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Svalbard Lufthavn vs Raufarhöfn Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Svalbard Lufthavn, Norway and Raufarhöfn, Iceland is approximately 1,643 km or 1,021 mi.
  • To reach Svalbard Lufthavn in this distance one would set out from Raufarhöfn bearing 24.6° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Svalbard Lufthavn bearing 54.8° or NE .
  • Both have a tundra climate (ET).
  • Svalbard Lufthavn is in or near the polar desert biome whereas Raufarhöfn is in or near the subpolar rain tundra biome.
  • The mean temperature is 8.7 °C (15.7°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 11.9 °C (21.4°F) more in Svalbard Lufthavn. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 551.9 mm (21.7 in) less which is equivalent to 551.9 l/m² (13.54 US gal/ft²) or 5,519,000 l/ha (590,018 US gal/ac) less. About 1/4 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 11.9° lower in Svalbard Lufthavn than in Raufarhöfn.
  • Relative humidity levels are 9.7% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 10°C (17.9°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -13 (-24) -14 (-26) -14 (-24) -12 (-22) -7 (-13) -5 (-8) -2 (-4) -3 (-6) -5 (-9) -8 (-15) -10 (-17) -11 (-20) -9 (-16)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -64 (-3) -38 (-1) -46 (-2) -37 (-1) -21 (-1) -28 (-1) -30 (-1) -35 (-1) -53 (-2) -73 (-3) -67 (-3) -62 (-2) -552 (-22)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -3h 40' -6h 19' -0h 56' +4h 37' +5h 04' +1h 31' +3h 27' +6h 09' +0h 47' -4h 45' -4h 57' -1h 30'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -12 -11.5 -11.8 -11.8 -11.8 -11.8 -11.8 -11.8 -11.7 -11.5 -12 -12.3   -11.9
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -6 -4.6 -4.4 -7.9 -10.7 -13.6 -13.2 -13.4 -12 -12.5 -10.2 -8.2   -9.7
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -13.7 (-25) -14.7 (-26) -13.9 (-25) -13.1 (-24) -8.5 (-15) -6.6 (-12) -4.5 (-8) -5.5 (-10) -6.4 (-12) -9.5 (-17) -11 (-20) -12.2 (-22) -10 (-18)

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