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Temperature (°F)
57°
57°
61°
64°
64°
61°
57°
56°
Temperature felt (°F)
51°
52°
56°
60°
59°
55°
53°
53°
Wind direction
W
W
WSW
W
W
W
W
W
Wind speed (mph)
W
9-13
9-13
W
8-10
8-10
WSW
9-12
9-12
W
8-11
8-11
W
8-15
8-15
W
10-19
10-19
W
7-13
7-13
W
5-8
5-8
Precipitation (in/3h)
-
30%
-
0.14 in
50%
0.14
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30%
-
-
20%
-
-
20%
-
0.07 in
55%
0.07
0.06 in
50%
0.06
-
35%
-
Precipitation probability
30%
50%
30%
20%
20%
55%
50%
35%
Precipitation hourly

00:00 to 01:00:
25% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

01:00 to 02:00:
25% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

02:00 to 03:00:
30% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

03:00 to 04:00:
50% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.07″ are predicted by our local models.

04:00 to 05:00:
50% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.07″ are predicted by our local models.

05:00 to 06:00:
35% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

06:00 to 07:00:
30% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

07:00 to 08:00:
30% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

08:00 to 09:00:
30% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

09:00 to 10:00:
20% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

10:00 to 11:00:
15% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

11:00 to 12:00:
10% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

12:00 to 13:00:
15% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

13:00 to 14:00:
20% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

14:00 to 15:00:
15% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

15:00 to 16:00:
25% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

16:00 to 17:00:
40% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

17:00 to 18:00:
55% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.07″ are predicted by our local models.

18:00 to 19:00:
40% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

19:00 to 20:00:
50% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.06″ are predicted by our local models.

20:00 to 21:00:
35% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

21:00 to 22:00:
35% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

22:00 to 23:00:
20% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

23:00 to 00:00:
10% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

rainSPOT Precipitation distribution within 35 km
Sea/surf forecast
Significant wave height (m)
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
Significant wave direction in which the waves move
Water temperature (°F)
57°
57°
57°
57°
57°
57°
57°
57°
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Weather report for Kirkwall

During the night and in the afternoon it will be cloudy and rainy. At the break of day the sky remains overcast. The sun will not be visible. The chance of precipitation is moderate or near 50%. Temperature highs are likely to reach 65 °F. Overnight into Thursday expect a moderate breeze (12 to 18 mph). By day a gentle breeze is expected (8 to 12 mph). From time to time gusts could reach up to 18 mph. Winds blowing from West. The weather forecast for Kirkwall for Thursday can be accurate in parts but deviations are expected. Check again for latest updates.

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UV 5
05:18
21:15
Waxing gibbous moon (171°)
21:50
03:15

Pressure: 1021 hPa

Timezone: BST (UTC +01:00h)

Weather anomaly: Unusually warm weather for this time of the year

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Unusually cold
Normal
Unusually warm
Extremely warm

By comparing today's temperatures to 40 years of historic data we can see whether today's forecast is unusually warm (red areas) or cold (blue areas). Coloured dots show observed actual temperatures from professional and private weather stations.

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Meteogram - 5 days - Kirkwall

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Our 5-day meteogram for Kirkwall offers all weather information in 3 simple graphs: [More]
  • Temperature chart with weather pictograms. The time from sunrise to sunset is indicated in light yellow.
  • Clouds in different altitudes: from few clouds (light grey) to overcast (dark grey). Dark blue bars show hourly precipitation and light blue showers. An asterisk indicates snow fall.
  • Forecasts for wind speeds are blue and for gusts are green. The arrowheads point in the same direction as the wind.

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Current satellite and rain images for Kirkwall, United Kingdom

The location marker is placed on Kirkwall. [More]

The real-time satellite image combines visible light during daytime with infrared radiation during nighttime. At night, the image is not dark as infrared radiation can detect temperature differences. Unfortunately, low clouds and fog are difficult to distinguish from ground temperatures and thus can be almost invisible during the night. Meteosat satellite images for Europe are updated in real-time every 5 minutes. GOES-16/GOES-17 (North & South America) and Himawari (Asia) images update every 10 minutes.

Precipitation is estimated from radar and satellites. At night precipitation estimates from satellites are less accurate than during daytime. Orange crosses mark places where lightning was detected (over Europe).

Copyright 2022 EUMETSAT / meteoblue. Lightning data provided by nowcast.

Radar and precipitation nowcast for Kirkwall

Drizzle
Light
Moderate
Heavy
Very Heavy
Hail

The location marker is placed on Kirkwall. This animation shows the precipitation radar for the last 1 hour. Drizzle or light snow fall might be invisible for the radar. Precipitation intensity is colour coded, ranging from light blue to orange.

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