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Physical characteristics - Location

Coordinates: long: -2.97232 lat : 59.08313
Coordinates (gr,min,sec): WGS84long: -2°58'20.3592 lat : 59°4'59.2608
Surface area: 2.7 km2 (0.007 x Isle of Wight)
Length coastline: 9.2 km
Average height: 27.6 metre
Length island: 3.2 km
Maximum width island (estimate): 1.6 km
Name : (96 metre)
Orientation island: West-northwest - East-southeast

Demographic data island

Habited: Yes
Number of inhabitants: 3
Population density: 1.20 inh/km2
Important places (direction):

Naming - Location

Local native name: Gairsay
Archipelago (island group):
Neighboring islands
(Island hopping):
1) Mainland Orkney 1.1 km WestSouthWest
2) Wyre 2.2 km North
3) Shapinsay 2.4 km EastSouthEast
4) Rousay 4.3 km North
5) Egilsay 4.5 km NorthNorthEast
6) Holm of Grimbister 9.6 km SouthWest
7) Eday 11.3 km NorthEast
8) Stronsay 14.8 km East
9) Westray 15.9 km NorthNorthEast
10) Sanday 18.6 km NorthEast
11) Inner Holm 21.7 km SouthWest
12) Auskerry 21.8 km East
13) Burray 22.6 km South
14) Graemsay 22.8 km SouthWest
15) Flotta 25.5 km SouthSouthWest
16) Hoy 25.5 km SouthWest
17) Papa Westray 26.1 km North
18) South Ronaldsay 26.4 km South
19) Fara 26.5 km SouthSouthWest
20) South Walls 31.3 km SouthSouthWest
21) North Ronaldsay 41.7 km NorthEast
22) Island of Stroma 42.8 km South
23) Fair Isle 88.1 km NorthEast
24) Foula 124.2 km NorthNorthEast
25) Mainland Shetland 126.2 km NorthEast
Country:
Country-section: Schotland
Location in Country:
Name :
Name :
Main place: Langskaill House
Location Main place: West-southwest
Sea:
Distance to main land: 480 km
Nearest Country:
Type Rock outcrop: rocky surface
island-Type: island in sea
Remarks:


Topographic islandmap Gairsay

Gairsay map

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Height map of Gairsay

Gairsay Digital terrain model - DTM



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Relief: Slope Classes in percentages



Weather at Gairsay

The weather type in Orkney Islandsfew cloudsweericoon
Current temperature: 6 degrees Celcius
Precipitation last 3 hours: No precipitation
Wind: 10.8 meter per second (Wind force - bft 6)
Winddirection: West-northwest
Atmospheric pressure: 1013 mb
Humidity: 70 %
Daylength at 3 February 2023:8 hour and 16 minutes
Sunrise: 09:17 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset: 17:33 Europe/Amsterdam
Weather-page: Gairsay

The weather for the next few hours

Orkney Islands - GB (longitude: -2.9723, latitude: 59.0831)
Distance weather station to the center island (direction ONO): 16.72 km

7:00
6 degrees Celcius
1015 mbar
few cloudsweericoon
10:00
6 degrees Celcius
1019 mbar
scattered cloudsweericoon
13:00
6 degrees Celcius
1022 mbar
light rainweericoon
16:00
7 degrees Celcius
1022 mbar
light rainweericoon
19:00
9 degrees Celcius
1023 mbar
light rainweericoon

Climate: Temperature and Precipitation



Transport on your island-holiday

Directly accessible from Western Europe (The Netherlands) by plane: No
International airport present : No
Accessible by car: No
Distance from Western Europe (The Netherlands) (rough estimate): 0 km
Ferry connection - Car - Car - with mainland: No
Boat Connection - pedestrian - with mainland: No
Ferry - Car - connect with another island - Island hopping: No
Boat Connection - pedestrian - with another island: No
Bicycle facilities: No

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Landuse Gairsay

 Forest   0 km2 
 0% 
 Nature   2 km2 
 74% 
 Agriculture   0.5 km2 
 20% 
 Wet nature   0 km2 
 0% 
 Water   0.2 km2 
 6% 
 Urban area   0 km2 
 0% 
 Infrastructure   0 km2 
 0% 
 Viticulture   0 km2 
 0% 
 Rock outcrop   0 km2 
 0%