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Kirkwall last 24 hours

Nearest observation site to Bu Sands

Wednesday (Wednesday 16 January 2019)
17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Overcast Light shower night Light snow shower night Overcast Partly cloudy night Light rain Heavy shower night
Temperature (°C)
3.6 ° 2.1 ° 1.3 ° 2.3 ° 1.8 ° 2.2 ° 1.0 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 28 37 NNW 29 41 NNW 33 44 N 25 41 NW 22 40 NNW 21 43 NNW 33 52
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG E VG G
Humidity
85% 87% 87% 73% 65% 74% 83%
Pressure (hPa)
994 996 996 997 998 999 1000
Pressure Tendency (F = Falling, R = Rising, S = Steady)
R R R R R R R
Sunrise: 08:50 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Thursday (Thursday 17 January 2019)
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
Overcast Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Heavy shower night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Heavy shower night Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny day Clear night Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
2.5 ° 2.6 ° 2.5 ° 3.1 ° 2.9 ° 2.2 ° 3.3 ° 2.5 ° 3.3 ° 4.0 ° 4.8 ° 4.3 ° 4.5 ° 3.7 ° 3.6 ° 2.5 ° 1.3 ° 1.5 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 30 49 NNW 31 49 N 37 49 N 39 56 NNE 29 56 N 24 48 NNW 31 44 N 29 47 N 26 38 N 23 37 N 19 32 N 16 30 NNW 16 N 14 33 N 14 29 NW 6 W 3 WNW 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G M VG G M G G G VG G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
69% 73% 70% 62% 76% 81% 74% 88% 82% 69% 68% 73% 69% 81% 83% 81% 84% 85%
Pressure (hPa)
1000 1000 1001 1003 1004 1006 1006 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1013 1014 1014 1014 1014
Pressure Tendency (F = Falling, R = Rising, S = Steady)
R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R
Sunrise: 08:49 Sunset: 15:56 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
– = No Data Issued at: Bu Sands forecast >
Met Office
Updated:
Tiree Overcast 56.497 -6.887
Birmingham Clear night 52.486 -1.889
Glasgow Partly cloudy night 55.864 -4.25
Manchester Cloudy 53.479 -2.247
Brighton No data 50.822 -0.136
Dover No data 51.126 1.318
Exeter Partly cloudy night 50.718 -3.533
Lincoln Clear night 53.23 -0.539
Norwich Cloudy 52.63 1.299
Peterborough Clear night 52.569 -0.239
Swindon Clear night 51.556 -1.778
York Partly cloudy night 53.962 -1.079
Aberdeen Cloudy 57.15 -2.093
Pembroke Overcast 51.673 -4.908
Ullapool Cloudy 57.896 -5.16
Inverness Partly cloudy night 57.478 -4.223
Kendal Clear night 54.328 -2.745
Londonderry (Derry) Partly cloudy night 54.995 -7.323
Newtown (Powys) Clear night 52.512 -3.312
Fort William No data 56.82 -5.104
Belfast Overcast 54.596 -5.93
Caernarfon Cloudy 53.139 -4.273
Camborne Cloudy 50.212 -5.294
Cardiff Clear night 51.481 -3.178
Dumfries Cloudy 55.071 -3.604
Edinburgh Clear night 55.953 -3.187
Lerwick Partly cloudy night 60.154 -1.143
London Partly cloudy night 51.508 -0.125
Newcastle Upon Tyne Clear night 54.978 -1.616
Pitlochry No data 56.705 -3.728
Southampton Partly cloudy night 50.909 -1.403
Stornoway Cloudy 58.211 -6.384
Wick (Highland) Cloudy 58.439 -3.092

Extremes

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Orkney & Shetland extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Fair Isle 5.1 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Lerwick (S. Screen) 3.7 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Lerwick (S. Screen) 1.6 °C
Highest rainfall Baltasound 15.6 mm
Sunniest Lerwick (S. Screen) 1.9 hours

UK extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Cardiff Bute Park 11.6 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Loch Glascarnoch 1.1 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Stornoway 0.2 °C
Highest rainfall Achnagart 27.4 mm
Sunniest Leuchars 5.7 hours

About extremes

Highest maximum temperature - (0900 to 2100 on the date shown)

Lowest maximum temperature - (0900 to 2100 on the date shown)

Lowest minimum temperature - (2100 on the previous day to 0900 on the date shown)

Highest rainfall -(2100 on the previous day to 2100 on the date shown)

Sunniest - (2100 on the previous day to 2100 on the date shown)

The information shown is initial data as it is received; observations are subject to final quality control after publication on this website. This is particularly the case for rainfall totals during snow events.

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Location details

Bu Sands

Location
58.859, -2.88
Altitude
0 m above mean sea level

Kirkwall

Location
58.954, -2.9
Altitude
26 m above mean sea level
Distance from Bu Sands
6.6

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