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Ny-Alesund vs Basel Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Ny-Alesund, Norway and Basel, Switzerland is approximately 3,492 km or 2,170 mi.
  • To reach Ny-Alesund in this distance one would set out from Basel bearing 1.6° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Ny-Alesund bearing 5.6° or N .
  • Ny-Alesund has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Basel has a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • Ny-Alesund is in or near the polar desert biome whereas Basel is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 15.9 °C (28.6°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.9 °C (1.6°F) more in Ny-Alesund. The continentality subtype is semicontinental for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 414 mm (16.3 in) less which is equivalent to 414 l/m² (10.16 US gal/ft²) or 4,140,000 l/ha (442,593 US gal/ac) less. About 1/2 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 31.3° lower in Ny-Alesund than in Basel.
  • Relative humidity levels are 0.8% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 15.1°C (27.1°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Ny-Alesund relative to Basel. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Basel vs Ny-Alesund.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -14 (-25) -16 (-29) -21 (-37) -20 (-37) -18 (-33) -16 (-28) -14 (-26) -14 (-25) -15 (-27) -15 (-26) -15 (-26) -14 (-24) -16 (-29)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -26 (-1) -4 (0) -10 (0) -33 (-1) -59 (-2) -74 (-3) -57 (-2) -54 (-2) -33 (-1) -23 (-1) -24 (-1) -17 (-1) -414 (-16)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -8h 42' -9h 07' -1h 28' +6h 41' +9h 05' +8h 18' +8h 39' +8h 57' +1h 15' -6h 51' -9h 03' -8h 18'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -31.4 -30.9 -31.2 -31.4 -31.4 -31.4 -31.4 -31.3 -31.3 -30.9 -31.3 -31.4   -31.3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -9 -2 +4 +7 +7 +10 +14 +10 +1 -7 -13 -13   +0.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -15.1 (-27) -16.1 (-29) -19 (-34) -18 (-32) -15.9 (-29) -13.1 (-24) -11.2 (-20) -11.9 (-21) -14.3 (-26) -15 (-27) -16 (-29) -15 (-27) -15.1 (-27)

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