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Sanday, Orkney
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Location
Sanday, Orkney shown within Scotland.
OS grid reference: HY677411
Names
Gaelic name:
Norse name: Sandey
Meaning of name: Old Norse: sand island
Area and Summit
Area: 5,043 ha (19.5 sq mi)
Area rank (Scottish islands): 21
Highest elevation: 20 m (66 ft)
Population
Population (2001): 478
Population rank (inhabited Scottish islands): 22 out of 97
Main settlement: Lady
Groupings
Island Group: Orkney
Local Authority: Orkney Islands
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Sanday is one of the inhabited islands of Orkney, Scotland. It covers an area of 50.43 square kilometres (19.5 sq mi). It is the third largest of the Orkney Islands. The main centres of population are Lady Village and Kettletoft. Sanday can be reached by Orkney Ferries or plane from Kirkwall on the Orkney Mainland. Cultural activities revolve around the school.

Climate

Climate data for Sanday airfield, 14m amsl, 1981-2010, extremes 1973-present
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 12.2
(54)
14.5
(58.1)
20.0
(68)
21.0
(69.8)
22.0
(71.6)
23.0
(73.4)
25.0
(77)
25.0
(77)
26.0
(78.8)
18.3
(64.9)
16.0
(60.8)
12.8
(55)
26.0
(78.8)
Average high °C (°F) 6.4
(43.5)
6.4
(43.5)
7.6
(45.7)
9.5
(49.1)
12.0
(53.6)
14.0
(57.2)
15.9
(60.6)
16.0
(60.8)
14.1
(57.4)
11.4
(52.5)
8.6
(47.5)
6.8
(44.2)
10.73
(51.31)
Average low °C (°F) 1.9
(35.4)
1.7
(35.1)
2.4
(36.3)
3.8
(38.8)
5.6
(42.1)
8.1
(46.6)
10.2
(50.4)
10.3
(50.5)
8.8
(47.8)
6.7
(44.1)
4.2
(39.6)
2.3
(36.1)
5.5
(41.9)
Record low °C (°F) -6.0
(21.2)
-13.0
(8.6)
-13.9
(7)
-11.5
(11.3)
-2.1
(28.2)
1.0
(33.8)
3.4
(38.1)
3.7
(38.7)
0.5
(32.9)
-10.8
(12.6)
-6.5
(20.3)
-9.0
(15.8)
-13.9
(7)
Rainfall mm (inches) 109.7
(4.319)
93.3
(3.673)
95.7
(3.768)
60.3
(2.374)
48.0
(1.89)
52.7
(2.075)
57.4
(2.26)
66.3
(2.61)
96.0
(3.78)
95.3
(3.752)
126.0
(4.961)
107.8
(4.244)
1,008.5
(39.705)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 20.1 16.8 17.9 13.4 10.6 10.7 11.6 12.5 16.2 19.6 20.8 18.5 188.7
Sunshine hours 32.2 59.3 98.2 136.8 190.0 148.6 132.2 129.7 105.3 75.8 40.1 24.5 1,172.7
Source #1: Met Office for averages
Source #2: Voodoo Skies for extremes except February high , Weather Underground for the remaining extreme

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