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Lerwick, Shetland Islands vs Nouakchott Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Uk and Nouakchott, Mauritania is approximately 4,823 km or 2,997 mi.
  • To reach Lerwick, Shetland Islands in this distance one would set out from Nouakchott bearing 10.7° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Lerwick, Shetland Islands bearing 20.7° or NNE .
  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Nouakchott has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • The mean temperature is 18.9 °C (33.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.7 °C (1.3°F) more in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1052 mm (41.4 in) more which is equivalent to 1052 l/m² (25.82 US gal/ft²) or 10,520,000 l/ha (1,124,658 US gal/ac) more. About 7 4/5 as much.
  • There are 2169 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. In whichever way circa 5h 56' less per day or about 1/3 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 40.3° lower in Lerwick, Shetland Islands than in Nouakchott.
  • Relative humidity levels are 41.7% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 6.7°C (12.1°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Lerwick, Shetland Islands relative to Nouakchott. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Nouakchott 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 (-43) -25 (-45) -27 (-49) -25 (-46) -25 (-45) -22 (-39) -18 (-33) -18 (-32) -22 (-39) -25 (-45) -26 (-46) -23 (-41) -23 (-42)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -18 (-32) -19 (-34) -21 (-37) -20 (-37) -20 (-36) -18 (-32) -17 (-30) -16 (-29) -19 (-34) -20 (-37) -20 (-37) -18 (-32) -19 (-34)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -12 (-21) -13 (-23) -14 (-26) -15 (-28) -15 (-27) -15 (-26) -15 (-27) -15 (-26) -16 (-29) -16 (-28) -15 (-27) -12 (-22) -14 (-26)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +131 (+5) +92 (+4) +114 (+4) +71 (+3) +61 (+2) +59 (+2) +44 (+2) -2 (0) +80 (+3) +124 (+5) +138 (+5) +142 (+6) +1052 (+41)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +24.5 (+79) +21.5 (+76) +20 (+65) +21 (+70) +15 (+48) +14.5 (+48) +15 (+48) +13 (+42) +15 (+50) +22 (+71) +23.5 (+78) +24.5 (+79)   +229.5 (+63)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -7h 00' -7h 00' -6h 42' -6h 12' -4h 40' -4h 14' -4h 46' -4h 44' -4h 48' -6h 07' -7h 30' -7h 32'   -5h 56'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -4h 37' -2h 41' -0h 28' +1h 50' +4h 00' +5h 19' +4h 42' +2h 42' +0h 24' -1h 53' -4h 03' -5h 19'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -41.9 -41.8 -42 -42 -37.6 -31.4 -36.9 -42 -41.9 -41.8 -41.9 -42   -40.3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +55 +54 +53 +48 +44 +33 +22 +16 +26 +44 +53 +53   +41.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -2.3 (-4) -3 (-5) -4.4 (-8) -5.3 (-10) -6.1 (-11) -9.1 (-16) -10.7 (-19) -12.2 (-22) -12.1 (-22) -8.4 (-15) -4.7 (-8) -2.5 (-5) -6.7 (-12)

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