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Lerwick, Shetland Islands vs Christchurch Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Uk and Christchurch, New Zealand is approximately 18,121 km or 11,261 mi.
  • To reach Lerwick, Shetland Islands in this distance one would set out from Christchurch bearing 349.4° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Lerwick, Shetland Islands bearing 195.5° or SSW .
  • Both have a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • The annual mean temperature is 4.8 °C (8.6°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.7 °C (4.9°F) less in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 593.8 mm (23.4 in) more which is equivalent to 593.8 l/m² (14.57 US gal/ft²) or 5,938,000 l/ha (634,812 US gal/ac) more. About 2 as much.
  • There are 908 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. In whichever way circa 2h 29' less per day or about 1/2 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 15.9° lower in Lerwick, Shetland Islands than in Christchurch.
  • Relative humidity levels are 6% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 3.3°C (5.9°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -17 (-30) -16 (-29) -13 (-23) -9 (-17) -4 (-7) +2 (+3) +4 (+7) +2 (+4) +-2 (-3) -7 (-12) -12 (-21) -14 (-25) -7 (-13)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -14 (-25) -14 (-24) -11 (-21) -7 (-13) -1 (-2) +4 (+7) +6 (+10) +5 (+8) +1 (+1) -4 (-6) -9 (-16) -12 (-22) -5 (-9)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -11 (-19) -11 (-20) -8 (-15) -5 (-10) +1 (+2) +6 (+10) +8 (+15) +8 (+14) +3 (+5) -1 (-1) -6 (-11) -9 (-17) -2 (-4)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +85 (+3) +50 (+2) +57 (+2) +19 (+1) +4 (+0) +10 (+0) -6 (0) +20 (+1) +77 (+3) +90 (+4) +93 (+4) +97 (+4) +594 (+23)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +15 (+48) +14 (+50) +11 (+35) +11 (+37) +3 (+10) +2 (+7) +3 (+10) +6 (+19) +9 (+30) +12 (+39) +14 (+47) +14 (+45)   +114 (+31)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -6h 07' -4h 38' -2h 42' -0h 22' +1h 01' +1h 24' -0h 01' -0h 54' -2h 08' -3h 52' -5h 46' -5h 48'   -2h 29'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -8h 25' -5h 02' -0h 54' +3h 27' +7h 21' +9h 33' +8h 33' +5h 03' +0h 47' -3h 34' -7h 27' -9h 34'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -56.2 -37.6 -16.1 +7.1 +23.7 +30.2 +24.3 +7.6 -15.1 -37.8 -56.2 -63.4   -15.9
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +12 +10 +5 +1 -4 -2 +1 +4 +8 +9 +15 +13   +6
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -11.6 (-21) -11.4 (-21) -10 (-18) -6.4 (-12) -1.5 (-3) +3.4 (+6) +6.3 (+11) +5.5 (+10) +2.5 (+5) -2.1 (-4) -4.9 (-9) -8.8 (-16) -3.3 (-6)

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