Kirkwall (Orkney Islands) weather

Forecast days

Seven day forecast for Kirkwall

Time 00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Weather symbols Light rain Heavy rain Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night Cloudy
Chance of precipitation
50% 80% 20% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10%
S 17
SSW 16
SSW 21
SSW 25
SSW 29
SW 28
SW 24
SSW 20
28 26 31 37 44 42 35 29
G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
90% 87% 81% 76% 71% 69% 71% 76%
UV
- - - 1 1 1 - -
Time 00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Weather symbols Cloudy Partly cloudy (night) Partly cloudy (night) Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Chance of precipitation
10% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
-1°
SSW 19
S 19
S 18
S 17
SSE 16
SSE 14
SE 14
ESE 15
28 28 26 25 24 22 21 22
VG VG VG G G G G G
Humidity
79% 79% 80% 78% 74% 74% 83% 86%
UV
- - - 1 1 1 - -
Time 00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Weather symbols Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy
Chance of precipitation
20% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 50% 20%
SE 14
ESE 15
ESE 17
ESE 17
E 18
ENE 18
E 18
E 19
20 22 25 25 28 27 28 28
G G VG VG G G G G
Humidity
87% 87% 86% 81% 78% 80% 86% 88%
UV
- - - 1 1 1 - -
Time 00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Weather symbols Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Overcast Overcast Overcast
Chance of precipitation
20% 20% 20% 50% 40% 20% 10% 10%
E 19
E 18
E 18
ESE 18
ESE 18
ESE 18
SE 17
SE 16
28 27 26 27 28 27 25 24
G G G G G G G G
Humidity
87% 89% 90% 87% 84% 84% 87% 87%
UV
- - - 1 1 1 - -
Time 00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Weather symbols Overcast Overcast Partly cloudy (night) Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy (night)
Chance of precipitation
10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10%
SE 16
SE 16
SE 16
SE 18
SE 19
SSE 19
SE 18
SE 18
24 23 24 26 28 28 27 26
G G G VG VG VG G G
Humidity
88% 88% 88% 85% 80% 82% 86% 87%
UV
- - - 1 1 1 - -

UK video forecast

Orkney & Shetland weather forecast

Headline:

Cloudy with rain becoming brighter with showers.

Today:

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain early, this becoming light and patchy during the morning before the afternoon turns brighter with showers. The showers become widespread towards the evening. Maximum temperature 8 °C.

Tonight:

It will be a mainly cloudy night with widespread and blustery showers. The wind will ease later with clear spells increasing as showers become isolated. Minimum temperature 4 °C.

Wednesday:

Showers clear Orkney, becoming widespread across Shetland. Showers clear north in the afternoon as cloud and rain push across Orkney. Maximum temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Very windy with blustery showers Thursday, The wind eases but showers continue Friday and Saturday with the showers merging into longer periods of rain later.

Updated:

UK long range weather forecast

Next weekend is likely to continue in an unsettled mood, though temperatures should slowly recover to near average for early March, though still with some frost by night in one or two places. All areas of the UK will be at risk of further showers (any snow limited to northern hills), with a chance of longer spells of rain in the south particularly at first. There will be drier interludes between times though, with some pleasant spring sunshine, especially in places sheltered from the often strong winds. The following week is likely to remain fairly mixed overall, but there may be a greater incidence of dry spells and early spring sunshine, especially in eastern areas. Temperatures are likely to be fairly typical, with a few overnight frosts still likely.

Updated:

During the rest of the month, there no especially strong signals other than climatology at this stage. Days of occasional warmth are more likely towards the end of the month as the sun continues to strengthen, and rainfall amounts would typically decrease a little in this period, even though some wet and windy days are still likely. Winter hazards such as snow, and overnight frost and ice could occur anywhere, as often happens in March, but are most likely towards the north of the country.

Updated:

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