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Svalbard Lufthavn vs Riga Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Svalbard Lufthavn, Norway and Riga, Latvia is approximately 2,393 km or 1,487 mi.
  • To reach Svalbard Lufthavn in this distance one would set out from Riga bearing 355.3° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Svalbard Lufthavn bearing 347.3° or NNW .
  • Svalbard Lufthavn has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Riga has a warm summer continental/ hemiboreal climate with no dry season (Dfb).
  • Svalbard Lufthavn is in or near the polar desert biome whereas Riga is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 12.9 °C (23.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.5 °C (0.9°F) more in Svalbard Lufthavn. The continentality subtype is subcontinental for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 456 mm (18 in) less which is equivalent to 456 l/m² (11.19 US gal/ft²) or 4,560,000 l/ha (487,494 US gal/ac) less. About 2/7 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 21.3° lower in Svalbard Lufthavn than in Riga.
  • Relative humidity levels are 6.6% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 13.4°C (24.2°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -11 (-19) -12 (-22) -15 (-28) -18 (-32) -16 (-28) -14 (-25) -11 (-20) -11 (-21) -12 (-21) -13 (-23) -12 (-22) -11 (-20) -13 (-23)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -21 (-1) -6 (0) -11 (0) -29 (-1) -36 (-1) -50 (-2) -61 (-2) -56 (-2) -56 (-2) -47 (-2) -48 (-2) -35 (-1) -456 (-18)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -7h 12' -7h 55' -1h 12' +5h 39' +7h 48' +6h 33' +7h 07' +7h 46' +1h 01' -5h 50' -7h 44' -6h 33'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -21.3 -20.9 -21.3 -21.3 -21.3 -21.3 -21.3 -21.4 -21.2 -21 -21.3 -21.4   -21.3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -12 -9 -3 -2 +2 -1 -1 -5 -8 -10 -15 -16   -6.7
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -12.1 (-22) -13.1 (-24) -15.4 (-28) -16.9 (-30) -14.4 (-26) -13.1 (-24) -10.9 (-20) -12 (-22) -12.3 (-22) -13.8 (-25) -14.1 (-25) -13 (-23) -13.4 (-24)

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