Kirkwall Airport (Orkney Islands) weather

Forecast days

Seven day forecast for Kirkwall Airport

Time 00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Weather symbol Light shower (night) Light shower (night) Cloudy Light shower (day) Sunny intervals Cloudy Light shower (night) Cloudy
Chance of precipitation
40% 50% 10% 40% 10% 10% 30% 10%
-2° -2° -1° -1°
W 25
W 26
WNW 26
WNW 25
WNW 26
WNW 21
NW 18
WNW 14
41 42 42 38 40 33 27 22
VG E E VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
83% 80% 74% 76% 71% 73% 76% 73%
UV
- - - 1 1 1 - -
Time 00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Weather symbol Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain
Chance of precipitation
10% 10% 50% 80% 90% 90% 60% 50%
WNW 10
SW 9
S 12
S 16
SW 17
SW 20
WSW 21
WSW 20
15 12 17 25 25 30 32 31
VG VG M M M M G G
Humidity
77% 81% 88% 89% 90% 89% 89% 88%
UV
- - - 1 1 1 - -
Time 00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Weather symbol Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain
Chance of precipitation
50% 50% 20% 10% 10% 20% 20% 50%
WSW 22
WSW 23
W 21
W 19
W 19
W 17
WSW 16
SW 14
34 35 33 30 28 26 23 21
G VG VG VG VG G G G
Humidity
85% 84% 83% 80% 76% 78% 82% 86%
UV
- - - 1 1 1 - -
Time 00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Weather symbol Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Heavy shower (night)
Chance of precipitation
50% 10% 20% 20% 50% 10% 20% 50%
-1°
SW 17
SW 19
SW 19
SW 19
WSW 22
WSW 21
W 21
W 20
27 29 29 29 34 34 33 32
VG G VG VG G VG G VG
Humidity
87% 85% 83% 82% 82% 76% 80% 74%
UV
- - - 1 1 1 - -
Time 00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Weather symbol Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Chance of precipitation
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
-1° -1° -1°
W 20
W 21
W 19
W 18
W 18
W 17
W 16
WSW 13
32 33 31 29 28 25 23 20
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
69% 70% 71% 70% 66% 70% 75% 76%
UV
- - - 1 1 1 - -

Orkney & Shetland weather forecast

Headline:

Showers and gales initially today, but conditions will gradually improve.

Today:

Occasional showers at first brought of strong to gale northwesterly winds. Gradually winds easing and showers thinning from mid-morning, with bright and sunny spells expected on a largely dry afternoon. Maximum temperature 6 °C.

Tonight:

Rainband reaching from west during evening, before clearing to blustery showers overnight, these occasionally heavy with risk of hail and thunder. West to southwest winds occasionally gale force by dawn. Minimum temperature 0 °C.

Tuesday:

Very windy with frequent and blustery showers, these heavy at times bringing hail and thunder. Gale to severe gale westerly winds may touch storm force overnight. Maximum temperature 7 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Wednesday starts showery, very windy with risk storms. Turning largely dry and bright by afternoon. Thursday and Friday occasionally windy with rain or showers.

Updated:

UK long range weather forecast

On Friday, cloud with patchy rain and drizzle are expected in the far north. However, dry, bright, and breezy conditions with sunny spells are likely for most. For the rest of the period, unsettled weather conditions are expected in the north whilst settled conditions are more likely in the south. As a result, showers and longer spells of rain with strong winds are likely in the north and particularly in northwestern parts of the UK. Drier conditions with light winds are expected across the southern areas, with overnight and morning fog patches possible at times. Temperatures overall will be near normal or above normal for most throughout the period, but overnight frost is likely in the south.

Updated:

While uncertain, a continuation of the regional divide between the north and south is expected as the broad theme for this period. Unsettled conditions are more likely to dominate in the north while the south remains settled and drier. A spell of more widely spread wet and windy weather is likely to persist for several days across all areas, although wettest conditions will focus in the west. Temperatures are most likely to remain around average or above.

Updated:

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