Kirkwall, Orkney climate guide

Temperature in Kirkwall, Orkney (°C)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max temperature (daytime)
6°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Kirkwall, Orkney6
6°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Kirkwall, Orkney6
7°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Kirkwall, Orkney7
9°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Kirkwall, Orkney9
12°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Kirkwall, Orkney12
14°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Kirkwall, Orkney14
15°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Kirkwall, Orkney15
15°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Kirkwall, Orkney15
14°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Kirkwall, Orkney14
11°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Kirkwall, Orkney11
8°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Kirkwall, Orkney8
7°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Kirkwall, Orkney7
Min temperature (night-time)
2°C minimum night-time temperature in January in Kirkwall, Orkney2
1°C minimum night-time temperature in February in Kirkwall, Orkney1
2°C minimum night-time temperature in March in Kirkwall, Orkney2
3°C minimum night-time temperature in April in Kirkwall, Orkney3
6°C minimum night-time temperature in May in Kirkwall, Orkney6
8°C minimum night-time temperature in June in Kirkwall, Orkney8
10°C minimum night-time temperature in July in Kirkwall, Orkney10
10°C minimum night-time temperature in August in Kirkwall, Orkney10
8°C minimum night-time temperature in September in Kirkwall, Orkney8
7°C minimum night-time temperature in October in Kirkwall, Orkney7
3°C minimum night-time temperature in November in Kirkwall, Orkney3
2°C minimum night-time temperature in December in Kirkwall, Orkney2
Sea temperature
8°C sea temperature in January in Kirkwall, Orkney8
7°C sea temperature in February in Kirkwall, Orkney7
7°C sea temperature in March in Kirkwall, Orkney7
7°C sea temperature in April in Kirkwall, Orkney7
8°C sea temperature in May in Kirkwall, Orkney8
10°C sea temperature in June in Kirkwall, Orkney10
12°C sea temperature in July in Kirkwall, Orkney12
13°C sea temperature in August in Kirkwall, Orkney13
12°C sea temperature in September in Kirkwall, Orkney12
12°C sea temperature in October in Kirkwall, Orkney12
10°C sea temperature in November in Kirkwall, Orkney10
9°C sea temperature in December in Kirkwall, Orkney9

Sunshine & Daylight in Kirkwall, Orkney

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily hours of sunshine
Daily hours of daylight
7 hours of daylight per day in January in Kirkwall, Orkney7
9 hours of daylight per day in February in Kirkwall, Orkney9
12 hours of daylight per day in March in Kirkwall, Orkney12
15 hours of daylight per day in April in Kirkwall, Orkney15
17 hours of daylight per day in May in Kirkwall, Orkney17
18 hours of daylight per day in June in Kirkwall, Orkney18
18 hours of daylight per day in July in Kirkwall, Orkney18
15 hours of daylight per day in August in Kirkwall, Orkney15
13 hours of daylight per day in September in Kirkwall, Orkney13
10 hours of daylight per day in October in Kirkwall, Orkney10
8 hours of daylight per day in November in Kirkwall, Orkney8
6 hours of daylight per day in December in Kirkwall, Orkney6

Rainfall in Kirkwall, Orkney

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Number of days with some rain
25 days with some rainfall in January in Kirkwall, Orkney25
19 days with some rainfall in February in Kirkwall, Orkney19
22 days with some rainfall in March in Kirkwall, Orkney22
18 days with some rainfall in April in Kirkwall, Orkney18
16 days with some rainfall in May in Kirkwall, Orkney16
16 days with some rainfall in June in Kirkwall, Orkney16
18 days with some rainfall in July in Kirkwall, Orkney18
19 days with some rainfall in August in Kirkwall, Orkney19
22 days with some rainfall in September in Kirkwall, Orkney22
23 days with some rainfall in October in Kirkwall, Orkney23
24 days with some rainfall in November in Kirkwall, Orkney24
25 days with some rainfall in December in Kirkwall, Orkney25
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
102 mm monthly rainfall in January in Kirkwall, Orkney102
71 mm monthly rainfall in February in Kirkwall, Orkney71
81 mm monthly rainfall in March in Kirkwall, Orkney81
55 mm monthly rainfall in April in Kirkwall, Orkney55
49 mm monthly rainfall in May in Kirkwall, Orkney49
51 mm monthly rainfall in June in Kirkwall, Orkney51
55 mm monthly rainfall in July in Kirkwall, Orkney55
76 mm monthly rainfall in August in Kirkwall, Orkney76
99 mm monthly rainfall in September in Kirkwall, Orkney99
111 mm monthly rainfall in October in Kirkwall, Orkney111
119 mm monthly rainfall in November in Kirkwall, Orkney119
109 mm monthly rainfall in December in Kirkwall, Orkney109

More climate for Kirkwall, Orkney

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (Maximum)
No UV (maximum) index in January in Kirkwall, Orkney0
UV (maximum) index 1 (Low) in February in Kirkwall, Orkney1
UV (maximum) index 2 (Low) in March in Kirkwall, Orkney2
UV (maximum) index 3 (Moderate) in April in Kirkwall, Orkney3
UV (maximum) index 4 (Moderate) in May in Kirkwall, Orkney4
UV (maximum) index 5 (Moderate) in June in Kirkwall, Orkney5
UV (maximum) index 5 (Moderate) in July in Kirkwall, Orkney5
UV (maximum) index 4 (Moderate) in August in Kirkwall, Orkney4
UV (maximum) index 3 (Moderate) in September in Kirkwall, Orkney3
UV (maximum) index 1 (Low) in October in Kirkwall, Orkney1
No UV (maximum) index in November in Kirkwall, Orkney0
No UV (maximum) index in December in Kirkwall, Orkney0
Heat & Humidity
No heat & humidity in January in Kirkwall, Orkney0
No heat & humidity in February in Kirkwall, Orkney0
No heat & humidity in March in Kirkwall, Orkney0
No heat & humidity in April in Kirkwall, Orkney0
No heat & humidity in May in Kirkwall, Orkney0
No heat & humidity in June in Kirkwall, Orkney0
No heat & humidity in July in Kirkwall, Orkney0
No heat & humidity in August in Kirkwall, Orkney0
No heat & humidity in September in Kirkwall, Orkney0
No heat & humidity in October in Kirkwall, Orkney0
No heat & humidity in November in Kirkwall, Orkney0
No heat & humidity in December in Kirkwall, Orkney0

Note: 0 = None, L = Low, M = Moderate, H = High, VH = Very high, E = Extreme

What's the climate like in Kirkwall, Orkney?

Kirkwall, Orkney has a temperate climate with warm summers and some rainfall in all months.

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