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Lerwick, Shetland Islands vs Johannesburg Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Uk and Johannesburg, South Africa is approximately 9,963 km or 6,191 mi.
  • To reach Lerwick, Shetland Islands in this distance one would set out from Johannesburg bearing 345.9° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Lerwick, Shetland Islands bearing 333.9° or NNW .
  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Johannesburg has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk).
  • The average temperature is 9.3 °C (16.8°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1.3 °C (2.3°F) less in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 666 mm (26.2 in) more which is equivalent to 666 l/m² (16.35 US gal/ft²) or 6,660,000 l/ha (711,998 US gal/ac) more. About 2 2/9 as much.
  • There are 2100 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. In whichever way circa 5h 44' less per day or about 1/3 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 33.1° lower in Lerwick, Shetland Islands than in Johannesburg.
  • Relative humidity levels are 24.8% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 3.5°C (6.2°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -21 (-37) -20 (-36) -18 (-32) -14 (-26) -9 (-16) -5 (-8) +-3 (-6) -6 (-11) -11 (-19) -15 (-27) -18 (-32) -20 (-36) -13 (-24)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -17 (-31) -16 (-30) -15 (-26) -11 (-19) -5 (-9) -1 (-1) +1 (+2) -1 (-2) -6 (-11) -10 (-19) -14 (-25) -16 (-29) -9 (-17)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -14 (-25) -13 (-23) -11 (-21) -7 (-13) -1 (-1) +4 (+6) +5 (+9) +4 (+6) -1 (-2) -6 (-10) -10 (-18) -12 (-22) -5 (-9)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +6 (+0) -2 (0) +24 (+1) +18 (+1) +49 (+2) +51 (+2) +58 (+2) +73 (+3) +91 (+4) +127 (+5) +132 (+5) +39 (+2) +666 (+26)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +10 (+32) +10 (+35) +8 (+26) +14 (+47) +11 (+35) +14 (+47) +15 (+48) +15 (+48) +15 (+50) +14 (+45) +11 (+37) +10 (+32)   +147 (+40)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -7h 23' -5h 56' -4h 30' -3h 54' -3h 40' -3h 44' -5h 03' -5h 56' -5h 42' -6h 32' -8h 00' -8h 32'   -5h 44'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -7h 01' -4h 11' -0h 45' +2h 52' +6h 08' +7h 59' +7h 08' +4h 12' +0h 39' -2h 58' -6h 13' -7h 59'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -73.1 -54.6 -33.3 -10.2 +6.4 +12.9 +6.9 -9.9 -32.7 -55.1 -73.1 -80.7   -33.1
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +18 +13 +13 +16 +22 +28 +33 +38 +38 +30 +27 +22   +24.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -13.5 (-24) -13.5 (-24) -11.5 (-21) -6.9 (-12) +0.4 (+1) +5.6 (+10) +8.5 (+15) +7.6 (+14) +3.4 (+6) -3.7 (-7) -7.1 (-13) -10.7 (-19) -3.5 (-6)

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