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Lerwick, Shetland Islands vs Papeete Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Uk and Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia is approximately 14,651 km or 9,104 mi.
  • To reach Lerwick, Shetland Islands in this distance one would set out from Papeete bearing 20.4° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Lerwick, Shetland Islands bearing 138° or SE .
  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Papeete has a tropical monsoonal climate (Am).
  • The average temperature is 18.4 °C (33.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 6.7 °C (12.1°F) more in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 552.2 mm (21.7 in) less which is equivalent to 552.2 l/m² (13.55 US gal/ft²) or 5,522,000 l/ha (590,338 US gal/ac) less. About 2/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 39.7° lower in Lerwick, Shetland Islands than in Papeete.
  • Relative humidity levels are 6.6% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 16.4°C (29.6°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Lerwick, Shetland Islands relative to Papeete. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Papeete 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 (-45) -25 (-46) -25 (-45) -23 (-41) -20 (-36) -16 (-30) -15 (-26) -14 (-25) -16 (-29) -19 (-34) -22 (-40) -24 (-43) -20 (-37)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -23 (-41) -23 (-41) -22 (-40) -21 (-37) -18 (-33) -15 (-27) -13 (-23) -12 (-22) -14 (-25) -17 (-30) -21 (-38) -22 (-40) -18 (-33)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -22 (-40) -22 (-40) -22 (-39) -21 (-37) -17 (-31) -14 (-25) -12 (-21) -11 (-20) -13 (-23) -16 (-28) -20 (-35) -21 (-38) -18 (-32)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -184 (-7) -141 (-6) -81 (-3) -69 (-3) -30 (-1) 0 (0) +2 (+0) +31 (+1) +72 (+3) +43 (+2) -19 (-1) -175 (-7) -552 (-22)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +10 (+32) +10 (+35) +10 (+32) +13 (+43) +7 (+23) +10 (+33) +11 (+35) +13 (+42) +14 (+47) +17 (+55) +14 (+47) +10 (+32)   +139 (+38)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -6h 30' -3h 52' -0h 41' +2h 38' +5h 40' +7h 24' +6h 36' +3h 53' +0h 36' -2h 44' -5h 45' -7h 25'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -76.4 -62.7 -41.7 -18.6 -2 +4.3 -1.8 -18.6 -41.4 -63.3 -75.9 -77.6   -39.7
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +9 +7 +5 +2 +1 +2 +8 +7 +9 +9 +11 +9   +6.6
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -20.8 (-37) -21.1 (-38) -20.5 (-37) -19.6 (-35) -17.3 (-31) -14.2 (-26) -10.1 (-18) -10.3 (-19) -11.4 (-21) -14.9 (-27) -17.5 (-32) -19.4 (-35) -16.4 (-30)

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