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Orkney Islands vs Anchorage, Alaska Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Orkney Islands, Uk and Anchorage, Alaska, Usa is approximately 6,362 km or 3,953 mi.
  • To reach Orkney Islands in this distance one would set out from Anchorage, Alaska bearing 19.5° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Orkney Islands bearing 161.8° or SSE .
  • Orkney Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Anchorage, Alaska has a boreal subarctic climate with dry summers (Dsc).
  • The average annual temperature is 5.9 °C (10.7°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 15.2 °C (27.4°F) less in Orkney Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 543.9 mm (21.4 in) more which is equivalent to 543.9 l/m (13.35 US gal/ft) or 5,439,000 l/ha (581,465 US gal/ac) more. About 2 1/3 as much.
  • There are 788 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Orkney Islands. In whichever way circa 2h 09' less per day or about 3/5 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2.2° higher in Orkney Islands than in Anchorage, Alaska.
  • Relative humidity levels are 17.5% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 8.9°C (16°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +12 (+21) +9 (+17) +6 (+12) +3 (+5) +0 (-1) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) +1 (+2) +6 (+11) +11 (+19) +12 (+22) +5 (+8)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +14 (+24) +11 (+21) +9 (+15) +4 (+8) +1 (+2) -1 (-3) -2 (-3) -1 (-1) +2 (+4) +8 (+14) +13 (+23) +14 (+25) +6 (+11)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +15 (+27) +13 (+24) +11 (+19) +6 (+11) +2 (+4) 0 (-1) -1 (-2) +0 (+1) +4 (+7) +9 (+16) +14 (+26) +15 (+27) +7 (+13)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +85 (+3) +59 (+2) +48 (+2) +34 (+1) +28 (+1) +17 (+1) +28 (+1) +13 (+1) +9 (+0) +61 (+2) +79 (+3) +84 (+3) +544 (+21)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +13 (+42) +10 (+35) +7 (+23) +8 (+27) +6 (+19) +3 (+10) +2 (+6) 0 ( 0) +1 (+3) +9 (+29) +12 (+40) +13 (+42)   +84 (+23)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -1h 25' -1h 54' -3h 34' -3h 28' -3h 11' -3h 56' -3h 52' -1h 46' -0h 28' -0h 32' -0h 56' -0h 46'   -2h 09'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 36' +0h 18' +0h 03' -0h 12' -0h 30' -0h 45' -0h 37' -0h 19' -0h 02' +0h 12' +0h 30' +0h 45'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +2 +2.1 +2.1 +2.1 +2.1 +2.2 +2.3 +2.3 +2.4 +2.4 +2.2 +2.1   +2.2
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +11 +16 +22 +23 +28 +21 +17 +18 +16 +17 +12 +9   +17.5
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) +14.6 (+26) +13.3 (+24) +11.6 (+21) +8.4 (+15) +6.9 (+12) +3.2 (+6) +1.9 (+3) +3.2 (+6) +5.5 (+10) +10 (+18) +13.8 (+25) +14.5 (+26) +8.9 (+16)

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