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Lerwick, Shetland Islands vs Kurunegala Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Uk and Kurunegala, Sri Lanka is approximately 8,820 km or 5,481 mi.
  • To reach Lerwick, Shetland Islands in this distance one would set out from Kurunegala bearing 329.9° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Lerwick, Shetland Islands bearing 273.6° or W .
  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Kurunegala has a tropical rainforest climate (Af).
  • The mean annual temperature is 20.4 °C (36.7°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 5.8 °C (10.4°F) more in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 886 mm (34.9 in) less which is equivalent to 886 l/m² (21.74 US gal/ft²) or 8,860,000 l/ha (947,193 US gal/ac) less. About 4/7 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 44.2° lower in Lerwick, Shetland Islands than in Kurunegala.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -26 (-46) -28 (-50) -29 (-51) -26 (-46) -22 (-40) -19 (-33) -17 (-31) -17 (-31) -19 (-35) -21 (-38) -24 (-43) -24 (-43) -23 (-41)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -23 (-41) -24 (-43) -25 (-44) -23 (-42) -21 (-37) -18 (-32) -16 (-29) -16 (-28) -17 (-31) -19 (-34) -21 (-39) -22 (-40) -20 (-37)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -20 (-35) -20 (-36) -21 (-37) -21 (-38) -19 (-35) -17 (-30) -15 (-27) -14 (-26) -16 (-28) -17 (-30) -19 (-34) -20 (-36) -18 (-33)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +69 (+3) +0 (+0) -24 (-1) -190 (-7) -132 (-5) -96 (-4) -52 (-2) -14 (-1) -41 (-2) -225 (-9) -184 (-7) +3 (+0) -886 (-35)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -5h 11' -3h 03' -0h 32' +2h 04' +4h 30' +5h 57' +5h 17' +3h 03' +0h 28' -2h 09' -4h 34' -5h 57'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -52.4 -52.3 -52.3 -43.8 -27.2 -20.7 -26.6 -43.4 -52.5 -52.4 -52.5 -52.6   -44.2

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