Maes Howe

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Maes Howe is a Neolithic chambered cairn and passage grave and is one of the largest on Orkney. The cairn gives its name to the Maeshowe type of chambered cairn, which is limited to Orkney. Maes Howe appears as a grassy mound near the south-east end of the Loch of Harray.

The mound encasing the tomb is 115 feet (35 m) in diameter and rises to a height of 24 feet (7.3 m). Surrounding the mound is a ditch up to 45 feet (14 m) wide. The grass mound hides a complex of passages and chambers built of large carefully crafted slabs of flagstone. It is aligned so that the rear wall of its central chamber is illuminated on the winter solstice.

Maes Howe is within the Heart of Neolithic Orkney UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Maes Howe 7 day weather forecast, weather in Mainland, Orkney Islands

Today
Expect a temp in the range 4.2℃ to 4.9℃ with wind speed 7.3 m/sec (NNE)
Sunday, Dec 05
Expect a temp in the range 4.9℃ to 5.2℃ with wind speed 8.1 m/sec (N)
Monday, Dec 06
Expect a temp in the range 3.3℃ to 4.8℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (SSE)
Tuesday, Dec 07
Expect a temp in the range 4.4℃ to 5.2℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Dec 08
Expect a temp in the range 5.6℃ to 6.9℃ with wind speed 12 m/sec (ESE)
Thursday, Dec 09
Expect a temp in the range 4.2℃ to 4.7℃ with wind speed 7.8 m/sec (E)
Friday, Dec 10
Expect a temp in the range 3.4℃ to 4.3℃ with wind speed 5.3 m/sec (S)


Mainland weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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