Sea Temperature

Kirkwall Sea Temperature

(Today) Oct 2018

11.7°C / 53°F

Current weather

11°C / 52°F
(light rain)

Partly cloudy
Wind

32 mph

Humidity

93%


The measurements for the water temperature in Kirkwall, Scotland are provided by the daily satellite readings provided by the NOAA. The temperatures given are the sea surface temperature (SST) which is most relevant to recreational users.

Monthly average max / min water temperatures

The graph below shows the range of monthly Kirkwall water temperature derived from many years of historical sea surface temperature data.

Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Kirkwall
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 6.7 6.2 6.2 6.8 8 9.6 11.5 11.9 11.8 10.9 9.8 7.9
Max °C 8.9 8.5 8 8.9 10.4 12.9 14.4 14.6 13.8 13.1 12 10.4
Min °F 44.9 44 43.9 45 47.4 50.6 53.8 54.5 54 52.5 50.5 47.2
Max °F 47.1 46.3 45.7 47.1 49.8 53.9 56.7 57.2 56 54.7 52.7 49.7

7 day tide forecast for Kirkwall

TueWedThuFriSatSunMon
  • Low 05:04am
    (0.82m)
  • High 11:26am
    (3.32m)
  • Low 05:15pm
    (1.01m)
  • High 11:29pm
    (3.47m)
  • Low 05:36am
    (0.71m)
  • High 11:59am
    (3.44m)
  • Low 05:49pm
    (0.89m)
  • High 12:06am
    (3.57m)
  • Low 06:09am
    (0.65m)
  • High 12:33pm
    (3.51m)
  • Low 06:24pm
    (0.81m)
  • High 12:43am
    (3.62m)
  • Low 06:44am
    (0.65m)
  • High 01:08pm
    (3.55m)
  • Low 07:00pm
    (0.78m)
  • High 01:22am
    (3.62m)
  • Low 07:20am
    (0.72m)
  • High 01:45pm
    (3.53m)
  • Low 07:38pm
    (0.80m)
  • High 01:03am
    (3.56m)
  • Low 06:57am
    (0.84m)
  • High 01:24pm
    (3.47m)
  • Low 07:19pm
    (0.87m)
  • High 01:48am
    (3.44m)
  • Low 07:38am
    (1.02m)
  • High 02:08pm
    (3.35m)
  • Low 08:07pm
    (0.99m)

*These tide times are estimates based on the nearest port (Wick, Scotland) and may differ by up to half and hour depending on distance. Please note, the tide times given are not suitable for navigational purposes.

Average October sea temperatures

  • Max: 13.1°C / 55.6°F
  • Avg: 12°C / 53.6°F
  • Min: 10.9°C / 51.6°F
Kirkwall average sea temperature chart

These average ocean temperatures for Kirkwall are calculated from several years of archived data.

Map showing location of Kirkwall (58.984790, -2.958730)

Locations nearby

Variations

Whilst sea temperatures for Kirkwall are as accurate as current data allows, there may be slight local and regional variations depending on conditions. Time of day and wind direction may have a temporary local effect as can water flows from neraby rivers.

Alternate names for Kirkwall
KOI, Kirkvelas, Kirkwall

Kirkwall average sea temperature chart