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Kirkwall

Nearest observation site to Orkney: Loch of Hundland

Thursday (Thursday 19 October 2017)
19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Heavy shower night
Temperature (°C)
12.0 ° 12.0 ° 12.0 ° 12.0 ° 11.9 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SE 15 SSE 13 SSE 11 SE 14 SE 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G M
Humidity Expand
100% 97% 97% 97% 98%
Pressure (hPa) Expand
1001 1000 1000 1000 1000
Pressure Tendency (F = Falling, R = Rising, S = Steady) Expand
F F F F F
Sunrise: 07:59 Sunset: 17:56 Moon phase: New
Friday (Friday 20 October 2017)
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
Light rain Heavy rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Overcast Drizzle Overcast Overcast Heavy shower day Drizzle Light rain Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Mist Mist
Temperature (°C)
11.9 ° 11.9 ° 11.9 ° 12.2 ° 12.4 ° 12.6 ° 12.6 ° 12.5 ° 12.4 ° 12.2 ° 12.0 ° 12.2 ° 12.3 ° 13.1 ° 13.6 ° 14.0 ° 13.1 ° 12.8 ° 12.2 ° 11.8 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 11 ESE 10 E 9 E 11 ESE 14 SE 11 SSE 14 S 13 S 9 SW 7 WSW 8 WSW 5 WSW 6 WSW 5 WSW 3 SW 2 SSE 6 S 6 SE 6 SE 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M P M P P P P M M M VG VG E VG G G M M
Humidity Expand
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 96% 88% 94% 96% 100%
Pressure (hPa) Expand
999 998 997 996 995 994 995 995 996 997 998 998 999 1000 1000 1000 1001 1001 1001 1001
Pressure Tendency (F = Falling, R = Rising, S = Steady) Expand
F F F F F F F F R R R R R R R R R R R R
Sunrise: 08:01 Sunset: 17:53 Moon phase: New
– = No Data Issued at: Orkney: Loch of Hundland forecast >
Met Office 18:00, Fri
Tiree Overcast 56.497 -6.887
Birmingham Cloudy 52.486 -1.889
Glasgow Partly cloudy night 55.864 -4.25
Manchester Overcast 53.479 -2.247
Brighton No data 50.822 -0.136
Dover No data 51.126 1.318
Exeter Overcast 50.718 -3.533
Lincoln Cloudy 53.23 -0.539
Norwich Partly cloudy night 52.63 1.299
Peterborough Overcast 52.569 -0.239
Swindon Overcast 51.556 -1.778
York Cloudy 53.962 -1.079
Aberdeen Overcast 57.15 -2.093
Pembroke Overcast 51.673 -4.908
Ullapool Cloudy 57.896 -5.16
Inverness Cloudy 57.478 -4.223
Kendal Overcast 54.328 -2.745
Londonderry (Derry) Light rain 54.995 -7.323
Newtown (Powys) Cloudy 52.512 -3.312
Belfast Light rain 54.596 -5.93
Caernarfon Overcast 53.139 -4.273
Camborne Heavy rain 50.212 -5.294
Cardiff Overcast 51.481 -3.178
Dumfries Overcast 55.071 -3.604
Edinburgh Sunny day 55.953 -3.187
Lerwick Light rain 60.154 -1.143
London Cloudy 51.508 -0.125
Newcastle Upon Tyne Cloudy 54.978 -1.616
Pitlochry No data 56.705 -3.728
Southampton Overcast 50.909 -1.403
Stornoway Overcast 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 Kirkwall 12.3 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Baltasound 11.2 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Kirkwall 7.3 °C
Highest rainfall Lerwick (S. Screen) 4.0 mm
Sunniest Lerwick (S. Screen) 0.0 hours

UK extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Manston 19.2 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Lake Vyrnwy SAWS 11.1 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Aviemore 4.4 °C
Highest rainfall Killowen 31.6 mm
Sunniest Kinloss 1.2 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

Orkney: Loch of Hundland

Location
59.113, -3.228
Altitude
28.0 m above mean sea level

Kirkwall

Location
58.954, -2.9
Altitude
26.0 m above mean sea level
Distance from Orkney: Loch of Hundland
16.0

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