: The Weather
Wildlife for Beginners
Ferries to Orkney
Lights - Aurora Borealis
to say this is not a destination for intensive sunbathing. At
59° we lie on the same latitude as Churchill (Hudson Bay, Canada)
or southern Alaska, although we get much better weather due to
the influence of the gulf stream.
used Met Office data for John O'Groats (data from Wick Airport)
and Land's End (from Camborne) to let you see how the two ends
of the country compare.
be surprised to see that we have much less rain than Land's End.
May has the least rainfall and most sunshine. April/May are excellent
months to visit as the birds have settled in for the summer.
July and August are the most popular months for visitors they
are not always the best for weather and it is always advisable
to come prepared with some warmer clothing.
speaking if you don't like the weather just wait a little while
and you will get different weather.
local weather statistics and web cam views of current weather
to be during a storm - overlooking Wick harbour preferably in
the café Wickers World.
of day - evenings tend to be calmer and we get brilliant evening
I should say Caithness can get very strong winds!