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General information - Location

Part ofUnited Kingdom
Location in country North
Location in EuropeWest Europe
Coordinates (WGS84)Long: -2.9838,Lat: 59.1594 marker
Elevation meter above sea level
Local time20:12:01pm
At islandRousay
Name province/regionScotland
Name SubregionOrkney Islands
Name North Isles

Nearest 5 places
Placename Distance Direction
1 Sourin1.1 km NorthWest
2 Ervadale1.6 km NorthWest
3 Skaill2.5 km EastSouthEast
4 Brinian2.9 km South
5 onziebust4.2 km SouthEast

Nearest 3 capitals
Capitalname Country Distance Direction
1 Tórshavn   Faroe-islands379 km NorthNorthWest
2 GlasgowScotland382 km SouthSouthWest
3 Belfast   Northern-ireland541 km SouthSouthWest

Characteristics - Physical Geography

Banks lies at the North Sea (direction East). The nearest bigger lake is Loch of Swannay (2.1 km2 at a distance of 12.3 km in Western direction).The place is located at an island named Rousay. The distance to the mainland is 53 km.

The nearest mountain is Milldoe with a height of 221 meter (at a distance of 12.9 km and direction SouthWest). The most nearby international border is the English-Scotish border with a straight distance of 377.3 km in Southern direction. The estimated travel distance is around 528 km.
Elevation around place: very low location (near sea level): 15%, low location: 82%, hill: 3%, The hills are mainly eastern orientated. The most common land use in the area is nature.
Nearby scheduled flights are operated from (national) airport Edinburgh Airport (at a distance of 359 km and direction SouthSouthWest).The closest smaller (subnational) airport is Eday Airport (at a distance of 13 km in Eastern direction).

Landscape - Landuse (within 5km)

 Nature   18.3 km2 
 Wet nature   5 km2 
 Agriculture   18.1 km2 
 Water - Lakes   0.4 km2 

Climate - Temperature and Precipitation

Location of Banks in country Scotland

Banks at Physical map (height map)

Tourist information - Travel Guide

Nearest 3 UNESCO-sites
Name Country Distance Direction
1 Heart of Neolithic OrkneyUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland22 km SouthWest
2 The Forth BridgeUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland353 km SouthSouthWest
3 Old and New Towns of EdinburghUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland358 km SouthSouthWest

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Relief: Altitude classes in percent (within 5km)

Relief: slope classes in percent (within 5km)

Current weather at Orkney Islands

Type of weather in Orkney Islandsovercast clouds weericoon
Current temperature: 4 degrees Celcius
Rain last 3 hours : No precipitation
Wind: 10.88 mtr/sec (windforce - bft 6)
Wind direction: South South West
Air pressure: 1015 mb
Humidity: 68 %
Daylength at 26 February 2024:10 hour and 12 minutes
Sunrise :08:19 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset :18:30 Europe/Amsterdam

Weather coming 24 hours

Orkney Islands - GB (longitude: -2.9838, latitude: 59.1594)
Distance weather station to place (direction NO): 0 Kilometers

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5 days Weather forecast: Temperature - Pressure and Precipitation

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