Kirkwall Airport (Orkney Islands) weather

Forecast days

Seven day forecast for Kirkwall Airport

Orkney & Shetland weather forecast


Dry and mild. Strengthening southerly winds.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain across Shetland soon clears northward this evening to leave evening and night. However, cloudy conditions and fresh southerly winds will mean it will be milder than recent nights. Minimum temperature 5 °C.


A dry bright day, some sunny spells at first but these becoming increasingly hazy as high cloud thickens up. Strong to gale force southerly winds. Milder. Maximum temperature 12 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Dry with sunny spells Sunday but southerly gales developing. Sunny spells and a few showers on Monday. Dry much of Tuesday then rain likely later.


UK long range weather forecast

Warm with long spells of sunshine on Thursday, with the highest temperatures most likely in the southeast. It should be predominately dry, though the far northwest could see some rain later on. Moving into Friday and Saturday, there indications that high pressure could return to give further settled conditions, with the south likely to remain dry. However, the west and northwest could see rain or showers at times. Looking further ahead in this period, there should be a good deal of dry and settled weather with spells of sunshine. The driest conditions and highest temperatures are mostly likely towards the south, and whilst still warm in the north, there may some windier and wetter periods at times and a risk of overnight frosts.


Although confidence is low during this time period, the most probable scenario is that dry weather should dominate, with some interludes of more changeable weather at times. Towards the end of the period, there appears to be some signals that it may be drier towards the northwest UK, with some wetter and windier weather further south. Temperatures are likely to vary around the average or even slightly above, with some large variations between day and night.


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