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Orkney Islands vs Cape Town Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Orkney Islands, Uk and Cape Town, South Africa is approximately 10,522 km or 6,539 mi.
  • To reach Orkney Islands in this distance one would set out from Cape Town bearing 349.1° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Orkney Islands bearing 342.2° or NNW .
  • The average temperature is 8.5 °C (15.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0 °C (0°F) more in Orkney Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 473 mm (18.6 in) more which is equivalent to 473 l/m▓ (11.61 US gal/ft▓) or 4,730,000 l/ha (505,668 US gal/ac) more. About 2 as much.
  • There are 1789 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Orkney Islands. In whichever way circa 4h 54' less per day or about 2/5 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 24.2° lower in Orkney Islands than in Cape Town.
  • Relative humidity levels are 3.6% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 7.5°C (13.6°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -20 (-36) -20 (-36) -18 (-32) -13 (-23) -8 (-14) -4 (-7) +-1 (-2) -2 (-4) -5 (-9) -10 (-18) -15 (-27) -18 (-32) -11 (-20)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -17 (-31) -17 (-31) -15 (-26) -11 (-19) -6 (-11) -2 (-4) +1 (+2) 0 (0) -3 (-5) -7 (-13) -12 (-21) -15 (-26) -8 (-15)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -14 (-25) -14 (-25) -11 (-20) -8 (-14) -4 (-7) 0 (0) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) 0 (0) -4 (-7) -8 (-14) -11 (-20) -6 (-10)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +91 (+4) +63 (+2) +44 (+2) +10 (+0) -22 (-1) -47 (-2) -12 (0) -2 (0) +37 (+1) +110 (+4) +106 (+4) +95 (+4) +473 (+19)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +17 (+55) +13 (+46) +9 (+29) +5 (+17) -1 ( -3) -3 ( -10) 0 ( 0) +2 (+6) +5 (+17) +10 (+32) +14 (+47) +16 (+52)   +87 (+24)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -9h 48' -8h 16' -5h 54' -1h 54' -0h 27' -0h 20' -1h 21' -2h 15' -3h 24' -6h 21' -8h 34' -10h 17'   -4h 54'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -7h 15' -4h 22' -0h 47' +2h 59' +6h 21' +8h 13' +7h 22' +4h 22' +0h 40' -3h 05' -6h 26' -8h 13'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (░) -64.5 -45.7 -24.3 -1.1 +15.5 +21.9 +15.9 -0.9 -23.7 -46.2 -64.5 -71.8   -24.2
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +14 +9 +3 -5 -5 -6 -4 +0 +2 +8 +12 +15   +3.6
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature ░C & (░F) -13.8 (-25) -14.8 (-27) -13.6 (-24) -11.1 (-20) -6.7 (-12) -3.1 (-6) +0.2 (+0) +0 (+0) -2 (-4) -5.4 (-10) -9 (-16) -11.2 (-20) -7.5 (-14)

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