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Orkney Islands vs Biskra Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Orkney Islands, Uk and Biskra, Algeria is approximately 2,759 km or 1,715 mi.
  • To reach Orkney Islands in this distance one would set out from Biskra bearing 349.4° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Orkney Islands bearing 342.9° or NNW .
  • Orkney Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Biskra has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • The annual mean temperature is 13.7 °C (24.6°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 12.4 °C (22.3°F) less in Orkney Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 813.4 mm (32 in) more which is equivalent to 813.4 l/m˛ (19.96 US gal/ft˛) or 8,134,000 l/ha (869,579 US gal/ac) more. About 7 as much.
  • There are 2138 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Orkney Islands. In whichever way circa 5h 50' less per day or about 1/3 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 24.1° lower in Orkney Islands than in Biskra.
  • Relative humidity levels are 33.8% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 4.8°C (8.6°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -11 (-20) -13 (-23) -15 (-27) -17 (-31) -20 (-36) -21 (-38) -23 (-41) -23 (-41) -19 (-34) -16 (-29) -13 (-23) -10 (-18) -17 (-30)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -8 (-14) -10 (-17) -11 (-21) -13 (-24) -16 (-28) -19 (-34) -20 (-36) -20 (-36) -17 (-30) -13 (-24) -10 (-18) -8 (-14) -14 (-25)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-9) -7 (-13) -8 (-14) -10 (-18) -13 (-23) -15 (-27) -16 (-29) -16 (-29) -13 (-23) -10 (-18) -7 (-13) -4 (-7) -10 (-19)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +93 (+4) +70 (+3) +53 (+2) +41 (+2) +33 (+1) +40 (+2) +69 (+3) +69 (+3) +55 (+2) +97 (+4) +89 (+3) +105 (+4) +813 (+32)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +19 (+61) +15 (+53) +12 (+39) +11 (+37) +10 (+32) +9 (+30) +13 (+42) +13 (+42) +13 (+43) +16 (+52) +18 (+60) +19 (+61)   +168 (+46)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -6h 09' -5h 52' -5h 38' -4h 54' -5h 15' -5h 18' -7h 27' -6h 32' -5h 04' -6h 05' -5h 42' -6h 09'   -5h 50'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -3h 12' -1h 51' -0h 19' +1h 15' +2h 46' +3h 42' +3h 16' +1h 51' +0h 16' -1h 18' -2h 48' -3h 42'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -24.1 -24 -24.1 -24.1 -24.1 -24.1 -24.1 -24.1 -24.1 -24 -24.1 -24.1   -24.1
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +27 +32 +34 +33 +40 +35 +43 +45 +33 +30 +27 +26   +33.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -2.1 (-4) -2.3 (-4) -3 (-5) -4.2 (-8) -4.1 (-7) -8.5 (-15) -6.7 (-12) -6.2 (-11) -7.8 (-14) -6.2 (-11) -4 (-7) -2.1 (-4) -4.8 (-9)

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