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Lerwick, Shetland Islands vs Pituffik/ Thule Air Base Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Uk and Pituffik/ Thule Air Base, Greenland is approximately 3,049 km or 1,894 mi.
  • To reach Lerwick, Shetland Islands in this distance one would set out from Pituffik/ Thule Air Base bearing 87.8° or E and follow the great circles arc to approach Lerwick, Shetland Islands bearing 152.1° or SSE .
  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Pituffik/ Thule Air Base has a tundra climate (ET).
  • The average annual temperature is 18.1 °C (32.6°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 1085 mm (42.7 in) more which is equivalent to 1085 l/m² (26.63 US gal/ft²) or 10,850,000 l/ha (1,159,937 US gal/ac) more. About 9 3/4 as much.
  • There are 588 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. In whichever way circa 1h 35' less per day or about 2/3 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 16.3° higher in Lerwick, Shetland Islands than in Pituffik/ Thule Air Base.
  • Relative humidity levels are 17.5% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 20.5°C (36.8°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Lerwick, Shetland Islands relative to Pituffik/ Thule Air Base. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Pituffik/ Thule Air Base 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 (+44) +26 (+46) +26 (+47) +21 (+37) +13 (+23) +8 (+15) +6 (+11) +8 (+14) +12 (+21) +17 (+30) +20 (+36) +24 (+43) +17 (+31)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +27 (+48) +28 (+50) +28 (+50) +22 (+40) +13 (+24) +9 (+15) +7 (+12) +8 (+14) +12 (+21) +18 (+32) +22 (+39) +26 (+46) +18 (+33)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +28 (+51) +30 (+53) +29 (+53) +24 (+43) +14 (+25) +8 (+15) +7 (+13) +8 (+14) +12 (+22) +19 (+34) +23 (+42) +27 (+48) +19 (+34)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +125 (+5) +86 (+3) +110 (+4) +66 (+3) +55 (+2) +53 (+2) +46 (+2) +55 (+2) +100 (+4) +122 (+5) +133 (+5) +134 (+5) +1085 (+43)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +22 (+71) +17 (+60) +16 (+52) +17 (+57) +10 (+32) +11 (+37) +11 (+35) +11 (+35) +13 (+43) +16 (+52) +17 (+57) +19 (+61)   +180 (+49)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +0h 48' +1h 37' -1h 13' -5h 24' -4h 44' -4h 14' -4h 38' -3h 25' -0h 44' +1h 17' +1h 06' +0h 27'   -1h 35'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +6h 25' +6h 31' +0h 52' -4h 11' -7h 08' -5h 36' -6h 19' -6h 25' -0h 45' +4h 24' +7h 04' +5h 36'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +16.4 +16.1 +16.3 +16.3 +16.3 +16.4 +16.4 +16.4 +16.4 +16.2 +16.4 +16.4   +16.3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +22 +21 +20 +18 +16 +12 +14 +13 +16 +16 +22 +20   +17.5
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +28.6 (+51) +29.7 (+53) +30.1 (+54) +24.3 (+44) +15.5 (+28) +10.1 (+18) +9.8 (+18) +10.3 (+19) +14.2 (+26) +19.5 (+35) +25.2 (+45) +28.1 (+51) +20.5 (+37)

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