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Orkney Islands vs Basra Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Orkney Islands, Uk and Basra, Iraq is approximately 4,913 km or 3,053 mi.
  • To reach Orkney Islands in this distance one would set out from Basra bearing 325.1° or NW and follow the great circles arc to approach Orkney Islands bearing 287.1° or WNW .
  • Orkney Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Basra has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • The mean annual temperature is 16.3 °C (29.3°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 12.5 °C (22.5°F) less in Orkney Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 787 mm (31 in) more which is equivalent to 787 l/m (19.31 US gal/ft) or 7,870,000 l/ha (841,355 US gal/ac) more. About 5 8/9 as much.
  • There are 2115 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Orkney Islands. In whichever way circa 5h 47' less per day or about 1/3 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 28.3° lower in Orkney Islands than in Basra.
  • Relative humidity levels are 20.7% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 10.7°C (19.3°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -12 (-22) -15 (-27) -18 (-32) -22 (-40) -24 (-43) -24 (-43) -24 (-43) -25 (-45) -25 (-45) -24 (-43) -19 (-34) -13 (-23) -20 (-37)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -9 (-15) -11 (-20) -14 (-25) -18 (-32) -21 (-38) -22 (-39) -21 (-38) -21 (-37) -19 (-34) -18 (-32) -14 (-24) -10 (-17) -16 (-29)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-9) -7 (-13) -10 (-18) -14 (-25) -18 (-32) -19 (-34) -18 (-32) -16 (-29) -13 (-23) -11 (-20) -8 (-14) -6 (-11) -12 (-22)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +77 (+3) +62 (+2) +41 (+2) +29 (+1) +39 (+2) +46 (+2) +71 (+3) +75 (+3) +78 (+3) +112 (+4) +79 (+3) +78 (+3) +787 (+31)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +15 (+48) +12 (+42) +9 (+29) +9 (+30) +10 (+32) +10 (+33) +13 (+42) +14 (+45) +15 (+50) +19 (+61) +16 (+53) +15 (+48)   +157 (+43)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -6h 07' -5h 48' -5h 19' -3h 28' -4h 25' -5h 36' -6h 03' -6h 34' -6h 24' -6h 50' -6h 18' -6h 30'   -5h 47'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -3h 31' -2h 02' -0h 21' +1h 23' +3h 02' +4h 03' +3h 35' +2h 03' +0h 18' -1h 26' -3h 05' -4h 03'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -28.3 -28.2 -28.3 -28.3 -28.3 -28.4 -28.3 -28.4 -28.4 -28.3 -28.3 -28.3   -28.3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +4 +8 +15 +17 +25 +28 +30 +34 +35 +29 +17 +6   +20.7
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -7.6 (-14) -9.2 (-17) -10.5 (-19) -13.3 (-24) -14 (-25) -13.3 (-24) -12.4 (-22) -11 (-20) -9.2 (-17) -10.3 (-19) -9.8 (-18) -8.2 (-15) -10.7 (-19)

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