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Orkney Islands vs Buffalo, New York Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Orkney Islands, Uk and Buffalo, New York, Usa is approximately 5,277 km or 3,279 mi.
  • To reach Orkney Islands in this distance one would set out from Buffalo, New York bearing 42.7° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Orkney Islands bearing 105.6° or ESE .
  • Orkney Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Buffalo, New York has a warm summer continental/ hemiboreal climate with no dry season (Dfb).
  • The mean temperature is 0.6 °C (1°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 17.4 °C (31.3°F) less in Orkney Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 32 mm (1.3 in) less which is equivalent to 32 l/m (0.79 US gal/ft) or 320,000 l/ha (34,210 US gal/ac) less. About 1 as much.
  • There are 1194 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Orkney Islands. In whichever way circa 3h 15' less per day or about 1/2 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 16° lower in Orkney Islands than in Buffalo, New York.
  • Relative humidity levels are 17.5% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 2.8°C (5.1°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +7 (+13) +6 (+11) +2 (+3) -3 (-6) -7 (-12) -10 (-18) -11 (-19) -10 (-17) -8 (-14) -4 (-8) +0 (-1) +5 (+9) -3 (-5)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +9 (+16) +8 (+15) +4 (+7) -1 (-1) -5 (-8) -8 (-14) -9 (-16) -8 (-14) -5 (-9) -2 (-3) +2 (+3) +7 (+12) -1 (-1)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +10 (+19) +10 (+18) +6 (+12) +2 (+3) -2 (-4) -6 (-10) -7 (-12) -6 (-10) -3 (-5) +1 (+2) +4 (+7) +8 (+15) +2 (+3)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +36 (+1) +20 (+1) -3 (0) -22 (-1) -34 (-1) -44 (-2) -7 (0) -31 (-1) -11 (0) +35 (+1) +10 (+0) +19 (+1) -32 (-1)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +1 (+3) 0 ( 0) -2 ( -6) -2 ( -7) -2 ( -6) 0 ( 0) +4 (+13) +5 (+16) +5 (+17) +8 (+26) +5 (+17) +3 (+10)   +25 (+7)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -1h 54' -1h 56' -2h 19' -1h 58' -3h 09' -5h 02' -6h 30' -5h 13' -3h 50' -3h 27' -1h 44' -2h 00'   -3h 15'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -2h 29' -1h 24' -0h 14' +0h 57' +2h 08' +2h 53' +2h 31' +1h 25' +0h 12' -0h 59' -2h 10' -2h 53'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -16 -16 -16 -16.1 -16 -16 -15.9 -15.9 -15.9 -15.8 -15.9 -16   -16
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +10 +10 +12 +14 +19 +18 +24 +25 +22 +24 +18 +13   +17.4
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) +9.7 (+17) +9.2 (+17) +5.6 (+10) +2.1 (+4) -0.4 (-1) -3.5 (-6) -2.9 (-5) -1.8 (-3) -0.2 (0) +3.2 (+6) +4.9 (+9) +8.2 (+15) +2.8 (+5)

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