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Orkney Islands vs Calgary, Alberta Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Orkney Islands, Uk and Calgary, Alberta, Canada is approximately 6,296 km or 3,912 mi.
  • To reach Orkney Islands in this distance one would set out from Calgary, Alberta bearing 35.2° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Orkney Islands bearing 135.5° or SE .
  • Orkney Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Calgary, Alberta has a warm summer continental/ hemiboreal climate with no dry season (Dfb).
  • The annual average temperature is 4.2 °C (7.6°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 17 °C (30.6°F) less in Orkney Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 549.3 mm (21.6 in) more which is equivalent to 549.3 l/m (13.48 US gal/ft) or 5,493,000 l/ha (587,238 US gal/ac) more. About 2 3/8 as much.
  • There are 952 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Orkney Islands. In whichever way circa 2h 35' less per day or about 5/9 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 7.8° lower in Orkney Islands than in Calgary, Alberta.
  • Relative humidity levels are 24.3% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 9°C (16.1°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +10 (+17) +7 (+12) +4 (+7) +-2 (-3) -4 (-8) -7 (-12) -7 (-13) -7 (-12) +-3 (-6) +-2 (-3) +5 (+9) +9 (+17) +0 (+0)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +14 (+24) +10 (+19) +8 (+14) +2 (+4) -1 (-1) -3 (-5) -3 (-6) -3 (-5) +1 (+2) +3 (+6) +10 (+17) +13 (+24) +4 (+8)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +18 (+32) +14 (+26) +11 (+21) +6 (+12) +3 (+5) +1 (+1) +1 (+1) +1 (+3) +5 (+9) +8 (+15) +14 (+25) +17 (+31) +8 (+15)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +93 (+4) +69 (+3) +50 (+2) +26 (+1) -7 (0) -31 (-1) +1 (+0) +26 (+1) +30 (+1) +98 (+4) +95 (+4) +99 (+4) +549 (+22)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +13 (+42) +9 (+32) +3 (+10) +4 (+13) +1 (+3) -3 ( -10) +3 (+10) +3 (+10) +7 (+23) +12 (+39) +13 (+43) +14 (+45)   +79 (+22)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -2h 09' -2h 05' -1h 30' -1h 06' -2h 13' -2h 08' -5h 50' -4h 40' -2h 24' -2h 30' -2h 22' -2h 07'   -2h 35'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 29' -0h 49' -0h 08' +0h 33' +1h 16' +1h 45' +1h 31' +0h 49' +0h 07' -0h 34' -1h 17' -1h 45'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -7.9 -7.9 -7.9 -7.9 -7.9 -7.8 -7.7 -7.7 -7.7 -7.6 -7.7 -7.8   -7.8
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +15 +12 +15 +24 +33 +27 +31 +35 +32 +29 +21 +17   +24.3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) +15.3 (+28) +11.6 (+21) +9.3 (+17) +6.9 (+12) +6.9 (+12) +3.3 (+6) +4 (+7) +5.6 (+10) +8.1 (+15) +8.7 (+16) +12.3 (+22) +15.4 (+28) +9 (+16)

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