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Orkney Islands vs Amherst, Ma Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Orkney Islands, Uk and Amherst, Ma, Usa is approximately 5,034 km or 3,128 mi.
  • To reach Orkney Islands in this distance one would set out from Amherst, Ma bearing 43° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Orkney Islands bearing 100.4° or E .
  • Orkney Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Amherst, Ma has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa).
  • The annual mean temperature is 1.2 °C (2.1°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 17.8 °C (32°F) less in Orkney Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 131.5 mm (5.2 in) less which is equivalent to 131.5 l/m (3.23 US gal/ft) or 1,315,000 l/ha (140,582 US gal/ac) less. About 7/8 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 16.9° lower in Orkney Islands than in Amherst, Ma.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +4 (+8) +3 (+5) +-2 (-3) -7 (-12) -10 (-19) -13 (-23) -13 (-24) -12 (-22) -10 (-19) -7 (-13) +-3 (-6) +3 (+6) -6 (-10)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +9 (+16) +7 (+13) +3 (+5) -2 (-3) -6 (-10) -9 (-15) -9 (-16) -8 (-15) -5 (-10) -2 (-4) +1 (+2) +7 (+12) -1 (-2)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +13 (+23) +12 (+21) +7 (+12) +3 (+5) -1 (-2) -4 (-8) -5 (-9) -4 (-7) 0 (-1) +3 (+6) +6 (+10) +10 (+19) +3 (+6)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +24 (+1) +5 (+0) -17 (-1) -42 (-2) -53 (-2) -51 (-2) -24 (-1) -18 (-1) -9 (0) +26 (+1) +10 (+0) +18 (+1) -132 (-5)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -2h 34' -1h 28' -0h 15' +0h 59' +2h 13' +2h 59' +2h 37' +1h 28' +0h 13' -1h 01' -2h 15' -2h 59'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -17 -16.9 -17 -17 -17 -16.9 -16.8 -16.9 -16.8 -16.8 -16.8 -16.9   -16.9

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