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Lerwick, Shetland Islands vs Colombo Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Uk and Colombo, Sri Lanka is approximately 8,847 km or 5,497 mi.
  • To reach Lerwick, Shetland Islands in this distance one would set out from Colombo bearing 330° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Lerwick, Shetland Islands bearing 274.3° or W .
  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Colombo has a tropical rainforest climate (Af).
  • The average temperature is 20.5 °C (36.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 7 °C (12.6°F) more in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1195 mm (47 in) less which is equivalent to 1195 l/m² (29.33 US gal/ft²) or 11,950,000 l/ha (1,277,534 US gal/ac) less. About 1/2 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 44.3° lower in Lerwick, Shetland Islands than in Colombo.
  • Relative humidity levels are 4.2% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 18.9°C (34°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Lerwick, Shetland Islands relative to Colombo. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Colombo 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 (-46) -26 (-47) -26 (-46) -24 (-43) -21 (-38) -18 (-32) -16 (-29) -16 (-29) -18 (-32) -20 (-36) -23 (-41) -24 (-44) -22 (-39)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -23 (-42) -24 (-43) -24 (-43) -23 (-41) -21 (-37) -18 (-32) -16 (-29) -16 (-28) -17 (-31) -19 (-34) -22 (-39) -23 (-41) -20 (-37)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -21 (-38) -22 (-39) -22 (-40) -22 (-39) -20 (-37) -18 (-32) -16 (-29) -16 (-28) -17 (-30) -18 (-32) -20 (-36) -21 (-38) -19 (-35)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +69 (+3) +23 (+1) -16 (-1) -181 (-7) -320 (-13) -126 (-5) -63 (-2) -35 (-1) -118 (-5) -235 (-9) -167 (-7) -26 (-1) -1195 (-47)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +17 (+55) +15 (+53) +9 (+29) +3 (+10) -8 ( -26) -7 ( -23) +2 (+6) +2 (+6) +2 (+7) +2 (+6) +5 (+17) +13 (+42)   +55 (+15)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -5h 13' -3h 04' -0h 32' +2h 05' +4h 32' +5h 59' +5h 19' +3h 05' +0h 28' -2h 10' -4h 36' -5h 59'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -53 -52.8 -52.9 -43.2 -26.6 -20.2 -26 -42.8 -53.1 -52.9 -53.1 -53.2   -44.3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +11 +8 +5 -1 -3 -1 +4 +5 +5 +2 +6 +9   +4.2
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -20.9 (-38) -21.7 (-39) -22.1 (-40) -22.3 (-40) -20.3 (-37) -17.6 (-32) -14.4 (-26) -14.2 (-26) -15.6 (-28) -18.3 (-33) -19.2 (-35) -19.9 (-36) -18.9 (-34)

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