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Orkney Islands vs Athens Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Orkney Islands, Uk and Athens, Greece is approximately 3,004 km or 1,867 mi.
  • To reach Orkney Islands in this distance one would set out from Athens bearing 329.4° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Orkney Islands bearing 309° or NW .
  • Orkney Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Athens has a Mediterranean hot climate (Csa).
  • The annual average temperature is 9.5 °C (17.1°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 8.7 °C (15.7°F) less in Orkney Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 571.8 mm (22.5 in) more which is equivalent to 571.8 l/m (14.03 US gal/ft) or 5,718,000 l/ha (611,292 US gal/ac) more. About 2 1/2 as much.
  • There are 1552 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Orkney Islands. In whichever way circa 4h 14' less per day or about 3/7 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 20.9° lower in Orkney Islands than in Athens.
  • Relative humidity levels are 19% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 5°C (9°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (-12) -8 (-14) -9 (-16) -11 (-20) -13 (-24) -16 (-28) -17 (-30) -16 (-29) -15 (-27) -12 (-22) -11 (-19) -8 (-14) -12 (-21)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-10) -6 (-10) -7 (-12) -9 (-16) -11 (-20) -14 (-24) -14 (-25) -14 (-24) -12 (-21) -9 (-17) -8 (-14) -6 (-11) -9 (-17)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-8) -5 (-9) -5 (-10) -8 (-14) -9 (-17) -12 (-22) -13 (-23) -12 (-22) -10 (-18) -8 (-14) -6 (-12) -5 (-10) -8 (-15)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +60 (+2) +31 (+1) +22 (+1) +23 (+1) +29 (+1) +36 (+1) +67 (+3) +70 (+3) +66 (+3) +65 (+3) +56 (+2) +45 (+2) +572 (+23)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +5 (+16) +6 (+21) +3 (+10) +4 (+13) +3 (+10) +6 (+20) +11 (+35) +11 (+35) +11 (+37) +11 (+35) +8 (+27) +6 (+19)   +85 (+23)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -2h 48' -3h 02' -2h 34' -2h 38' -3h 29' -5h 04' -7h 32' -7h 23' -5h 38' -4h 11' -3h 28' -3h 01'   -4h 14'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -2h 56' -1h 41' -0h 17' +1h 08' +2h 32' +3h 24' +3h 00' +1h 42' +0h 15' -1h 11' -2h 34' -3h 24'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -20.9 -20.8 -20.9 -20.9 -20.9 -20.9 -20.9 -21 -20.9 -20.8 -20.9 -20.9   -20.9
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +13 +11 +12 +13 +20 +25 +31 +33 +25 +18 +13 +13   +18.9
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -2.8 (-5) -3.6 (-6) -4.2 (-8) -5.9 (-11) -6.3 (-11) -7 (-13) -5.7 (-10) -5 (-9) -5.6 (-10) -5.4 (-10) -5.3 (-10) -3.5 (-6) -5 (-9)

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