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 Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast
Chance of precipitation
10% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
NNW 12
N 15
N 14
NNW 11
NW 9
W 9
SW 10
SSW 16
19 23 21 18 15 14 15 23
G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
87% 81% 77% 72% 65% 65% 76% 77%
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 Light rain Light rain Light shower (day) Sunny intervals Partly cloudy (night) Partly cloudy (night)
Chance of precipitation
10% 20% 60% 60% 40% 10% 10% 10%
-1°
SSW 20
S 23
S 25
SSW 23
WSW 22
WSW 23
WSW 21
WSW 20
29 35 39 34 32 34 31 30
VG VG G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
77% 78% 80% 84% 78% 76% 82% 82%
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 Light shower (day) Overcast Cloudy
Chance of precipitation
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 50% 10% 10%
WSW 20
WSW 20
WSW 17
WSW 15
WSW 15
SW 14
S 15
S 18
29 29 25 22 23 21 23 27
G G VG VG G VG G VG
Humidity
82% 84% 84% 83% 79% 78% 86% 87%
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 Heavy rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Chance of precipitation
10% 20% 20% 80% 60% 10% 10% 10%
S 20
S 22
S 22
S 22
S 22
S 21
SSW 20
SSW 19
30 33 33 33 33 32 31 30
G G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity
87% 88% 89% 88% 85% 83% 83% 83%
UV
- - - 1 1 1 - -
Time 00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Weather symbols Partly cloudy (night) Partly cloudy (night) Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower (night)
Chance of precipitation
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 40%
SSW 18
SSW 16
S 16
S 16
SSW 14
S 14
SSW 13
SW 14
27 24 23 23 22 22 19 20
G G VG VG VG VG G G
Humidity
85% 86% 87% 83% 76% 78% 86% 87%
UV
- - - 1 1 1 - -

UK video forecast

Orkney & Shetland weather forecast

Headline:

Bright or sunny spells and showers.

Today:

Occasional showers early Saturday morning with perhaps some longer spells of rain. Becoming drier and brighter through the morning with clear sunny spells in the afternoon. Similar temperatures to Friday. Maximum temperature 6 °C.

Tonight:

Mainly dry and clear throughout the evening and overnight, but perhaps a few isolated light showers remaining. There is a chance of frost patches forming overnight. Minimum temperature 1 °C.

Sunday:

Becoming cloudier with scattered showers over Shetland in the morning. These showers moving south to affect Orkney through the afternoon, with perhaps some clearer spells developing in the evening. Maximum temperature 6 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Monday largely dry and bright after a few early showers. Windier Tuesday with a longer spell of cloud and rain in the morning. Scattered showers following and continue through Wednesday.

Updated:

UK long range weather forecast

Early rain across the south clearing with increasing sunny spells on Wednesday after any fog patches in central areas lift. Later in the day cloud and rain approach the far northwest before pushing across the UK on Thursday. This sets the scene for the following days as spells of rain are expected across all areas at times between brief settled spells, wettest overall in the west and northwest, where it will also sometimes be windy. Late in the period more settled conditions develop in the east as rain occasionally runs across western areas in a more southerly wind direction. Temperatures are most likely to be around or a little above average, though some short-lived colder interludes remain likely.

Updated:

Increasing likelihood that a more blocked weather pattern will develop with more settled conditions most likely affecting the east with winds favouring a more south or south-westerly direction mid-March, bringing most rainfall across western areas and largely drier to the east. Temperatures are likely to be near or slightly above normal overall, with occasional night frosts, but values will fluctuate as weather systems come and go.

Updated:

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