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Fairbanks, Alaska vs Pretoria Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Fairbanks, Alaska, Usa and Pretoria, South Africa is approximately 15,661 km or 9,732 mi.
  • To reach Fairbanks, Alaska in this distance one would set out from Pretoria bearing 357.3° 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 Pretoria has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk).
  • Fairbanks, Alaska is in or near the boreal moist forest biome whereas Pretoria is in or near the subtropical dry forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 20.2 °C (36.4°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 29.8 °C (53.6°F) more in Fairbanks, Alaska. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 240.9 mm (9.5 in) less which is equivalent to 240.9 l/m² (5.91 US gal/ft²) or 2,409,000 l/ha (257,538 US gal/ac) less. About 1/2 as much.
  • There are 1149 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Fairbanks, Alaska. In whichever way circa 3h 08' less per day or about 2/3 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 38.1° lower in Fairbanks, Alaska than in Pretoria.
  • Relative humidity levels are 2% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 18.7°C (33.6°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -46 (-82) -41 (-73) -31 (-55) -19 (-34) -6 (-10) +2 (+4) +3 (+6) -3 (-5) -12 (-22) -27 (-49) -39 (-70) -45 (-81) -22 (-39)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -45 (-81) -41 (-74) -32 (-57) -18 (-32) -4 (-7) +4 (+8) +6 (+11) 0 (0) -10 (-17) -24 (-43) -37 (-66) -43 (-77) -20 (-36)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -44 (-79) -42 (-75) -33 (-59) -16 (-30) -2 (-3) +7 (+12) +8 (+15) +2 (+4) -7 (-12) -21 (-37) -35 (-63) -41 (-74) -19 (-33)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -123 (-5) -66 (-3) -70 (-3) -46 (-2) +3 (+0) +28 (+1) +45 (+2) +45 (+2) +4 (+0) +16 (+1) +10 (+0) -86 (-3) -241 (-9)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -3 ( -10) -3 ( -11) -4 ( -13) -1 ( -3) +4 (+13) +9 (+30) +12 (+39) +13 (+42) +7 (+23) +4 (+13) -2 ( -7) -4 ( -13)   +32 (+9)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -6h 32' -3h 47' -0h 29' +1h 22' +0h 58' +1h 56' -0h 32' -4h 36' -5h 14' -6h 09' -6h 38' -7h 56'   -3h 08'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -8h 43' -4h 59' -0h 53' +3h 22' +7h 28' +10h 14' +8h 53' +5h 00' +0h 45' -3h 30' -7h 35' -10h 14'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -78.1 -59.5 -38.2 -15.1 +1.4 +7.8 +1.7 -15.1 -37.9 -60.3 -78 -85.6   -38.1
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +9 +1 -10 -16 -18 -12 +0 +9 +14 +19 +16 +12   +2
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -41.2 (-74) -38.9 (-70) -31.5 (-57) -19.4 (-35) -8 (-14) +0.7 (+1) +5.4 (+10) +2.2 (+4) -5.1 (-9) -17.7 (-32) -31.7 (-57) -38.6 (-69) -18.7 (-34)

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