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Lerwick, Shetland Islands vs Cairns Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Uk and Cairns, Australia is approximately 14,522 km or 9,024 mi.
  • To reach Lerwick, Shetland Islands in this distance one would set out from Cairns bearing 339° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Lerwick, Shetland Islands bearing 223.5° or SW .
  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Cairns has a tropical monsoonal climate (Am).
  • The annual mean temperature is 17.9 °C (32.3°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.4 °C (4.3°F) more in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 855.4 mm (33.7 in) less which is equivalent to 855.4 l/m² (20.99 US gal/ft²) or 8,554,000 l/ha (914,479 US gal/ac) less. About 3/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 40.1° lower in Lerwick, Shetland Islands than in Cairns.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -26 (-47) -26 (-47) -24 (-44) -21 (-39) -18 (-32) -13 (-24) -12 (-21) -13 (-23) -16 (-28) -19 (-35) -23 (-42) -25 (-46) -20 (-36)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -24 (-44) -24 (-44) -23 (-41) -20 (-36) -16 (-29) -12 (-21) -10 (-18) -10 (-18) -13 (-24) -17 (-30) -21 (-39) -23 (-42) -18 (-32)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -22 (-40) -23 (-41) -21 (-39) -19 (-34) -15 (-27) -10 (-18) -8 (-14) -8 (-14) -11 (-19) -14 (-26) -19 (-35) -22 (-39) -16 (-29)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -266 (-10) -330 (-13) -335 (-13) -153 (-6) -45 (-2) +10 (+0) +36 (+1) +57 (+2) +85 (+3) +90 (+4) +43 (+2) -48 (-2) -855 (-34)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -6h 28' -3h 51' -0h 41' +2h 37' +5h 38' +7h 22' +6h 34' +3h 51' +0h 35' -2h 43' -5h 43' -7h 22'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -75.8 -63.5 -42.7 -19.5 -2.9 +3.6 -2.3 -19 -41.8 -63.6 -75.6 -76.9   -40.1

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