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Fairbanks, Alaska vs Nuuk/ Godthåb Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Fairbanks, Alaska, Usa and Nuuk/ Godthåb, Greenland is approximately 4,156 km or 2,582 mi.
  • To reach Fairbanks, Alaska in this distance one would set out from Nuuk/ Godthåb bearing 315.8° or NW and follow the great circles arc to approach Fairbanks, Alaska bearing 225.5° or SW .
  • Fairbanks, Alaska has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc) whereas Nuuk/ Godthåb has a tundra climate (ET).
  • Fairbanks, Alaska is in or near the boreal moist forest biome whereas Nuuk/ Godthåb is in or near the subpolar rain tundra biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 1.5 °C (2.7°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 25.8 °C (46.4°F) more in Fairbanks, Alaska. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 479.9 mm (18.9 in) less which is equivalent to 479.9 l/m² (11.78 US gal/ft²) or 4,799,000 l/ha (513,045 US gal/ac) less. About 3/8 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.6° lower in Fairbanks, Alaska than in Nuuk/ Godthåb.
  • Relative humidity levels are 19.5% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 5.3°C (9.6°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -14 (-26) -9 (-17) 0 (+0) +6 (+10) +12 (+21) +14 (+24) +12 (+21) +9 (+17) +6 (+12) -2 (-3) -11 (-19) -14 (-24) 1 (+1)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -16 (-29) -12 (-22) -4 (-7) +3 (+6) +9 (+15) +12 (+21) +10 (+19) +8 (+14) +4 (+7) -3 (-6) -13 (-23) -15 (-27) -1 (-3)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -18 (-32) -15 (-27) -8 (-15) 0 (-1) +5 (+9) +8 (+15) +8 (+14) +5 (+8) +1 (+1) -5 (-9) -15 (-27) -17 (-31) -4 (-8)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -27 (-1) -37 (-1) -41 (-2) -38 (-1) -40 (-2) -27 (-1) -35 (-1) -39 (-2) -64 (-3) -47 (-2) -54 (-2) -32 (-1) -480 (-19)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +2 (+6) +1 (+4) +1 (+3) -1 ( -3) +1 (+3) +3 (+10) +4 (+13) +4 (+13) -2 ( -7) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) +1 (+3)   +14 (+4)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 18' -0h 07' -0h 01' +0h 05' +0h 14' +0h 26' +0h 19' +0h 08' +0h 01' -0h 05' -0h 14' -0h 26'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -0.6 -0.5 -0.5 -0.5 -0.6 -0.7 -0.7 -0.7 -0.7 -0.7 -0.6 -0.7   -0.6
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -2 -10 -22 -31 -40 -38 -33 -29 -22 -6 +0 -1   -19.5
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -15.9 (-29) -13.1 (-24) -7 (-13) -2.4 (-4) -0.5 (-1) +2.4 (+4) +3 (+5) +1.6 (+3) -0.4 (-1) -4 (-7) -12.4 (-22) -15 (-27) -5.3 (-10)

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