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Orkney Islands vs Amsterdam Island Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Orkney Islands, Uk and Amsterdam Island, French Southern Lands is approximately 13,035 km or 8,100 mi.
  • To reach Orkney Islands in this distance one would set out from Amsterdam Island bearing 325.1° or NW and follow the great circles arc to approach Orkney Islands bearing 298.8° or WNW .
  • Both have a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • The annual average temperature is 5.7 °C (10.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3.1 °C (5.6°F) more in Orkney Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 171 mm (6.7 in) less which is equivalent to 171 l/m (4.2 US gal/ft) or 1,710,000 l/ha (182,810 US gal/ac) less. About 6/7 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 20.4° lower in Orkney Islands than in Amsterdam Island.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -14 (-24) -14 (-25) -12 (-21) -8 (-15) -3 (-6) 0 (0) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) 0 (+0) -4 (-7) -8 (-14) -11 (-20) -6 (-10)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -13 (-23) -13 (-23) -11 (-20) -9 (-15) -4 (-8) -1 (-2) +2 (+3) +2 (+3) 0 (0) -3 (-6) -7 (-13) -11 (-19) -6 (-10)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -12 (-22) -13 (-23) -11 (-19) -9 (-16) -5 (-9) -2 (-3) +1 (+1) +1 (+2) -1 (-1) -3 (-6) -6 (-11) -10 (-18) -6 (-10)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +9 (+0) +1 (+0) -17 (-1) -51 (-2) -64 (-3) -67 (-3) -33 (-1) -20 (-1) -5 (0) +28 (+1) +17 (+1) +31 (+1) -171 (-7)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -7h 33' -4h 33' -0h 49' +3h 07' +6h 37' +8h 34' +7h 40' +4h 34' +0h 42' -3h 13' -6h 42' -8h 34'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -60.7 -42 -20.5 +2.6 +19.3 +25.7 +19.8 +3 -19.8 -42.4 -60.7 -67.9   -20.4

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