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Svalbard Lufthavn vs Balkhash Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Svalbard Lufthavn, Norway and Balkhash, Kazakhstan is approximately 4,252 km or 2,642 mi.
  • To reach Svalbard Lufthavn in this distance one would set out from Balkhash bearing 343.5° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Svalbard Lufthavn bearing 287.9° or WNW .
  • Svalbard Lufthavn has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Balkhash has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk).
  • Svalbard Lufthavn is in or near the polar desert biome whereas Balkhash is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 11.6 °C (20.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 17.9 °C (32.2°F) less in Svalbard Lufthavn. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 60 mm (2.4 in) more which is equivalent to 60 l/m² (1.47 US gal/ft²) or 600,000 l/ha (64,144 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/2 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 31.3° lower in Svalbard Lufthavn than in Balkhash.
  • Relative humidity levels are 12.3% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 7.8°C (14.1°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Svalbard Lufthavn relative to Balkhash. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Balkhash vs Svalbard Lufthavn.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+1) -3 (-6) -10 (-18) -18 (-33) -20 (-37) -19 (-35) -18 (-33) -17 (-31) -15 (-26) -13 (-23) -5 (-10) -1 (-2) -12 (-21)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +2 (+0) +11 (+0) +10 (+0) -1 (0) -2 (0) -8 (0) +7 (+0) +14 (+1) +16 (+1) +5 (+0) +4 (+0) +2 (+0) +60 (+2)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -8h 47' -8h 50' -1h 21' +6h 16' +9h 09' +8h 23' +8h 44' +8h 41' +1h 09' -6h 28' -9h 07' -8h 23'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -31.3 -30.9 -31.2 -31.3 -31.3 -31.3 -31.3 -31.4 -31.3 -31 -31.4 -31.4   -31.3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -5 -4 -2 +14 +26 +28 +31 +31 +27 +13 -3 -9   +12.3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -0.1 (0) -3.8 (-7) -9.8 (-18) -14.6 (-26) -12.8 (-23) -10.7 (-19) -9.3 (-17) -8.5 (-15) -7.2 (-13) -8.9 (-16) -5.6 (-10) -2.5 (-5) -7.8 (-14)

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