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Wind, waves & weather forecast Kirkwall

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Current weather
9° C
28 kts
Severe weather
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Last update: 10:53 local time
Local date Friday, Mar 06 Saturday, Mar 07
Local time 00h 03h 06h 09h 12h 15h 18h 21h 00h 03h 06h 09h 12h 15h 18h 21h
Wind direction
Wind speed (kts) 14
16
18
23
26
29
28
29
27
32
32
22
16
11
19
26
Wind gusts (kts)
19
19
21
33
37
40
44
45
47
52
48
36
28
14
37
49
Wave direction
Wave height (m)
3.1
3.0
2.7
2.6
2.5
2.7
3.2
3.8
4.0
4.3
4.5
3.9
3.6
3.5
3.5
3.6
Wave period (s)
17
17
16
16
16
15
14
14
14
15
15
16
16
16
16
16
Cloud cover
Precipitation (mm/3h)
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
1
2
0
0
0
0
2
4
0
Air pressure (hPa) 1018 1018 1015 1012 1009 1004 1000 996 993 992 994 997 999 996 992 990
Air temperature (°C)
7
7
6
8
8
8
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
8
10
10
Local date Sunday, Mar 08 Monday, Mar 09
Local time 00h 03h 06h 09h 12h 15h 18h 21h 00h 03h 06h 09h 12h 15h 18h 21h
Wind direction
Wind speed (kts) 25
23
23
15
30
33
27
24
20
21
18
17
21
25
14
27
Wind gusts (kts)
39
30
30
17
39
40
33
29
24
24
20
19
25
31
15
32
Wave direction
Wave height (m)
3.5
3.4
3.5
3.7
4.2
4.2
3.9
3.5
3.3
3.2
3.1
3.0
3.1
3.1
3.1
3.0
Wave period (s)
16
16
16
15
15
15
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
15
15
15
Cloud cover
Precipitation (mm/3h)
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
2
5
14
1
Air pressure (hPa) 991 997 1001 1004 1003 1006 1010 1013 1014 1015 1014 1012 1008 1000 997 1006
Air temperature (°C)
9
7
7
7
7
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
5
5
5
6
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Local date Tuesday, Mar 10 Wednesday, Mar 11
Local time 00h 03h 06h 09h 12h 15h 18h 21h 00h 03h 06h 09h 12h 15h 18h 21h
Wind direction
Wind speed (kts) 28
23
19
17
17
15
16
21
28
30
33
30
24
16
10
12
Wind gusts (kts)
33
28
22
20
20
20
22
28
39
42
45
41
33
22
11
15
Wave direction
Wave height (m)
3.0
2.9
2.7
2.5
2.3
2.1
2.1
2.2
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.9
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
Wave period (s)
14
14
14
14
13
13
13
12
11
10
9
10
8
11
11
11
Cloud cover
Precipitation (mm/3h)
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
8
0
0
0
Air pressure (hPa) 1011 1016 1020 1023 1025 1025 1025 1023 1021 1018 1015 1015 1015 1015 1016 1016
Air temperature (°C)
7
6
6
7
7
7
7
7
7
8
8
7
9
9
9
8
Local date Thursday, Mar 12 Friday, Mar 13
Local time 00h 03h 06h 09h 12h 15h 18h 21h 00h 03h 06h 09h 12h 15h 18h 21h
Wind direction
Wind speed (kts) 17
22
32
34
31
26
27
24
12
30
7
6
14
18
20
26
Wind gusts (kts)
25
33
45
49
46
40
38
31
17
45
8
8
18
26
28
35
Wave direction
Wave height (m)
2.9
2.9
2.9
3.0
3.1
3.5
3.6
3.5
3.4
3.3
3.1
2.9
2.8
2.6
2.5
2.6
Wave period (s)
11
11
11
10
10
10
11
13
14
13
13
13
13
13
13
13
Cloud cover
Precipitation (mm/3h)
0
0
3
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Air pressure (hPa) 1014 1011 1007 1005 1005 1008 1014 1019 1032 1022 1037 1039 1039 1038 1036 1037
Air temperature (°C)
8
8
9
9
10
9
8
7
7
7
7
7
8
8
7
7
Local date Saturday, Mar 14 Sunday, Mar 15
Local time 00h 03h 06h 09h 12h 15h 18h 21h 00h 03h 06h 09h 12h 15h 18h 21h
Wind direction
Wind speed (kts) 29
29
29
28
29
29
29
28
28
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
Wind gusts (kts)
38
37
37
36
37
39
39
37
37
35
35
36
37
36
35
35
Wave direction
Wave height (m)
2.6
2.8
2.8
2.7
2.7
2.7
2.7
2.7
2.6
2.6
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.4
2.4
2.4
Wave period (s)
12
12
13
13
14
14
14
14
13
13
13
13
14
14
13
13
Cloud cover
Precipitation (mm/3h)
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Air pressure (hPa) 1037 1037 1038 1038 1038 1037 1037 1038 1038 1038 1038 1038 1038 1036 1035 1035
Air temperature (°C)
6
6
6
7
7
8
7
7
7
7
7
7
8
8
7
7

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.

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