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Lerwick, Shetland Islands vs Athens Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Uk and Athens, Greece is approximately 3,019 km or 1,876 mi.
  • To reach Lerwick, Shetland Islands in this distance one would set out from Athens bearing 332.7° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Lerwick, Shetland Islands bearing 313.4° or NW .
  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Athens has a Mediterranean hot climate (Csa).
  • The average temperature is 10.7 °C (19.3°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 9 °C (16.2°F) less in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 832.8 mm (32.8 in) more which is equivalent to 832.8 l/m² (20.44 US gal/ft²) or 8,328,000 l/ha (890,318 US gal/ac) more. About 3 1/5 as much.
  • There are 1674 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. In whichever way circa 4h 34' less per day or about 2/5 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 22.1° lower in Lerwick, Shetland Islands than in Athens.
  • Relative humidity levels are 21.7% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 5.4°C (9.8°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -8 (-14) -9 (-15) -10 (-18) -13 (-23) -15 (-28) -17 (-31) -19 (-34) -18 (-33) -17 (-30) -13 (-23) -11 (-21) -9 (-16) -13 (-24)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-11) -7 (-12) -8 (-14) -10 (-19) -13 (-23) -15 (-26) -16 (-28) -15 (-27) -13 (-24) -10 (-18) -9 (-17) -7 (-13) -11 (-19)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-10) -6 (-10) -7 (-12) -9 (-16) -10 (-18) -13 (-23) -13 (-24) -13 (-23) -11 (-20) -9 (-15) -8 (-15) -7 (-12) -9 (-17)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +86 (+3) +44 (+2) +71 (+3) +44 (+2) +45 (+2) +50 (+2) +58 (+2) +74 (+3) +106 (+4) +86 (+3) +92 (+4) +75 (+3) +833 (+33)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +9 (+29) +11 (+39) +9 (+29) +12 (+40) +7 (+23) +11 (+37) +15 (+48) +14 (+45) +15 (+50) +15 (+48) +12 (+40) +10 (+32)   +140 (+38)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -3h 05' -3h 21' -2h 52' -3h 14' -3h 36' -5h 28' -7h 52' -7h 46' -5h 56' -4h 34' -3h 42' -3h 23'   -4h 34'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -3h 15' -1h 51' -0h 19' +1h 15' +2h 48' +3h 47' +3h 19' +1h 52' +0h 16' -1h 18' -2h 50' -3h 47'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -22 -22 -22.1 -22.1 -22.1 -22.1 -22.1 -22.2 -22.1 -22 -22.1 -22.1   -22.1
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +14 +13 +15 +18 +21 +29 +37 +36 +29 +19 +15 +14   +21.7
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -3.6 (-6) -4.2 (-8) -4.6 (-8) -6 (-11) -7.1 (-13) -7.2 (-13) -5.5 (-10) -5.4 (-10) -5.9 (-11) -6.2 (-11) -5.4 (-10) -3.9 (-7) -5.4 (-10)

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