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Akureyri vs Fairbanks, Alaska Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Akureyri, Iceland and Fairbanks, Alaska, Usa is approximately 4,955 km or 3,079 mi.
  • To reach Akureyri in this distance one would set out from Fairbanks, Alaska bearing 26.8° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Akureyri bearing 152.2° or SSE .
  • Akureyri has a dry-summer maritime subalpine climate (Csc) whereas Fairbanks, Alaska has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc).
  • Akureyri is in or near the subpolar wet tundra biome whereas Fairbanks, Alaska is in or near the boreal moist forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 6.1 °C (11°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 27.6 °C (49.7°F) less in Akureyri. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 212.8 mm (8.4 in) more which is equivalent to 212.8 l/m² (5.22 US gal/ft²) or 2,128,000 l/ha (227,497 US gal/ac) more. About 1 7/9 as much.
  • There are 1132 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Akureyri. In whichever way circa 3h 06' less per day or about 1/2 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.9° lower in Akureyri than in Fairbanks, Alaska.
  • Relative humidity levels are 18.5% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 9.6°C (17.2°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Akureyri relative to Fairbanks, Alaska. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Fairbanks, Alaska vs Akureyri.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +20 (+35) +15 (+27) +8 (+14) +-2 (-4) -5 (-9) -8 (-15) -8 (-15) -6 (-11) -2 (-3) +7 (+13) +15 (+26) +18 (+32) +4 (+8)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +21 (+38) +18 (+33) +10 (+19) +2 (+4) -4 (-7) -6 (-11) -6 (-12) -4 (-7) -1 (-2) +7 (+12) +16 (+29) +20 (+35) +6 (+11)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +24 (+43) +22 (+39) +16 (+28) +5 (+10) 0 (-1) -4 (-7) -3 (-6) -1 (-3) +3 (+5) +9 (+16) +19 (+34) +22 (+40) +9 (+17)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +43 (+2) +32 (+1) +34 (+1) +21 (+1) +4 (+0) -7 (0) -15 (-1) -16 (-1) +15 (+1) +35 (+1) +34 (+1) +31 (+1) +213 (+8)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +5 (+16) +6 (+21) +6 (+19) +7 (+23) +1 (+3) -1 ( -3) -2 ( -6) -3 ( -10) +2 (+7) +3 (+10) +5 (+17) +8 (+26)   +37 (+10)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -1h 30' -3h 04' -4h 40' -6h 30' -5h 01' -5h 32' -3h 52' -1h 32' -1h 28' -0h 58' -1h 56' -1h 09'   -3h 06'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 29' -0h 11' -0h 01' +0h 07' +0h 21' +0h 45' +0h 30' +0h 11' +0h 01' -0h 07' -0h 21' -0h 45'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (¬°) -0.9 -1 -1 -1 -0.9 -0.8 -0.8 -0.7 -0.8 -0.8 -0.8 -0.7   -0.9
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +5.8 +12.8 +23.4 +29.8 +32.9 +29.1 +24.6 +21.3 +18.6 +10.6 +6.9 +6.8   +18.6
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature ¬°C & (¬°F) +21.5 (+39) +19.7 (+35) +13.8 (+25) +7.5 (+14) +3.9 (+7) +1.1 (+2) -0.6 (-1) +0.9 (+2) +2.5 (+5) +7.9 (+14) +16.5 (+30) +20.1 (+36) +9.6 (+17)

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