7 Day Forecast For Orkney Islands

Our 7 day weather forecast for Orkney Islands updated throughout the day, making it ideal for planning leisure activities, travel and events. Read more about our weather forecasts.

Monday 17th February 2020

On Monday 17th February 2020 the sun will rise at 07:43 and will set at 17:10. It will be a mild day, with temperatures reaching around 5.4°C. A light shower is possible, 2mm of rainfall is possible today. Gale force winds are expected. Please watch out for local weather warnings. There is a possibility of falling trees and some structural damage. People are advised to only travel if absolutely necessary. People are also advised to stay away from coastal areas if possible, with a maximum expected wind speed of 120mph.

12am
Overcast skies
Overcast skies
4°C (39°F)
Wind 44mph
Gusting to 93mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 962mb
Humidity: 80%
Visibility: 6.2mi
3am
Patchy rain possible
Patchy rain possible
5°C (41°F)
Wind 48mph
Gusting to 100mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 961mb
Humidity: 67%
Visibility: 5.6mi
6am
Patchy light rain
Patchy light rain
5°C (42°F)
Wind 58mph
Gusting to 120mph
Rain: 2mm
Pressure: 965mb
Humidity: 69%
Visibility: 5.6mi
9am
Partly cloudy skies
Partly cloudy skies
4°C (39°F)
Wind 41mph
Gusting to 87mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 974mb
Humidity: 68%
Visibility: 6.2mi
12pm
Light rain shower
Light rain shower
2°C (35°F)
Wind 40mph
Gusting to 85mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 980mb
Humidity: 73%
Visibility: 6.2mi
3pm
Light rain shower
Light rain shower
1°C (34°F)
Wind 42mph
Gusting to 87mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 983mb
Humidity: 75%
Visibility: 6.2mi
6pm
Partly cloudy skies
Partly cloudy skies
2°C (35°F)
Wind 37mph
Gusting to 78mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 985mb
Humidity: 71%
Visibility: 6.2mi
9pm
Light rain shower
Light rain shower
3°C (38°F)
Wind 40mph
Gusting to 83mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 988mb
Humidity: 72%
Visibility: 6.2mi
Tuesday 18th February 2020

On Tuesday 18th February 2020 the sun will rise at 07:40 and will set at 17:13. It will be a mild day, with temperatures reaching around 5.2°C. Today is expected to be a dry day, with a very low chance of rain. Moderate Gales are possible. Please watch out for local weather warnings, with a maximum expected wind speed of 68mph.

12am
Light rain shower
Light rain shower
5°C (41°F)
Wind 38mph
Gusting to 61mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 991mb
Humidity: 70%
Visibility: 6.2mi
3am
Light sleet showers
Light sleet showers
5°C (41°F)
Wind 37mph
Gusting to 54mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 992mb
Humidity: 69%
Visibility: 6.2mi
6am
Light rain shower
Light rain shower
5°C (41°F)
Wind 36mph
Gusting to 59mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 992mb
Humidity: 66%
Visibility: 6.2mi
9am
Patchy rain possible
Patchy rain possible
5°C (41°F)
Wind 35mph
Gusting to 58mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 992mb
Humidity: 65%
Visibility: 5.6mi
12pm
Light rain shower
Light rain shower
5°C (40°F)
Wind 35mph
Gusting to 63mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 992mb
Humidity: 65%
Visibility: 6.2mi
3pm
Light rain shower
Light rain shower
5°C (40°F)
Wind 36mph
Gusting to 68mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 993mb
Humidity: 67%
Visibility: 6.2mi
6pm
Light rain shower
Light rain shower
5°C (40°F)
Wind 34mph
Gusting to 62mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 993mb
Humidity: 71%
Visibility: 6.2mi
9pm
Light rain shower
Light rain shower
5°C (41°F)
Wind 30mph
Gusting to 62mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 994mb
Humidity: 72%
Visibility: 6.2mi
Wednesday 19th February 2020

On Wednesday 19th February 2020 the sun will rise at 07:37 and will set at 17:15. It will be a mild day, with temperatures reaching around 5.4°C. A light shower is possible, 1mm of rainfall is possible today. Moderate Gales are possible. Please watch out for local weather warnings, with a maximum expected wind speed of 77mph.

12am
Light rain shower
Light rain shower
5°C (41°F)
Wind 40mph
Gusting to 77mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 995mb
Humidity: 71%
Visibility: 6.2mi
3am
Light rain shower
Light rain shower
5°C (41°F)
Wind 44mph
Gusting to 74mph
Rain: 1mm
Pressure: 997mb
Humidity: 81%
Visibility: 6.2mi
6am
Light rain shower
Light rain shower
5°C (41°F)
Wind 36mph
Gusting to 66mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 999mb
Humidity: 76%
Visibility: 6.2mi
9am
Light rain shower
Light rain shower
5°C (42°F)
Wind 36mph
Gusting to 62mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1002mb
Humidity: 71%
Visibility: 6.2mi
12pm
Sunny skies
Sunny skies
5°C (42°F)
Wind 25mph
Gusting to 42mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1003mb
Humidity: 65%
Visibility: 6.2mi
3pm
Partly cloudy skies
Partly cloudy skies
5°C (42°F)
Wind 15mph
Gusting to 22mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1002mb
Humidity: 62%
Visibility: 6.2mi
6pm
Overcast skies
Overcast skies
5°C (42°F)
Wind 27mph
Gusting to 40mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 998mb
Humidity: 70%
Visibility: 6.2mi
9pm
Light drizzle
Light drizzle
5°C (42°F)
Wind 34mph
Gusting to 54mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 993mb
Humidity: 87%
Visibility: 1.2mi
Thursday 20th February 2020

On Thursday 20th February 2020 the sun will rise at 07:35 and will set at 17:18. It will be a mild day, with temperatures reaching around 7°C. Some moderate to heavy rain is expected, 7mm of rainfall is possible today. Moderate Gales are possible. Please watch out for local weather warnings, with a maximum expected wind speed of 63mph.

12am
Moderate rain
Moderate rain
4°C (40°F)
Wind 29mph
Gusting to 61mph
Rain: 3mm
Pressure: 990mb
Humidity: 86%
Visibility: 4.3mi
3am
Light rain
Light rain
5°C (40°F)
Wind 20mph
Gusting to 42mph
Rain: 1mm
Pressure: 985mb
Humidity: 91%
Visibility: 5.6mi
6am
Light drizzle
Light drizzle
5°C (41°F)
Wind 30mph
Gusting to 63mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 982mb
Humidity: 83%
Visibility: 1.2mi
9am
Light rain
Light rain
6°C (43°F)
Wind 33mph
Gusting to 38mph
Rain: 1mm
Pressure: 983mb
Humidity: 92%
Visibility: 5.6mi
12pm
Light sleet
Light sleet
5°C (41°F)
Wind 30mph
Gusting to 34mph
Rain: 2mm
Pressure: 984mb
Humidity: 83%
Visibility: 5.6mi
3pm
Light rain
Light rain
7°C (44°F)
Wind 32mph
Gusting to 37mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 985mb
Humidity: 62%
Visibility: 5.6mi
6pm
Light rain shower
Light rain shower
7°C (44°F)
Wind 37mph
Gusting to 45mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 988mb
Humidity: 64%
Visibility: 6.2mi
9pm
Light rain shower
Light rain shower
7°C (45°F)
Wind 41mph
Gusting to 53mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 990mb
Humidity: 63%
Visibility: 6.2mi
Friday 21st February 2020

On Friday 21st February 2020 the sun will rise at 07:32 and will set at 17:20. It will be a mild day, with temperatures reaching around 6.6°C. Some moderate to heavy rain is expected, 5mm of rainfall is possible today. Moderate Gales are possible. Please watch out for local weather warnings, with a maximum expected wind speed of 86mph.

12am
Light rain shower
Light rain shower
5°C (40°F)
Wind 38mph
Gusting to 75mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 994mb
Humidity: 62%
Visibility: 6.2mi
3am
Light rain shower
Light rain shower
4°C (40°F)
Wind 36mph
Gusting to 68mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 994mb
Humidity: 72%
Visibility: 6.2mi
6am
Overcast skies
Overcast skies
4°C (40°F)
Wind 40mph
Gusting to 76mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 989mb
Humidity: 78%
Visibility: 6.2mi
9am
Light drizzle
Light drizzle
5°C (41°F)
Wind 41mph
Gusting to 86mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 982mb
Humidity: 81%
Visibility: 1.2mi
12pm
Moderate rain at times
Moderate rain at times
5°C (41°F)
Wind 39mph
Gusting to 83mph
Rain: 4mm
Pressure: 982mb
Humidity: 72%
Visibility: 5mi
3pm
Light rain shower
Light rain shower
7°C (44°F)
Wind 45mph
Gusting to 53mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 982mb
Humidity: 80%
Visibility: 6.2mi
6pm
Patchy rain possible
Patchy rain possible
7°C (44°F)
Wind 49mph
Gusting to 60mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 982mb
Humidity: 68%
Visibility: 5.6mi
9pm
Light rain shower
Light rain shower
6°C (43°F)
Wind 48mph
Gusting to 63mph
Rain: 1mm
Pressure: 984mb
Humidity: 70%
Visibility: 6.2mi
Saturday 22nd February 2020

On Saturday 22nd February 2020 the sun will rise at 07:29 and will set at 17:23. It will be a mild day, with temperatures reaching around 3.6°C. A light shower is possible, 1mm of rainfall is possible today. , 6mm of snow is is also possible.Gale force winds are expected. Please watch out for local weather warnings. There is a possibility of falling trees and some structural damage. People are advised to only travel if absolutely necessary. People are also advised to stay away from coastal areas if possible, with a maximum expected wind speed of 106mph.

12am
Patchy light snow with thunder
Patchy light snow with thunder
3°C (38°F)
Wind 45mph
Gusting to 86mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 984mb
Humidity: 64%
Visibility: 6.2mi
3am
Light sleet showers
Light sleet showers
4°C (38°F)
Wind 51mph
Gusting to 90mph
Rain: 1mm
Pressure: 985mb
Humidity: 58%
Visibility: 6.2mi
6am
Light snow showers
Light snow showers
4°C (39°F)
Wind 50mph
Gusting to 85mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 986mb
Humidity: 57%
Visibility: 6.2mi
9am
Blowing snow
Blowing snow
3°C (38°F)
Wind 53mph
Gusting to 72mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 986mb
Humidity: 83%
Visibility: 1.2mi
12pm
Moderate or heavy snow with thunder
Moderate or heavy snow with thunder
3°C (37°F)
Wind 59mph
Gusting to 102mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 989mb
Humidity: 82%
Visibility: 3.1mi
3pm
Light sleet showers
Light sleet showers
3°C (37°F)
Wind 52mph
Gusting to 106mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 992mb
Humidity: 61%
Visibility: 6.2mi
6pm
Light snow showers
Light snow showers
3°C (37°F)
Wind 52mph
Gusting to 102mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 994mb
Humidity: 61%
Visibility: 6.2mi
9pm
Light snow showers
Light snow showers
3°C (38°F)
Wind 52mph
Gusting to 99mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 996mb
Humidity: 66%
Visibility: 6.2mi
Sunday 23rd February 2020

On Sunday 23rd February 2020 the sun will rise at 07:27 and will set at 17:25. It will be a mild day, with temperatures reaching around 2.4°C. Today is expected to be a dry day, with a very low chance of rain. Moderate Gales are possible. Please watch out for local weather warnings, with a maximum expected wind speed of 102mph.

12am
Light snow showers
Light snow showers
2°C (36°F)
Wind 49mph
Gusting to 102mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 998mb
Humidity: 68%
Visibility: 6.2mi

About Our Weather Forecast For Orkney Islands

Our weather forecast for Orkney Islands is updated throughout the day and has been found to be very reliable for planning activities such as days out, leisure, travel, events, fishing, golf and gardening.

For activities that rely on weather forecasts for safety or financial reasons, such as farming, flying, sailing and shipping, we have found our forecasts to be reliable, but we always recommend that you compare several weather forecast sources to ensure you are able to plan your activities safely.

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