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Pituffik/ Thule Air Base vs Edmonton, Alberta Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Pituffik/ Thule Air Base, Greenland and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada is approximately 3,144 km or 1,954 mi.
  • To reach Pituffik/ Thule Air Base in this distance one would set out from Edmonton, Alberta bearing 20.3° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Pituffik/ Thule Air Base bearing 62° or ENE .
  • Pituffik/ Thule Air Base has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Edmonton, Alberta has a warm summer continental/ hemiboreal climate with no dry season (Dfb).
  • Pituffik/ Thule Air Base is in or near the polar desert biome whereas Edmonton, Alberta is in or near the boreal moist forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 14.8 °C (26.6°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.8 °C (1.4°F) less in Pituffik/ Thule Air Base. The continentality subtype is truly continental for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 337.1 mm (13.3 in) less which is equivalent to 337.1 l/m² (8.27 US gal/ft²) or 3,371,000 l/ha (360,382 US gal/ac) less. About 1/4 as much.
  • There are 535 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Pituffik/ Thule Air Base. In whichever way circa 1h 28' less per day or about 3/4 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 22.9° lower in Pituffik/ Thule Air Base than in Edmonton, Alberta.
  • Relative humidity levels are 5.9% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 12.2°C (22°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Pituffik/ Thule Air Base relative to Edmonton, Alberta. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Edmonton, Alberta vs Pituffik/ Thule Air Base.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -11 (-19) -16 (-30) -21 (-38) -23 (-42) -20 (-36) -17 (-31) -16 (-28) -16 (-29) -16 (-29) -18 (-32) -13 (-23) -12 (-21) -17 (-30)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -11 (-19) -16 (-28) -21 (-37) -22 (-39) -17 (-31) -14 (-25) -13 (-23) -13 (-23) -13 (-23) -16 (-28) -12 (-22) -11 (-20) -15 (-27)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -10 (-18) -15 (-26) -19 (-35) -20 (-37) -14 (-26) -11 (-19) -10 (-18) -9 (-17) -10 (-17) -13 (-24) -12 (-21) -10 (-18) -13 (-23)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -17 (-1) -11 (0) -13 (-1) -16 (-1) -37 (-1) -73 (-3) -78 (-3) -43 (-2) -24 (-1) -5 (0) -6 (0) -14 (-1) -337 (-13)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -8 ( -26) -6 ( -21) -6 ( -19) -4 ( -13) -4 ( -13) -9 ( -30) -7 ( -23) -6 ( -19) -3 ( -10) 0 ( 0) -1 ( -3) -5 ( -16)   -59 ( -16)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -2h 54' -3h 51' -1h 11' +2h 32' +1h 30' +1h 06' -1h 09' -1h 15' -2h 04' -4h 15' -3h 32' -2h 34'   -1h 28'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -7h 50' -7h 17' -1h 00' +4h 42' +8h 20' +7h 18' +7h 46' +7h 11' +0h 51' -4h 56' -8h 17' -7h 18'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -23 -22.7 -23 -23 -22.9 -23 -22.9 -22.9 -22.8 -22.6 -22.9 -23   -22.9
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -16 -12 -4 +13 +22 +20 +20 +18 +17 +13 -7 -13   +5.9
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -12.8 (-23) -17 (-31) -20.4 (-37) -17.6 (-32) -9.8 (-18) -8.1 (-15) -7.5 (-14) -8 (-14) -7.7 (-14) -12 (-22) -13.1 (-24) -12.6 (-23) -12.2 (-22)

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