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Lerwick, Shetland Islands vs Sodankyla, Lapland Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Uk and Sodankyla, Lapland, Finland is approximately 1,565 km or 973 mi.
  • To reach Lerwick, Shetland Islands in this distance one would set out from Sodankyla, Lapland bearing 252.6° or WSW and follow the great circles arc to approach Lerwick, Shetland Islands bearing 227.6° or SW .
  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Sodankyla, Lapland has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc).
  • The average annual temperature is 7.9 °C (14.2°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 20.5 °C (36.9°F) less in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 708 mm (27.9 in) more which is equivalent to 708 l/m² (17.38 US gal/ft²) or 7,080,000 l/ha (756,899 US gal/ac) more. About 2 2/5 as much.
  • There are 478.5 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. In whichever way circa 1h 18' less per day or about 2/3 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 7.1° higher in Lerwick, Shetland Islands than in Sodankyla, Lapland.
  • Relative humidity levels are 3.3% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 8.6°C (15.5°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +14 (+26) +14 (+25) +9 (+16) +5 (+8) +1 (+2) -4 (-6) -6 (-11) +-3 (-5) +2 (+4) +8 (+15) +10 (+18) +12 (+22) +5 (+9)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +18 (+33) +17 (+30) +12 (+22) +7 (+13) +3 (+5) -2 (-3) -3 (-5) +1 (+1) +4 (+8) +8 (+15) +13 (+23) +17 (+31) +8 (+14)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +20 (+36) +20 (+36) +18 (+32) +11 (+19) +5 (+9) +2 (+3) +0 (+0) +3 (+5) +6 (+11) +10 (+19) +13 (+24) +17 (+30) +10 (+19)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +100 (+4) +66 (+3) +89 (+4) +48 (+2) +27 (+1) +4 (+0) -3 (0) +16 (+1) +63 (+2) +83 (+3) +104 (+4) +111 (+4) +708 (+28)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +6 (+19) +5 (+18) +6 (+19) +6 (+20) +2 (+6) -1 ( -3) +2 (+6) +1 (+3) +2 (+7) +6 (+19) +5 (+17) +6 (+19)   +46 (+13)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +0h 32' +0h 06' -1h 21' -2h 06' -1h 48' -4h 06' -5h 17' -2h 36' +0h 12' +0h 01' +0h 20' +0h 26'   -1h 18'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +3h 41' +1h 25' +0h 13' -0h 54' -2h 34' -5h 21' -3h 52' -1h 26' -0h 11' +0h 56' +2h 38' +5h 23'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +7.1 +7.2 +7.3 +7.2 +7.2 +7.2 +7.2 +7.2 +7.2 +7.2 +7 +6.9   +7.1
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -1 -5 +4 +8 +10 +14 +13 +5 +0 -4 -2 -2   +3.3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +17.5 (+32) +15.5 (+28) +12.6 (+23) +8.3 (+15) +4.8 (+9) +1.2 (+2) +0.5 (+1) +1.7 (+3) +4.5 (+8) +7.2 (+13) +12.8 (+23) +16.9 (+30) +8.6 (+15)

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