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Lerwick, Shetland Islands vs Heraklion, Crete Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Uk and Heraklion, Crete, Greece is approximately 3,343 km or 2,077 mi.
  • To reach Lerwick, Shetland Islands in this distance one would set out from Heraklion, Crete bearing 333.8° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Lerwick, Shetland Islands bearing 313.7° or NW .
  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Heraklion, Crete has a Mediterranean hot climate (Csa).
  • The annual mean temperature is 11.8 °C (21.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 5.4 °C (9.7°F) less in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 708.4 mm (27.9 in) more which is equivalent to 708.4 l/m² (17.39 US gal/ft²) or 7,084,000 l/ha (757,327 US gal/ac) more. About 2 2/5 as much.
  • There are 1834 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. In whichever way circa 5h 00' less per day or about 3/8 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 24.8° lower in Lerwick, Shetland Islands than in Heraklion, Crete.
  • Relative humidity levels are 20.9% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 6.8°C (12.3°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -10 (-18) -10 (-19) -11 (-19) -13 (-23) -14 (-24) -15 (-27) -15 (-27) -14 (-26) -14 (-25) -13 (-23) -13 (-23) -11 (-20) -13 (-23)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -9 (-16) -9 (-16) -10 (-18) -11 (-21) -13 (-23) -14 (-26) -15 (-26) -14 (-25) -13 (-24) -12 (-21) -12 (-21) -10 (-18) -12 (-21)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -8 (-14) -8 (-14) -8 (-15) -9 (-17) -10 (-17) -12 (-21) -13 (-23) -12 (-22) -11 (-20) -10 (-18) -10 (-19) -9 (-16) -10 (-18)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +40 (+2) +15 (+1) +57 (+2) +42 (+2) +47 (+2) +57 (+2) +61 (+2) +78 (+3) +99 (+4) +65 (+3) +84 (+3) +65 (+3) +708 (+28)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +11 (+35) +13 (+46) +10 (+32) +15 (+50) +11 (+35) +14 (+47) +16.5 (+53) +16.5 (+53) +17 (+57) +17 (+55) +13 (+43) +11 (+35)   +165 (+45)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -2h 38' -2h 47' -3h 25' -3h 44' -5h 00' -6h 24' -8h 30' -8h 09' -6h 22' -4h 36' -4h 42' -3h 44'   -5h 00'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -3h 29' -1h 59' -0h 21' +1h 20' +2h 59' +4h 02' +3h 33' +2h 00' +0h 18' -1h 23' -3h 02' -4h 02'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -24.7 -24.7 -24.7 -24.8 -24.8 -24.8 -24.7 -24.8 -24.8 -24.7 -24.8 -24.8   -24.8
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +18.4 +17.5 +16.9 +18 +18.4 +24.3 +28.1 +26.8 +23.7 +19.1 +20.6 +19.5   +20.9
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -5.3 (-10) -5.6 (-10) -6 (-11) -7 (-13) -7.8 (-14) -8.3 (-15) -7.3 (-13) -7.5 (-14) -7.5 (-14) -7.7 (-14) -6.3 (-11) -5.4 (-10) -6.8 (-12)

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