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Orkney Islands vs Alexandra Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Orkney Islands, Uk and Alexandra, New Zealand is approximately 18,406 km or 11,438 mi.
  • To reach Orkney Islands in this distance one would set out from Alexandra bearing 343.9° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Orkney Islands bearing 202.2° or SSW .
  • Orkney Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Alexandra has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk).
  • The annual average temperature is 2.4 °C (4.3°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 6 °C (10.8°F) less in Orkney Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 613 mm (24.1 in) more which is equivalent to 613 l/m² (15.04 US gal/ft²) or 6,130,000 l/ha (655,338 US gal/ac) more. About 2 5/6 as much.
  • There are 877 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Orkney Islands. In whichever way circa 2h 24' less per day or about 4/7 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 13° lower in Orkney Islands than in Alexandra.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -17 (-31) -17 (-31) -14 (-25) -8 (-14) +0 (0) +6 (+11) +9 (+16) +5 (+9) +-1 (-2) -7 (-13) -12 (-22) -15 (-27) -6 (-11)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -13 (-23) -13 (-23) -9 (-16) -5 (-8) +3 (+5) +8 (+14) +11 (+20) +8 (+14) +3 (+5) -3 (-5) -8 (-14) -11 (-20) -2 (-4)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -9 (-16) -8 (-14) -5 (-9) -1 (-2) +5 (+9) +9 (+16) +12 (+22) +11 (+20) +7 (+13) +2 (+4) -3 (-5) -7 (-13) +1 (+2)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +59 (+2) +41 (+2) +34 (+1) +18 (+1) +23 (+1) +26 (+1) +53 (+2) +60 (+2) +58 (+2) +83 (+3) +79 (+3) +79 (+3) +613 (+24)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +12 (+39) +9 (+32) +6 (+19) +4 (+13) +2 (+6) +1 (+3) +5 (+16) +7 (+23) +8 (+27) +10 (+32) +11 (+37) +11 (+35)   +86 (+24)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -6h 32' -4h 55' -3h 07' -0h 04' +1h 27' +2h 16' +0h 46' -0h 44' -2h 02' -4h 00' -5h 38' -6h 19'   -2h 24'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -8h 17' -4h 59' -0h 54' +3h 25' +7h 15' +9h 23' +8h 25' +5h 00' +0h 46' -3h 32' -7h 21' -9h 23'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -53.4 -34.7 -13.2 +10 +26.6 +33.1 +27.2 +10.5 -12.2 -34.9 -53.3 -60.5   -13

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