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Orkney Islands vs Byrd Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Orkney Islands, Uk and Byrd, Antarctica is approximately 16,914 km or 10,510 mi.
  • To reach Orkney Islands in this distance one would set out from Byrd bearing 99.7° or E and follow the great circles arc to approach Orkney Islands bearing 19.4° or NNE .
  • Orkney Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Byrd has a ice cap climate (EF).
  • The mean temperature is 36.2 °C (65.2°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 13.7 °C (24.7°F) less in Orkney Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 918 mm (36.1 in) more which is equivalent to 918 l/m (22.53 US gal/ft) or 9,180,000 l/ha (981,403 US gal/ac) more. About 31 3/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 21.7° higher in Orkney Islands than in Byrd.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +19 (+33) +24 (+43) +33 (+59) +37 (+66) +42 (+76) +45 (+82) +48 (+87) +49 (+89) +49 (+88) +41 (+73) +28 (+51) +20 (+37) +36 (+65)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +99 (+4) +75 (+3) +63 (+2) +50 (+2) +41 (+2) +43 (+2) +69 (+3) +74 (+3) +78 (+3) +112 (+4) +105 (+4) +109 (+4) +918 (+36)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -17h 15' -14h 45' -2h 39' +10h 55' +16h 35' +17h 59' +17h 21' +14h 36' +2h 16' -11h 11' -16h 39' -18h 00'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -18.6 +0.2 +21.8 +44.9 +61.6 +67.9 +61.8 +44.9 +22.1 -0.6 -18.9 -25.7   +21.7

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