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Orkney Islands vs Belle Plaine, Ia Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Orkney Islands, Uk and Belle Plaine, Ia, Usa is approximately 6,071 km or 3,773 mi.
  • To reach Orkney Islands in this distance one would set out from Belle Plaine, Ia bearing 39.2° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Orkney Islands bearing 114.3° or ESE .
  • Orkney Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Belle Plaine, Ia has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa).
  • The mean temperature is 0.9 °C (1.6°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 22 °C (39.6°F) less in Orkney Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 42.5 mm (1.7 in) more which is equivalent to 42.5 l/m˛ (1.04 US gal/ft˛) or 425,000 l/ha (45,435 US gal/ac) more. About 1 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 16.9° lower in Orkney Islands than in Belle Plaine, Ia.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +8 (+15) +5 (+10) +-1 (-1) -7 (-12) -10 (-19) -13 (-24) -13 (-24) -12 (-22) -10 (-17) -6 (-12) +0 (-1) +7 (+13) -4 (-8)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +12 (+21) +9 (+16) +3 (+5) -3 (-6) -7 (-12) -10 (-18) -10 (-19) -9 (-16) -6 (-10) -2 (-4) +3 (+6) +10 (+18) -1 (-2)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +15 (+27) +12 (+22) +6 (+11) +1 (+1) -3 (-6) -7 (-12) -7 (-13) -6 (-10) -2 (-4) +2 (+4) +7 (+12) +13 (+23) +3 (+5)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +80 (+3) +51 (+2) +0 (+0) -39 (-2) -52 (-2) -72 (-3) -41 (-2) -43 (-2) -20 (-1) +47 (+2) +58 (+2) +75 (+3) +43 (+2)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -2h 34' -1h 28' -0h 15' +0h 59' +2h 13' +2h 59' +2h 37' +1h 28' +0h 13' -1h 01' -2h 15' -2h 59'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -17 -16.9 -17 -17 -17 -16.9 -16.8 -16.9 -16.8 -16.7 -16.8 -16.9   -16.9

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