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Svalbard Lufthavn vs Nkhata Bay Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Svalbard Lufthavn, Norway and Nkhata Bay, Malawi is approximately 10,059 km or 6,251 mi.
  • To reach Svalbard Lufthavn in this distance one would set out from Nkhata Bay bearing 356.2° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Svalbard Lufthavn bearing 341.6° or NNW .
  • Svalbard Lufthavn has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Nkhata Bay has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Svalbard Lufthavn is in or near the polar desert biome whereas Nkhata Bay is in or near the subtropical dry forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 29.9 °C (53.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 16.4 °C (29.5°F) more in Svalbard Lufthavn. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1477 mm (58.1 in) less which is equivalent to 1477 l/m² (36.25 US gal/ft²) or 14,770,000 l/ha (1,579,011 US gal/ac) less. About 1/9 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 60.5° lower in Svalbard Lufthavn than in Nkhata Bay.
  • Relative humidity levels are 4.6% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 29.5°C (53°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -40 (-72) -41 (-74) -40 (-72) -36 (-65) -27 (-48) -19 (-33) -14 (-25) -16 (-29) -22 (-40) -30 (-54) -36 (-65) -38 (-69) -30 (-54)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -212 (-8) -182 (-7) -338 (-13) -273 (-11) -127 (-5) -26 (-1) -15 (-1) +18 (+1) +17 (+1) -1 (0) -105 (-4) -233 (-9) -1477 (-58)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -12h 35' -11h 11' -1h 47' +7h 53' +12h 31' +12h 40' +12h 36' +11h 02' +1h 31' -8h 08' -12h 32' -12h 40'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -89.4 -84.9 -65.9 -42.8 -26.2 -19.8 -25.7 -42.5 -65.1 -84.8 -89.2 -89.9   -60.5
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -11 -10 -11 -12 -8 -6 +0 +3 +6 +5 -1 -10   -4.6
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -40.5 (-73) -41.3 (-74) -40.7 (-73) -37 (-67) -26.8 (-48) -18.7 (-34) -13.6 (-24) -14.9 (-27) -19.9 (-36) -27.5 (-50) -34.3 (-62) -38.4 (-69) -29.5 (-53)

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