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Locarno vs Pituffik/ Thule Air Base Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Locarno, Switzerland and Pituffik/ Thule Air Base, Greenland is approximately 4,736 km or 2,943 mi.
  • To reach Locarno in this distance one would set out from Pituffik/ Thule Air Base bearing 88° or E and follow the great circles arc to approach Locarno bearing 160.4° or SSE .
  • Locarno has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa) whereas Pituffik/ Thule Air Base has a tundra climate (ET).
  • Locarno is in or near the boreal rain forest biome whereas Pituffik/ Thule Air Base is in or near the polar desert biome.
  • The mean temperature is 23.8 °C (42.9°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 9.7 °C (17.5°F) less in Locarno. The continentality subtype is semicontinental as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1716 mm (67.6 in) more which is equivalent to 1716 l/m² (42.11 US gal/ft²) or 17,160,000 l/ha (1,834,518 US gal/ac) more. About 14 5/6 as much.
  • There are 616 more hours of sunlight per year in Locarno. In whichever way circa 1h 42' more per day or about 1 3/8 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 30.2° higher in Locarno than in Pituffik/ Thule Air Base.
  • Relative humidity levels are 2.6% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 21.8°C (39.2°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +24 (+43) +28 (+50) +31 (+56) +28 (+50) +22 (+39) +19 (+34) +19 (+33) +19 (+34) +21 (+39) +23 (+41) +23 (+41) +24 (+43) +23 (+42)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +26 (+47) +29 (+52) +32 (+58) +29 (+52) +22 (+39) +19 (+33) +18 (+32) +18 (+32) +21 (+37) +23 (+41) +25 (+44) +26 (+46) +24 (+43)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +28 (+50) +30 (+55) +33 (+59) +30 (+54) +22 (+39) +18 (+32) +17 (+30) +16 (+30) +20 (+36) +23 (+41) +26 (+47) +27 (+49) +24 (+43)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +50 (+2) +57 (+2) +89 (+4) +147 (+6) +209 (+8) +191 (+8) +191 (+8) +201 (+8) +177 (+7) +173 (+7) +142 (+6) +89 (+4) +1716 (+68)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +4h 13' +5h 14' +1h 56' -2h 50' -3h 09' -1h 06' +0h 27' +1h 11' +2h 32' +4h 15' +4h 00' +3h 40'   +1h 42'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +8h 52' +7h 53' +1h 07' -5h 07' -9h 14' -8h 29' -8h 49' -7h 48' -0h 57' +5h 21' +9h 12' +8h 29'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +30.3 +30 +30.2 +30.3 +30.3 +30.4 +30.3 +30.4 +30.4 +30.1 +30.3 +30.3   +30.2
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +0 -3 -4 -3 +0 -6 -9 -7 +0 +1 +2 -2   -2.6
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +24.9 (+45) +26.8 (+48) +29.2 (+53) +26.2 (+47) +19.9 (+36) +15.9 (+29) +15.1 (+27) +15.3 (+28) +19.3 (+35) +21.6 (+39) +23.5 (+42) +23.9 (+43) +21.8 (+39)

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