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Orkney Islands vs Brest Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Orkney Islands, Uk and Brest, France is approximately 1,172 km or 729 mi.
  • To reach Orkney Islands in this distance one would set out from Brest bearing 4.3° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Orkney Islands bearing 5.5° or N .
  • Both have a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • The average temperature is 2.7 °C (4.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1 °C (1.8°F) less in Orkney Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 161.5 mm (6.4 in) less which is equivalent to 161.5 l/m (3.96 US gal/ft) or 1,615,000 l/ha (172,654 US gal/ac) less. About 6/7 as much.
  • There are 525 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Orkney Islands. In whichever way circa 1h 25' less per day or about 2/3 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 10.5° lower in Orkney Islands than in Brest.
  • Relative humidity levels are 4.4% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 3.5°C (6.2°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Orkney Islands relative to Brest. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Brest 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) -3 (-5) -5 (-9) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -2 (-4) -4 (-6)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -4 (-6) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -4 (-6) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -2 (-3) -3 (-5)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -2 (-3)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -33 (-1) -29 (-1) -40 (-2) -21 (-1) -30 (-1) -8 (0) +25 (+1) +16 (+1) -2 (0) +3 (+0) -14 (-1) -28 (-1) -162 (-6)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -1 ( -3) +1 (+4) -1 ( -3) -2 ( -7) -3 ( -10) -3 ( -10) -1 ( -3) -1 ( -3) -1 ( -3) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) -1 ( -3)   -13 ( -4)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -1h 03' -0h 53' -1h 23' -1h 20' -1h 38' -1h 18' -2h 25' -2h 30' -1h 24' -1h 19' -0h 58' -0h 56'   -1h 25'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 51' -1h 02' -0h 10' +0h 42' +1h 35' +2h 10' +1h 53' +1h 02' +0h 09' -0h 43' -1h 36' -2h 10'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -10.5 -10.4 -10.5 -10.5 -10.5 -10.5 -10.5 -10.5 -10.5 -10.4 -10.5 -10.5   -10.5
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -2 -3 -4 -7 -5 -8 -7 -4 -6 -3 -1 -3   -4.4
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -2.8 (-5) -2.5 (-5) -4.2 (-8) -4.2 (-8) -3.3 (-6) -4.9 (-9) -3.8 (-7) -3.7 (-7) -4 (-7) -3.5 (-6) -2.7 (-5) -1.9 (-3) -3.5 (-6)

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