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General information - Location

Part ofUnited Kingdom
Location in country North
Location in EuropeWest Europe
Coordinates (WGS84)Long: -3.3329,Lat: 58.9128 marker
Elevation50 meter above sea level
Local time0:44:40am
At islandHoy
Name province/regionScotland
Name SubregionOrkney Islands
Name Stromness and South Isles

Nearest 5 places
Placename Distance Direction
1 Linksness0.8 km EastNorthEast
2 Quoyness2.1 km EastSouthEast
3 Murra2.2 km NorthWest
4 Breckan3.1 km NorthEast
5 Moorfea5.2 km SouthWest

Nearest 3 capitals
Capitalname Country Distance Direction
1 GlasgowScotland352 km SouthSouthWest
2 Tórshavn   Faroe-islands393 km NorthNorthWest
3 Belfast   Northern-ireland508 km SouthSouthWest

Characteristics - Physical Geography

Hoy lies at the North Sea (direction NorthEast). The nearest bigger lake is Loch of Harray (17.2 km2 at a distance of 9.1 km in NorthEastern direction).The place is located at an island named Hoy. The distance to the mainland is 12.8 km.

The nearest mountain is Milldoe with a height of 221 meter (at a distance of 21.3 km and direction NorthEast). The most nearby international border is the English-Scotish border with a straight distance of 354.1 km in Southern direction. The estimated travel distance is around 496 km.
Elevation around place: very low location (near sea level): 5%, low location: 60%, hill: 35%, The hills are mainly northern orientated. The most common land use in the area is nature.

Name area (subregions, nature area, hills, mountains, landscape)
Hoy and West Mainland

Nearby scheduled flights are operated from (national) airport Edinburgh Airport (at a distance of 331 km and direction South).The closest smaller (subnational) airport is Kirkwall Airport (at a distance of 25 km in Eastern direction).

Landscape - Landuse (within 5km)

 Nature   38.8 km2 
 Wet nature   1 km2 
 Agriculture   5.6 km2 
 Rock-Sand   0.9 km2 

Climate - Temperature and Precipitation

Location of Hoy in country Scotland

Hoy 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 Ireland12 km NorthEast
2 The Forth BridgeUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland325 km SouthSouthWest
3 St KildaUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland331 km West

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Relief: Altitude classes in percent (within 5km)

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Current weather at Stromness

Type of weather in Stromnessovercast clouds weericoon
Current temperature: 6 degrees Celcius
Rain last 3 hours : No precipitation
Wind: 8.56 mtr/sec (windforce - bft 5)
Wind direction: South
Air pressure: 995 mb
Humidity: 87 %
Daylength at 15 April 2024:14 hour and 29 minutes
Sunrise :06:58 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset :21:27 Europe/Amsterdam

Weather coming 24 hours

Stromness - GB (longitude: -3.3329, latitude: 58.9128)
Distance weather station to place (direction ZZW): 0 Kilometers

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1007 mbar
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5 days Weather forecast: Temperature - Pressure and Precipitation

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