Kirkwall (Orkney Islands) weather

Forecast days

Seven day forecast for Kirkwall

Time 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Weather symbol Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy shower (day) Light shower (night) Light shower (night) Cloudy Partly cloudy (night) Partly cloudy (night)
Chance of precipitation
90% 80% 60% 40% 40% 10% <5% <5%
12°
12°
11°
11°
11°
11°
11°
10°
SSW 18
SW 18
WSW 16
WSW 16
WSW 14
SW 12
SW 14
SW 13
31 30 29 30 28 24 26 26
M VG E E VG E E E
Humidity
95% 89% 85% 84% 85% 86% 84% 84%
UV
1 1 1 - - - - -
Time 00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Weather symbol Heavy rain Heavy rain Light shower (night) Light shower (night) Sunny intervals Light shower (day) Sunny intervals Partly cloudy (night) Cloudy
Chance of precipitation
80% 80% 40% 40% 10% 30% 30% 10% 10%
11°
11°
11°
11°
12°
13°
13°
12°
12°
WSW 20
WSW 20
W 22
W 21
W 22
W 24
W 24
W 22
W 20
33 33 36 34 35 36 35 31 28
VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
87% 87% 84% 81% 76% 73% 79% 83% 86%
UV
- - - - 1 2 1 - -
Time 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Weather symbol Partly cloudy (night) Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain
Chance of precipitation
<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 50%
12°
12°
12°
13°
13°
13°
12°
12°
11° 12° 11°
W 17
W 16
W 13
WSW 11
SSW 10
SSE 13
SSE 17
SSE 22
24 23 18 16 16 20 26 32
VG VG VG VG VG VG G G
Humidity
88% 89% 91% 87% 81% 81% 88% 89%
UV
- - - 1 2 1 - -
Time 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Weather symbol Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light shower (day) Clear night Clear night
Chance of precipitation
80% 50% 50% 50% 50% 40% 10% 10%
13°
13°
13°
14°
14°
14°
12°
12°
10° 10° 11° 11° 10°
SSE 22
S 20
S 18
S 19
S 22
SW 23
SW 24
SW 21
32 29 27 28 32 35 35 31
G G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity
90% 90% 91% 89% 84% 80% 76% 78%
UV
- - - 1 1 1 - -
Time 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Weather symbol Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Light shower (day) Light shower (day) Cloudy Partly cloudy (night)
Chance of precipitation
10% 10% 10% 10% 30% 40% 20% 10%
11°
11°
11°
11°
12°
11°
11°
11°
SW 20
SW 18
SSW 18
SW 19
SW 19
SW 20
WSW 20
WSW 21
28 26 26 28 29 30 29 30
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
79% 81% 82% 77% 73% 73% 79% 81%
UV
- - - 1 2 1 - -
Time 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Weather symbol Partly cloudy (night) Partly cloudy (night) Partly cloudy (night) Light shower (day) Light shower (day) Light shower (day) Cloudy Partly cloudy (night)
Chance of precipitation
10% 10% 10% 30% 40% 40% 10% 10%
11°
11°
11°
12°
12°
12°
12°
12°
SW 22
SW 23
WSW 23
WSW 24
WSW 25
WSW 23
SW 21
SW 22
32 33 34 36 38 35 31 32
VG G G VG G VG VG G
Humidity
81% 82% 83% 80% 76% 78% 81% 83%
UV
- - - 1 2 1 - -
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Orkney & Shetland weather forecast

Headline:

Wet and very windy.

Today:

Wet and windy through much of Friday with some heavy rain and gale or severe gale southerly winds. Brighter, showery conditions reach Orkney in late afternoon and Shetland late evening. Maximum temperature 13 °C.

Tonight:

Occasional showers continue throughout the night, these will be interspersed with clear spells. Winds ease fresh to strong southwesterly from the evening. Minimum temperature 8 °C.

Saturday:

Brief sunny spells and heavy, perhaps thundery, blustery showers with continuing fresh to strong southwesterly winds. Maximum temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Showery morning Sunday with strong westerly winds but the afternoon looks drier. Then mainly dry Monday with winds turning southerly. Rain spreads northeast in strong southeasterly winds overnight into Tuesday.

Updated:

UK long range weather forecast

Sunshine and showers can be expected Wednesday as rain generally clears away from the southeast, while heavier and possibly thundery showers may be expected in the northwest. Winds moderate to fresh, and temperatures trending slightly above average. Unsettled weather continues for many, with showers affecting northern areas and likely to spread southwards. Temperatures turning normal or cool, and becoming windier with gales possible in places. Confidence remains low throughout the rest of this period. High pressure may develop across the UK, with likely occasional frontal systems bringing periods of rain. However, towards the end of the period, deep lower pressure may be expected, with temperatures generally returning to above normal, however, cooler nights make way for potential mist and fog.

Updated:

Drier and more settled conditions are most likely at the start of the period, though some spells of wetter weather remain possible. Later in October, there is an increasing chance of unsettled conditions developing more widely across the UK for a time. Temperatures most likely to be near normal or slightly above normal.

Updated:

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