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Orkney Islands vs Bordeaux Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Orkney Islands, Uk and Bordeaux, France is approximately 1,577 km or 980 mi.
  • To reach Orkney Islands in this distance one would set out from Bordeaux bearing 355.3° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Orkney Islands bearing 353.6° or N .
  • Both have a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • The mean annual temperature is 4.4 °C (8°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 5.5 °C (9.9°F) less in Orkney Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 25 mm (1 in) more which is equivalent to 25 l/m (0.61 US gal/ft) or 250,000 l/ha (26,727 US gal/ac) more. About 1 as much.
  • There are 804 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Orkney Islands. In whichever way circa 2h 11' less per day or about 3/5 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 14.1° lower in Orkney Islands than in Bordeaux.
  • Relative humidity levels are 0.8% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 4.1°C (7.4°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-5) -5 (-9) -8 (-14) -8 (-14) -8 (-14) -10 (-18) -9 (-16) -10 (-18) -9 (-16) -7 (-13) -5 (-9) -2 (-4) -7 (-13)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-3) -3 (-5) -5 (-8) -5 (-9) -6 (-10) -7 (-13) -7 (-12) -7 (-13) -6 (-11) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) -1 (-2) -4 (-8)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) 0 (0) 0 (0) -1 (-2) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) -1 (-2) 0 (0) 0 (0) -2 (-3)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +5 (+0) -7 (0) -11 (0) -21 (-1) -31 (-1) -10 (0) +25 (+1) +21 (+1) +4 (+0) +25 (+1) +13 (+1) +13 (+1) +25 (+1)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +5 (+16) +4 (+14) +1 (+3) 0 ( 0) -3 ( -10) -1 ( -3) +2 (+6) +2 (+6) +2 (+7) +5 (+16) +5 (+17) +4 (+13)   +26 (+7)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -1h 29' -1h 27' -2h 21' -1h 46' -1h 46' -2h 42' -3h 48' -3h 30' -2h 32' -2h 13' -1h 28' -1h 15'   -2h 11'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -2h 17' -1h 17' -0h 13' +0h 52' +1h 57' +2h 39' +2h 19' +1h 18' +0h 11' -0h 54' -1h 59' -2h 39'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -14.1 -14 -14.1 -14.1 -14.1 -14.1 -14.1 -14.1 -14.1 -14 -14.1 -14.1   -14.1
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -6 -2 +2 +3 +5 +4 +7 +8 +1 -1 -6 -6   +0.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -2.4 (-4) -2.8 (-5) -4.1 (-7) -4.2 (-8) -4.3 (-8) -6 (-11) -4.9 (-9) -5.2 (-9) -5.6 (-10) -4.1 (-7) -3.5 (-6) -1.9 (-3) -4.1 (-7)

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