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General information - Location

Part ofUnited Kingdom
Location in country North
Location in EuropeWest Europe
Coordinates (WGS84)Long: -2.9772,Lat: 59.3361 marker
Elevation1 meter above sea level
Local time18:37:20pm
At islandWestray
Name province/regionScotland
Name SubregionOrkney Islands
Name North Isles

Nearest 5 places
Placename Distance Direction
1 Windywalls1.7 km NorthNorthEast
2 Pierowall2.1 km SouthSouthWest
3 Skaill2.2 km NorthEast
4 Broughton2.6 km SouthSouthWest
5 Braehead3 km South

Nearest 3 capitals
Capitalname Country Distance Direction
1 Tórshavn   Faroe-islands362 km NorthNorthWest
2 GlasgowScotland402 km SouthSouthWest
3 Belfast   Northern-ireland559 km SouthSouthWest

Characteristics - Physical Geography

Rackwick lies at the North Sea (direction NorthWest). The nearest bigger lake is Loch of Swannay (2.1 km2 at a distance of 25.3 km in SouthWestern direction).The place is located at an island named Westray. The distance to the mainland is 65.6 km.

The most nearby international border is the English-Scotish border with a straight distance of 396.7 km in Southern direction. The estimated travel distance is around 555 km.
Elevation around place: very low location (near sea level): 23%, low location: 77%, The hills are mainly eastern orientated. The most common land use in the area is agriculture.
Nearby scheduled flights are operated from (national) airport Edinburgh Airport (at a distance of 379 km and direction SouthSouthWest).The closest smaller (subnational) airport is Eday Airport (at a distance of 20 km in SouthSouthEastern direction).

Landscape - Landuse (within 5km)

 Nature   3 km2 
 Agriculture   22.4 km2 
 Rock-Sand   0.3 km2 
 Water - Lakes   0.3 km2 

Climate - Temperature and Precipitation

Location of Rackwick in country Scotland

Rackwick 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 Ireland40 km SouthSouthWest
2 St KildaUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland368 km WestSouthWest
3 The Forth BridgeUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland373 km SouthSouthWest

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Relief: Altitude classes in percent (within 5km)

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Current weather at Pierowall

Type of weather in Pierowallmoderate rain weericoon
Current temperature: 11 degrees Celcius
Rain last 3 hours : No precipitation
Wind: 12.5 mtr/sec (windforce - bft 6)
Wind direction: North
Air pressure: 1013 mb
Humidity: 96 %
Daylength at 23 May 2024:17 hour and 34 minutes
Sunrise :05:21 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset :22:56 Europe/Amsterdam

Weather coming 24 hours

Pierowall - GB (longitude: -2.9772, latitude: 59.3361)
Distance weather station to place (direction NNO): 0 Kilometers

11 degrees
1013 mbar
light rainweericoon
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1014 mbar
light rainweericoon
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1016 mbar
light rainweericoon
11 degrees
1017 mbar
overcast cloudsweericoon
11 degrees
1017 mbar
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11 degrees
1017 mbar
clear skyweericoon

5 days Weather forecast: Temperature - Pressure and Precipitation

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