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Svalbard Lufthavn vs Otaru Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Svalbard Lufthavn, Norway and Otaru, Japan is approximately 6,037 km or 3,751 mi.
  • To reach Svalbard Lufthavn in this distance one would set out from Otaru bearing 348.2° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Svalbard Lufthavn bearing 226.9° or SW .
  • Svalbard Lufthavn has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Otaru has a warm summer continental/ hemiboreal climate with no dry season (Dfb).
  • Svalbard Lufthavn is in or near the polar desert biome whereas Otaru is in or near the cool temperate wet forest biome.
  • The average temperature is 15 °C (27°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3.1 °C (5.6°F) less in Svalbard Lufthavn. The continentality subtype is subcontinental for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1045.7 mm (41.2 in) less which is equivalent to 1045.7 l/m² (25.66 US gal/ft²) or 10,457,000 l/ha (1,117,923 US gal/ac) less. About 1/7 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 35° lower in Svalbard Lufthavn than in Otaru.
  • Relative humidity levels are 1.3% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 14.1°C (25.3°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -12 (-21) -13 (-23) -16 (-29) -19 (-33) -16 (-29) -14 (-25) -14 (-25) -17 (-30) -17 (-30) -17 (-30) -15 (-26) -12 (-22) -15 (-27)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -120 (-5) -82 (-3) -61 (-2) -51 (-2) -51 (-2) -48 (-2) -57 (-2) -102 (-4) -113 (-4) -128 (-5) -119 (-5) -114 (-4) -1046 (-41)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -9h 11' -9h 04' -1h 24' +6h 26' +9h 31' +8h 51' +9h 09' +8h 55' +1h 11' -6h 38' -9h 29' -8h 51'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -35 -34.5 -34.9 -34.9 -35 -35.1 -35.1 -35.2 -35.1 -34.8 -35.1 -35.1   -35
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +1 +3 +6 +6 +3 -6 -6 -4 +3 +6 +3 +0   +1.3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -11.2 (-20) -12.1 (-22) -14.6 (-26) -16.3 (-29) -14.3 (-26) -14.1 (-25) -14.6 (-26) -17 (-31) -15.3 (-28) -14.3 (-26) -13.2 (-24) -11.9 (-21) -14.1 (-25)

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