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Svalbard Lufthavn vs King George Island, South Shetland Islands Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Svalbard Lufthavn, Norway and King George Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica is approximately 16,366 km or 10,170 mi.
  • To reach Svalbard Lufthavn in this distance one would set out from King George Island, South Shetland Islands bearing 21.2° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Svalbard Lufthavn bearing 56.1° or NE .
  • Both have a tundra climate (ET).
  • The annual average temperature is 4.4 °C (7.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 13.8 °C (24.8°F) more in Svalbard Lufthavn. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 617.2 mm (24.3 in) less which is equivalent to 617.2 l/m² (15.15 US gal/ft²) or 6,172,000 l/ha (659,828 US gal/ac) less. About 2/9 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 15.4° lower in Svalbard Lufthavn than in King George Island, South Shetland Islands.
  • Relative humidity levels are 11.9% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 6.1°C (11°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Svalbard Lufthavn relative to King George Island, South Shetland Islands. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of King George Island, South Shetland Islands vs Svalbard Lufthavn.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -17 (-30) -18 (-32) -16 (-29) -10 (-19) 0 (-1) +8 (+14) +11 (+21) +12 (+21) +5 (+9) -3 (-5) -9 (-17) -14 (-25) -4 (-8)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -27 (-1) -48 (-2) -69 (-3) -75 (-3) -63 (-2) -49 (-2) -38 (-2) -37 (-1) -55 (-2) -64 (-3) -55 (-2) -38 (-1) -617 (-24)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -18h 12' -14h 25' -2h 21' +10h 04' +17h 22' +19h 10' +18h 19' +14h 17' +2h 01' -10h 25' -17h 26' -19h 10'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -55.7 -36.6 -15.4 +7.8 +24.3 +30.6 +24.7 +7.9 -14.8 -37.3 -55.9 -63   -15.4
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -10 -11 -13 -13 -12 -13 -11 -10 -11 -11 -14 -14   -11.9
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -17.8 (-32) -18.9 (-34) -17.8 (-32) -12.1 (-22) -2.2 (-4) +5.2 (+9) +9 (+16) +9.3 (+17) +3.1 (+6) -4.5 (-8) -11.2 (-20) -15.6 (-28) -6.1 (-11)

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