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Ny-Alesund vs Wakkanai Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Ny-Alesund, Norway and Wakkanai, Japan is approximately 5,807 km or 3,608 mi.
  • To reach Ny-Alesund in this distance one would set out from Wakkanai bearing 349.2° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Ny-Alesund bearing 223.1° or SW .
  • Ny-Alesund has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Wakkanai has a warm summer continental/ hemiboreal climate with no dry season (Dfb).
  • Ny-Alesund is in or near the polar desert biome whereas Wakkanai is in or near the cool temperate wet forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 12.8 °C (23°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 5 °C (9°F) less in Ny-Alesund. The continentality subtype is semicontinental as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 753.8 mm (29.7 in) less which is equivalent to 753.8 l/m² (18.5 US gal/ft²) or 7,538,000 l/ha (805,862 US gal/ac) less. About 1/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 33.4° lower in Ny-Alesund than in Wakkanai.
  • Relative humidity levels are 3.4% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 11.7°C (21.1°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -9 (-15) -10 (-17) -13 (-24) -16 (-28) -13 (-23) -11 (-20) -12 (-22) -15 (-28) -17 (-30) -16 (-29) -13 (-23) -10 (-19) -13 (-23)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -71 (-3) -32 (-1) -16 (-1) -33 (-1) -54 (-2) -46 (-2) -64 (-3) -72 (-3) -80 (-3) -93 (-4) -96 (-4) -96 (-4) -754 (-30)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -8h 57' -9h 16' -1h 30' +6h 47' +9h 18' +8h 35' +8h 54' +9h 06' +1h 16' -6h 58' -9h 16' -8h 35'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -33.4 -32.9 -33.2 -33.4 -33.4 -33.5 -33.6 -33.6 -33.6 -33.2 -33.5 -33.5   -33.4
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +0 +5 +6 +4 +2 -1 +0 +2 +8 +10 +4 +1   +3.4
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -8.3 (-15) -8.6 (-15) -11.9 (-21) -14.2 (-26) -11.8 (-21) -10.8 (-19) -11.8 (-21) -14.6 (-26) -14.3 (-26) -13.2 (-24) -11.4 (-21) -10 (-18) -11.7 (-21)

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