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Orkney Islands vs Ballykelly, Northern Ireland Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Orkney Islands, Uk and Ballykelly, Northern Ireland, Uk is approximately 498 km or 310 mi.
  • To reach Orkney Islands in this distance one would set out from Ballykelly, Northern Ireland bearing 28.3° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Orkney Islands bearing 31.7° or NNE .
  • Both have a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • The mean temperature is 1.3 °C (2.4°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1.5 °C (2.7°F) less in Orkney Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 83 mm (3.3 in) more which is equivalent to 83 l/m (2.04 US gal/ft) or 830,000 l/ha (88,733 US gal/ac) more. About 1 as much.
  • There are 178 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Orkney Islands. In whichever way circa 0h 29' less per day or about 7/8 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 3.9° lower in Orkney Islands than in Ballykelly, Northern Ireland.
  • Relative humidity levels are 5.2% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 0.3°C (0.6°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) -2 (-4)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (-1) 0 (0) -2 (-3) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -2 (-3) -2 (-3) -2 (-4) -2 (-3) -1 (-2) -1 (-1) -1 (-2)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) 0 (0) +1 (+2) 0 (0) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) 0 (0) 0 (0) -1 (-1)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +15 (+1) +25 (+1) +16 (+1) -6 (0) -4 (0) -14 (-1) -22 (-1) +5 (+0) -4 (0) +28 (+1) +36 (+1) +8 (+0) +83 (+3)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) 0 ( 0) -1 ( -4) -3 ( -10) -5 ( -17) -4 ( -13) -6 ( -20) -7 ( -23) -4 ( -13) -5 ( -17) +1 (+3) +1 (+3) -2 ( -6)   -35 ( -10)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -0h 30' -0h 40' -0h 27' -0h 34' -1h 09' -0h 02' -0h 15' -0h 38' -0h 06' -0h 11' -0h 50' -0h 25'   -0h 29'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 50' -0h 27' -0h 04' +0h 18' +0h 42' +0h 59' +0h 51' +0h 27' +0h 04' -0h 18' -0h 43' -0h 59'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -3.9 -3.8 -3.9 -3.9 -3.9 -3.9 -3.8 -3.9 -3.9 -3.8 -3.9 -3.9   -3.9
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +3 +5 +7 +5 +9 +6 +4 +6 +6 +5 +4 +2   +5.2
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) +0 (+0) +0.9 (+2) -0.2 (0) -0.9 (-2) -0.1 (0) -0.8 (-1) -0.7 (-1) -0.3 (-1) -0.8 (-1) -0.6 (-1) -0.3 (-1) -0.1 (0) -0.3 (-1)

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