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Orkney Islands vs Bern Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Orkney Islands, Uk and Bern, Switzerland is approximately 1,505 km or 935 mi.
  • To reach Orkney Islands in this distance one would set out from Bern bearing 336.6° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Orkney Islands bearing 328.2° or NNW .
  • Both have a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • The annual mean temperature is 0.5 °C (0.8°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 10 °C (18°F) less in Orkney Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to semicontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 38 mm (1.5 in) less which is equivalent to 38 l/m (0.93 US gal/ft) or 380,000 l/ha (40,625 US gal/ac) less. About 1 as much.
  • There are 552 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Orkney Islands. In whichever way circa 1h 30' less per day or about 2/3 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 12° lower in Orkney Islands than in Bern.
  • Relative humidity levels are 2.5% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 0°C (0°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +4 (+7) +2 (+4) -2 (-4) -5 (-9) -6 (-11) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -5 (-9) +-2 (-4) +1 (+2) +4 (+7) -3 (-5)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +5 (+9) +4 (+7) 0 (0) -3 (-5) -4 (-7) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) +1 (+2) +3 (+5) +5 (+9) 0 (-1)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +6 (+11) +5 (+9) +2 (+4) 0 (0) -2 (-4) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -1 (-2) +2 (+4) +4 (+7) +5 (+9) +1 (+2)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +44 (+2) +25 (+1) +6 (+0) -17 (-1) -47 (-2) -77 (-3) -48 (-2) -41 (-2) -23 (-1) +43 (+2) +39 (+2) +58 (+2) -38 (-1)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +9 (+29) +6 (+21) +4 (+13) 0 ( 0) -3 ( -10) -4 ( -13) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) +3 (+10) +7 (+23) +8 (+27) +11 (+35)   +41 (+11)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -0h 42' -1h 01' -1h 34' -0h 46' -1h 05' -1h 50' -3h 38' -3h 05' -1h 50' -1h 09' -0h 38' -0h 40'   -1h 30'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -2h 02' -1h 09' -0h 12' +0h 46' +1h 45' +2h 23' +2h 05' +1h 09' +0h 10' -0h 48' -1h 46' -2h 23'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -12 -11.9 -12 -12 -12 -12 -12 -12 -12 -11.9 -12 -12   -12
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +1 +2 +1 +4 +6 +5 +7 +7 +0 -1 -1 -1   +2.5
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) +4.8 (+9) +3.9 (+7) +0.1 (+0) -1.6 (-3) -2.7 (-5) -3.9 (-7) -3.5 (-6) -2.5 (-5) -2.4 (-4) +0.8 (+1) +2.3 (+4) +4.6 (+8) +0 (+0)

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