Lerwick, Shetland Islands Climate & Temperature
- Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Uk is at 60°8'N, 1°10'W, 82 m (269 ft). See map.
- Lerwick, Shetland Islands has a marine west coast climate that is mild with no dry season, warm summers. Heavy precipitation occurs during mild winters which are dominated by mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate (Köppen-Geiger classification: Cfb).
- The mean temperature is 6.9 degrees Celsius (44.4 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
- Average monthly temperatures vary by 8.7 °C (15.7°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype barely hyperoceanic.
- In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 5.5°C (41.8°F) on average falling to 1.4°C (34.5°F) overnight.
- In spring time temperatures climb reaching 7.9°C (46.2°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 3.2°C (37.7°F).
- During summer average high temperatures are 13.4°C (56.2°F) and average low temperatures are 8.7°C (47.7°F).
- Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 9.9°C (49.8°F) during the day and lows of 5.8°C (42.4°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
- Total annual Precipitation averages 1209 mm (47.6 inches) which is equivalent to 1209 Litres/m² (29.65 Gallons/ft²).
- On average there are 1082 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
- Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Lerwick, Shetland Islands you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Macquarie Island, Australia where you would find a Tundra climate.
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