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Lerwick, Shetland Islands vs Dakhla Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Uk and Dakhla, Western Sahara is approximately 4,210 km or 2,616 mi.
  • To reach Lerwick, Shetland Islands in this distance one would set out from Dakhla bearing 11.9° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Lerwick, Shetland Islands bearing 22.2° or NNE .
  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Dakhla has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • The average annual temperature is 13.5 °C (24.3°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3.2 °C (5.8°F) more in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1176 mm (46.3 in) more which is equivalent to 1176 l/m² (28.86 US gal/ft²) or 11,760,000 l/ha (1,257,222 US gal/ac) more. About 36 5/8 as much.
  • There are 2035 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. In whichever way circa 5h 34' less per day or about 1/3 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 36.3° lower in Lerwick, Shetland Islands than in Dakhla.
  • Relative humidity levels are 13% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 10.2°C (18.4°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Lerwick, Shetland Islands relative to Dakhla. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Dakhla 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) -18 (-32) -17 (-31) -15 (-28) -14 (-25) -13 (-23) -11 (-20) -12 (-21) -15 (-26) -16 (-28) -18 (-32) -16 (-29) -15 (-27)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -14 (-26) -15 (-28) -15 (-27) -14 (-26) -12 (-22) -11 (-20) -10 (-18) -11 (-19) -13 (-23) -14 (-26) -16 (-29) -15 (-26) -13 (-24)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -12 (-21) -13 (-23) -13 (-24) -13 (-24) -11 (-19) -10 (-17) -9 (-16) -10 (-17) -11 (-20) -13 (-23) -14 (-25) -13 (-24) -12 (-21)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +129 (+5) +91 (+4) +113 (+4) +71 (+3) +61 (+2) +60 (+2) +62 (+2) +77 (+3) +108 (+4) +132 (+5) +140 (+6) +132 (+5) +1176 (+46)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +23 (+74) +21 (+74) +19 (+61) +20 (+67) +14 (+45) +15 (+50) +17 (+55) +15 (+48) +16 (+53) +21 (+68) +22 (+73) +23 (+74)   +226 (+62)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -7h 34' -6h 35' -6h 23' -4h 54' -4h 03' -3h 56' -4h 19' -4h 17' -4h 58' -6h 03' -6h 56' -6h 52'   -5h 34'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -4h 17' -2h 29' -0h 26' +1h 41' +3h 42' +4h 56' +4h 22' +2h 30' +0h 22' -1h 45' -3h 45' -4h 57'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -36.3 -36.3 -36.4 -36.4 -36.3 -36.2 -36.1 -36.4 -36.4 -36.2 -36.3 -36.4   -36.3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +21 +18 +15 +10 +8 +8 +9 +9 +9 +11 +17 +21   +13
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -10 (-18) -11.4 (-21) -11.6 (-21) -11.6 (-21) -10 (-18) -9.1 (-16) -7.5 (-14) -8.5 (-15) -10.4 (-19) -12 (-22) -11.3 (-20) -9.5 (-17) -10.2 (-18)

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