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Fairbanks, Alaska vs Heraklion, Crete Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Fairbanks, Alaska, Usa and Heraklion, Crete, Greece is approximately 8,863 km or 5,507 mi.
  • To reach Fairbanks, Alaska in this distance one would set out from Heraklion, Crete bearing 357° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Fairbanks, Alaska bearing 185.7° or S .
  • Fairbanks, Alaska has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc) whereas Heraklion, Crete has a Mediterranean hot climate (Csa).
  • Fairbanks, Alaska is in or near the boreal moist forest biome whereas Heraklion, Crete is in or near the warm temperate moist forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 21.6 °C (38.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 26.2 °C (47.2°F) more in Fairbanks, Alaska. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 224.5 mm (8.8 in) less which is equivalent to 224.5 l/m² (5.51 US gal/ft²) or 2,245,000 l/ha (240,005 US gal/ac) less. About 5/9 as much.
  • There are 811 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Fairbanks, Alaska. In whichever way circa 2h 12' less per day or about 5/7 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 29.4° lower in Fairbanks, Alaska than in Heraklion, Crete.
  • Relative humidity levels are 1.3% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 20.8°C (37.4°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -34 (-61) -29 (-53) -21 (-39) -15 (-27) -8 (-15) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -9 (-17) -14 (-25) -23 (-42) -32 (-57) -34 (-61) -19 (-35)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -35 (-64) -32 (-58) -25 (-46) -17 (-31) -11 (-20) -9 (-16) -9 (-17) -12 (-22) -16 (-29) -24 (-43) -33 (-59) -35 (-63) -22 (-39)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -37 (-67) -35 (-63) -29 (-51) -18 (-33) -12 (-21) -9 (-17) -10 (-19) -13 (-24) -17 (-31) -24 (-44) -34 (-62) -37 (-66) -23 (-41)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -80 (-3) -67 (-3) -48 (-2) -22 (-1) +0 (+0) +32 (+1) +47 (+2) +49 (+2) +5 (+0) -46 (-2) -39 (-2) -56 (-2) -225 (-9)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -5 ( -16) -2 ( -7) -4 ( -13) -2 ( -7) +3 (+10) +9 (+30) +12.5 (+40) +13.5 (+44) +8 (+27) +5 (+16) -2 ( -7) -6 ( -19)   +30 (+8)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -1h 42' -0h 21' +0h 54' +1h 56' -0h 01' -0h 32' -3h 42' -6h 38' -5h 48' -4h 01' -3h 26' -3h 01'   -2h 12'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -5h 12' -2h 48' -0h 29' +1h 52' +4h 21' +6h 19' +5h 20' +2h 49' +0h 25' -1h 56' -4h 26' -6h 19'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -29.3 -29.2 -29.2 -29.3 -29.4 -29.5 -29.5 -29.6 -29.6 -29.5 -29.4 -29.3   -29.4
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +8.4 +2.5 -7.1 -12 -16.6 -10.7 -2.9 -0.2 -0.3 +6.1 +8.6 +8.5   -1.3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -32.3 (-58) -29.8 (-54) -24.8 (-45) -18.1 (-33) -14.5 (-26) -11.4 (-21) -9.4 (-17) -11.4 (-21) -15.1 (-27) -20.9 (-38) -29.7 (-53) -32.1 (-58) -20.8 (-37)

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