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Orkney Islands vs Ancona Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Orkney Islands, Uk and Ancona, Italy is approximately 2,040 km or 1,268 mi.
  • To reach Orkney Islands in this distance one would set out from Ancona bearing 332.4° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Orkney Islands bearing 319.5° or NW .
  • Orkney Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Ancona has a Mediterranean hot climate (Csa).
  • The mean annual temperature is 6.7 °C (12°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 9 °C (16.2°F) less in Orkney Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to semicontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 314 mm (12.4 in) more which is equivalent to 314 l/m (7.71 US gal/ft) or 3,140,000 l/ha (335,687 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/2 as much.
  • There are 931 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Orkney Islands. In whichever way circa 2h 32' less per day or about 4/7 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 15.3° lower in Orkney Islands than in Ancona.
  • Relative humidity levels are 12.4% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 3.9°C (7.1°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-4) -4 (-7) -6 (-11) -7 (-13) -8 (-14) -10 (-18) -11 (-20) -11 (-20) -9 (-16) -8 (-14) -6 (-11) -3 (-5) -7 (-13)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-3) -3 (-5) -5 (-9) -7 (-13) -8 (-14) -10 (-18) -11 (-19) -11 (-19) -9 (-16) -8 (-14) -6 (-10) -3 (-5) -7 (-12)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (-2) -2 (-4) -4 (-7) -7 (-13) -8 (-14) -10 (-18) -10 (-18) -10 (-18) -9 (-16) -7 (-13) -5 (-9) -2 (-4) -6 (-11)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +39 (+2) +38 (+1) +20 (+1) -6 (0) -2 (0) -5 (0) +44 (+2) +44 (+2) +19 (+1) +15 (+1) +45 (+2) +63 (+2) +314 (+12)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +12 (+39) +9 (+32) +5 (+16) +4 (+13) +2 (+6) +2 (+7) +8 (+26) +9 (+29) +8 (+27) +8 (+26) +10 (+33) +12 (+39)   +89 (+24)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -1h 09' -1h 05' -1h 40' -1h 48' -2h 54' -3h 16' -5h 56' -5h 03' -2h 40' -2h 09' -1h 10' -1h 30'   -2h 32'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -2h 24' -1h 22' -0h 14' +0h 55' +2h 04' +2h 48' +2h 27' +1h 22' +0h 12' -0h 57' -2h 06' -2h 48'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -15.3 -15.2 -15.3 -15.3 -15.3 -15.3 -15.3 -15.3 -15.3 -15.2 -15.3 -15.3   -15.3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +6 +6 +9 +7 +12 +15 +22 +23 +17 +12 +10 +9   +12.3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -0.5 (-1) -1.9 (-3) -3.2 (-6) -5.3 (-10) -5.2 (-9) -6.3 (-11) -5.1 (-9) -5 (-9) -5.1 (-9) -5 (-9) -3.6 (-6) -0.8 (-1) -3.9 (-7)

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