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Lerwick, Shetland Islands vs Zurich Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Uk and Zurich, Switzerland is approximately 1,554 km or 966 mi.
  • To reach Lerwick, Shetland Islands in this distance one would set out from Zurich bearing 339.6° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Lerwick, Shetland Islands bearing 331.7° or NNW .
  • Both have a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • The annual mean temperature is 1.6 °C (2.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 9.5 °C (17.1°F) less in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to semicontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 108 mm (4.3 in) more which is equivalent to 108 l/m² (2.65 US gal/ft²) or 1,080,000 l/ha (115,459 US gal/ac) more. About 1 as much.
  • There are 611 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. In whichever way circa 1h 39' less per day or about 2/3 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 12.7° lower in Lerwick, Shetland Islands than in Zurich.
  • Relative humidity levels are 5.4% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 0.3°C (0.5°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+6) +1 (+3) -2 (-3) -5 (-8) -7 (-12) -8 (-14) -9 (-16) -7 (-13) -6 (-10) -2 (-4) +0 (+1) +3 (+5) -3 (-6)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +4 (+7) +2 (+4) 0 (-1) -3 (-5) -5 (-8) -6 (-10) -6 (-11) -5 (-9) -4 (-7) -1 (-2) +1 (+2) +3 (+6) -2 (-3)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +4 (+7) +3 (+5) +1 (+2) -1 (-2) -2 (-4) -3 (-6) -3 (-6) -3 (-5) -2 (-3) +0 (+1) +2 (+3) +3 (+6) 0 (0)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +62 (+2) +22 (+1) +44 (+2) -17 (-1) -43 (-2) -65 (-3) -56 (-2) -56 (-2) +24 (+1) +65 (+3) +61 (+2) +67 (+3) +108 (+4)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +11 (+35) +9 (+32) +8 (+26) +8 (+27) +1 (+3) 0 ( 0) +3 (+10) +3 (+10) +7 (+23) +11 (+35) +12 (+40) +12 (+39)   +85 (+23)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -0h 40' -0h 59' -1h 54' -1h 22' -1h 21' -2h 04' -3h 38' -3h 17' -2h 02' -1h 19' -0h 36' -0h 44'   -1h 39'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -2h 18' -1h 17' -0h 13' +0h 51' +1h 58' +2h 42' +2h 21' +1h 17' +0h 11' -0h 53' -1h 59' -2h 42'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -12.7 -12.7 -12.7 -12.8 -12.7 -12.8 -12.7 -12.8 -12.7 -12.7 -12.7 -12.7   -12.7
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +1 +4 +8 +8 +6 +7 +12 +8 +4 +1 +4 +2   +5.4
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +3.5 (+6) +2.7 (+5) +1.3 (+2) -1 (-2) -2.9 (-5) -4 (-7) -3.1 (-6) -3.1 (-6) -2.6 (-5) -0.9 (-2) +2.7 (+5) +3.9 (+7) -0.3 (-1)

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