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Weather in January in Orkney Islands

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Normal Max/ High Temperature 6°C (43°F)
 
Average Temperature 4°C (39°F)
 
Min/ Low Temperature 2°C (36°F)
 
Normal Precipitation 105mm (4.1in)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day) 21 (68%)
Average Sunlight per day 01:05
Average Daylight per day 07:05
Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 16% (84%)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day.
11.2°


  • The average temperature in Orkney Islands in January is cool at 4 °C (39.2 °F).
  • Afternoons can be cool with average high temperatures reaching 6 °C (42.8 °F).
  • Overnight temperatures are generally very cool with an average low of 2 °C (35.6 °F).
  • The mean diurnal temperature variation/ range in January is 4 °C (7.2 °F).
  • The weather in January is not exactly parched with sleet, rain or snow more often than not. Circa 105mm (4.1in) of H2O is released across an average of 21 days.
  • The skies in Orkney Islands are dismal having on average a murky 1:05 of resplendent sunlight per day.
  • The shortest day is 6:22 long and the longest day is 8:02 long with an average length of 7:05.
  • There are approximately 5:38 per day when bright sunshine is absent due to cloud, haze or the sun being too low on the horizon to register.
  • It is sunny approximately 16.3% of daylight hours and cloudy 83.7% of daylight hours.

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Weather Trend Graph for January in Orkney Islands, Uk

Graph of weather in Orkney Islands in January

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