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Bear Island/ Bjørnøya, Svalbard vs Wau Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Bear Island/ Bjørnøya, Svalbard, Norway and Wau, Sudan is approximately 7,452 km or 4,630 mi.
  • To reach Bear Island/ Bjørnøya, Svalbard in this distance one would set out from Wau bearing 357.4° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Bear Island/ Bjørnøya, Svalbard bearing 350.5° or N .
  • Bear Island/ Bjørnøya, Svalbard has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Wau has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • The average annual temperature is 29.2 °C (52.5°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 7.6 °C (13.7°F) more in Bear Island/ Bjørnøya, Svalbard. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 681.5 mm (26.8 in) less which is equivalent to 681.5 l/m² (16.73 US gal/ft²) or 6,815,000 l/ha (728,569 US gal/ac) less. About 3/8 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 58.5° lower in Bear Island/ Bjørnøya, Svalbard than in Wau.
  • Relative humidity levels are 33.6% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 19.7°C (35.5°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Bear Island/ Bjørnøya, Svalbard relative to Wau. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Wau vs Bear Island/ Bjørnøya, Svalbard.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -33 (-60) -36 (-64) -37 (-67) -36 (-64) -30 (-55) -25 (-45) -21 (-38) -21 (-38) -23 (-42) -27 (-48) -29 (-53) -31 (-56) -29 (-53)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +38 (+1) +25 (+1) +14 (+1) -46 (-2) -96 (-4) -154 (-6) -152 (-6) -155 (-6) -131 (-5) -82 (-3) +21 (+1) +37 (+1) -682 (-27)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -11h 36' -8h 14' -1h 12' +4h 56' +11h 29' +11h 33' +11h 35' +8h 14' +1h 02' -5h 11' -11h 35' -11h 33'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -66.6 -66.4 -66.6 -58.4 -41.8 -35.4 -41.3 -58 -66.6 -66.3 -66.6 -66.8   -58.5
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +58 +61 +53 +38 +23 +18 +14 +12 +15 +18 +39 +54   +33.6
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -15.4 (-28) -15.8 (-28) -21.7 (-39) -25.1 (-45) -24.2 (-44) -20.9 (-38) -18.2 (-33) -18.5 (-33) -19.9 (-36) -22.4 (-40) -19.1 (-34) -15.7 (-28) -19.7 (-35)

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