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Orkney Islands vs Boston, Massachusetts Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Orkney Islands, Uk and Boston, Massachusetts, Usa is approximately 4,893 km or 3,041 mi.
  • To reach Orkney Islands in this distance one would set out from Boston, Massachusetts bearing 43.6° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Orkney Islands bearing 99.3° or E .
  • Orkney Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Boston, Massachusetts has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa).
  • The mean annual temperature is 2.6 °C (4.6°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 16 °C (28.8°F) less in Orkney Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 106.3 mm (4.2 in) less which is equivalent to 106.3 l/m (2.61 US gal/ft) or 1,063,000 l/ha (113,642 US gal/ac) less. About 8/9 as much.
  • There are 1535 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Orkney Islands. In whichever way circa 4h 11' less per day or about 4/9 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 16.5° lower in Orkney Islands than in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Relative humidity levels are 24.5% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 2.3°C (4.2°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Orkney Islands relative to Boston, Massachusetts. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Boston, Massachusetts 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) +3 (+5) +-1 (-1) -4 (-8) -7 (-13) -11 (-19) -12 (-21) -11 (-19) -9 (-16) -6 (-11) -3 (-6) +2 (+4) -5 (-8)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +6 (+11) +5 (+9) +1 (+2) -2 (-4) -6 (-10) -9 (-16) -10 (-18) -9 (-17) -7 (-12) -4 (-7) -1 (-2) +4 (+7) -3 (-5)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +8 (+14) +7 (+13) +3 (+6) -1 (-1) -4 (-7) -7 (-13) -8 (-15) -8 (-14) -5 (-9) -1 (-2) +2 (+3) +6 (+11) -1 (-1)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +14 (+1) -13 (-1) -29 (-1) -40 (-2) -37 (-1) -33 (-1) -1 (0) -7 (0) +0 (+0) +29 (+1) 0 (0) +10 (+0) -106 (-4)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +9 (+29) +6 (+21) +2 (+6) +1 (+3) -1 ( -3) -1 ( -3) +3 (+10) +4 (+13) +6 (+20) +10 (+32) +10 (+33) +11 (+35)   +60 (+16)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -3h 46' -4h 04' -3h 36' -2h 12' -3h 21' -4h 28' -6h 09' -5h 05' -4h 28' -4h 30' -4h 08' -4h 30'   -4h 11'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -2h 32' -1h 27' -0h 15' +0h 58' +2h 11' +2h 57' +2h 35' +1h 27' +0h 13' -1h 00' -2h 13' -2h 57'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -16.6 -16.6 -16.6 -16.6 -16.6 -16.6 -16.5 -16.5 -16.5 -16.4 -16.5 -16.5   -16.5
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +25 +24 +25 +21 +23 +20 +23 +25 +22 +28 +28 +29   +24.4
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) +9.6 (+17) +8.5 (+15) +5.8 (+10) +2.3 (+4) -0.3 (-1) -3.9 (-7) -4.5 (-8) -3.3 (-6) -1.7 (-3) +2.2 (+4) +4.6 (+8) +8.8 (+16) +2.3 (+4)

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