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Grytviken vs Narsarsuaq Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Grytviken, South Georgia and Narsarsuaq, Greenland is approximately 12,860 km or 7,991 mi.
  • To reach Grytviken in this distance one would set out from Narsarsuaq bearing 174.2° or S and follow the great circles arc to approach Grytviken bearing 175.2° or S .
  • Grytviken has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Narsarsuaq has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc).
  • Grytviken is in or near the boreal rain forest biome whereas Narsarsuaq is in or near the subpolar rain tundra biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 0.7 °C (1.3°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 10 °C (18°F) less in Grytviken. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 780 mm (30.7 in) more which is equivalent to 780 l/m² (19.14 US gal/ft²) or 7,800,000 l/ha (833,872 US gal/ac) more. About 2 1/4 as much.
  • There are 130 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Grytviken. In whichever way circa 0h 20' less per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 6.2° higher in Grytviken than in Narsarsuaq.
  • Relative humidity levels are 4.2% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 1.4°C (2.5°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Grytviken relative to Narsarsuaq. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Narsarsuaq vs Grytviken.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +10 (+19) +11 (+19) +9 (+15) +2 (+3) -7 (-12) -12 (-22) -14 (-25) -12 (-21) -6 (-10) +1 (+1) +6 (+11) +10 (+18) +0 (0)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +12 (+21) +11 (+20) +10 (+18) +2 (+4) -5 (-9) -10 (-19) -12 (-22) -11 (-20) -6 (-10) +2 (+3) +6 (+11) +10 (+18) +1 (+1)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +12 (+22) +12 (+22) +10 (+18) +3 (+5) -5 (-8) -10 (-18) -12 (-21) -11 (-20) -5 (-10) +1 (+1) +6 (+10) +10 (+18) +1 (+2)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +60 (+2) +81 (+3) +99 (+4) +97 (+4) +106 (+4) +81 (+3) +79 (+3) +64 (+3) +27 (+1) +28 (+1) +33 (+1) +25 (+1) +780 (+31)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +3 (+10) +4 (+14) +4 (+13) +6 (+20) +4 (+13) +6 (+20) +3 (+10) +4 (+13) -1 ( -3) +2 (+6) -1 ( -3) +1 (+3)   +35 (+10)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +3h 52' +3h 43' +0h 11' -3h 44' -4h 50' -5h 56' -4h 56' -3h 42' -0h 10' +2h 34' +4h 14' +4h 40'   -0h 20'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +10h 09' +6h 02' +1h 05' -4h 07' -8h 51' -11h 35' -10h 19' -6h 03' -0h 56' +4h 16' +8h 58' +11h 35'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +46.4 +27.7 +6.2 -17 -33.6 -39.9 -33.8 -17 +5.8 +28.4 +46.7 +53.7   +6.2
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +7 +5 +3 +5 +9 +6 +0 +1 +3 +3 +3 +6   +4.3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +12.1 (+22) +11 (+20) +9.8 (+18) +2.7 (+5) -2.9 (-5) -8.4 (-15) -11.4 (-21) -10.2 (-18) -4.2 (-8) +1.8 (+3) +6.1 (+11) +10.3 (+19) +1.4 (+3)

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