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Lerwick, Shetland Islands vs Akureyri Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Uk and Akureyri, Iceland is approximately 1,049 km or 652 mi.
  • To reach Lerwick, Shetland Islands in this distance one would set out from Akureyri bearing 117.9° or ESE and follow the great circles arc to approach Lerwick, Shetland Islands bearing 133° or SE .
  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Akureyri has a dry-summer maritime subalpine climate (Csc).
  • The mean annual temperature is 3.7 °C (6.7°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4 °C (7.2°F) less in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 720.1 mm (28.4 in) more which is equivalent to 720.1 l/m² (17.67 US gal/ft²) or 7,201,000 l/ha (769,835 US gal/ac) more. About 2 1/2 as much.
  • There are 109 more hours of sunlight per year in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. In whichever way circa 0h 18' more per day or about 1 1/9 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 5.5° higher in Lerwick, Shetland Islands than in Akureyri.
  • Relative humidity levels are 3.7% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 4.4°C (8°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Lerwick, Shetland Islands relative to Akureyri. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Akureyri vs Lerwick, Shetland Islands.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +4 (+8) +4 (+7) +3 (+5) +5 (+8) +0 (0) +-1 (-1) +0 (-1) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +3 (+6) +4 (+8) +5 (+9) +3 (+5)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +5 (+10) +5 (+8) +5 (+9) +4 (+6) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +2 (+3) +4 (+7) +5 (+9) +6 (+10) +6 (+10) +4 (+7)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +5 (+9) +5 (+9) +5 (+8) +4 (+7) +2 (+4) +2 (+3) +1 (+2) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +5 (+10) +5 (+9) +6 (+10) +4 (+7)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +76 (+3) +50 (+2) +71 (+3) +43 (+2) +43 (+2) +32 (+1) +29 (+1) +45 (+2) +79 (+3) +76 (+3) +89 (+3) +89 (+4) +720 (+28)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +11 (+35) +9 (+32) +8 (+26) +10 (+33) +7 (+23) +6 (+20) +6 (+19) +6 (+19) +7 (+23) +9 (+29) +10 (+33) +9 (+29)   +98 (+27)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +0h 34' +0h 38' +0h 21' +0h 50' +0h 03' -0h 20' -0h 56' +0h 01' +0h 54' +0h 23' +0h 40' +0h 27'   +0h 18'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +2h 12' +1h 00' +0h 09' -0h 38' -1h 43' -3h 01' -2h 17' -1h 00' -0h 08' +0h 40' +1h 45' +3h 02'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +5.5 +5.5 +5.5 +5.5 +5.5 +5.5 +5.6 +5.5 +5.6 +5.6 +5.4 +5.2   +5.5
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +4.2 +2.2 +0.6 +0.2 +2.1 +5.9 +6.4 +5.7 +5.4 +2.4 +5.1 +4.2   +3.7
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +5.5 (+10) +4.5 (+8) +5 (+9) +3.6 (+6) +2.8 (+5) +2 (+4) +2.7 (+5) +3 (+5) +5.1 (+9) +5.3 (+10) +6.9 (+12) +6.6 (+12) +4.4 (+8)

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