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Fairbanks, Alaska vs Kandahar Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Fairbanks, Alaska, Usa and Kandahar, Afghanistan is approximately 8,912 km or 5,538 mi.
  • To reach Fairbanks, Alaska in this distance one would set out from Kandahar bearing 13.9° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Fairbanks, Alaska bearing 151.3° or SSE .
  • Fairbanks, Alaska has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc) whereas Kandahar has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh).
  • Fairbanks, Alaska is in or near the boreal moist forest biome whereas Kandahar is in or near the warm temperate desert scrub biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 21.4 °C (38.5°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 13.5 °C (24.3°F) more in Fairbanks, Alaska. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 85.5 mm (3.4 in) more which is equivalent to 85.5 l/m² (2.1 US gal/ft²) or 855,000 l/ha (91,405 US gal/ac) more. About 1 4/9 as much.
  • There are 1359 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Fairbanks, Alaska. In whichever way circa 3h 42' less per day or about 3/5 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 33.2° lower in Fairbanks, Alaska than in Kandahar.
  • Relative humidity levels are 23.8% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 12.3°C (22.1°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -31 (-56) -29 (-51) -26 (-47) -23 (-42) -19 (-34) -18 (-32) -18 (-32) -19 (-34) -21 (-38) -28 (-50) -33 (-59) -32 (-58) -25 (-44)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -29 (-51) -28 (-50) -26 (-46) -21 (-38) -16 (-29) -15 (-26) -15 (-27) -16 (-28) -16 (-29) -21 (-38) -27 (-49) -29 (-52) -21 (-39)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -28 (-51) -28 (-51) -26 (-46) -19 (-34) -13 (-23) -10 (-18) -11 (-20) -12 (-21) -11 (-20) -16 (-29) -24 (-44) -27 (-49) -19 (-34)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -42 (-2) -32 (-1) -32 (-1) -11 (0) +13 (+1) +35 (+1) +45 (+2) +49 (+2) +24 (+1) +21 (+1) +13 (+1) +2 (+0) +86 (+3)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +7 (+23) -3 ( -11) +2 (+6) -7 ( -23) +7 (+23) +10 (+33) +13 (+42) +14 (+45) +10 (+33) +10 (+32) +9 (+30) +7 (+23)   +79 (+21)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -5h 00' -2h 24' -0h 34' +1h 40' -1h 25' -1h 06' -2h 48' -6h 38' -6h 24' -7h 11' -6h 36' -5h 58'   -3h 42'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -5h 30' -2h 59' -0h 30' +1h 59' +4h 37' +6h 38' +5h 37' +2h 59' +0h 26' -2h 04' -4h 41' -6h 39'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -33.1 -32.9 -33 -33.1 -33.2 -33.3 -33.4 -33.5 -33.5 -33.4 -33.2 -33.1   -33.2
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +18 +10 +9 +9 +14 +23 +29 +33 +37 +43 +36 +24   +23.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -23.9 (-43) -23.9 (-43) -21.1 (-38) -15.3 (-28) -8.7 (-16) -2.8 (-5) -1.9 (-3) -1.6 (-3) -1.3 (-2) -7 (-13) -17.4 (-31) -22.5 (-41) -12.3 (-22)

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