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 symbol Heavy rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Overcast Overcast Overcast
Chance of precipitation
80% 70% 90% 90% 60% 20% 10% 10%
10°
10°
10°
10°
SW 13
SSW 17
SSW 22
WSW 27
WSW 32
W 32
W 31
W 28
19 25 32 40 48 49 46 42
M M M M G G VG VG
Humidity
88% 90% 89% 88% 88% 88% 88% 88%
UV
- - - 1 1 1 - -
Time 00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Weather symbol Overcast Light rain Light rain Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast
Chance of precipitation
10% 50% 50% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10%
10°
10°
10°
10°
10°
W 25
W 24
W 24
WSW 23
WSW 23
WSW 23
WSW 22
WSW 22
38 36 36 34 34 34 32 32
G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
90% 91% 91% 89% 85% 84% 85% 84%
UV
- - - 1 1 1 - -
Time 00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Weather symbol Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast Partly cloudy (night) Cloudy
Chance of precipitation
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10%
SW 22
SW 22
SW 22
SW 21
SW 21
SW 19
SW 19
SW 19
32 33 32 30 30 28 28 28
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
84% 84% 85% 84% 80% 81% 83% 84%
UV
- - - 1 1 1 - -
Time 00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Weather symbol Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy (night) Partly cloudy (night)
Chance of precipitation
10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
SW 18
SW 17
SW 15
SW 14
SSW 13
SSW 12
S 11
S 12
26 24 22 20 20 18 16 17
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
85% 86% 88% 87% 81% 81% 87% 89%
UV
- - - 1 1 1 - -
Time 00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Weather symbol Partly cloudy (night) Partly cloudy (night) Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
Chance of precipitation
<5% <5% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10%
S 12
S 12
S 13
SSW 14
SSW 14
S 14
S 15
S 16
17 18 19 20 22 21 22 24
G VG G VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
90% 91% 91% 88% 80% 81% 86% 86%
UV
- - - 1 1 1 - -
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Orkney & Shetland weather forecast

Headline:

Windy but dry to start on Wednesday, rain later.

This Evening and Tonight:

Dry with clear skies through this evening and the first part of the night. Clouding over during the early hours with increasing southwesterly winds, reaching gale force by dawn. Minimum temperature 5 °C.

Wednesday:

Dry but windy to start, cloud thickening later with rain arriving from the west mid to late afternoon. This clearing to clearer spells and blustery showers through the evening. Maximum temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Sunshine and frequent blustery showers through Thursday, easing into the evening. Outbreaks of rain Friday morning, drier into the afternoon. Generally dry and bright on Saturday. Strong southwesterly winds.

Updated:

UK long range weather forecast

Sunday and Monday will be mostly dry with variable and at times large amounts of cloud, with any fog patches clearing through the morning. Parts of the north and northwest of the UK will remain rather damp at times, with occasional light rain or drizzle. Over the following few days, probably a gradual transition to more generally changeable conditions, meaning a greater chance of some rain at times in the south and east compared to earlier in February. The north and northwest will likely be most unsettled, with often strong winds accompanying periods of rain, which will be heavy at times. Temperatures overall will be relatively mild, with any frost mostly likely across southern areas earlier in the period.

Updated:

Generally changeable weather conditions with near or above average temperatures across the UK as a whole until late February. Bands of rain and strong winds are expected, especially in the northwest, with a risk of some wintry showers in the intervening colder brighter interludes between these frontal systems. Some of these frontal systems perhaps spreading further to the southeast, although much of the south and southeast will likely be relatively drier. Confidence in the forecast around the turn of the month becomes much lower, and whilst the more likely scenario is one of a continuation of similar conditions experienced through the latter half of February, there is a low probability of some much colder weather developing.

Updated:

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