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Lerwick, Shetland Islands vs Smara Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Uk and Smara, Western Sahara is approximately 3,795 km or 2,358 mi.
  • To reach Lerwick, Shetland Islands in this distance one would set out from Smara bearing 9.2° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Lerwick, Shetland Islands bearing 16.6° or NNE .
  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Smara has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • The mean temperature is 15.8 °C (28.4°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 6.3 °C (11.3°F) less in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1071 mm (42.2 in) more which is equivalent to 1071 l/m² (26.28 US gal/ft²) or 10,710,000 l/ha (1,144,970 US gal/ac) more. About 8 3/4 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 33.3° lower in Lerwick, Shetland Islands than in Smara.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -18 (-32) -20 (-36) -22 (-40) -23 (-42) -21 (-38) -21 (-37) -23 (-42) -25 (-45) -25 (-44) -23 (-41) -20 (-36) -18 (-32) -21 (-39)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -12 (-22) -14 (-26) -16 (-28) -17 (-31) -15 (-27) -16 (-28) -18 (-32) -19 (-34) -17 (-31) -16 (-28) -16 (-29) -13 (-24) -16 (-28)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (-12) -9 (-16) -9 (-17) -11 (-20) -9 (-16) -11 (-19) -12 (-21) -13 (-23) -10 (-18) -9 (-16) -12 (-21) -8 (-15) -10 (-18)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +129 (+5) +68 (+3) +109 (+4) +65 (+3) +61 (+2) +54 (+2) +62 (+2) +77 (+3) +87 (+3) +109 (+4) +131 (+5) +119 (+5) +1071 (+42)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +24.5 (+79) +19 (+67) +19 (+61) +20 (+67) +14.5 (+47) +14 (+47) +17 (+55) +16.5 (+53) +16 (+53) +22 (+71) +22 (+73) +22 (+71)   +226.5 (+62)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -4h 05' -2h 22' -0h 25' +1h 36' +3h 32' +4h 43' +4h 10' +2h 22' +0h 21' -1h 40' -3h 35' -4h 44'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -33.2 -33.2 -33.3 -33.4 -33.3 -33.3 -33.2 -33.3 -33.3 -33.2 -33.3 -33.3   -33.3

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