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Fairbanks, Alaska vs Johannesburg Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Fairbanks, Alaska, Usa and Johannesburg, South Africa is approximately 15,707 km or 9,760 mi.
  • To reach Fairbanks, Alaska in this distance one would set out from Johannesburg bearing 357.4° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Fairbanks, Alaska bearing 185.6° or S .
  • Fairbanks, Alaska has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc) whereas Johannesburg has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk).
  • Fairbanks, Alaska is in or near the boreal moist forest biome whereas Johannesburg is in or near the warm temperate dry forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 19.1 °C (34.4°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 30.3 °C (54.5°F) more in Fairbanks, Alaska. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 266.9 mm (10.5 in) less which is equivalent to 266.9 l/m² (6.55 US gal/ft²) or 2,669,000 l/ha (285,334 US gal/ac) less. About 1/2 as much.
  • There are 1077 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Fairbanks, Alaska. In whichever way circa 2h 56' less per day or about 2/3 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 37.7° lower in Fairbanks, Alaska than in Johannesburg.
  • Relative humidity levels are 2.6% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 17.4°C (31.4°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Fairbanks, Alaska relative to Johannesburg. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Johannesburg 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) -39 (-70) -29 (-51) -17 (-31) -4 (-7) +4 (+8) +5 (+10) +-1 (-2) -10 (-19) -25 (-45) -37 (-66) -43 (-77) -20 (-36)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -44 (-79) -39 (-71) -30 (-54) -17 (-30) -3 (-6) +5 (+9) +6 (+12) +1 (+1) -9 (-15) -22 (-40) -35 (-64) -41 (-75) -19 (-34)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -43 (-78) -40 (-72) -32 (-57) -16 (-30) -3 (-5) +6 (+10) +7 (+13) +2 (+4) -7 (-12) -20 (-35) -34 (-61) -40 (-72) -18 (-33)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -113 (-4) -84 (-3) -81 (-3) -46 (-2) +3 (+0) +26 (+1) +44 (+2) +44 (+2) -3 (0) +16 (+1) +9 (+0) -81 (-3) -267 (-11)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -6 ( -19) -5 ( -18) -6 ( -19) -3 ( -10) +3 (+10) +9 (+30) +11 (+35) +12 (+39) +6 (+20) +2 (+6) -4 ( -13) -7 ( -23)   +12 (+3)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -6h 27' -3h 30' -0h 11' +1h 46' +1h 17' +2h 08' -0h 15' -4h 25' -5h 08' -5h 58' -6h 44' -7h 50'   -2h 56'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -8h 45' -5h 00' -0h 53' +3h 23' +7h 30' +10h 15' +8h 55' +5h 01' +0h 45' -3h 30' -7h 36' -10h 16'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -77.7 -59.1 -37.8 -14.7 +1.8 +8.2 +2.1 -14.7 -37.5 -59.9 -77.7 -85.2   -37.7
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +8 -2 -11 -14 -13 -7 +2 +11 +14 +17 +15 +11   +2.6
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -40.5 (-73) -37.7 (-68) -30.3 (-55) -18 (-32) -6.3 (-11) +2.5 (+5) +6.4 (+12) +3.7 (+7) -4.2 (-8) -16.9 (-30) -30.5 (-55) -37.4 (-67) -17.4 (-31)

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