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Orkney Islands vs Biarritz Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Orkney Islands, Uk and Biarritz, France is approximately 1,724 km or 1,071 mi.
  • To reach Orkney Islands in this distance one would set out from Biarritz bearing 357.4° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Orkney Islands bearing 356.3° or N .
  • Both have a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • The annual mean temperature is 5.5 °C (9.8°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3.5 °C (6.3°F) less in Orkney Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 527 mm (20.7 in) less which is equivalent to 527 l/m (12.93 US gal/ft) or 5,270,000 l/ha (563,398 US gal/ac) less. About 2/3 as much.
  • There are 748 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Orkney Islands. In whichever way circa 2h 03' less per day or about 5/8 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 15.4° lower in Orkney Islands than in Biarritz.
  • Relative humidity levels are 12% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 3°C (5.3°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-9) -6 (-11) -8 (-14) -7 (-13) -6 (-11) -8 (-14) -7 (-13) -8 (-14) -8 (-14) -8 (-14) -7 (-13) -5 (-9) -7 (-12)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (-6) -4 (-7) -6 (-10) -6 (-10) -6 (-10) -7 (-13) -7 (-12) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -6 (-11) -5 (-8) -4 (-6) -5 (-10)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -4 (-7) -5 (-9) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -4 (-7) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -4 (-7)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -20 (-1) -36 (-1) -20 (-1) -39 (-2) -64 (-3) -54 (-2) -19 (-1) -50 (-2) -62 (-2) -52 (-2) -53 (-2) -58 (-2) -527 (-21)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +5 (+16) +3 (+11) +1 (+3) -2 ( -7) -6 ( -19) -4 ( -13) 0 ( 0) +1 (+3) +1 (+3) +4 (+13) +4 (+13) +4 (+13)   +11 (+3)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -2h 13' -2h 43' -2h 15' -1h 42' -2h 00' -2h 14' -2h 03' -3h 50' -1h 56' -1h 38' -1h 40' -0h 19'   -2h 03'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -2h 25' -1h 23' -0h 14' +0h 55' +2h 05' +2h 49' +2h 28' +1h 23' +0h 12' -0h 58' -2h 07' -2h 49'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -15.5 -15.4 -15.4 -15.5 -15.5 -15.5 -15.4 -15.5 -15.4 -15.4 -15.4 -15.4   -15.4
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +13 +19 +19 +9 +9 +6 +6 +13 +10 +14 +13 +13   +12
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -1.1 (-2) -0.2 (0) -1.5 (-3) -3.5 (-6) -3.5 (-6) -5.6 (-10) -5.1 (-9) -4.1 (-7) -4.7 (-8) -3.2 (-6) -2.1 (-4) -1 (-2) -3 (-5)

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