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Fairbanks, Alaska vs Zurich Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Fairbanks, Alaska, Usa and Zurich, Switzerland is approximately 7,374 km or 4,582 mi.
  • To reach Fairbanks, Alaska in this distance one would set out from Zurich bearing 349.3° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Fairbanks, Alaska bearing 197.2° or SSW .
  • Fairbanks, Alaska has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc) whereas Zurich has a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • Fairbanks, Alaska is in or near the boreal moist forest biome whereas Zurich is in or near the cool temperate wet forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 11.4 °C (20.5°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 22.1 °C (39.8°F) more in Fairbanks, Alaska. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to semicontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 824.9 mm (32.5 in) less which is equivalent to 824.9 l/m² (20.25 US gal/ft²) or 8,249,000 l/ha (881,873 US gal/ac) less. About 1/4 as much.
  • There are 412 more hours of sunlight per year in Fairbanks, Alaska. In whichever way circa 1h 08' more per day or about 1 1/4 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 17.3° lower in Fairbanks, Alaska than in Zurich.
  • Relative humidity levels are 16.8% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 14.3°C (25.7°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -21 (-37) -18 (-32) -13 (-23) -7 (-13) -2 (-3) 1 (+2) 0 (0) -2 (-4) -5 (-10) -13 (-23) -19 (-33) -20 (-36) -10 (-18)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -23 (-41) -21 (-37) -16 (-28) -9 (-16) -3 (-5) 0 (0) -1 (-1) -3 (-5) -6 (-12) -13 (-23) -20 (-37) -22 (-40) -11 (-20)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -25 (-46) -24 (-43) -19 (-35) -10 (-18) -4 (-8) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -4 (-6) -8 (-14) -14 (-24) -23 (-41) -25 (-44) -13 (-24)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -57 (-2) -60 (-2) -61 (-2) -81 (-3) -90 (-4) -90 (-4) -71 (-3) -85 (-3) -70 (-3) -46 (-2) -62 (-2) -53 (-2) -825 (-32)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -5 ( -16) -6 ( -21) -6 ( -19) -9 ( -30) -7 ( -23) -5 ( -17) -1 ( -3) 0 ( 0) -2 ( -7) -1 ( -3) -3 ( -10) -5 ( -16)   -50 ( -14)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +0h 15' +1h 27' +2h 25' +4h 18' +3h 36' +3h 48' +1h 09' -1h 46' -1h 28' -0h 44' +0h 40' -0h 01'   +1h 08'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -4h 02' -2h 05' -0h 21' +1h 23' +3h 20' +4h 59' +4h 08' +2h 06' +0h 18' -1h 26' -3h 23' -4h 59'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -17.3 -17.2 -17.2 -17.3 -17.3 -17.5 -17.5 -17.6 -17.5 -17.5 -17.3 -17.2   -17.3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -9 -11 -16 -22 -29 -28 -19 -19 -20 -12 -8 -9   -16.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -23.5 (-42) -21.5 (-39) -17.5 (-32) -12.1 (-22) -9.6 (-17) -7.1 (-13) -5.2 (-9) -7 (-13) -10.2 (-18) -14.1 (-25) -20.7 (-37) -22.8 (-41) -14.3 (-26)

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