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Lerwick, Shetland Islands vs Nkhata Bay Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Uk and Nkhata Bay, Malawi is approximately 8,577 km or 5,330 mi.
  • To reach Lerwick, Shetland Islands in this distance one would set out from Nkhata Bay bearing 342.8° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Lerwick, Shetland Islands bearing 324.3° or NW .
  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Nkhata Bay has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • The annual mean temperature is 16.3 °C (29.4°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3 °C (5.4°F) more in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 448 mm (17.6 in) less which is equivalent to 448 l/m² (10.99 US gal/ft²) or 4,480,000 l/ha (478,942 US gal/ac) less. About 3/4 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 42.4° lower in Lerwick, Shetland Islands than in Nkhata Bay.
  • Relative humidity levels are 6.2% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 14.4°C (25.9°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -24 (-42) -24 (-43) -23 (-41) -21 (-38) -17 (-31) -13 (-24) -12 (-21) -13 (-23) -16 (-30) -20 (-36) -23 (-42) -23 (-42) -19 (-34)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -22 (-39) -22 (-39) -21 (-37) -19 (-34) -15 (-26) -10 (-19) -9 (-15) -9 (-16) -13 (-23) -17 (-30) -21 (-37) -21 (-38) -16 (-29)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -20 (-36) -20 (-36) -19 (-35) -17 (-31) -13 (-23) -8 (-15) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -9 (-17) -14 (-24) -18 (-33) -20 (-35) -14 (-26)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -93 (-4) -109 (-4) -244 (-10) -211 (-8) -72 (-3) +23 (+1) +30 (+1) +74 (+3) +115 (+5) +120 (+5) +25 (+1) -105 (-4) -448 (-18)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -6h 10' -3h 40' -0h 39' +2h 30' +5h 23' +7h 03' +6h 17' +3h 40' +0h 34' -2h 35' -5h 27' -7h 03'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -71.2 -67.1 -47.8 -24.7 -8.1 -1.7 -7.6 -24.4 -47.1 -67 -71.1 -71.7   -42.4
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +2 +0 -2 -4 -2 +3 +10 +13 +16 +17 +16 +6   +6.3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -20.9 (-38) -21.2 (-38) -20.3 (-37) -18.7 (-34) -14.1 (-25) -9.4 (-17) -5.7 (-10) -6 (-11) -8.7 (-16) -12.8 (-23) -16 (-29) -18.9 (-34) -14.4 (-26)

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