Monthly weather forecast and climate
Kirkwall, United Kingdom

What are the coldest months in Kirkwall?

The coldest months in Kirkwall, United Kingdom, are January and February, with an average high-temperature of 6.4°C (43.5°F).

How many days does it rain in Kirkwall?

In Kirkwall, United Kingdom, during the entire year, the rain falls for 188.7 days and collects up to 1038.5mm (40.9") of precipitation.

What month is the sea coldest in Kirkwall?

March is the month with the coldest seawater in Kirkwall, United Kingdom, with an average sea temperature of 7.1°C (44.8°F). Swimming in 7.1°C (44.8°F) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 10°C (50°F) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

What is the driest month in Kirkwall?

May is the month with the least rainfall in Kirkwall. Rain falls for 10.6 days and accumulates 48mm (1.9") of precipitation.

What is the warmest month in Kirkwall?

With an average high-temperature of 16°C (60.8°F) and an average low-temperature of 10.3°C (50.5°F), August is the warmest month in Kirkwall.

When is the sea warmest in Kirkwall?

With an average sea temperature of 13.3°C (55.9°F), August is the month with the warmest seawater in Kirkwall. At temperatures below 10°C (50°F), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 13°C (55.4°F) is not comfortable.

What is the rainiest month in Kirkwall?

The wettest months are October and November, with an average 126mm (5") of rainfall.
Average temperature - Kirkwall, United Kingdom
Average rainfall - Kirkwall, United Kingdom

Wettest months (with the highest rainfall) are October and November (126mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is May (48mm).

Average rainfall days - Kirkwall, United Kingdom

The month with the highest number of rainy days is November (20.8 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is May (10.6 days).

Average sea temperature - Kirkwall, United Kingdom

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (13.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (7.1°C).

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Kirkwall, United Kingdom
Average UV index - Kirkwall, United Kingdom