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Fairbanks, Alaska vs Cape Town Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Fairbanks, Alaska, Usa and Cape Town, South Africa is approximately 16,466 km or 10,232 mi.
  • To reach Fairbanks, Alaska in this distance one would set out from Cape Town bearing 349.2° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Fairbanks, Alaska bearing 201.5° or SSW .
  • Fairbanks, Alaska is in or near the boreal moist forest biome whereas Cape Town is in or near the warm temperate dry forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 19.5 °C (35.1°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 31.3 °C (56.3°F) more in Fairbanks, Alaska. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 198.9 mm (7.8 in) less which is equivalent to 198.9 l/m² (4.88 US gal/ft²) or 1,989,000 l/ha (212,637 US gal/ac) less. About 4/7 as much.
  • There are 888 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Fairbanks, Alaska. In whichever way circa 2h 26' less per day or about 5/7 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 30° lower in Fairbanks, Alaska than in Cape Town.
  • Relative humidity levels are 15.9% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 21.9°C (39.5°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Fairbanks, Alaska relative to Cape Town. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Cape Town vs Fairbanks, Alaska.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -45 (-80) -40 (-72) -30 (-53) -17 (-31) -5 (-9) +3 (+6) +5 (+10) +1 (+2) -6 (-11) -21 (-38) -35 (-62) -42 (-75) -19 (-35)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -44 (-80) -41 (-73) -31 (-56) -18 (-32) -6 (-10) +2 (+4) +5 (+9) +1 (+1) -7 (-12) -20 (-36) -34 (-62) -41 (-74) -19 (-35)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -44 (-79) -42 (-75) -33 (-59) -18 (-33) -7 (-12) +2 (+3) +4 (+8) +0 (+1) -7 (-12) -19 (-34) -34 (-61) -40 (-72) -20 (-35)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -2 (0) -6 (0) -12 (0) -33 (-1) -53 (-2) -58 (-2) -36 (-1) -27 (-1) -17 (-1) +20 (+1) +19 (+1) +5 (+0) -199 (-8)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +5 (+16) +3 (+11) +1 (+3) -4 ( -13) -5 ( -16) -3 ( -10) 0 ( 0) +2 (+6) 0 ( 0) +2 (+6) +3 (+10) +3 (+10)   +7 (+2)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -9h 09' -6h 09' -1h 52' +3h 10' +4h 23' +5h 08' +3h 07' -1h 07' -3h 08' -6h 09' -7h 32' -9h 56'   -2h 26'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -9h 17' -5h 20' -0h 56' +3h 37' +7h 59' +10h 52' +9h 28' +5h 21' +0h 49' -3h 45' -8h 06' -10h 53'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -70.2 -51.4 -30 -6.8 +9.7 +16 +9.9 -6.9 -29.7 -52.2 -70.3 -77.5   -30
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +5 -4 -18 -30 -39 -37 -29 -24 -18 -4 +2 +5   -15.9
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -41.6 (-75) -39.6 (-71) -32.8 (-59) -22.3 (-40) -14.2 (-26) -6.4 (-12) -1.7 (-3) -4.3 (-8) -9.9 (-18) -19.4 (-35) -32.5 (-59) -38.3 (-69) -21.9 (-39)

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