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Lerwick, Shetland Islands vs Anchorage, Alaska Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Uk and Anchorage, Alaska, Usa is approximately 6,264 km or 3,893 mi.
  • To reach Lerwick, Shetland Islands in this distance one would set out from Anchorage, Alaska bearing 18° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Lerwick, Shetland Islands bearing 162.5° or SSE .
  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Anchorage, Alaska has a boreal subarctic climate with dry summers (Dsc).
  • The annual average temperature is 4.7 °C (8.5°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 15.5 °C (27.9°F) less in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 804.9 mm (31.7 in) more which is equivalent to 804.9 l/m² (19.75 US gal/ft²) or 8,049,000 l/ha (860,492 US gal/ac) more. About 3 as much.
  • There are 910 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. In whichever way circa 2h 29' less per day or about 1/2 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1° higher in Lerwick, Shetland Islands than in Anchorage, Alaska.
  • Relative humidity levels are 20.2% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 8.5°C (15.3°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Lerwick, Shetland Islands relative to Anchorage, Alaska. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Anchorage, Alaska 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 (+20) +9 (+15) +5 (+10) +2 (+3) -2 (-4) -4 (-7) -5 (-8) -3 (-6) +-1 (-1) +6 (+10) +10 (+18) +11 (+20) +3 (+6)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +13 (+23) +11 (+19) +7 (+13) +3 (+6) -1 (-1) -2 (-4) -3 (-6) -2 (-3) +1 (+2) +7 (+12) +11 (+20) +13 (+23) +5 (+9)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +14 (+26) +13 (+23) +9 (+17) +5 (+8) +1 (+3) -1 (-2) -2 (-3) 0 (0) +3 (+5) +8 (+15) +13 (+23) +14 (+25) +6 (+11)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +111 (+4) +72 (+3) +97 (+4) +55 (+2) +44 (+2) +31 (+1) +19 (+1) +17 (+1) +49 (+2) +82 (+3) +115 (+5) +114 (+4) +805 (+32)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +17 (+55) +15 (+53) +13 (+42) +16 (+53) +10 (+32) +8 (+27) +6 (+19) +3 (+10) +5 (+17) +13 (+42) +16 (+53) +17 (+55)   +139 (+38)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -1h 42' -2h 13' -3h 52' -4h 04' -3h 19' -4h 20' -4h 11' -2h 09' -0h 46' -0h 56' -1h 10' -1h 07'   -2h 29'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 17' +0h 09' +0h 01' -0h 05' -0h 14' -0h 21' -0h 18' -0h 09' -0h 01' +0h 06' +0h 14' +0h 21'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +0.9 +0.9 +0.9 +0.9 +0.9 +1 +1.1 +1.1 +1.2 +1.2 +1 +0.9   +1
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +12 +18 +25 +28 +29 +25 +23 +21 +20 +18 +14 +10   +20.3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +13.8 (+25) +12.7 (+23) +11.2 (+20) +8.3 (+15) +6.1 (+11) +3 (+5) +2.1 (+4) +2.8 (+5) +5.2 (+9) +9.2 (+17) +13.7 (+25) +14.1 (+25) +8.5 (+15)

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