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Lerwick, Shetland Islands vs Sapporo Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Uk and Sapporo, Japan is approximately 8,042 km or 4,997 mi.
  • To reach Lerwick, Shetland Islands in this distance one would set out from Sapporo bearing 341.5° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Lerwick, Shetland Islands bearing 207.8° or SSW .
  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Sapporo has a warm summer continental/ hemiboreal climate with no dry season (Dfb).
  • The average temperature is 1.3 °C (2.3°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 17.6 °C (31.7°F) less in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 79.4 mm (3.1 in) more which is equivalent to 79.4 l/m² (1.95 US gal/ft²) or 794,000 l/ha (84,884 US gal/ac) more. About 1 as much.
  • There are 837 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. In whichever way circa 2h 17' less per day or about 4/7 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 17° lower in Lerwick, Shetland Islands than in Sapporo.
  • Relative humidity levels are 12.7% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 1.2°C (2.1°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +6 (+12) +6 (+10) +3 (+5) -3 (-6) -7 (-13) -9 (-16) -11 (-20) -12 (-22) -10 (-17) -6 (-10) +-1 (-2) +4 (+7) -3 (-6)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +8 (+14) +7 (+13) +4 (+7) -1 (-2) -4 (-8) -6 (-11) -9 (-16) -10 (-18) -7 (-13) -3 (-5) +1 (+1) +5 (+10) -1 (-2)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +10 (+17) +9 (+16) +6 (+10) +1 (+1) -2 (-4) -5 (-8) -8 (-14) -9 (-16) -5 (-9) +0 (+1) +3 (+5) +7 (+12) +1 (+1)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +23 (+1) -2 (0) +32 (+1) +10 (+0) +7 (+0) -6 (0) -7 (0) -63 (-2) -20 (-1) +18 (+1) +45 (+2) +42 (+2) +79 (+3)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +8 (+26) +8 (+28) +8 (+26) +11 (+37) +7 (+23) +6 (+20) +8 (+26) +7 (+23) +8 (+27) +11 (+35) +11 (+37) +10 (+32)   +103 (+28)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -2h 23' -2h 09' -2h 11' -2h 14' -1h 32' -1h 34' -2h 05' -2h 42' -2h 16' -3h 11' -2h 38' -2h 29'   -2h 17'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -2h 47' -1h 34' -0h 16' +1h 03' +2h 23' +3h 15' +2h 50' +1h 34' +0h 14' -1h 05' -2h 25' -3h 15'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -16.9 -16.8 -16.9 -16.9 -17 -17.1 -17.1 -17.2 -17.2 -17.1 -17.1 -17   -17
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +14 +13 +14 +16 +12 +6 +7 +7 +11 +16 +20 +16   +12.7
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +9.3 (+17) +8.6 (+15) +5.9 (+11) +2.2 (+4) -1.5 (-3) -4.8 (-9) -6.6 (-12) -8.1 (-15) -4.4 (-8) +0.3 (+1) +5.2 (+9) +8 (+14) +1.2 (+2)

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