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Orkney Islands vs Atar Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Orkney Islands, Uk and Atar, Mauritania is approximately 4,351 km or 2,704 mi.
  • To reach Orkney Islands in this distance one would set out from Atar bearing 8.3° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Orkney Islands bearing 15.2° or NNE .
  • Orkney Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Atar has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • The annual average temperature is 19.9 °C (35.8°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 5.5 °C (9.9°F) less in Orkney Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 828 mm (32.6 in) more which is equivalent to 828 l/m (20.32 US gal/ft) or 8,280,000 l/ha (885,187 US gal/ac) more. About 8 as much.
  • There are 2267 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Orkney Islands. In whichever way circa 6h 12' less per day or about 1/3 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 37.6° lower in Orkney Islands than in Atar.
  • Relative humidity levels are 53.7% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 2.3°C (4.2°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -22 (-40) -24 (-43) -26 (-47) -26 (-47) -27 (-49) -28 (-50) -26 (-47) -25 (-45) -26 (-47) -26 (-47) -25 (-45) -20 (-36) -25 (-45)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -17 (-30) -18 (-32) -20 (-35) -21 (-37) -22 (-40) -23 (-41) -22 (-39) -21 (-38) -22 (-39) -21 (-38) -19 (-34) -15 (-27) -20 (-36)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -11 (-20) -12 (-22) -13 (-23) -15 (-27) -17 (-31) -18 (-32) -17 (-31) -17 (-31) -17 (-31) -16 (-29) -13 (-23) -10 (-18) -15 (-26)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +101 (+4) +75 (+3) +64 (+3) +51 (+2) +46 (+2) +44 (+2) +63 (+2) +44 (+2) +42 (+2) +93 (+4) +100 (+4) +106 (+4) +828 (+33)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +20 (+65) +16 (+57) +13.5 (+44) +12.5 (+42) +10.5 (+34) +9 (+30) +11 (+35) +9 (+29) +10 (+33) +17 (+55) +19 (+63) +19 (+61)   +166.5 (+46)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -7h 30' -7h 06' -7h 00' -5h 50' -5h 15' -4h 50' -5h 40' -5h 34' -4h 46' -5h 58' -7h 36' -7h 21'   -6h 12'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -4h 10' -2h 26' -0h 26' +1h 39' +3h 37' +4h 46' +4h 14' +2h 27' +0h 22' -1h 43' -3h 40' -4h 46'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -38.4 -38.2 -38.3 -38.4 -37.9 -32.6 -37 -38.4 -38.3 -38.2 -38.3 -38.4   -37.6
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +53 +54 +53 +51 +57 +56 +49 +48 +50 +57 +62 +54   +53.7
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -1.6 (-3) -1.5 (-3) -2.5 (-5) -2.3 (-4) -0.7 (-1) -1.5 (-3) -5 (-9) -5.9 (-11) -5.2 (-9) -2.6 (-5) +0.8 (+1) +0.1 (+0) -2.3 (-4)

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