Kirkwall weather

The Kirkwall weather guide shows monthly weather averages (including daytime and night-time temperatures, rainfall and hours of sunshine) for holidays in Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland in 2020/2021.

Kirkwall weather averages

Check the Kirkwall weather averages for each month of the year including maximum daytime and minimum night-time temperatures, monthly rainfall, number of days with rain and average daily hours of sunshine for Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland.

Max Day Temperature (°C)

Hours of Sunshine (daily)

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  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Days with some Rainfall

Min Night Temperature (°C)

Monthly Rainfall (mm)

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Kirkwall weather by month

Check the weather for Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland for a particular month by selecting from the list below. This gives the best indication of what to expect from the weather months in advance.

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Kirkwall weather in January

The average maximum daytime temperature in Kirkwall in January is a cold 6°C (43°F), while the average minimum night-time temperature is a cold 1°C (34°F). You can expect on average 1 hours of sunshine a day in Kirkwall during January.

  • 6°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Kirkwall6
    6°C max day temperature
  • 1 hours of sunshine per day in January in Kirkwall1
    1 hour of sunshine per day
  • 23 days with some rainfall in January in Kirkwall23
    23 days with some rainfall
  • 1°C minimum night-time temperature in January in Kirkwall1
    1°C min night temperature
  • 125 mm monthly rainfall in January in Kirkwall125
    125 mm of monthly rainfall

On average 125 mm (4.9 inches) of rain normally falls in Kirkwall during January with rain falling on 23 days of the month.

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Kirkwall weather in February

The average maximum daytime temperature in Kirkwall in February is a cold 6°C (43°F), while the average minimum night-time temperature is a cold 1°C (34°F). You can expect on average 2 hours of sunshine a day in Kirkwall during February.

  • 6°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Kirkwall6
    6°C max day temperature
  • 2 hours of sunshine per day in February in Kirkwall2
    2 hours of sunshine per day
  • 19 days with some rainfall in February in Kirkwall19
    19 days with some rainfall
  • 1°C minimum night-time temperature in February in Kirkwall1
    1°C min night temperature
  • 92 mm monthly rainfall in February in Kirkwall92
    92 mm of monthly rainfall

On average 92 mm (3.6 inches) of rain normally falls in Kirkwall during February with rain falling on 19 days of the month.

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Kirkwall weather in March

The average maximum daytime temperature in Kirkwall in March is a cool 8°C (46°F), while the average minimum night-time temperature is a cold 2°C (36°F). You can expect on average 3 hours of sunshine a day in Kirkwall during March.

  • 8°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Kirkwall8
    8°C max day temperature
  • 3 hours of sunshine per day in March in Kirkwall3
    3 hours of sunshine per day
  • 21 days with some rainfall in March in Kirkwall21
    21 days with some rainfall
  • 2°C minimum night-time temperature in March in Kirkwall2
    2°C min night temperature
  • 109 mm monthly rainfall in March in Kirkwall109
    109 mm of monthly rainfall

On average 109 mm (4.3 inches) of rain normally falls in Kirkwall during March with rain falling on 21 days of the month.

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Kirkwall weather in April

The average maximum daytime temperature in Kirkwall in April is a cool 10°C (50°F), while the average minimum night-time temperature is a cold 3°C (37°F). You can expect on average 5 hours of sunshine a day in Kirkwall during April.

  • 10°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Kirkwall10
    10°C max day temperature
  • 5 hours of sunshine per day in April in Kirkwall5
    5 hours of sunshine per day
  • 18 days with some rainfall in April in Kirkwall18
    18 days with some rainfall
  • 3°C minimum night-time temperature in April in Kirkwall3
    3°C min night temperature
  • 65 mm monthly rainfall in April in Kirkwall65
    65 mm of monthly rainfall

On average 65 mm (2.6 inches) of rain normally falls in Kirkwall during April with rain falling on 18 days of the month.

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Kirkwall weather in May

The average maximum daytime temperature in Kirkwall in May is a cool 12°C (54°F), while the average minimum night-time temperature is a cold 5°C (41°F). You can expect on average 5 hours of sunshine a day in Kirkwall during May.

  • 12°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Kirkwall12
    12°C max day temperature
  • 5 hours of sunshine per day in May in Kirkwall5
    5 hours of sunshine per day
  • 15 days with some rainfall in May in Kirkwall15
    15 days with some rainfall
  • 5°C minimum night-time temperature in May in Kirkwall5
    5°C min night temperature
  • 63 mm monthly rainfall in May in Kirkwall63
    63 mm of monthly rainfall

On average 63 mm (2.5 inches) of rain normally falls in Kirkwall during May with rain falling on 15 days of the month.

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Kirkwall weather in June

The average maximum daytime temperature in Kirkwall in June is a comfortable 15°C (59°F), while the average minimum night-time temperature is a cool 8°C (46°F). You can expect on average 5 hours of sunshine a day in Kirkwall during June.

  • 15°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Kirkwall15
    15°C max day temperature
  • 5 hours of sunshine per day in June in Kirkwall5
    5 hours of sunshine per day
  • 16 days with some rainfall in June in Kirkwall16
    16 days with some rainfall
  • 8°C minimum night-time temperature in June in Kirkwall8
    8°C min night temperature
  • 65 mm monthly rainfall in June in Kirkwall65
    65 mm of monthly rainfall

On average 65 mm (2.6 inches) of rain normally falls in Kirkwall during June with rain falling on 16 days of the month.

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Kirkwall weather in July

The average maximum daytime temperature in Kirkwall in July is a comfortable 16°C (61°F), while the average minimum night-time temperature is a cool 10°C (50°F). You can expect on average 4 hours of sunshine a day in Kirkwall during July.

  • 16°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Kirkwall16
    16°C max day temperature
  • 4 hours of sunshine per day in July in Kirkwall4
    4 hours of sunshine per day
  • 17 days with some rainfall in July in Kirkwall17
    17 days with some rainfall
  • 10°C minimum night-time temperature in July in Kirkwall10
    10°C min night temperature
  • 72 mm monthly rainfall in July in Kirkwall72
    72 mm of monthly rainfall

On average 72 mm (2.8 inches) of rain normally falls in Kirkwall during July with rain falling on 17 days of the month.

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Kirkwall weather in August

The average maximum daytime temperature in Kirkwall in August is a comfortable 17°C (63°F), while the average minimum night-time temperature is a cool 10°C (50°F). You can expect on average 4 hours of sunshine a day in Kirkwall during August.

  • 17°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Kirkwall17
    17°C max day temperature
  • 4 hours of sunshine per day in August in Kirkwall4
    4 hours of sunshine per day
  • 17 days with some rainfall in August in Kirkwall17
    17 days with some rainfall
  • 10°C minimum night-time temperature in August in Kirkwall10
    10°C min night temperature
  • 80 mm monthly rainfall in August in Kirkwall80
    80 mm of monthly rainfall

On average 80 mm (3.1 inches) of rain normally falls in Kirkwall during August with rain falling on 17 days of the month.

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Kirkwall weather in September

The average maximum daytime temperature in Kirkwall in September is a comfortable 14°C (57°F), while the average minimum night-time temperature is a cool 8°C (46°F). You can expect on average 3 hours of sunshine a day in Kirkwall during September.

  • 14°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Kirkwall14
    14°C max day temperature
  • 3 hours of sunshine per day in September in Kirkwall3
    3 hours of sunshine per day
  • 20 days with some rainfall in September in Kirkwall20
    20 days with some rainfall
  • 8°C minimum night-time temperature in September in Kirkwall8
    8°C min night temperature
  • 111 mm monthly rainfall in September in Kirkwall111
    111 mm of monthly rainfall

On average 111 mm (4.4 inches) of rain normally falls in Kirkwall during September with rain falling on 20 days of the month.

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Kirkwall weather in October

The average maximum daytime temperature in Kirkwall in October is a cool 12°C (54°F), while the average minimum night-time temperature is a cold 6°C (43°F). You can expect on average 2 hours of sunshine a day in Kirkwall during October.

  • 12°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Kirkwall12
    12°C max day temperature
  • 2 hours of sunshine per day in October in Kirkwall2
    2 hours of sunshine per day
  • 22 days with some rainfall in October in Kirkwall22
    22 days with some rainfall
  • 6°C minimum night-time temperature in October in Kirkwall6
    6°C min night temperature
  • 127 mm monthly rainfall in October in Kirkwall127
    127 mm of monthly rainfall

On average 127 mm (5 inches) of rain normally falls in Kirkwall during October with rain falling on 22 days of the month.

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Kirkwall weather in November

The average maximum daytime temperature in Kirkwall in November is a cool 8°C (46°F), while the average minimum night-time temperature is a cold 3°C (37°F). You can expect on average 1 hours of sunshine a day in Kirkwall during November.

  • 8°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Kirkwall8
    8°C max day temperature
  • 1 hours of sunshine per day in November in Kirkwall1
    1 hour of sunshine per day
  • 22 days with some rainfall in November in Kirkwall22
    22 days with some rainfall
  • 3°C minimum night-time temperature in November in Kirkwall3
    3°C min night temperature
  • 134 mm monthly rainfall in November in Kirkwall134
    134 mm of monthly rainfall

On average 134 mm (5.3 inches) of rain normally falls in Kirkwall during November with rain falling on 22 days of the month.

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Kirkwall weather in December

The average maximum daytime temperature in Kirkwall in December is a cold 7°C (45°F), while the average minimum night-time temperature is a cold 2°C (36°F). You can expect on average 1 hours of sunshine a day in Kirkwall during December.

  • 7°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Kirkwall7
    7°C max day temperature
  • 1 hours of sunshine per day in December in Kirkwall1
    1 hour of sunshine per day
  • 22 days with some rainfall in December in Kirkwall22
    22 days with some rainfall
  • 2°C minimum night-time temperature in December in Kirkwall2
    2°C min night temperature
  • 117 mm monthly rainfall in December in Kirkwall117
    117 mm of monthly rainfall

On average 117 mm (4.6 inches) of rain normally falls in Kirkwall during December with rain falling on 22 days of the month.

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