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Lerwick, Shetland Islands vs Base Orcadas Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Uk and Base Orcadas, Antarctica is approximately 13,952 km or 8,670 mi.
  • To reach Lerwick, Shetland Islands in this distance one would set out from Base Orcadas bearing 24.9° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Lerwick, Shetland Islands bearing 24.4° or NNE .
  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Base Orcadas has a tundra climate (ET).
  • The mean annual temperature is 10.7 °C (19.3°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1.7 °C (3.1°F) less in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 546.8 mm (21.5 in) more which is equivalent to 546.8 l/m² (13.42 US gal/ft²) or 5,468,000 l/ha (584,565 US gal/ac) more. About 1 5/6 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.2° higher in Lerwick, Shetland Islands than in Base Orcadas.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) +4 (+7) +8 (+14) +13 (+23) +17 (+31) +19 (+34) +19 (+34) +14 (+26) +10 (+18) +6 (+10) +4 (+6) +10 (+18)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +4 (+6) +8 (+14) +13 (+24) +18 (+33) +21 (+37) +20 (+37) +16 (+28) +11 (+20) +6 (+12) +4 (+7) +11 (+19)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+4) +2 (+3) +3 (+6) +7 (+13) +14 (+25) +20 (+36) +23 (+41) +23 (+41) +17 (+31) +12 (+22) +7 (+12) +3 (+6) +11 (+20)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +87 (+3) +19 (+1) +41 (+2) -1 (0) -1 (0) +8 (+0) +17 (+1) +27 (+1) +70 (+3) +86 (+3) +98 (+4) +96 (+4) +547 (+22)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -11h 19' -6h 40' -1h 11' +4h 33' +9h 50' +12h 58' +11h 31' +6h 41' +1h 01' -4h 42' -9h 59' -12h 59'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -39 -20.3 +1.3 +24.5 +41 +47.3 +41.3 +24.6 +1.8 -20.9 -39.3 -46.2   +1.2

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