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Lerwick, Shetland Islands vs Belle Plaine, Ia Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Uk and Belle Plaine, Ia, Usa is approximately 6,105 km or 3,794 mi.
  • To reach Lerwick, Shetland Islands in this distance one would set out from Belle Plaine, Ia bearing 37.5° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Lerwick, Shetland Islands bearing 114.7° or ESE .
  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Belle Plaine, Ia has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa).
  • The average annual temperature is 2.1 °C (3.8°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 22.3 °C (40.1°F) less in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 303.5 mm (11.9 in) more which is equivalent to 303.5 l/m² (7.45 US gal/ft²) or 3,035,000 l/ha (324,462 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 18.1° lower in Lerwick, Shetland Islands than in Belle Plaine, Ia.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Lerwick, Shetland Islands relative to Belle Plaine, Ia. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Belle Plaine, Ia 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) +5 (+8) +-2 (-3) -8 (-15) -12 (-22) -15 (-26) -16 (-28) -14 (-25) -11 (-20) -7 (-13) +-1 (-2) +6 (+11) -6 (-10)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +11 (+20) +8 (+14) +2 (+3) -4 (-8) -8 (-15) -11 (-20) -12 (-21) -10 (-18) -7 (-13) -3 (-5) +2 (+3) +9 (+16) -2 (-4)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +14 (+25) +11 (+20) +5 (+9) -1 (-1) -4 (-8) -7 (-13) -8 (-15) -6 (-11) -3 (-6) +2 (+3) +5 (+9) +11 (+20) +2 (+3)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +106 (+4) +64 (+3) +49 (+2) -18 (-1) -36 (-1) -58 (-2) -50 (-2) -39 (-2) +20 (+1) +68 (+3) +94 (+4) +105 (+4) +304 (+12)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -2h 53' -1h 38' -0h 17' +1h 06' +2h 28' +3h 22' +2h 57' +1h 38' +0h 14' -1h 08' -2h 31' -3h 23'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -18.1 -18.1 -18.2 -18.2 -18.2 -18.1 -18 -18.1 -18 -17.9 -18 -18.1   -18.1

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