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Svalbard Lufthavn vs Grytviken Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Svalbard Lufthavn, Norway and Grytviken, South Georgia is approximately 15,142 km or 9,409 mi.
  • To reach Svalbard Lufthavn in this distance one would set out from Grytviken bearing 13.4° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Svalbard Lufthavn bearing 41.6° or NE .
  • Both have a tundra climate (ET).
  • Svalbard Lufthavn is in or near the polar desert biome whereas Grytviken is in or near the boreal rain forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 8.4 °C (15.1°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 15.1 °C (27.2°F) more in Svalbard Lufthavn. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1215 mm (47.8 in) less which is equivalent to 1215 l/m² (29.82 US gal/ft²) or 12,150,000 l/ha (1,298,916 US gal/ac) less. About 1/8 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 23.3° lower in Svalbard Lufthavn than in Grytviken.
  • Relative humidity levels are 1.7% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 7.7°C (13.9°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -20 (-37) -21 (-38) -21 (-37) -14 (-26) -4 (-8) +4 (+7) +8 (+14) +7 (+12) +0 (+1) -8 (-14) -13 (-24) -17 (-31) -8 (-15)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -85 (-3) -95 (-4) -117 (-5) -127 (-5) -137 (-5) -122 (-5) -124 (-5) -112 (-4) -74 (-3) -69 (-3) -80 (-3) -73 (-3) -1215 (-48)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -16h 16' -13h 24' -2h 11' +9h 24' +15h 45' +16h 50' +16h 20' +13h 15' +1h 52' -9h 42' -15h 48' -16h 50'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -63.6 -44.5 -23.3 -0.1 +16.5 +22.8 +16.8 +0 -22.7 -45.1 -63.8 -70.9   -23.3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +1 +5 +5 +2 -1 -3 +1 +2 +3 +3 +2 +0   +1.7
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -19.1 (-34) -19.3 (-35) -18.8 (-34) -13.4 (-24) -4.5 (-8) +3 (+5) +7.3 (+13) +6.4 (+12) +0.8 (+1) -6.5 (-12) -12.2 (-22) -16.3 (-29) -7.7 (-14)

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