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Lerwick, Shetland Islands vs Asmara Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Uk and Asmara, Eritrea is approximately 5,940 km or 3,691 mi.
  • To reach Lerwick, Shetland Islands in this distance one would set out from Asmara bearing 336.5° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Lerwick, Shetland Islands bearing 309.3° or NW .
  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Asmara has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk).
  • The annual mean temperature is 8.7 °C (15.7°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4.3 °C (7.7°F) more in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 690.4 mm (27.2 in) more which is equivalent to 690.4 l/m² (16.94 US gal/ft²) or 6,904,000 l/ha (738,083 US gal/ac) more. About 2 1/3 as much.
  • There are 1920 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. In whichever way circa 5h 15' less per day or about 1/3 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 41.7° lower in Lerwick, Shetland Islands than in Asmara.
  • Relative humidity levels are 25.8% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 2.5°C (4.6°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -17 (-31) -19 (-34) -19 (-34) -17 (-31) -15 (-27) -12 (-22) -8 (-14) -7 (-13) -11 (-19) -12 (-21) -14 (-26) -16 (-28) -14 (-25)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -11 (-19) -12 (-21) -13 (-23) -12 (-21) -10 (-18) -8 (-14) -5 (-9) -4 (-8) -6 (-10) -7 (-12) -9 (-16) -9 (-17) -9 (-16)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-6) -4 (-7) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -5 (-9) -3 (-5) -2 (-3) -1 (-2) -1 (-1) -2 (-3) -4 (-6) -3 (-5) -3 (-6)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +127 (+5) +90 (+4) +99 (+4) +39 (+2) +21 (+1) +22 (+1) -113 (-4) -77 (-3) +102 (+4) +119 (+5) +123 (+5) +139 (+5) +690 (+27)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +25 (+81) +22 (+78) +16 (+52) +15 (+50) +7 (+23) +9 (+30) -3 ( -10) -1 ( -3) +14 (+47) +21 (+68) +22 (+73) +24 (+77)   +171 (+47)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -8h 21' -7h 15' -5h 40' -4h 08' -4h 13' -1h 34' -0h 54' -2h 00' -5h 00' -7h 15' -7h 56' -8h 52'   -5h 15'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -4h 46' -2h 47' -0h 29' +1h 54' +4h 08' +5h 29' +4h 51' +2h 48' +0h 25' -1h 58' -4h 12' -5h 29'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -44.6 -44.6 -44.7 -44.8 -34.9 -28.5 -34.3 -44.8 -44.8 -44.6 -44.7 -44.8   -41.7
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +32 +36 +37 +31 +31 +33 +9 +5 +26 +22 +22 +26   +25.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -3.8 (-7) -3.4 (-6) -3.3 (-6) -3.9 (-7) -1.9 (-3) +0.4 (+1) -2.5 (-5) -3.1 (-6) +0.4 (+1) -2.3 (-4) -3.6 (-6) -3.4 (-6) -2.5 (-5)

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