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Pituffik/ Thule Air Base vs Urumqi, Sinkiang Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Pituffik/ Thule Air Base, Greenland and Urumqi, Sinkiang, China is approximately 6,532 km or 4,059 mi.
  • To reach Pituffik/ Thule Air Base in this distance one would set out from Urumqi, Sinkiang bearing 353.7° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Pituffik/ Thule Air Base bearing 199.8° or SSW .
  • Pituffik/ Thule Air Base has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Urumqi, Sinkiang has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa).
  • Pituffik/ Thule Air Base is in or near the polar desert biome whereas Urumqi, Sinkiang is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 16.6 °C (29.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 10.8 °C (19.4°F) less in Pituffik/ Thule Air Base. The continentality subtype is truly continental for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 152 mm (6 in) less which is equivalent to 152 l/m² (3.73 US gal/ft²) or 1,520,000 l/ha (162,498 US gal/ac) less. About 4/9 as much.
  • There are 943 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Pituffik/ Thule Air Base. In whichever way circa 2h 35' less per day or about 2/3 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 32.6° lower in Pituffik/ Thule Air Base than in Urumqi, Sinkiang.
  • Relative humidity levels are 2.4% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 14.1°C (25.3°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Pituffik/ Thule Air Base relative to Urumqi, Sinkiang. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Urumqi, Sinkiang 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) -8 (-14) -13 (-23) -19 (-34) -29 (-52) -25 (-44) -22 (-39) -21 (-37) -21 (-37) -20 (-37) -17 (-30) -12 (-21) -10 (-18) -18 (-32)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (-13) -11 (-19) -20 (-36) -26 (-47) -24 (-42) -21 (-37) -19 (-35) -18 (-33) -19 (-34) -16 (-28) -11 (-19) -9 (-15) -17 (-30)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-9) -9 (-17) -17 (-30) -23 (-41) -17 (-30) -13 (-23) -12 (-21) -11 (-21) -12 (-22) -12 (-21) -9 (-16) -12 (-22) -13 (-23)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -3 (0) -9 (0) -11 (0) -27 (-1) -18 (-1) -26 (-1) +0 (+0) -11 (0) +3 (+0) -35 (-1) -12 (0) -3 (0) -152 (-6)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -7 ( -23) -6 ( -21) -3 ( -10) -4 ( -13) 0 ( 0) -2 ( -7) -1 ( -3) +1 (+3) +2 (+7) -2 ( -6) -5 ( -17) -5 ( -16)   -32 ( -9)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -6h 01' -5h 03' -2h 07' +3h 02' +0h 29' +0h 28' -0h 19' -1h 27' -4h 32' -6h 00' -4h 48' -4h 42'   -2h 35'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -9h 08' -8h 03' -1h 08' +5h 13' +9h 28' +8h 47' +9h 05' +7h 57' +0h 58' -5h 28' -9h 26' -8h 47'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -32.6 -32.3 -32.5 -32.6 -32.6 -32.8 -32.8 -32.8 -32.8 -32.5 -32.8 -32.7   -32.6
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -23 -26 -17 +10 +14 +25 +25 +28 +23 +7 -18 -19   +2.4
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -10.2 (-18) -13.8 (-25) -22.1 (-40) -21.7 (-39) -18 (-32) -12.4 (-22) -11.9 (-21) -9.9 (-18) -11.4 (-21) -13.3 (-24) -13 (-23) -11 (-20) -14.1 (-25)

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