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Ny-Alesund Climate & Temperature

  • Ny-Alesund, Norway is at 7855'N, 1155'E, 8 m (26 ft). See map.
  • Ny-Alesund has a polar tundra climate with no true summer (Kppen-Geiger classification: ET).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Ny-Alesund is situated in or near the polar desert biome.
  • The average annual temperature is -6.4 degrees Celsius (20.5 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 19.9 °C (35.8°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic, subtype semicontinental. Ny-Alesund Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 370 mm (14.6 inches) which is equivalent to 370 Litres/m (9.08 Gallons/ft).
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Ny-Alesund you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Mcmurdo Sound, Antarctica where you would find a Ice Cap climate.

Ny-Alesund Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) -14 (7) -15 (5) -15 (6) -11 (12) -4 (24) 1 (35) 5 (40) 4 (39) 0 (32) -6 (22) -10 (15) -13 (10) -6 (20)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 27 (1) 36 (1) 38 (1) 22 (1) 17 (1) 19 (1) 29 (1) 40 (2) 46 (2) 37 (1) 32 (1) 27 (1) 370 (15)
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 0h 50' 1h 41' 10h 59' 20h 54' 0h 50' 0h 50' 0h 50' 23h 49' 14h 24' 4h 31' 0h 50' 0h 50' 12h 00'
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). -8.8 1 11.5 23 31.3 34.5 31.5 23.2 11.8 0.7 -8.8 -12.3 11.5

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