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Lerwick, Shetland Islands vs Dakar Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Uk and Dakar, Senegal is approximately 5,222 km or 3,245 mi.
  • To reach Lerwick, Shetland Islands in this distance one would set out from Dakar bearing 11° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Lerwick, Shetland Islands bearing 21.8° or NNE .
  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Dakar has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh).
  • The mean temperature is 17.4 °C (31.4°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.2 °C (4°F) more in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 796.1 mm (31.3 in) more which is equivalent to 796.1 l/m² (19.54 US gal/ft²) or 7,961,000 l/ha (851,084 US gal/ac) more. About 3 as much.
  • There are 1969 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. In whichever way circa 5h 23' less per day or about 1/3 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 42° lower in Lerwick, Shetland Islands than in Dakar.
  • Relative humidity levels are 18.2% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 12.8°C (23°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -20 (-35) -20 (-36) -19 (-34) -17 (-31) -16 (-29) -17 (-30) -16 (-29) -16 (-29) -18 (-32) -20 (-36) -22 (-39) -21 (-38) -18 (-33)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -18 (-32) -18 (-32) -17 (-31) -16 (-29) -15 (-28) -16 (-29) -16 (-29) -16 (-28) -17 (-30) -19 (-34) -21 (-38) -20 (-35) -17 (-31)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -16 (-28) -16 (-29) -15 (-28) -15 (-28) -15 (-27) -16 (-28) -16 (-29) -16 (-28) -16 (-29) -18 (-32) -20 (-36) -18 (-33) -16 (-29)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +129 (+5) +91 (+4) +114 (+4) +72 (+3) +61 (+2) +50 (+2) +2 (+0) -86 (-3) -16 (-1) +97 (+4) +142 (+6) +142 (+6) +796 (+31)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +24.5 (+79) +21.5 (+76) +20 (+65) +20.5 (+68) +14.5 (+47) +13 (+43) +8 (+26) +2 (+6) +6 (+20) +18 (+58) +23.5 (+78) +24.5 (+79)   +196 (+54)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -7h 13' -6h 49' -6h 50' -5h 42' -4h 17' -3h 18' -3h 19' -2h 42' -3h 46' -6h 01' -7h 24' -7h 21'   -5h 23'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -4h 48' -2h 49' -0h 30' +1h 54' +4h 10' +5h 31' +4h 53' +2h 49' +0h 25' -1h 59' -4h 13' -5h 31'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -45.2 -45.2 -45.3 -45.4 -34.3 -28 -33.8 -45.3 -45.3 -45.1 -45.2 -45.3   -42
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +31 +24 +20 +13 +9 +12 +14 +10 +10 +13 +27 +35   +18.2
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -10.7 (-19) -12.3 (-22) -12.3 (-22) -12.8 (-23) -12.6 (-23) -13 (-23) -12.2 (-22) -13.1 (-24) -14.1 (-25) -15.9 (-29) -13.7 (-25) -10.6 (-19) -12.8 (-23)

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