Orkney
United Kingdom
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

Monthly weather forecast and climate
Orkney, United Kingdom

January, like December, is a frosty winter month in Orkney, United Kingdom, with temperature in the range of an average low of 1.9°C (35.4°F) and an average high of 6.4°C (43.5°F). January and February, with an average high-temperature of 6.4°C (43.5°F), are the coldest months. Weather in January »
February, the last month of the winter, in Orkney, is also a frosty month, with average temperature ranging between min 1.7°C (35.1°F) and max 6.4°C (43.5°F). January and February, with an average high-temperature of 6.4°C (43.5°F), are the coldest months. Weather in February »

March, the first month of the spring, in Orkney, is still a chilly month, with average temperature ranging between max 7.6°C (45.7°F) and min 2.4°C (36.3°F). In March, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in February - a still chilly 7.6°C (45.7°F). Weather in March »

April, the same as March, in Orkney, United Kingdom, is a frosty spring month, with average temperature varying between 3.8°C (38.8°F) and 9.5°C (49.1°F). In April, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in March - a still frosty 9.5°C (49.1°F). Weather in April »

May, the last month of the spring, in Orkney, is a cool month, with average temperature fluctuating between 5.6°C (42.1°F) and 12°C (53.6°F). In May, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in April - a cool 12°C (53.6°F). Weather in May »

June, the first month of the summer, in Orkney, is a moderate month, with average temperature fluctuating between 8.1°C (46.6°F) and 14°C (57.2°F). In June, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in May - a moderate 14°C (57.2°F). Weather in June »

July, the same as June, in Orkney, United Kingdom, is a moderate summer month, with average temperature ranging between min 10.2°C (50.4°F) and max 15.9°C (60.6°F). In July, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in June - a still mild 15.9°C (60.6°F). Weather in July »

August, the last month of the summer, in Orkney, is an enjoyable month, with average temperature varying between 10.3°C (50.5°F) and 16°C (60.8°F). The warmest month is August, with an average high-temperature of 16°C (60.8°F) and an average low-temperature of 10.3°C (50.5°F). Weather in August »

The first month of the autumn, September, is also a moderate month in Orkney, United Kingdom, with average temperature fluctuating between 8.8°C (47.8°F) and 14.1°C (57.4°F). In September, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in August - a moderate 14.1°C (57.4°F). Weather in September »

October, the same as September, is a cool autumn month in Orkney, United Kingdom, with average temperature varying between 6.7°C (44.1°F) and 11.4°C (52.5°F). In Orkney, the average high-temperature in October is relatively the same as in September - a cool 11.4°C (52.5°F). Weather in October »

The last month of the autumn, November, is also a frosty month in Orkney, United Kingdom, with average temperature fluctuating between 4.2°C (39.6°F) and 8.6°C (47.5°F). In Orkney, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in October - a chilly 8.6°C (47.5°F). Weather in November »

December, the first month of the winter, in Orkney, is also a frosty month, with average temperature fluctuating between 6.8°C (44.2°F) and 2.3°C (36.1°F). In Orkney, the average high-temperature in December is essentially the same as in November - a still frosty 6.8°C (44.2°F). Weather in December »

What are the coldest months in Orkney?

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

How many days does it rain in Orkney?

Throughout the year, in Orkney, there are 188.7 rainfall days, and 1038.5mm (40.9") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the month with the coldest sea water in Orkney?

The month with the coldest seawater in Orkney is March, with an average sea temperature of 7.1°C (44.8°F).

What is the driest month in Orkney?

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

What month has the most sunshine in Orkney?

May has the most sunshine of the year, with an average of 6.1h of sunshine.

When are the longest days in Orkney?

The month with the longest days is June, with an average of 18.4h of daylight.

What is the warmest month in Orkney?

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 Orkney, United Kingdom.

When is the sea warmest in Orkney?

With an average sea temperature of 13.3°C (55.9°F), August is the month with the warmest seawater.

What is the wettest month in Orkney?

The wettest months in Orkney are October and November, with an average 126mm (5") of rainfall.

What is the month with the shortest days in Orkney?

With an average of 6.3h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Orkney, United Kingdom.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Orkney?

December has the least sunshine of the year, with an average of 0.8h of sunshine.
Average temperature - Orkney, United Kingdom
Average rainfall - Orkney, 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 - Orkney, 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 - Orkney, 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 - Orkney, United Kingdom