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Svalbard Lufthavn vs Durban Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Svalbard Lufthavn, Norway and Durban, South Africa is approximately 12,076 km or 7,504 mi.
  • To reach Svalbard Lufthavn in this distance one would set out from Durban bearing 356.7° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Svalbard Lufthavn bearing 345.9° or NNW .
  • Svalbard Lufthavn has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Durban has a Mediterranean hot climate (Csa).
  • Svalbard Lufthavn is in or near the polar desert biome whereas Durban is in or near the subtropical dry forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 27.2 °C (48.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 14.1 °C (25.4°F) more in Svalbard Lufthavn. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 648 mm (25.5 in) less which is equivalent to 648 l/m² (15.9 US gal/ft²) or 6,480,000 l/ha (692,755 US gal/ac) less. About 2/9 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 47.5° lower in Svalbard Lufthavn than in Durban.
  • Relative humidity levels are 5.9% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 27.1°C (48.8°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -39 (-70) -41 (-73) -39 (-71) -34 (-62) -23 (-42) -15 (-26) -11 (-19) -12 (-22) -19 (-33) -26 (-46) -32 (-57) -36 (-64) -27 (-49)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -122 (-5) -94 (-4) -106 (-4) -63 (-2) -52 (-2) -17 (-1) -21 (-1) -39 (-2) -53 (-2) +4 (+0) +3 (+0) -88 (-3) -648 (-26)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -13h 41' -11h 52' -1h 54' +8h 21' +13h 30' +13h 53' +13h 43' +11h 43' +1h 38' -8h 37' -13h 31' -13h 53'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -87.7 -68.7 -47.6 -24.4 -7.8 -1.4 -7.4 -24.2 -46.8 -69.1 -87.7 -95.2   -47.5
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -8 -8 -9 -9 -4 -1 +2 -2 -4 -8 -10 -10   -5.9
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -38.8 (-70) -40.7 (-73) -39.4 (-71) -34.6 (-62) -23 (-41) -14 (-25) -9.9 (-18) -12.2 (-22) -18.4 (-33) -25.7 (-46) -32.2 (-58) -36.1 (-65) -27.1 (-49)

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