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Orkney Islands vs Brussels Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Orkney Islands, Uk and Brussels, Belgium is approximately 1,017 km or 632 mi.
  • To reach Orkney Islands in this distance one would set out from Brussels bearing 335.8° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Orkney Islands bearing 329.9° or NNW .
  • Both have a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • The mean temperature is 1.6 °C (2.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 6 °C (10.8°F) less in Orkney Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 163 mm (6.4 in) more which is equivalent to 163 l/m (4 US gal/ft) or 1,630,000 l/ha (174,258 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/5 as much.
  • There are 381 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Orkney Islands. In whichever way circa 1h 02' less per day or about 3/4 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 8.1° lower in Orkney Islands than in Brussels.
  • Relative humidity levels are 2.1% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 2°C (3.5°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+2) +0 (0) -3 (-5) -4 (-7) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -3 (-5) +0 (0) +1 (+2) -3 (-6)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+3) +1 (+2) -1 (-2) -2 (-4) -5 (-8) -5 (-8) -5 (-8) -4 (-7) -4 (-6) -1 (-2) +2 (+3) +2 (+3) -2 (-3)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) 0 (0) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) +1 (+2) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) +0 (+0)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +32 (+1) +20 (+1) +13 (+1) -3 (0) -11 (0) -11 (0) -8 (0) +0 (+0) +10 (+0) +41 (+2) +36 (+1) +44 (+2) +163 (+6)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +9 (+29) +7 (+25) +3 (+10) +1 (+3) +1 (+3) -1 ( -3) +2 (+6) +3 (+10) +5 (+17) +7 (+23) +8 (+27) +8 (+26)   +53 (+15)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -0h 38' -0h 36' -0h 38' -0h 16' -1h 36' -0h 52' -2h 01' -2h 13' -1h 32' -1h 00' -0h 40' -0h 21'   -1h 02'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 32' -0h 51' -0h 08' +0h 34' +1h 18' +1h 48' +1h 34' +0h 51' +0h 07' -0h 35' -1h 19' -1h 48'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -8.1 -8.1 -8.1 -8.1 -8.1 -8.1 -8.1 -8.2 -8.1 -8.1 -8.1 -8.1   -8.1
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -3 -4 +0 -3 +1 -1 -1 +0 -3 -4 -4 -4   -2.2
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) +1 (+2) +0.3 (+1) -1 (-2) -2.5 (-5) -4.2 (-8) -4.6 (-8) -4.6 (-8) -3.9 (-7) -3.9 (-7) -1.7 (-3) +0.8 (+1) +0.9 (+2) -2 (-4)

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