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Orkney Islands vs Akureyri Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Orkney Islands, Uk and Akureyri, Iceland is approximately 1,079 km or 671 mi.
  • To reach Orkney Islands in this distance one would set out from Akureyri bearing 126.7° or SE and follow the great circles arc to approach Orkney Islands bearing 140.2° or SE .
  • Orkney Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Akureyri has a dry-summer maritime subalpine climate (Csc).
  • The annual average temperature is 4.9 °C (8.9°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3.7 °C (6.7°F) less in Orkney Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 459.1 mm (18.1 in) more which is equivalent to 459.1 l/m▓ (11.27 US gal/ft▓) or 4,591,000 l/ha (490,808 US gal/ac) more. About 2 as much.
  • There are 231 more hours of sunlight per year in Orkney Islands. In whichever way circa 0h 38' more per day or about 1 1/4 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 6.7° higher in Orkney Islands than in Akureyri.
  • Relative humidity levels are 1% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 4.8°C (8.7°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Orkney Islands relative to Akureyri. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Akureyri vs Orkney Islands.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +5 (+9) +5 (+9) +4 (+7) +6 (+11) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) +2 (+4) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +4 (+7) +5 (+9) +6 (+11) +4 (+7)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +6 (+11) +6 (+10) +6 (+11) +5 (+9) +4 (+6) +2 (+3) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +5 (+9) +6 (+11) +7 (+12) +7 (+12) +5 (+9)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +6 (+11) +6 (+11) +6 (+11) +5 (+9) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +3 (+5) +4 (+7) +6 (+11) +7 (+13) +7 (+13) +5 (+9)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +50 (+2) +37 (+1) +22 (+1) +22 (+1) +27 (+1) +18 (+1) +38 (+1) +41 (+2) +39 (+2) +55 (+2) +53 (+2) +59 (+2) +459 (+18)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +7 (+23) +4 (+14) +2 (+6) +2 (+7) +3 (+10) +1 (+3) +2 (+6) +3 (+10) +3 (+10) +5 (+16) +6 (+20) +5 (+16)   +43 (+12)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +0h 52' +0h 57' +0h 38' +1h 26' +0h 11' +0h 04' -0h 36' +0h 25' +1h 12' +0h 46' +0h 54' +0h 48'   +0h 38'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +2h 31' +1h 09' +0h 11' -0h 45' -1h 59' -3h 24' -2h 37' -1h 10' -0h 09' +0h 47' +2h 01' +3h 25'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (░) +6.6 +6.7 +6.7 +6.7 +6.7 +6.7 +6.8 +6.7 +6.8 +6.8 +6.6 +6.4   +6.7
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +3.2 +0.2 -2.4 -4.8 +1.1 +1.9 +0.4 +2.7 +1.4 +1.4 +3.1 +3.2   +1
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature ░C & (░F) +6.3 (+11) +5.1 (+9) +5.4 (+10) +3.7 (+7) +3.6 (+6) +2.2 (+4) +2.5 (+5) +3.4 (+6) +5.4 (+10) +6.1 (+11) +7 (+13) +7 (+13) +4.8 (+9)

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