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Svalbard Lufthavn vs Sodankyla, Lapland Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Svalbard Lufthavn, Norway and Sodankyla, Lapland, Finland is approximately 1,259 km or 783 mi.
  • To reach Svalbard Lufthavn in this distance one would set out from Sodankyla, Lapland bearing 348.4° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Svalbard Lufthavn bearing 337.7° or NNW .
  • Svalbard Lufthavn has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Sodankyla, Lapland has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc).
  • Svalbard Lufthavn is in or near the polar desert biome whereas Sodankyla, Lapland is in or near the boreal moist forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 5.7 °C (10.3°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 7.1 °C (12.8°F) less in Svalbard Lufthavn. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 321 mm (12.6 in) less which is equivalent to 321 l/m² (7.88 US gal/ft²) or 3,210,000 l/ha (343,170 US gal/ac) less. About 1/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 11° lower in Svalbard Lufthavn than in Sodankyla, Lapland.
  • Relative humidity levels are 7.5% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 6.5°C (11.6°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) 0 (0) -3 (-5) -7 (-13) -10 (-19) -9 (-17) -10 (-18) -8 (-15) -6 (-12) -6 (-10) -5 (-10) -3 (-5) 0 (0) -6 (-10)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -19 (-1) -7 (0) -5 (0) -14 (-1) -28 (-1) -45 (-2) -47 (-2) -40 (-2) -35 (-1) -38 (-1) -26 (-1) -17 (-1) -321 (-13)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -2h 43' -6h 05' -0h 54' +4h 28' +4h 33' +0h 15' +2h 27' +5h 55' +0h 46' -4h 36' -4h 25' -0h 13'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -11.1 -10.6 -10.8 -10.9 -10.9 -10.9 -10.9 -10.9 -10.8 -10.6 -11.1 -11.3   -11
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -14 -15 -5 +0 +4 +5 +3 -5 -10 -16 -19 -18   -7.5
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -2.1 (-4) -4.6 (-8) -7.8 (-14) -10 (-18) -7.9 (-14) -8.1 (-15) -7.4 (-13) -7.2 (-13) -6.7 (-12) -7.5 (-14) -5.5 (-10) -2.6 (-5) -6.5 (-12)

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