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Orkney Islands vs Caen Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Orkney Islands, Uk and Caen, France is approximately 1,098 km or 682 mi.
  • To reach Orkney Islands in this distance one would set out from Caen bearing 352.6° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Orkney Islands bearing 350.6° or N .
  • Both have a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • The annual average temperature is 2.5 °C (4.4°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4 °C (7.2°F) less in Orkney Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 237.1 mm (9.3 in) more which is equivalent to 237.1 l/m˛ (5.82 US gal/ft˛) or 2,371,000 l/ha (253,476 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/3 as much.
  • There are 729 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Orkney Islands. In whichever way circa 1h 59' less per day or about 5/8 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 9.7° lower in Orkney Islands than in Caen.
  • Relative humidity levels are 9.6% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 0.5°C (0.9°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Orkney Islands relative to Caen. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Caen 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) -2 (-4) -4 (-7) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -5 (-9) -3 (-5) -1 (-2) -4 (-8)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) 0 (0) -1 (-2) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -4 (-6) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) -1 (-2) 0 (0) -2 (-4)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+2) 0 (0) 0 (0) -1 (-2) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) -1 (-1)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +42 (+2) +21 (+1) +9 (+0) +5 (+0) -12 (0) -6 (0) +23 (+1) +29 (+1) +17 (+1) +45 (+2) +22 (+1) +43 (+2) +237 (+9)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +4 (+13) +3 (+11) +2 (+6) 0 ( 0) -3 ( -10) -2 ( -7) 0 ( 0) +1 (+3) +2 (+7) +4 (+13) +4 (+13) +4 (+13)   +19 (+5)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -1h 27' -1h 22' -2h 23' -1h 48' -2h 29' -1h 56' -3h 01' -3h 05' -2h 08' -1h 40' -1h 22' -1h 07'   -1h 59'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 45' -0h 59' -0h 10' +0h 39' +1h 30' +2h 03' +1h 47' +0h 59' +0h 08' -0h 41' -1h 31' -2h 03'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -9.8 -9.7 -9.7 -9.8 -9.7 -9.8 -9.7 -9.8 -9.7 -9.7 -9.7 -9.7   -9.7
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +3 +5 +9 +10 +12 +10 +15 +18 +13 +12 +6 +2   +9.6
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +0.5 (+1) -0.1 (0) -0.3 (-1) -0.9 (-2) -0.9 (-2) -1.8 (-3) -0.7 (-1) -0.1 (0) -1.2 (-2) -0.7 (-1) +0 (+0) +0.4 (+1) -0.5 (-1)

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