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Lerwick, Shetland Islands vs Bear Island/ Bjørnøya, Svalbard Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Uk and Bear Island/ Bjørnøya, Svalbard, Norway is approximately 1,798 km or 1,117 mi.
  • To reach Lerwick, Shetland Islands in this distance one would set out from Bear Island/ Bjørnøya, Svalbard bearing 218.4° or SW and follow the great circles arc to approach Lerwick, Shetland Islands bearing 199.5° or SSW .
  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Bear Island/ Bjørnøya, Svalbard has a tundra climate (ET).
  • The mean annual temperature is 8.3 °C (14.9°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3.3 °C (5.9°F) less in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 816 mm (32.1 in) more which is equivalent to 816 l/m² (20.03 US gal/ft²) or 8,160,000 l/ha (872,358 US gal/ac) more. About 3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 14.3° higher in Lerwick, Shetland Islands than in Bear Island/ Bjørnøya, Svalbard.
  • Relative humidity levels are 3.8% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 7.7°C (13.9°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +9 (+17) +9 (+16) +10 (+18) +10 (+17) +9 (+16) +9 (+15) +7 (+12) +7 (+13) +7 (+13) +8 (+15) +7 (+13) +8 (+14) +8 (+15)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +10 (+17) +10 (+18) +11 (+19) +10 (+18) +9 (+15) +8 (+14) +6 (+12) +7 (+12) +7 (+12) +8 (+14) +7 (+13) +8 (+15) +8 (+15)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +10 (+18) +11 (+20) +12 (+21) +11 (+19) +8 (+15) +7 (+12) +6 (+11) +7 (+12) +6 (+11) +7 (+13) +7 (+13) +9 (+16) +8 (+15)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +92 (+4) +63 (+2) +81 (+3) +50 (+2) +39 (+2) +37 (+1) +38 (+1) +42 (+2) +70 (+3) +92 (+4) +107 (+4) +105 (+4) +816 (+32)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +4 (+13) +4 (+14) 0 ( 0) +4 (+13) 0 ( 0) +1 (+3) +4 (+13) 0 ( 0) -2 ( -7) +1 (+3) +4 (+13) +4 (+13)   +24 (+7)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +6h 25' +5h 11' +0h 39' -2h 52' -6h 59' -5h 36' -6h 19' -5h 10' -0h 34' +3h 02' +7h 01' +5h 36'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +14.4 +14.3 +14.4 +14.4 +14.4 +14.4 +14.4 +14.3 +14.3 +14.2 +14.3 +14.4   +14.3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -1 -3 -5 -6 -6 -8 -5 -4 -4 -2 +1 -2   -3.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +9 (+16) +9.2 (+17) +9.9 (+18) +9.1 (+16) +7.5 (+14) +6 (+11) +6.1 (+11) +6.3 (+11) +6.2 (+11) +6.8 (+12) +7.9 (+14) +8.4 (+15) +7.7 (+14)

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