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Orkney Islands vs Birmingham, Alabama Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Orkney Islands, Uk and Birmingham, Alabama, Usa is approximately 6,526 km or 4,055 mi.
  • To reach Orkney Islands in this distance one would set out from Birmingham, Alabama bearing 36.9° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Orkney Islands bearing 104.1° or ESE .
  • Orkney Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Birmingham, Alabama has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa).
  • The annual average temperature is 8.5 °C (15.3°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 12.3 °C (22.1°F) less in Orkney Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 438.3 mm (17.3 in) less which is equivalent to 438.3 l/m (10.76 US gal/ft) or 4,383,000 l/ha (468,572 US gal/ac) less. About 2/3 as much.
  • There are 1489 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Orkney Islands. In whichever way circa 4h 04' less per day or about 4/9 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 25.3° lower in Orkney Islands than in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • Relative humidity levels are 26.8% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 2.2°C (4°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Orkney Islands relative to Birmingham, Alabama. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Birmingham, Alabama 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) -8 (-14) -12 (-21) -15 (-26) -15 (-27) -17 (-30) -16 (-29) -16 (-28) -15 (-27) -13 (-23) -10 (-18) -6 (-11) -12 (-22)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (-2) -4 (-6) -7 (-13) -10 (-18) -12 (-21) -14 (-24) -14 (-24) -13 (-24) -12 (-21) -8 (-14) -5 (-9) -2 (-4) -8 (-15)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+4) +1 (+1) -3 (-5) -6 (-10) -8 (-15) -10 (-19) -11 (-19) -10 (-19) -8 (-15) -3 (-6) 0 (-1) +1 (+3) -5 (-8)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -25 (-1) -41 (-2) -92 (-4) -75 (-3) -77 (-3) -49 (-2) -62 (-2) -16 (-1) -22 (-1) +42 (+2) -3 (0) -18 (-1) -438 (-17)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +10 (+32) +6 (+21) +3 (+10) +3 (+10) +2 (+6) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) +3 (+10) +8 (+27) +13 (+42) +12 (+40) +10 (+32)   +70 (+19)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -3h 01' -3h 21' -3h 19' -3h 38' -3h 48' -4h 16' -4h 42' -4h 44' -4h 08' -4h 56' -5h 00' -3h 56'   -4h 04'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -3h 18' -1h 54' -0h 20' +1h 17' +2h 51' +3h 48' +3h 21' +1h 55' +0h 17' -1h 20' -2h 53' -3h 48'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -25.4 -25.3 -25.4 -25.4 -25.4 -25.4 -25.2 -25.3 -25.2 -25.1 -25.2 -25.3   -25.3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +24 +24 +28 +25 +28 +24 +22 +26 +28 +33 +34 +25   +26.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) +3.1 (+6) +1.3 (+2) -0.9 (-2) -3.8 (-7) -4.6 (-8) -7.3 (-13) -8 (-14) -6.6 (-12) -4.5 (-8) -0.3 (-1) +2.1 (+4) +2.6 (+5) -2.2 (-4)

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