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Lerwick, Shetland Islands vs Kandahar Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Uk and Kandahar, Afghanistan is approximately 5,756 km or 3,577 mi.
  • To reach Lerwick, Shetland Islands in this distance one would set out from Kandahar bearing 324.3° or NW and follow the great circles arc to approach Lerwick, Shetland Islands bearing 272.1° or W .
  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Kandahar has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh).
  • The mean annual temperature is 11.6 °C (20.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 18.1 °C (32.6°F) less in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1018.4 mm (40.1 in) more which is equivalent to 1018.4 l/m² (24.99 US gal/ft²) or 10,184,000 l/ha (1,088,737 US gal/ac) more. About 6 1/3 as much.
  • There are 2382 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. In whichever way circa 6h 30' less per day or about 1/3 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 28.6° lower in Lerwick, Shetland Islands than in Kandahar.
  • Relative humidity levels are 46% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 1.7°C (3.1°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (-12) -10 (-17) -16 (-28) -20 (-37) -24 (-43) -27 (-48) -27 (-48) -24 (-43) -22 (-39) -17 (-31) -14 (-25) -9 (-17) -18 (-32)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-3) -5 (-8) -10 (-18) -15 (-27) -18 (-32) -20 (-36) -21 (-37) -18 (-32) -13 (-24) -9 (-17) -6 (-11) -3 (-6) -12 (-21)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+2) -1 (-2) -6 (-10) -10 (-17) -11 (-19) -12 (-22) -13 (-24) -11 (-19) -6 (-10) -2 (-4) 0 (0) +1 (+1) -6 (-10)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +77 (+3) +50 (+2) +73 (+3) +53 (+2) +60 (+2) +60 (+2) +60 (+2) +78 (+3) +118 (+5) +132 (+5) +136 (+5) +122 (+5) +1018 (+40)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +23 (+74) +12 (+42) +16 (+52) +10 (+33) +15 (+48) +15 (+50) +17 (+55) +17 (+55) +19 (+63) +22 (+71) +24 (+80) +24 (+77)   +214 (+58)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -5h 56' -4h 50' -4h 54' -4h 00' -6h 23' -6h 58' -7h 36' -8h 09' -6h 58' -7h 46' -7h 52' -6h 40'   -6h 30'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -3h 46' -2h 10' -0h 23' +1h 28' +3h 15' +4h 22' +3h 50' +2h 10' +0h 19' -1h 31' -3h 18' -4h 22'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -28.5 -28.4 -28.5 -28.6 -28.6 -28.6 -28.6 -28.7 -28.7 -28.6 -28.6 -28.6   -28.6
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +28 +25 +33 +39 +49 +58 +60 +60 +61 +56 +48 +35   +46
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +3.1 (+6) +0.3 (+1) -2.3 (-4) -4.2 (-8) -2 (-4) +0.3 (+1) +0.2 (+0) +2.3 (+4) +6.3 (+11) +6.2 (+11) +6 (+11) +4.2 (+8) +1.7 (+3)

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