Best time to visit Orkney Islands, Scotland

The best time to visit the region Orkney Islands in Scotland is from may until november, when you will have a very cold temperature, but limited till little rainfall. The highest average temperature in Orkney Islands is 14°C in july and the lowest is 7°C in february.

The average climate figure for Orkney Islands is an 6,5. This is based on various factors, such as average temperatures, the chance of precipitation and weather experiences of others.

Orkney Islands has the oceanic climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Orkney Islands or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find an overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Climate Orkney Islands per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
8°C 7°C 8°C 8°C 10°C 12°C 14°C 14°C 13°C 12°C 10°C 9°C
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Climate Orkney Islands

The region Orkney Islands has the oceanic climate prevailing. There is rainfall during all months of the year. The average annual temperature for Orkney Islands is 11° degrees and there is about 390 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 128 days a year with an average humidity of 86% and an UV-index of 3.


Climate Orkney Islands

 
Day
Night
Precip
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day 8°C 7°C 8°C 8°C 10°C 12°C 14°C 14°C 13°C 12°C 10°C 9°C
Night 6°C 6°C 6°C 7°C 9°C 11°C 13°C 13°C 12°C 10°C 9°C 7°C
Precip 57
mm
44
mm
45
mm
28
mm
28
mm
26
mm
30
mm
37
mm
41
mm
56
mm
50
mm
53
mm
Rain
days
21 17 19 17 16 14 17 18 18 21 22 23
Snow
days
1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Dry
days
9 10 11 13 15 16 14 13 12 10 8 7
Sun hours
per day
3 4 4 7 8 9 8 7 6 4 4 3
Wind force
in Bft
5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5
UV-index 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 2
 


Climate Orkney Islands january

On average, it is maximum 8° in january in Orkney Islands and at least around 6° degrees. In january there are 21 days of rainfall with a total of 57 mm. The it will be dry 9 days this month in Orkney Islands and on average, it snows 1 day in january.

Climate Orkney Islands february

On average, it is maximum 7° in february in Orkney Islands and at least around 6° degrees. In february there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 44 mm. The it will be dry 10 days this month in Orkney Islands and on average, it snows 1 day in february.

Climate Orkney Islands march

On average, it is maximum 8° in march in Orkney Islands and at least around 6° degrees. In march there are 19 days of rainfall with a total of 45 mm. The it will be dry 11 days this month in Orkney Islands and on average, it snows 1 day in march.

Climate Orkney Islands april

On average, it is maximum 8° in april in Orkney Islands and at least around 7° degrees. In april there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 28 mm and the it will be dry 13 days this month in Orkney Islands.

Climate Orkney Islands may

On average, it is maximum 10° in may in Orkney Islands and at least around 9° degrees. In may there are 16 days of rainfall with a total of 28 mm and the it will be dry 15 days this month in Orkney Islands.

Climate Orkney Islands june

On average, it is maximum 12° in june in Orkney Islands and at least around 11° degrees. In june there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 26 mm and the it will be dry 16 days this month in Orkney Islands.

Climate Orkney Islands july

On average, it is maximum 14° in july in Orkney Islands and at least around 13° degrees. In july there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 30 mm and the it will be dry 14 days this month in Orkney Islands.

Climate Orkney Islands august

On average, it is maximum 14° in august in Orkney Islands and at least around 13° degrees. In august there are 18 days of rainfall with a total of 37 mm and the it will be dry 13 days this month in Orkney Islands.

Climate Orkney Islands september

On average, it is maximum 13° in september in Orkney Islands and at least around 12° degrees. In september there are 18 days of rainfall with a total of 41 mm and the it will be dry 12 days this month in Orkney Islands.

Climate Orkney Islands october

On average, it is maximum 12° in october in Orkney Islands and at least around 10° degrees. In october there are 21 days of rainfall with a total of 56 mm and the it will be dry 10 days this month in Orkney Islands.

Climate Orkney Islands november

On average, it is maximum 10° in november in Orkney Islands and at least around 9° degrees. In november there are 22 days of rainfall with a total of 50 mm and the it will be dry 8 days this month in Orkney Islands.

Climate Orkney Islands december

On average, it is maximum 9° in december in Orkney Islands and at least around 7° degrees. In december there are 23 days of rainfall with a total of 53 mm. The it will be dry 7 days this month in Orkney Islands and on average, it snows 1 day in december.

14 day weather forecast Orkney Islands

The weather for Orkney Islands in Scotland will be 17° till 14° degrees in the next 14 days with a few days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

Weather forecast this week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Wind UV
Tu
4 Aug
Regen 15°C 12°C 7.1 mm 90% 6m/s 2
We
5 Aug
Bewolkt 17°C 15°C 0.1 mm 15% 3m/s 2
Th
6 Aug
Bewolkt 17°C 13°C 0.1 mm 20% 2m/s 3
Fr
7 Aug
Bewolkt 15°C 14°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 2
Sa
8 Aug
Light doucheregen 15°C 11°C 4.6 mm 80% 8m/s 2
Su
9 Aug
Enkele wolken 13°C 12°C 0.3 mm 25% 6m/s 6
Mo
10 Aug
Bewolkt 13°C 13°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 2

Weather forecast next week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Wind UV
Tu
11 Aug
Bewolkt 14°C 13°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 3
We
12 Aug
Broken wolken 14°C 13°C 0 mm 0% 5m/s 3
Th
13 Aug
Broken wolken 13°C 13°C 0 mm 0% 6m/s 3
Fr
14 Aug
Bewolkt 14°C 13°C 0 mm 0% 6m/s 1
Sa
15 Aug
Regen 13°C 13°C 5.1 mm 85% 10m/s 1
Su
16 Aug
Bewolkt 14°C 13°C 0.1 mm 20% 2m/s 1
Mo
17 Aug
Gespreide bewolking 14°C 13°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 2

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Hotels and apartments in Orkney Islands

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Flight tickets to Orkney Islands

To travel to Orkney Islands you can travel to these airports:

  • Campbeltown Airport
    Campbeltown
  • Glasgow Prestwick Airport
    Glasgow
  • Islay Airport
    Port Ellen
  • Glasgow International Airport
    Glasgow
  • Edinburgh Airport
    Edinburgh

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About Orkney Islands

Orkney Islands lies in Scotland . If you want to call Orkney Islands you have to use +44 or 0044 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +445012457809 or 00445012457809.

Orkney Islands is in a straight line at 849 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 2 hours50.

The coordinates of Orkney Islands, Scotland are latitude: 58.966667 en longitude: -2.95

The GPS coordinates are N 58° 58' 0.1200" en W 2° 57' 0.0000"

Currency Orkney Islands

In Orkney Islands the Pound sterling is used to pay.

Exchange rate Pound sterling (GBP) 4 august 2020

1 Pound sterling = 1,31 United States dollar
100 Pound sterling = 130,74 United States dollar

1 United States dollar = 0,76 Pound sterling
100 United States dollar = 76,49 Pound sterling

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Time difference Orkney Islands

In Orkney Islands it is now 12:41 o’clock in the afternoon on tuesday 4 august 2020. That is 5 hour later than in United States. The time zone of Orkney Islands is Europe/London and the Greenwich time is UTC+01.

Vaccinations Orkney Islands

No recommended vaccinations are required for Orkney Islands.