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Lerwick, Shetland Islands vs Alicante, Costa Blanca Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Uk and Alicante, Costa Blanca, Spain is approximately 2,423 km or 1,506 mi.
  • To reach Lerwick, Shetland Islands in this distance one would set out from Alicante, Costa Blanca bearing 359.1° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Lerwick, Shetland Islands bearing 358.6° or N .
  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Alicante, Costa Blanca has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk).
  • The mean temperature is 11 °C (19.7°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 5.2 °C (9.4°F) less in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 852.4 mm (33.6 in) more which is equivalent to 852.4 l/m² (20.92 US gal/ft²) or 8,524,000 l/ha (911,272 US gal/ac) more. About 3 2/5 as much.
  • There are 1892 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. In whichever way circa 5h 10' less per day or about 3/8 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 21.7° lower in Lerwick, Shetland Islands than in Alicante, Costa Blanca.
  • Relative humidity levels are 18.5% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 6.6°C (11.9°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -11 (-19) -13 (-23) -14 (-25) -14 (-26) -15 (-27) -17 (-30) -18 (-33) -18 (-32) -18 (-32) -15 (-27) -14 (-25) -11 (-20) -15 (-27)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -8 (-15) -9 (-17) -10 (-18) -11 (-19) -11 (-20) -12 (-22) -14 (-25) -14 (-25) -13 (-24) -11 (-20) -10 (-18) -8 (-15) -11 (-20)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) -6 (-12) -7 (-13) -8 (-14) -10 (-17) -10 (-18) -11 (-19) -10 (-18) -8 (-14) -7 (-12) -5 (-9) -8 (-14)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +111 (+4) +65 (+3) +89 (+3) +38 (+2) +30 (+1) +38 (+1) +58 (+2) +71 (+3) +77 (+3) +68 (+3) +101 (+4) +108 (+4) +852 (+34)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +22 (+71) +18 (+64) +16 (+52) +15 (+50) +12 (+39) +12 (+40) +16 (+52) +16 (+52) +14 (+47) +19 (+61) +21 (+70) +20 (+65)   +201 (+55)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -5h 05' -4h 59' -4h 00' -4h 02' -4h 21' -5h 38' -7h 30' -6h 48' -4h 46' -4h 46' -5h 04' -5h 03'   -5h 10'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -3h 13' -1h 50' -0h 19' +1h 14' +2h 46' +3h 45' +3h 17' +1h 50' +0h 16' -1h 17' -2h 49' -3h 45'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -21.6 -21.7 -21.7 -21.8 -21.7 -21.8 -21.7 -21.8 -21.7 -21.7 -21.7 -21.7   -21.7
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +20 +20 +17 +15 +17 +19 +22 +20 +17 +16 +20 +19   +18.5
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -4.6 (-8) -5.2 (-9) -6.1 (-11) -6.8 (-12) -6.6 (-12) -7.6 (-14) -8 (-14) -8.8 (-16) -9 (-16) -7.8 (-14) -4.9 (-9) -3.9 (-7) -6.6 (-12)

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