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Lerwick, Shetland Islands vs Paramaribo Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Uk and Paramaribo, Suriname is approximately 7,528 km or 4,678 mi.
  • To reach Lerwick, Shetland Islands in this distance one would set out from Paramaribo bearing 25.8° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Lerwick, Shetland Islands bearing 60.4° or ENE .
  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Paramaribo has a tropical rainforest climate (Af).
  • The average annual temperature is 20.5 °C (36.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 5.7 °C (10.3°F) more in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1001 mm (39.4 in) less which is equivalent to 1001 l/m² (24.57 US gal/ft²) or 10,010,000 l/ha (1,070,135 US gal/ac) less. About 5/9 as much.
  • There are 1460 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. In whichever way circa 3h 59' less per day or about 3/7 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 44.5° lower in Lerwick, Shetland Islands than in Paramaribo.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -25 (-44) -25 (-45) -25 (-45) -23 (-42) -20 (-36) -18 (-32) -17 (-31) -18 (-32) -21 (-37) -23 (-41) -26 (-46) -25 (-45) -22 (-40)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -23 (-41) -24 (-43) -23 (-42) -22 (-39) -19 (-35) -17 (-31) -16 (-28) -16 (-29) -19 (-34) -21 (-37) -23 (-41) -23 (-42) -21 (-37)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -22 (-39) -22 (-39) -21 (-39) -21 (-38) -18 (-32) -16 (-28) -14 (-25) -15 (-26) -16 (-29) -18 (-32) -21 (-38) -21 (-38) -19 (-34)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -62 (-2) -58 (-2) -48 (-2) -160 (-6) -259 (-10) -243 (-10) -164 (-6) -88 (-3) +32 (+1) +47 (+2) +34 (+1) -32 (-1) -1001 (-39)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +3 (+10) +4 (+14) +1 (+3) +1 (+3) -11 ( -35) -12 ( -40) -8 ( -26) -2 ( -6) +7 (+23) +11 (+35) +9 (+30) +3 (+10)   +6 (+2)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -4h 44' -4h 06' -3h 21' -1h 28' -0h 05' -1h 02' -3h 36' -4h 56' -5h 50' -6h 56' -6h 30' -5h 19'   -3h 59'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -5h 16' -3h 06' -0h 33' +2h 07' +4h 35' +6h 03' +5h 22' +3h 07' +0h 28' -2h 11' -4h 39' -6h 03'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -54.1 -54 -54 -42.1 -25.5 -19.1 -25.1 -41.9 -53.9 -53.8 -54 -54.2   -44.5

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