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Ilulissat/ Jakobshavn vs Sodankyla, Lapland Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Ilulissat/ Jakobshavn, Greenland and Sodankyla, Lapland, Finland is approximately 2,988 km or 1,857 mi.
  • To reach Ilulissat/ Jakobshavn in this distance one would set out from Sodankyla, Lapland bearing 309.9° or NW and follow the great circles arc to approach Ilulissat/ Jakobshavn bearing 236.3° or WSW .
  • Ilulissat/ Jakobshavn has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Sodankyla, Lapland has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc).
  • The annual mean temperature is 3 °C (5.3°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 6.7 °C (12.1°F) less in Ilulissat/ Jakobshavn. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 238 mm (9.4 in) less which is equivalent to 238 l/m² (5.84 US gal/ft²) or 2,380,000 l/ha (254,438 US gal/ac) less. About 1/2 as much.
  • There are 317.5 more hours of sunlight per year in Ilulissat/ Jakobshavn. In whichever way circa 0h 51' more per day or about 1 1/5 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.9° lower in Ilulissat/ Jakobshavn than in Sodankyla, Lapland.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Ilulissat/ Jakobshavn relative to Sodankyla, Lapland. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Sodankyla, Lapland vs Ilulissat/ Jakobshavn.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +-1 (-2) -1 (-2) -6 (-11) -7 (-13) -5 (-9) -7 (-13) -8 (-14) -7 (-13) -5 (-9) -3 (-5) -1 (-2) +-2 (-4) -4 (-8)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+3) 0 (-1) -5 (-8) -6 (-12) -5 (-8) -6 (-10) -6 (-10) -4 (-8) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) 0 (0) +2 (+4) -3 (-5)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) -1 (-2) -5 (-9) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -1 (-2) +1 (+2) -2 (-3)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -21 (-1) -13 (-1) -12 (0) -9 (0) -17 (-1) -37 (-1) -33 (-1) -31 (-1) -14 (-1) -19 (-1) -18 (-1) -14 (-1) -238 (-9)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -10 ( -32) -8 ( -28) -5 ( -16) -5 ( -17) -5 ( -16) -10 ( -33) -8 ( -26) -8 ( -26) -6 ( -20) -6 ( -19) -8 ( -27) -10 ( -32)   -89 ( -24)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -0h 15' -0h 38' +0h 21' +1h 00' +2h 34' +1h 22' +0h 44' +3h 05' +1h 56' +0h 32' -0h 24' -0h 00'   +0h 51'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 30' -0h 34' -0h 04' +0h 20' +1h 31' +0h 15' +1h 26' +0h 35' +0h 04' -0h 21' -1h 33' -0h 13'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -1.7 -1.8 -1.7 -1.8 -1.8 -1.9 -1.9 -1.9 -1.9 -1.9 -1.7 -2.1   -1.9

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