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Fairbanks, Alaska vs San Jose Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Fairbanks, Alaska, Usa and San Jose, Costa Rica is approximately 7,789 km or 4,840 mi.
  • To reach Fairbanks, Alaska in this distance one would set out from San Jose bearing 336° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Fairbanks, Alaska bearing 289.9° or WNW .
  • Fairbanks, Alaska has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc) whereas San Jose has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Fairbanks, Alaska is in or near the boreal moist forest biome whereas San Jose is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 23.4 °C (42.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 37.8 °C (68°F) more in Fairbanks, Alaska. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1521.9 mm (59.9 in) less which is equivalent to 1521.9 l/m² (37.35 US gal/ft²) or 15,219,000 l/ha (1,627,012 US gal/ac) less. About 1/7 as much.
  • There are 65 more hours of sunlight per year in Fairbanks, Alaska. In whichever way circa 0h 10' more per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 48.3° lower in Fairbanks, Alaska than in San Jose.
  • Relative humidity levels are 6.4% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 23.7°C (42.6°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -43 (-77) -38 (-68) -31 (-55) -22 (-40) -12 (-21) -6 (-10) -4 (-6) -7 (-12) -14 (-26) -26 (-47) -37 (-66) -41 (-73) -23 (-42)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -42 (-76) -39 (-70) -32 (-58) -22 (-40) -12 (-22) -6 (-11) -4 (-7) -7 (-13) -14 (-25) -24 (-44) -36 (-65) -41 (-74) -23 (-42)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -42 (-76) -40 (-72) -34 (-61) -22 (-40) -13 (-23) -6 (-11) -5 (-8) -8 (-14) -14 (-25) -23 (-41) -36 (-65) -41 (-74) -24 (-42)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -3 (0) +5 (+0) -11 (0) -38 (-1) -214 (-8) -206 (-8) -164 (-6) -190 (-7) -281 (-11) -277 (-11) -125 (-5) -19 (-1) -1522 (-60)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +6 (+19) +6 (+21) +4 (+13) -3 ( -10) -12 ( -39) -12 ( -40) -10 ( -32) -10 ( -32) -14 ( -47) -14 ( -45) -5 ( -17) +2 (+6)   -62 ( -17)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -5h 15' -3h 32' -0h 46' +3h 04' +5h 05' +7h 08' +4h 50' +0h 54' -0h 56' -1h 38' -2h 08' -4h 44'   +0h 10'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -6h 47' -3h 47' -0h 39' +2h 33' +5h 46' +8h 05' +6h 56' +3h 48' +0h 34' -2h 38' -5h 51' -8h 05'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -54.6 -54.5 -54.6 -50.6 -34.1 -27.9 -33.9 -50.7 -54.7 -54.6 -54.6 -54.6   -48.3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +13 +12 +4 -10 -26 -28 -20 -15 -15 -6 +5 +9   -6.4
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -37.9 (-68) -33.9 (-61) -28.6 (-51) -22.2 (-40) -17.9 (-32) -12.9 (-23) -8.7 (-16) -10.3 (-19) -16.6 (-30) -24.1 (-43) -33.8 (-61) -37.4 (-67) -23.7 (-43)

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