change slowly. Areas of high pressure and associated settled weather are likely to dominate across the south and southeast, bringing generally dry and bright weather here. More changeable conditions with outbreaks of rain and strong winds are likely across the north and northwest, perhaps extending southeastwards at times. Through September, confidence in the forecast decreases. However, we will probably see longer dry and settled spells at times, these perhaps becoming more dominant than previously in the north and northwest. Temperatures by day are likely to be generally warmer than average, but there will an increasing chance of chillier nights.

Updated: 03:02 on Sat 18 Aug 2018 BST

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Kirkwall

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

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