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Lerwick, Shetland Islands vs Riga Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Uk and Riga, Latvia is approximately 1,492 km or 927 mi.
  • To reach Lerwick, Shetland Islands in this distance one would set out from Riga bearing 294.4° or WNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Lerwick, Shetland Islands bearing 272.8° or W .
  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Riga has a warm summer continental/ hemiboreal climate with no dry season (Dfb).
  • The mean temperature is 0.7 °C (1.3°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 12.9 °C (23.2°F) less in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 573 mm (22.6 in) more which is equivalent to 573 l/m² (14.06 US gal/ft²) or 5,730,000 l/ha (612,575 US gal/ac) more. About 2 as much.
  • There are 730 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. In whichever way circa 1h 59' less per day or about 3/5 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 3.2° lower in Lerwick, Shetland Islands than in Riga.
  • Relative humidity levels are 4.2% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 1.7°C (3°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +7 (+13) +7 (+13) +4 (+7) +-1 (-2) -6 (-11) -7 (-12) -8 (-15) -7 (-12) -4 (-7) +0 (+0) +3 (+6) +6 (+11) +0 (-1)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +8 (+14) +7 (+13) +4 (+8) +0 (+0) -4 (-7) -6 (-10) -6 (-10) -4 (-8) -2 (-3) +1 (+1) +3 (+5) +6 (+11) +1 (+1)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +9 (+17) +9 (+16) +7 (+12) +2 (+3) +0 (+0) -2 (-3) -3 (-5) -2 (-3) 0 (0) +3 (+6) +4 (+7) +7 (+12) +3 (+5)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +98 (+4) +67 (+3) +83 (+3) +33 (+1) +19 (+1) -1 (0) -17 (-1) +0 (+0) +42 (+2) +74 (+3) +82 (+3) +93 (+4) +573 (+23)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +6 (+19) +7 (+25) +8 (+26) +8 (+27) +3 (+10) +2 (+7) +3 (+10) +2 (+6) +3 (+10) +7 (+23) +7 (+23) +7 (+23)   +63 (+17)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -0h 21' -0h 21' -1h 36' -2h 10' -3h 19' -4h 08' -4h 52' -3h 48' -2h 02' -0h 46' -0h 04' -0h 21'   -1h 59'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 47' -0h 25' -0h 04' +0h 16' +0h 39' +0h 56' +0h 48' +0h 25' +0h 03' -0h 17' -0h 40' -0h 56'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -3.1 -3.1 -3.2 -3.2 -3.2 -3.2 -3.2 -3.3 -3.2 -3.2 -3.2 -3.2   -3.2
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +1 +1 +6 +6 +8 +8 +9 +5 +2 +2 +2 +0   +4.2
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +7.5 (+14) +7 (+13) +5 (+9) +1.4 (+3) -1.7 (-3) -3.8 (-7) -3 (-5) -3.1 (-6) -1.1 (-2) +0.9 (+2) +4.2 (+8) +6.5 (+12) +1.7 (+3)

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