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Isfjord Radio, Svalbard vs Basel Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Isfjord Radio, Svalbard, Norway and Basel, Switzerland is approximately 3,403 km or 2,115 mi.
  • To reach Isfjord Radio, Svalbard in this distance one would set out from Basel bearing 2.5° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Isfjord Radio, Svalbard bearing 8° or N .
  • Isfjord Radio, Svalbard has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Basel has a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • Isfjord Radio, Svalbard 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 13.4 °C (24.1°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1.5 °C (2.7°F) less in Isfjord Radio, Svalbard. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to semicontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 447 mm (17.6 in) less which is equivalent to 447 l/m (10.97 US gal/ft) or 4,470,000 l/ha (477,873 US gal/ac) less. About 3/7 as much.
  • There are 578 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Isfjord Radio, Svalbard. In whichever way circa 1h 35' less per day or about 2/3 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 30.5° lower in Isfjord Radio, Svalbard than in Basel.
  • Relative humidity levels are 4.7% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 12°C (21.6°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Isfjord Radio, Svalbard relative to Basel. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Basel vs Isfjord Radio, Svalbard.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -11 (-20) -13 (-23) -21 (-38) -21 (-38) -21 (-38) -20 (-36) -19 (-34) -19 (-34) -19 (-34) -16 (-29) -12 (-22) -10 (-18) -17 (-30)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -10 (-18) -12 (-21) -18 (-32) -18 (-32) -17 (-31) -15 (-26) -14 (-24) -14 (-24) -14 (-24) -12 (-22) -11 (-19) -9 (-16) -13 (-24)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -10 (-18) -12 (-22) -16 (-29) -16 (-29) -13 (-23) -10 (-18) -9 (-16) -10 (-18) -10 (-18) -11 (-20) -10 (-18) -9 (-16) -11 (-20)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -27 (-1) -15 (-1) -24 (-1) -40 (-2) -56 (-2) -74 (-3) -61 (-2) -54 (-2) -43 (-2) -21 (-1) -19 (-1) -13 (-1) -447 (-18)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) 0 ( 0) +1 (+4) +1 (+3) -2 ( -7) -3 ( -10) -4 ( -13) -1 ( -3) +2 (+6) +2 (+7) +2 (+6) +2 (+7) +2 (+6)   +2 (+1)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -2h 00' -2h 47' -2h 03' +2h 12' +1h 54' -1h 40' -2h 29' -2h 27' -2h 52' -3h 05' -2h 00' -1h 42'   -1h 35'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -8h 42' -8h 41' -1h 19' +6h 06' +9h 05' +8h 18' +8h 39' +8h 32' +1h 07' -6h 19' -9h 03' -8h 18'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -30.5 -30.2 -30.4 -30.5 -30.5 -30.5 -30.5 -30.5 -30.5 -30.1 -30.5 -30.6   -30.5
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -1 +2 +9 +10 +8 +11 +15 +10 +1 -3 -3 -3   +4.7
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -10 (-18) -10.9 (-20) -15.8 (-28) -14.8 (-27) -14.6 (-26) -12 (-22) -10.3 (-19) -11.3 (-20) -12.9 (-23) -11.9 (-21) -10.5 (-19) -9.2 (-17) -12 (-22)

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