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Piteå vs Nuuk/ Godthåb Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Piteå, Sweden and Nuuk/ Godthåb, Greenland is approximately 3,280 km or 2,038 mi.
  • To reach Piteå in this distance one would set out from Nuuk/ Godthåb bearing 54.3° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Piteå bearing 122.1° or ESE .
  • Piteå has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc) whereas Nuuk/ Godthåb has a tundra climate (ET).
  • Piteå is in or near the boreal moist forest biome whereas Nuuk/ Godthåb is in or near the subpolar rain tundra biome.
  • The mean temperature is 3.7 °C (6.7°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 12 °C (21.6°F) more in Piteå. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 239 mm (9.4 in) less which is equivalent to 239 l/m² (5.87 US gal/ft²) or 2,390,000 l/ha (255,507 US gal/ac) less. About 2/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.1° lower in Piteå than in Nuuk/ Godthåb.
  • Relative humidity levels are 10.3% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 1.5°C (2.8°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Piteå relative to Nuuk/ Godthåb. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Nuuk/ Godthåb vs Piteå.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-3) -2 (-3) +4 (+7) +6 (+10) +8 (+14) +9 (+17) +10 (+19) +9 (+16) +7 (+12) +4 (+8) +1 (+2) 0 (+1) +5 (+8)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) +2 (+4) +4 (+8) +6 (+11) +9 (+15) +10 (+18) +8 (+15) +6 (+10) +4 (+6) +1 (+1) 0 (-1) +4 (+7)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-5) -3 (-6) 0 (-1) +2 (+4) +4 (+6) +7 (+12) +8 (+15) +6 (+11) +3 (+6) +3 (+5) 0 (0) -1 (-2) +2 (+4)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -2 (0) -22 (-1) -27 (-1) -18 (-1) -25 (-1) -15 (-1) -32 (-1) -21 (-1) -19 (-1) -22 (-1) -26 (-1) -10 (0) -239 (-9)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +6 (+19) +7 (+25) +4 (+13) +5 (+17) +2 (+6) +4 (+13) +3 (+10) +2 (+6) 0 ( 0) +1 (+3) +5 (+17) +8 (+26)   +47 (+13)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 34' -0h 14' -0h 02' +0h 09' +0h 26' +0h 51' +0h 36' +0h 14' +0h 01' -0h 09' -0h 26' -0h 51'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -1.1 -1.2 -1.2 -1.2 -1.2 -1.2 -1.1 -1 -1 -1.1 -1 -1.1   -1.1
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +4 +0 -10 -15 -28 -27 -26 -22 -14 -1 +10 +6   -10.3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -1.5 (-3) -2.1 (-4) +0.5 (+1) +1.9 (+3) +0.2 (+0) +2.8 (+5) +4.5 (+8) +3.9 (+7) +2.7 (+5) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) +0.6 (+1) +1.5 (+3)

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