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General information - Location

Part ofUnited Kingdom
Location in country North
Location in EuropeWest Europe
Coordinates (WGS84)Long: -2.9576,Lat: 59.3533 marker
Elevation meter above sea level
Local time20:46:45pm
At islandWestray
Name province/regionScotland
Name SubregionOrkney Islands
Name North Isles

Nearest 5 places
Placename Distance Direction
1 Windywalls0.7 km WestSouthWest
2 Rackwick2.2 km SouthWest
3 Backaskaill3.3 km SouthEast
4 Holland3.5 km EastSouthEast
5 Gayfield3.8 km SouthEast

Nearest 3 capitals
Capitalname Country Distance Direction
1 Tórshavn   Faroe-islands361 km NorthNorthWest
2 GlasgowScotland404 km SouthSouthWest
3 Belfast   Northern-ireland562 km SouthSouthWest

Characteristics - Physical Geography

Skaill lies at the North Sea (direction EastNorthEast). The nearest bigger lake is Loch of Swannay (2.1 km2 at a distance of 27.5 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 398.5 km in Southern direction. The estimated travel distance is around 558 km.
Elevation around place: very low location (near sea level): 40%, low location: 60%, 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 381 km and direction SouthSouthWest).The closest smaller (subnational) airport is Eday Airport (at a distance of 21 km in SouthSouthEastern direction).

Landscape - Landuse (within 5km)

 Nature   0.9 km2 
 Wet nature   0.2 km2 
 Agriculture   14.6 km2 
 Rock-Sand   0.3 km2 
 Water - Lakes   0.5 km2 

Climate - Temperature and Precipitation

Location of Skaill in country Scotland

Skaill 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 Ireland42 km SouthSouthWest
2 St KildaUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland370 km WestSouthWest
3 The Forth BridgeUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland375 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: 11 degrees Celcius
Rain last 3 hours : No precipitation
Wind: 8.38 mtr/sec (windforce - bft 5)
Wind direction: North North East
Air pressure: 1013 mb
Humidity: 99 %
Daylength at 23 May 2024:17 hour and 35 minutes
Sunrise :05:21 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset :22:56 Europe/Amsterdam

Weather coming 24 hours

Pierowall - GB (longitude: -2.9576, latitude: 59.3533)
Distance weather station to place (direction NNO): 0 Kilometers

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5 days Weather forecast: Temperature - Pressure and Precipitation

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