Mobile version: Click here to switch to mobile version of windfinder.com.

Wind, waves & weather forecast Kirkwall

Spot profile
Current weather
4° C
14 kts
Severe weather
Top webcam
Last update: 10:50 local time
Local date Monday, Jan 26 Tuesday, Jan 27
Local time 00h 03h 06h 09h 12h 15h 18h 21h 00h 03h 06h 09h 12h 15h 18h 21h
Wind direction
Wind speed (kts) 23
25
28
27
28
25
24
21
18
20
22
23
23
24
27
26
Wind gusts (kts)
28
30
34
32
34
31
29
28
23
26
30
32
30
33
36
36
Wave direction
Wave height (m)
3.0
3.1
3.2
3.5
3.7
3.6
3.5
3.2
3.0
2.8
2.7
2.7
2.8
2.9
3.0
3.0
Wave period (s)
14
14
14
14
14
14
14
14
14
14
13
13
13
13
13
13
Cloud cover
Precipitation (mm/3h)
0
1
3
1
3
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
Air pressure (hPa) 1006 1005 1004 1006 1008 1011 1013 1014 1015 1014 1013 1012 1011 1007 1004 998
Air temperature (°C)
8
7
7
7
6
7
7
7
8
8
8
9
8
8
8
8
Local date Wednesday, Jan 28 Thursday, Jan 29
Local time 00h 03h 06h 09h 12h 15h 18h 21h 00h 03h 06h 09h 12h 15h 18h 21h
Wind direction
Wind speed (kts) 27
20
21
21
20
34
27
20
22
29
22
9
21
16
16
16
Wind gusts (kts)
38
28
25
25
22
40
30
22
24
33
25
10
23
18
19
19
Wave direction
Wave height (m)
3.1
3.1
3.1
3.1
3.2
3.5
4.0
4.3
4.3
4.4
4.6
4.6
4.6
4.8
5.1
4.9
Wave period (s)
13
14
14
16
16
15
15
15
15
16
16
16
16
16
16
15
Cloud cover
Precipitation (mm/3h)
3
3
4
2
2
3
4
0
0
3
3
2
4
1
1
1
Air pressure (hPa) 992 988 981 977 975 975 975 973 971 966 966 964 965 966 967 965
Air temperature (°C)
8
8
7
6
6
4
4
3
3
5
4
3
4
4
4
5
Advertising
Local date Friday, Jan 30 Saturday, Jan 31
Local time 00h 03h 06h 09h 12h 15h 18h 21h 00h 03h 06h 09h 12h 15h 18h 21h
Wind direction
Wind speed (kts) 25
22
24
27
27
27
24
25
28
26
23
10
19
23
22
12
Wind gusts (kts)
30
27
30
33
32
32
29
30
33
30
26
10
22
26
26
13
Wave direction
Wave height (m)
4.7
4.4
4.1
3.9
3.8
3.7
3.6
3.5
3.3
3.2
3.6
3.2
3.1
2.9
2.8
2.8
Wave period (s)
15
15
14
14
14
13
13
12
12
12
12
11
11
11
11
11
Cloud cover
Precipitation (mm/3h)
5
1
2
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
2
2
1
Air pressure (hPa) 962 963 966 969 971 972 973 975 976 977 979 981 981 984 985 976
Air temperature (°C)
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
Local date Sunday, Feb 01 Monday, Feb 02
Local time 00h 03h 06h 09h 12h 15h 18h 21h 00h 03h 06h 09h 12h 15h 18h 21h
Wind direction
Wind speed (kts) 17
23
22
26
25
29
28
27
27
26
25
22
17
15
24
35
Wind gusts (kts)
20
27
26
31
29
33
32
31
30
29
28
26
21
17
29
37
Wave direction
Wave height (m)
2.8
2.7
2.7
2.8
2.8
2.8
2.8
2.7
2.7
2.6
2.6
2.6
2.6
2.5
2.6
2.7
Wave period (s)
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
11
11
10
10
10
10
11
11
Cloud cover
Precipitation (mm/3h)
1
0
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
4
1
Air pressure (hPa) 983 986 989 991 994 996 998 1001 1003 1004 1004 1005 1005 1000 993 994
Air temperature (°C)
7
6
6
6
6
5
5
4
3
3
3
3
4
5
6
4
Local date Tuesday, Feb 03 Wednesday, Feb 04
Local time 00h 03h 06h 09h 12h 15h 18h 21h 00h 03h 06h 09h 12h 15h 18h 21h
Wind direction
Wind speed (kts) 30
26
27
27
27
28
28
24
19
16
13
10
6
7
9
12
Wind gusts (kts)
34
30
29
30
30
32
32
28
21
17
14
10
6
7
10
13
Wave direction
Wave height (m)
2.8
2.7
2.7
2.6
2.5
2.4
2.3
2.3
2.2
2.1
2.2
2.4
2.6
2.7
2.7
2.7
Wave period (s)
11
11
11
11
11
11
10
11
11
11
11
11
11
12
13
13
Cloud cover
Precipitation (mm/3h)
4
1
2
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Air pressure (hPa) 1002 1006 1008 1011 1012 1013 1014 1016 1017 1018 1020 1022 1023 1024 1025 1025
Air temperature (°C)
3
3
2
2
2
1
1
1
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
4

Description

This is the wind, wave and weather forecast for Kirkwall in Scotland, United Kingdom. Windfinder specializes in wind, waves, tides and weather reports & forecasts for wind related sports like kitesurfing, windsurfing, surfing, sailing or paragliding.

The Forecast is based on the GFS model. Forecasts are available worldwide. The horizontal resolution is about 13 km. Forecasts are computed 4 times a day, at about 5am, 11am, 5pm and 11pm UTC. Predictions are available in time steps of 3 hours for up to 7 days into the future. The arrows point in the direction that the wind is blowing.

Check the wind forecast for Kirkwall when you want to find the best last minute travel destination for your kiteboarding, windsurfing or sailing vacation in United Kingdom.

Units Our default units are knots and degrees Celsius. These are often used by sailors, kiters, surfers, windsurfers or paragliders. You can change units on our settings page.

Help If you need more information about our wind forecast for Kirkwall, have a look at our help section.