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Tuesday

Heavy Rain

12°C 54°F 5°C 41°F North Westerly
48km/h 30mph
Wednesday

Heavy Rain

13°C 55°F 9°C 48°F Southerly
26km/h 16mph
Thursday

Light Cloud

13°C 55°F 8°C 46°F South Westerly
27km/h 17mph
Friday

Light Cloud

12°C 54°F 8°C 46°F South South Westerly
31km/h 19mph
Saturday

Light Rain Shower

12°C 54°F 7°C 45°F South South Westerly
39km/h 24mph

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Last updated 09:17

Weather forecast details for Tuesday 21 October. Each column contains hourly forecast details for weather conditions, temperature, wind speed, wind direction, humidity, visibility and pressure.
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Weather Conditions Heavy Rain Light Rain Heavy Rain Heavy Rain Light Rain Light Rain Light Cloud Light Cloud Light Rain Shower Light Cloud Light Cloud Light Rain Shower Light Rain Shower Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Light Cloud      
Temperature (°C/°F) 8°C 46°F 8°C 46°F 9°C 48°F 8°C 46°F 7°C 45°F 7°C 45°F 7°C 45°F 6°C 43°F 6°C 43°F 6°C 43°F 7°C 45°F 7°C 45°F 7°C 45°F 7°C 45°F 7°C 45°F 7°C 45°F 7°C 45°F 7°C 45°F 7°C 45°F      
Wind Speed (mph/km/h) 50km/h 31mph North Westerly 47km/h 29mph North Westerly 48km/h 30mph North Westerly 61km/h 38mph North Westerly 56km/h 35mph North Westerly 55km/h 34mph North Westerly 51km/h 32mph North Westerly 50km/h 31mph North Westerly 45km/h 28mph North Westerly 42km/h 26mph North Westerly 40km/h 25mph North Westerly 39km/h 24mph North Westerly 37km/h 23mph North Westerly 34km/h 21mph North Westerly 31km/h 19mph North Westerly 31km/h 19mph North Westerly 27km/h 17mph North Westerly 24km/h 15mph North Westerly 21km/h 13mph North Westerly      
Wind Direction NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW      
Humidity 87% 85% 85% 84% 81% 72% 69% 65% 66% 67% 63% 69% 70% 72% 72% 70% 71% 70% 73%      
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) G VG E VG VG VG E E E VG E E E E E E E E VG      
Pressure (Millibars) 984 985 987 990 992 995 997 999 1000 1002 1004 1005 1006 1008 1009 1010 1010 1011 1011      

Orkney and Shetland

Forecast Summary

  • Today

    Cloudy start with rain but this soon clearing east to leave sunny spells and blustery showers with severe gale force winds across Orkney with gusts to 80mph possible in heaviest showers. Turning colder again. Winds easing in the evening.

  • Tonight

    Clear spells and scattered heavy showers this evening but these dying away overnight. The northwesterly wind will continue to ease and back southwesterly over Orkney later.

Environmental Summary

UV: 1

UK Range: 1-7

Pollution: Low

UK Range: Low to Very High

Pollen: Low

UK Range: Low to Very High

Met Office Warnings Issued For: Orkney Islands

  1. Yellow warning of wind

    From:
    1000 on Tue 21 October
    To:
    2000 on Tue 21 October
    Updated 21 October at 09:47 Active

    Warning

    Gales, and more locally severe gales, are expected to affect much of the country on Tuesday, and this update extends the warning across southern counties. Gusts of 40-50, locally more than 50 mph are likely inland, with 60 to 70 mph gusts in some exposed coastal areas, locally higher on hills and headlands.

    The public should be aware of the potential for disruption to travel and possible damage to trees. This is a further update of the warning first issued on Saturday.

A list of all UK Warnings can be found on our More UK Weather page.

Weather Warnings Key

  • Red: Take action
  • Amber: Be prepared
  • Yellow: Be aware

Issued by the Met Office

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Observations

Observed at 09:00, Tuesday 21 October

Heavy Rain

7°C 45°F

50km/h 31mph North Westerly

Humidity: 89%

Visibility: Moderate

Pressure: 982mb, Rising

Observation station: Kirkwall

(Lat: 58.95 | Lon: -2.9)

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