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General information - Location

Part ofUnited Kingdom
Location in country North
Location in EuropeWest Europe
Coordinates (WGS84)Long: -2.8629,Lat: 59.2594 marker
Elevation1 meter above sea level
Local time19:07:58pm
At islandWestray
Name Scotland
Name Orkney Islands
Name North Isles

Nearest 5 places
Placename Distance Direction
1 Sulland1.1 km SouthSouthWest
2 Skelwick3.9 km NorthNorthWest
3 Midbea6.9 km WestNorthWest
4 Benstonhall7.1 km SouthSouthEast
5 Langskaill7.2 km WestNorthWest

Nearest 3 capitals
Capitalname Country Distance Direction
1 T├│rshavn   Faroe-islands373 km NorthNorthWest
2 GlasgowScotland395 km SouthSouthWest
3 Belfast   Northern-ireland554 km SouthSouthWest

Characteristics - Physical Geography

Rapness lies at the North Sea (direction West). The nearest bigger lake is Loch of Swannay (2.1 km2 at a distance of 23.5 km in WestSouthWestern 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 387.4 km in Southern direction. The estimated travel distance is around 542 km.
Elevation around place: very low location (near sea level): 29%, low location: 71%, The hills are mainly western 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 371 km and direction SouthSouthWest).The closest smaller (subnational) airport is Eday Airport (at a distance of 9.2 km in SouthSouthEastern direction).

Landscape - Landuse (within 5km)

 Nature   1.3 km2 
 Agriculture   11.8 km2 

Climate - Temperature and Precipitation

Location of Rapness in country Scotland

Rapness 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 Ireland35 km SouthWest
2 The Forth BridgeUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland365 km SouthSouthWest
3 Old and New Towns of EdinburghUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland370 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 Pierowallovercast clouds weericoon
Current temperature: 4 degrees Celcius
Rain last 3 hours : No precipitation
Wind: 11.8 mtr/sec (windforce - bft 6)
Wind direction: North North East
Air pressure: 1006 mb
Humidity: 61 %
Daylength at 9 December 2022:6 hour and 19 minutes
Sunrise :09:54 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset :16:13 Europe/Amsterdam

Weather coming 24 hours

Pierowall - GB (longitude: -2.8629, latitude: 59.2594)
Distance weather station to place (direction NNW): 0 Kilometers

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